Most people work all their lives trying to achieve power, wealth, and fame. In the past, Hollywood was the place where people went to make their dreams come true. In present times however, people become famous for different reasons and in different ways. You can become famous for doing something that has never been done before, sharing weird or amazing videos of yourself on YouTube, acting, being smart, inventing something useful or inheriting fame, just to name a few.
However, some people become famous even before they are out of their teen years. Teenage celebrities continue to cause frenzies in the showbiz industry because of the way they are changing the celebrity lifestyle scene. The biggest fans of most teenage stars are (you guessed it) other teenagers, and the level of worship that is thrust at some of these adolescent celebrities can become overwhelming and too much to handle. Some of them end up ruining their lives because they don’t know how to properly manage and deal with their fame, while others use it to get ahead in life. Here is a list of the most famous teenage celebrities as well as their stories on how they came into the spotlight.
10. Nick D’Aloisio
Most teenage celebrities become famous for one of two reasons: their roots or their talents. However, this kid, Nick D’Aloisio, is on top of the list of the richest teens in the world for the year 2014 because of his wit and the fact that he’s actually a genius. He was born in London to his father Lou Montilla who was the V.P. at Morgan Stanley and his mother Diana D’Aloisio who was a lawyer. Nick is popularly known for having created the Summly app for Yahoo at age 15. He is currently one of the youngest self-made millionaires with a net worth of over $30 million and recently won the 2014 Apple Design Award, making him really stand out among his peers. We can all agree that this young man truly earned his fame.
9. Jaden Smith
Many people would be tempted to say that Jaden Smith was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, given the fact that he is the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Despite his parents being award-winning actors by the time he was being born, Jaden has proven to the world that he also has something to offer. Most people were skeptical about him when he began acting since it seemed like the opportunity was simply handed to him. However, Jaden has proven to be worth his fame by starring in two of the most popular movies of the past decade. The Karate Kid and The Pursuit of Happyness gave Jaden a chance to prove his skills as a young actor and he did not let the world down. Born in 1998, Jaden has accomplished more in his teens than most teenagers have.
8. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner is the youngest daughter of Kris Jenner and once-upon-a-time decathlon winner Bruce, making her a half-sister to Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian. She has been featured in the famous reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which went viral across the world. Jenner held her own with her fans when she began her modeling career that has come to influence many teenage girls. She however gained tremendous media attention when rumors about her dating Jaden Smith filled the media waves. It seems as though she became famous due to her relations, but she has been pulling tricks out of her sleeve to keep her in the the media spotlight.
7. Chloe Grace Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz is a popular actress and model who has been in the scene since she was seven. She was born in 1997 in Georgia to her mother Teri and father McCoy Lee Moretz and is mostly known for her work in the Kick Ass films where she won the hearts of many fans. Chloe has been cast in many movies since she started acting, which keeps her popularity charts on the rise. She has also done tremendous work with Flaunt, Teen Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire just to mention a few notable publications. She has a large following of teen fans since they can relate with her work. When Chloe isn’t filming or modeling, she is a regular girl next door who likes relaxing with friends and family.
6. Asa Butterfield
For such a young actor, Asa Butterfield has undertaken many major roles in famous films. The English actor is best known for playing Bruno in the holocaust film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. He has since earned his fame by being cast in other major roles, which he plays splendidly. Butterfield started acting when he was seven at a young actor’s theater in his hometown. He has been nominated for many awards at his tender age and he has managed to achieve a lot at only 17.
5. Cameron Boyce
Cameron Boyce is already a big star at the age of 15. Cameron was born in 1999 and he lives in Los Angeles with his parents. Cameron is famous for his cute, freckled baby face and the humor that he presents in his films and TV series. At only 15 years old he has managed to be cast in five films and nine television performances. He also won a Young Artists award in 2012 for best performance in a feature film. Boyce has also been cast in many commercials and he is in a break dancing group called X Mob. He is also one of Disney’s biggest stars.
4. Jimmy Bennett
Jimmy was born in Seal Beach California in 1996. The actor and musician has been on TV screens since year 2002. He has appeared in more than 30 commercials and he posts his own music on his YouTube channel where he has many fans. Jimmy has been cast in over 33 films and 9 TV series in his acting career and he is only 18 years old. He has also been featured in three major video games. He has been nominated for seven awards, of which he won two. At his age, he has done a lot to grant him a place in Hollywood for a long time to come.
Ella O’Connor was born in 1996 in New Zealand. She is a popularly known singer-songwriter who goes by the name Lorde. She started performing as a child and is currently signed with Universal Music group. Lorde is a rising star in the music scene where she specializes in dream pop, art pop, electro pop, indie pop (basically any kind of “pop” you can think of), as well as indietronica music genres. Her music boosted her to fame in such a big way, leading her to be named one of Time’s most influential teens in the world in 2013. In 2014, she made it to the Forbes’s 30 under 30 list, at the age of 18.
2. Sasha Pieterse
Sasha Pieterse is an 18-year-old actress who was born in Johannesburg south Africa in 1996, before migrating to the US when she was three. She was introduced to the performing arts by her parents who were in a professional acrobatic dance crew. She began her career at four years old when she started doing commercials and print work. She also did bit of modeling at a young age. Sasha has since grown in her career with more than nine major films on her resume. She was also cast in ten TV series, six episodes of a web cast and two music videos. She has been nominated for four awards, two of which she won and one is yet to be announced.
1. China Anne McClain
China is one of the fastest growing child stars of present times. She is a singer-songwriter, dancer and actress whose parents are both singers and producers. She first appeared in 2005 when she was cast in the movie The Gospel at the age of seven. She was also cast in House of Payne, which really boosted her acting career, and she is presently known for her work on the show A.N.T. Farm on the Disney Channel. At the age of 16, she has managed to be in a total of 10 films, and 12 TV series. China has also released two albums and featured in numerous hits with other stars. She has three award nominations to her name, two of which she took home.