How Did These Famous Teens Become Millionaires So Young?

I’m pretty sure all of you know that teen celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan or Justin Bieber became super-rich at a super young age. But how about the youngest Hollywood or Youtube stars of this century? Here’s a list of 21 kids who became millionaires before turning 25. You’ll be surprised at some of the names!

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#21. Ariel Winter, $12 Million

If you’re a sitcom fan, then I’m sure you’re an Ariel Winter fan as well! Winter rose to fame for her role as Alex Dunphy in the comedy series Modern Family, and is now one of Hollywood’s youngest and most promising talents.

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Winter was only 9 years old when the show’s first episode was aired, which means we’ve pretty much watched her grow up… and get rich! This talented actress has made over $100.000 per episode, and at the age of 20, she has already made a fortune of $12 million. If you’re a major Modern Family fan, then slide to #4!

#20. Logan Paul, $12.5 Million

Logan Paul is an actor, musician, and above all, a media personality, who catapulted to fame through some videos he shared on the Internet video service, Vine. His videos are quite controversial, but people seem to like them.

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Once Vine shut down, Paul started uploading pictures on Facebook and YouTube, and he has earned nearly $3,25 million just from ads on his channel. Plus, he earns $150,000 per each of his Facebook posts and $80,000 for his pics on Instagram. That’s every person’s dream, basically.

#19. Danielle Bregoli, $4 Million

Danielle Bregoli, best known as Bhad Bhabie, is an American rapper and social media personality. Curiously, she first became known from an episode of Dr. Phil after saying the phrase “Cash me outside, how about that?“. These words became a viral meme and the catchphrase of thousands of people.

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But once she became a popular social media girl, she capitalized her fame to spread her musical talent as a rapper. Nowadays, she earns $30,000 for each of her appearances and signed a cosmetics endorsement for a value of $900,000. Wow.

#18. Quvenzhané Wallis, $3 Million

Quvenzahané Wallis left a mark in history when she became the youngest actress to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for her role in the 2012 drama film Beasts of the Southern Wild. Can you guess how old she was? 9!

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After her film debut, she also starred in 12 Years a Slave, Annie, and Trolls, apart from her recurring part on the successful sitcom Black-ish. She definitely has a promising future ahead of her… after all, she’s just 15 years old, and has already made a $3 million fortune!

#17. Ryan ToysReview, $22 Million Yearly

OK, this may probably be one of the most bizarre people on this list, and also the youngest. This kid makes millions of dollars each year simply by reviewing toys on YouTube. What a funny way of hitting it off, right?

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Ryan and his family started this YouTube channel in 2014 when he was just 4 years old. The channel went viral in 2015 when a video of him opening a Cars set received nearly 1 billion views. After that, Ryan made a toy deal with Walmart, earning him $22 million each year.

#16. Billie Eilish, $6 Million

Billie Eilish is a 17-year-old singer, songwriter, and model. Her first single Ocean Eyes went viral and received more than 130 million streams on Spotify… and she was only 15 at the time! Her second album, Bellyache, was also a major hit.

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Recently, she has recorded songs with iconic bands such as Khalid and Florence and the Machine, and this year she became the first artist born in the 2000s to have a number one album. The sky is the limit for this artistic genius, who has a fortune of over $6 million!

#15. Zendaya Coleman, $5 Million

Zendaya Coleman began her career as an actress and model when she was just 14, after hitting it off in the famous 2010 Disney show Shake It Up. Later, in 2015, she played the leading role in the comedy TV show K.C. Undercover.

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2019 has been a ground-breaking year for this young and talented actress, as she has starred in the superhero film Spider-Man: Far From Home and in the HBO series Euphoria. As if this weren’t enough, she also published her first book, runs a clothing and shoe line, and has delved into the music world. This pretty much explains her $5 million fortune.

#14. Abigail Breslin, $12 Million

Abigail Breslin was only 10 years old when she received her first Academy Award nomination for her role in Little Miss Sunshine, where she played a young girl with a troubled family who hoped to win a beauty pageant.

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Nearly a decade later, she starred in the 2013 sci-fi film Ender’s Game and in the short-lived TV show Scream Queens. Now, she is 22 years old and has a fortune of over $12 million. Impressive!

#13. Kendall Jenner, $30 Million

Kylie isn’t the only woman from the Jenner family to become a multimillionaire. Her older sister Kendall Jenner has nothing to envy her since in 2018 she was the highest-paid model, and for the second year in a row!

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Of course, she also has the reality TV show Keeping up with the Kardashians to thank. What is more, she makes millions each year just out of brand endorsements, just like most on this list. Add all this together, and it explains why she has a $30-million fortune at the age of… 24!

#12. Jackie Evancho, $4 Million

Jackie Evancho became the talk of the town when she became the runner-up on America’s Got Talent in 2010. At the age of 10, she left the world shook with her shocking performances. Boy, does she know how to sing!

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Evancho became the youngest top-10 debut artist in American history, the youngest top-5 debut artist in the UK, as well as the youngest solo artist to go platinum in the U.S. Beat that! She is now 18 years old and has made a fortune of over $6 million.

