Imagine what it’s like to be a millionaire, or a billionaire even, at the height of your physical prime. Many of the successful people with their own fortunes who we hear about tend to be a little older, amassing their wealth over the years of their lives, but here all you are going to read about are those who pulled it all off before their 30th birthday!
Some you may have heard of before, but what is guaranteed here is that not only are these people wealthy, but they’re also young and HOT! With the world at their feet, who knows what any of them will do with their lives from here on out, leaving the rest of us to marvel and probably envy their success. Regardless of whether they became world famous through luck, hard work or simply from being a part of the right family, they all have that little extra spark to make everyone want to either be them or be with them.
10) Pewdie Pie
Felix Kjellberg has been around for a few years now as PewdiePie, his YouTube channel having over 42.2 million subscribers. Currently aged 26, he first created and launched his channel featuring his videos six years ago, gaining popularity until in 2012 he signed a deal with online video group Maker Studios.
In 2014, financial documents showed he had earned roughly $7.5 million, with $4 million coming from ad sales that year. With a current net worth of $12 million he has definitely launched his career to internet stardom. In 2013, Felix Kjellberg won the award for “most popular social show”, competing against other YouTube celebrities such as Jenna Marbles and Smosh and to this day continues to grow his fan base.
9) Emma Watson
She blew all of us away first as the young 11 year old child actress in the first Harry Potter film back in 2001, continuing to grow into her acting role and then as a starting out model, featuring on the cover of Vogue as well as in a Lancôme Perfume ad in 2011.
Going through her entire teenage life under the spotlight must have been difficult, but Emma Watson seems to have flourished, taking the world by storm. She was able to rake in roughly $15 million a piece for the final two Harry Potter movies and has successfully grown out of her child actor image, now instead being renowned for both her sense of style and fashion, as well as for her drop dead beauty. All up, Watson has a net worth of $60 million.
8) Evan Spiegel
We are going to jump from moderately wealthy to INSANELY WEALTHY for Mr. Spiegel. The 25 year old American met his business partner Bobby Murphy while attending Stanford University in a frat house, and together they created the popular Snapchat app. Developed from a previous app they had made which failed, Snapchat was released in 2011. Spiegel eventually had to turn down a $3 billion offer from Facebook wanting to buy them out, and by May 2015, Snapchat was worth $16 billion.
Currently, Spiegel has a net worth of $2.1 billion, actually placing him at No.12 on the Forbes 2015 Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 list.
7) Karlie Kloss
Born in 1992 in Chicago, Illinois, and then raised in St. Louis, Karlie Kloss would grow up to become one of the hottest models of the 2000’s, starting out at a very young age.
She was discovered at a local benefit runway show in 2006 (at the young age of 14 years old) and was very shortly after posing for the cover of Scene Magazine in Chicago and then heading off to model for Abercrombie Kids. Over her career, she has worked all across the globe with British and Japanese Vogue, Jean Paul Gaultier and many notable designers. By 2011, at the age of 19 she participated in her debut walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and to this day has a net value of $4 million at the age of 23.
6) Catherine Cook
At the age of only 15, Cook, along with her two older brothers had the awesome idea to create a website where school kids can store and access all of their yearbook information, combining pictures and school experiences with the social media platforms.
In 2005, the two younger Cooks convinced oldest brother Geoff to invest $250,000 in launching their website MyYearBook.com, and after they were completely set up the website soon took off. In one year alone, MyYearBook.com generated $4.1 million and was ranked as one of the most used sites by 12-17 year olds at the time.
Catherine has since moved onto many other ventures, and it is estimated that her net worth is close to $30 million after becoming involved in other internet ventures.
5) Kylie Jenner
Most of her money comes from her family and featuring in the family show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, however this once shy member of the Jenner/Kardashian clan may also be working towards improving her own name and image with a possible modeling career.
Born in 1997, the now 18 year old Kylie has a net worth of around $3 million, but we can expect this to increase should she move away from her family’s shadow and step out on her own. After doing a photoshoot and having a spread in Vogue Magazine, she has been encouraged to follow in older sister Kendall Jenner’s footsteps.
4) Kendall Jenner
The other daughter to Kris and Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner, Kendall is two years older then her little sister and has made a bit more of a reputation for her modeling work. She first entered into the spotlight back in 2007 as a very young teen, just like her sister in Keeping Up With The Kardashians before entering into modeling in 2009, at just 14 years old. The following year she was featured on the cover of Teen Vogue and once she got her first catwalk opportunity in 2011 things started to gather momentum.
With a current net worth of approximately $2 million, Kendall is slightly behind her sister in terms of money, but seems to have more experience.
3) Barron Nicholas Hilton II
The younger brother to Nicky and Paris Hilton, and heir to the gigantic Hilton Hotel fortune, It’s easy to see that Barron Hilton is someone we can all at least envy. Born in November, 1989, the now 26 year old hasn’t attempted to go into modeling, TV or acting like his sisters, but seems more likely to simply dabble in real estate and enjoy the money that he is already sitting on. Currently standing with a net worth of $15 million and set to have a hell of a lot more when he receives his inheritance, Barron Hilton is someone we can all wish we were, so join me in dreaming of taking luxury trips around the world, eating at Michelin Star restaurants and being able to buy anything you could want.
2) Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift deserves a place on this list instead of young successes such as Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber or Ariana Grande, simply because of the level of self-respect she has maintained throughout her career, making her someone we all wish we could be instead of being someone who many of us hate.
Born in 1989, she was just 16 years old when her first album was released in 2006, and we all know how big she has grown to be now. All of her years of writing and performing music have earned her a personal net value of $200 million. Pretty amazing for a girl who had dreamed of being a country music star at just 14.
1) Amanda Hearst
Great-granddaughter of media mogul William Randolph Hearst (who is rumored to have been the inventor of modern tabloid style journalism), Amanda Hearst is the heiress to the multi-billion dollar Hearst Corporation as well as being an activist, a spokesperson for ethical fashion brand Maison de Mode, and works for Town And Country Magazine.
She has also had some features doing modeling work as an IMG model, turning up on the covers of magazines such as International Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and also having features in Vanity Fair.