For many of us, retirement isn’t something we think about until we’re in our 60s. It normally takes a lifetime to earn enough money so that you can retire. Each job pays a different amount of money. Certain fields just happen to pay more than others. For instance, if you’re a doctor you can make some good money in your forties and fifties and easily retire. But if you are a construction worker or a fry cook you may not be retiring until you’re 70 (if that). Then there are celebrities. Celebrities have a different set of rules when it comes to money and retirement.
Successful child actors are a completely different story. Successful child actors can make money for years. They will receive a very good paycheck for a very successful show and then they will earn residuals that can pay them for decades. If you’re on a hit show and you’re a kid, the sky is the limit when it comes to money. Child actors make so much money that they become overwhelmed and make poor life choices. But for those who can “stay the path,” they can do whatever they want, when they want, for the entirety of their life. Often times, the money they make acting can last a lifetime if they live a sensible life.
Successful children actors could even retire by the time they are 18! These are 10 Celebrity Kids Who Could Retire At 18.
10. Aubrey Anderson-Emmons – Modern Family Star
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons may have been the last kid to join the cast of Modern Family, but she is enjoying just as much success as the rest of the young clan. Anderson-Emmons is the smart-mouthed Asian-American daughter of Cameron and Mitchell named Lily. The smart-mouthed and quick-witted Lily is always good for a few laughs on the show. Now she is well on her way toward amassing $5 million. The cute star has many more years to go until she hits 18, but it is clear that she will have more money in her bank account than many people earn in an entire lifetime.
9. Elle Fanning – Young Film Actor On The Rise
Sister to young superstar Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning is another family member that seems primed to be famous. The 17-year-old Elle has followed in her sister’s footsteps and has been one of the young shining stars in Hollywood for many years now. With key roles in Daddy Day Care, The Nines, Phoebe in Wonderland, Super 8, We Bought a Zoo and Maleficent, Elle is a big time star on the rise. Along with a few television spots in Law & Order: SVU and House, Elle has been impressive both on the small and big screen. With an estimated worth of at least $8 million and growing, Fanning is well on her way toward making it big.
8. Rico Rodriguez – Modern Family Star
Rico Rodriguez is the young Modern Family star who started with the show from the very beginning. Rodriguez is the smart-talking Manny Delgado. Ironically, his character is an uncle to many characters of similar age on the show, and in real life, he is also uncle to five nieces close in age. Although Rodriguez will forever be known for his role on Modern Family, he had made several television appearances prior to his role of a lifetime. Making over $100,000 an episode, Rodriguez is going to be set for life. Now valued at $8 million and quickly growing, the syndication money from Modern Family will pay off for life.
7. Mia Talerico – Disney Star
At just 7 years of age, Mia Talerico is a youngster who has been on camera most of her life. She starred in Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie from the time she was an infant all the way through the show’s five year run. She also appeared in commercials long before she could ever speak. The precious Talerico has made the most of Good Luck Charlie and has taken home nearly $3 million in earnings. With no new projects coming in the near future, Talerico can maintain a good living off her role in the television series. Expect more great things from the pint-size cutie.
6. Bella Thorne – From Disney To Movies
Recently turned 18-year-old Bella Thorne made her television debut back in 2003 and had success on the Disney series Shake It Up. Then Thorne found her way into the Adam Sandler film Blended and has landed numerous big movies on the way. Thorne also can sing and recently released an album. In addition to singing and acting, Thorne is a model. More recently, Thorne starred in The Duff and has a huge slate of film projects on the way. Thorne has earned $3 million thus far. That number will keep growing as her feature film log grows with every passing day.
5. Kiernan Shipka – Mad Men Fame
Kiernan Shipka may have just turned 17, but she grew up before the eyes of many television fans as the daughter of Don and Betty Draper on the hit television show Mad Men. Shipka started modeling as a baby and hasn’t stopped since. Shipka turned her TV success into a feature film role costarring in the creepy movie Flowers in the Attic. The young star further cemented her reputation when she was named in 2014 one of the “25 Most Influential Teens” by Time Magazine. Shipka is currently worth $3 million but that figure is certain to sore with her tremendous acting chops.
4. Chloe Moretz – Star Of The Kick-Ass Films
Acting and modeling have been kind to Chloe Moretz. She turned 18 in 2015 and has been rolling with both her careers. Moretz has been featured and appeared on the covers for such magazines as Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle. In 2005, at the tender age of 8, Moretz received critical acclaim for her role in The Amityville Horror. From there, she has ripped off a slew of successful film roles in Hugo, Carrie, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, (500) Days of Summer, The Equalizer and Kick-Ass 1 and 2. With a full slate of film roles on the horizon and over $8 million in the bank, Moretz is going to be set for life.
3. Ariel Winter – Modern Family Star
Ariel Winter is a dynamite young superstar. She unfortunately had some issues with her mother and legally got emancipated, but the 17-year-old recently stunned everyone on the red carpet with her beauty. Playing the role of Alex Dunphy on the hit show Modern Family has paid off big dividends for Winter. Winter has appeared in numerous television shows and lent her voice for many movies, but it is Modern Family that Winter will forever be making money on. She, too, is making over $100,000 an episode and is pushing over $8 million in net worth. We see a film career brewing for Winter beyond her small screen success.
2. Nolan Gould – Star Of Modern Family
Nolan Gould is the last of our Modern Family clan. He plays Luke Dunphy, and as a youngster on the show, Gould killed it. His comic relief was a big part of the show’s early success. Now, Gould may be more of a one-trick pony when it comes to acting (his later episodes haven’t played as well) lacking the cuteness he possessed as a child. Gould also did some spot roles in television and movies prior to and during Family’s success. He, too, rakes in over $100k,000 an episode and is worth around $8 million with that number only growing as each day passes. At 17-years of age, Gould can retire tomorrow and live in luxury for the rest of his life.
1. Jaden Smith – Will Smith’s Child
Certainly, it helps to have two parents as successful as Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith when trying to make an impact in Hollywood. At 17-years of age, Jaden Smith has been a successful Hollywood player for a decade now. At the tender age of 8, Jaden appeared opposite his father in the Oscar-nominated film, The Pursuit of Happyness. Appearing in big films The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Karate Kid and After Earth, Smith has quickly established himself as a big player in blockbuster films. Jaden is also working on a rap career. Jaden’s net worth is flying above $10 million and doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.