Actors and musicians are getting their start earlier and earlier these days. Several of the individuals on this list got their start before they were even 10 years-old. All of the individuals on this list are worth in excess of $1 million. Here are the top ten richest young celebrities of 2013:
Net worth: $1.5 million
The 15 year-old Elle Fanning, born Mary Elle Fanning, is an actress and the younger sister of Dakota Fanning. She is best known for her roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, We Bought a Zoo, and Super 8. Fanning first started acting at the age of 2 when she played the younger version of her older sister Dakota in the mini -series Taken and the movie I Am Sam. Although she is young she has already appeared in over 20 different films over the last decade. It will be interesting to see where her career takes her.
Net worth: $4 million
Willow Smith is the daughter of famous actor and singer Will Smith. She made her acting debut in 2007 when she appeared in the film I Am Legend. If that weren’t enough, the 12 year-old also has her own music career. Her single “Whip My Hair” reached a peak position at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the music video was nominated for the Video of the Year at the BET Awards in 2011. So long as she follows in her father’s footsteps she won’t have anything to worry about.
Net worth: $4 million
The 20 year-old Selena Gomez is a signer and actress. She made debut on the children show Barney & Friends. Her breakthrough role came in 2007 when she was a recurring cast member of the television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She made her film debut in 2010 in Ramona and Beezus and stared in Monte Carlo in 2011. Her first studio album will be released this summer.
Net worth: $8 million
Jaden Smith, currently 14 years-old is the second child of Will Smith to make this list. The talent must certainly run in the family. He has appeared in 6 films, including his staring role in The Karate Kid. Much like his sister, he also has a solo music career as well. Jaden Smith is close friends with Justin Bieber and several of the other celebrities on this list.
Net worth: $16 million
Dakota Fanning, born Hannah Dakota Fanning, is a 19 year-old actress who started her acting career in her breakthrough role in I Am Sam in 2001. To date, she has had roles in over 35 films. That is quite the accomplishment for someone so young. For her role in I am Sam she won the best young actress award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. In addition to her busy career, she is currently studying at New York University.
Angus T. Jones
Net worth: $15 million
The 19 year-old Angus T. Jones is known for playing the character of Jake Harper on the show Two and a Half Men. He is the highest paid television teenage actor of all time. Back in 2012, he was the center of controversy when he came out and state his religious beliefs conflicted with the show and its adult themes. Since his work on the show, he has become heavily involved in various charity organizations aiming to support and help abused and neglected children.
Net worth: $18 million
Nick Jonas’ officially started at the age of 6 when he was at a barber shop with his mother and was referred to a professional show business manager. When he was 7 he started performing on Broadway. After several shows, including A Christmas Carol, Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast, and Les Miserables, he started to transition into his famous music career. From 2005 until 2010 he was a member of a band, along with his brothers, logically called the Jonas Brothers. Since the he has began focusing on his solo career and evolving his musical style to be more mature.
Net worth: $40 million
Taylor Lautner is best known for playing Jacob in The Twighlight Saga. The 21 year-old Lautner is widely considered as a generational sex symbol. Glamour magazine rated his second in the The 50 Sexist Men of 2010 and People magazine rated his as number four in their Most Amazing Bodies list the same year. In his breakout year of 2010, he was also the highest paid teenager in all of Hollywood. In addition to his acting career, most people don’t know he is an accomplished martial artist.
Net worth: $110 million
The 19 year-old, Justin Bieber is the richest celebrity teenager on the list. Bieber wasn’t discovered until 2008, when a talent manager came across his videos posted on YouTube. Since then the rest is history. He was named the Artist of the Year at both the 2010 American Music Awards and the 2012 American Music Awards. He is also of the most followed people on Twitter with over 39 million followers. Forbes magazine rated his as the 3rd most powerful and influential celebrities in the world. In the last 5 years, he has sold more than 17 million albums world wide.
Net worth: $120 million
Daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus is officially the richest young celebrity in the world. At the age of 21, she is both an accomplished actress and musician. Her breakthrough came in early 2006 when she starred in the Disney show Hannah Montana. Since then the world has watched her grow into a beautiful young lady. Miley Cyrus is about to release her 4th studio album which will be available to purchase around the world on June 3, 2013.
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