#11. Gigi Hadid, $13 Million

Gigi Hadid is a famous fashion model, who in her 4 years of career, has already gained 35 appearances on Vogue magazine covers. On top of that, she has amassed a fortune of $9.5 million due to contracts with brands such as Evian, Versace, and BMW.

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In total, this 24-year-old icon has earned $13 million. If we add this to the fortune of her sister Bella, also a model, we can say that the Hadid family is worth $200 million! You go, girls!

#10. Chloë Grace Moretz, $12 Million

Chloë Grace Moretz pursued a career in acting when she was just 6 when she landed a role in the 2005 horror film The Amityville Horror. However, her big break came five years later, when she portrayed Hit-Girl in the superhero film Kick-Ass.

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Ever since her big break, she has starred in many popular films, including the supernatural horror film Carrie (2013), the critically acclaimed drama film Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), and the sci-fi action film The 5th Wave (2016). All in all, this 21-year-old talent has made a $12 million fortune.

#9. Jake Paul, $8 Million

Meet Logan Paul’s brother, Jake. Like many teens in this list, he rose to fame thanks to his comedy vines in 2013, when he was only 16 years old. And as most teen comedians, he switched to YouTube once Vine shut down.

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He worked for a short time in Disney Channel, but he’s most famous for his YouTube videos. He has made an $8 million fortune, mainly from merchandising and thanks to his recent brand-management firm.

#8. Timothée Chalamet, $6 Million

Timothée Chalamet started his acting career quite recently, but he has quickly turned into one of the world’s most promising stars. In fact, he was nominated for his first Academy Award in 2018 when he was just 22, for his role in the LGBT drama film Call Me By Your Name.

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He starred in many other popular films in a period of just 4 years, including the coming-of-age drama film Lady Bird (2012) and the drama film Beautiful Boy (2018). He is now 24 and has already made a $6 million fortune.

#7. Maisie Williams, $6 Million

British actress Maisie Williams rose to fame thanks to her brilliant portrayal of tomboy Arya Stark in the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. She was just 14 years old when the series was released in 2011, and she made nearly $150.000 per episode!

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This year, Williams has starred as Wolfsbane in the latest X-men film The New Mutants. At the age of 21, she has earned over $6 million, and it seems like nothing will stop her! In what other roles do you think we’ll see her in?

#6. Liza Koshy, $12 Million

If you’re over 25, then this teen celeb may not ring a bell, but I’m sure your kids love her. Liza Koshy‘s road towards fame began with a comedy Vine, which she created when she was just a junior high student. Then, when Vine stopped existing, she began making YouTube videos, and guess what?

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Her videos receive literally millions of views, and her popularity is such that she earns nearly $1.3 million per year from advertisements. If you add the money she makes out of sponsored videos and merchandise, this 22-year-old’s fortune adds up to $12 million.

#5. Bella Thorne, $5 Million

Bella Thorne was Zendaya’s co-star in the Disney series Shake It Up, but this young woman started her acting career years before. Believe it or not, she landed her first acting gig when she was six weeks old!

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Ever since she was a baby, Thorne has worked as an actress, and then as a model. By the age of 19, she had over 16 million Instagram followers and a fortune of nearly $5 million. She has also ventured into music, so she has a promising future ahead of her!

#4. Rico Rodriguez, $12 Million

Ariel Winter isn’t the only promising talent that rose to fame thanks to Modern Family. Young actor Rico Rodriguez, who plays the role of Sofia Vergara’s son Manny, has earned nearly $75.000 per episode.

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During the show’s last season, he and the other kids’ salary went up to over $100.000 per episode. This explains his $12-million fortune at the age of 20! Do you know what’s even crazier? He wrote his first book, Reel Life Lessons… So Far in 2012, when he was just 14!

#3. Lorde, $12 Million

Lorde is a New Zealand singer and songwriter, famous for making use of unconventional musical styles. She has mainly delved into the subgenres of electropop, dream pop, and indie-electro. By 2017, she had already sold more than 5 million albums.

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Lorde was named one of the most influential teenagers in the world by Time in 2013 and 2014 and by Forbes in 2014. By the time she was 18, she had already made an $11 million fortune. Four years later, her fame has continued to rocket, so… you do the maths.

#2. Justin Bieber, $265 Million

What! $265 million? Believe it or not, this is the fortune that Justin Bieber has made before turning 25. He’s the oldest in this list, but he definitely deserved a spot in our top 5. Does anyone know how his road to fame began?

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A producer discovered Bieber after watching by accident a video of him singing covers on Youtube. By the age of 13, Bieber signed his first record deal. Ever since then, he has made millions of dollars out of touring, record sales, and endorsements.

#1. Kylie Jenner, $1 Billion

What can we say about Kylie Jenner that you don’t know already? Barely 22 years old, Jenner is a model, businesswoman, and media personality, and perhaps the richest woman of her age in the United States. In fact, Forbes has included her on their annual list of world billionaires, and there’s no need to clarify that she’s the youngest one of all.

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I know what you’re thinking… how did she make so much money so fast? Well, Jenner’s cosmetic company, Kylie Cosmetics, is worth $900 million, and let’s not forget that she’s also one of the stars at the reality TV show Keeping up with the Kardashians. Impressive!

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