It’s no secret that glamour and wealth breed in Hollywood. From private jets to multi-million dollar mansions, and from designer wardrobes to fancy cars, there is no luxury that Hollywood starlets don’t possess.
Then there are the kid actors. Some are limited to supporting roles where they are employed to add a level of innocence or charm to a motion picture. Some are cast as extras and simply blend into the busy backgrounds of the film. And then there are the others, the children that get cast into iconic leading roles and eventually go on to become huge starlets. These kids grow up surrounded by fame and affluence and expend enough of their wealth to prove their success along the way. Scroll below to see our list of the 10 richest kid actors of all time.
10 Chloe Grace Moretz
Born in 1997, this young actress has already acquired a great range of acting credits to her name. She debuted at the age of 7 in the film The Amityville Horror and went on to secure her first nomination that very same year. Moretz continued to act in widely successful films such as Hugo, Kick-Ass, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, If I Stay and Neighbours 2.
Along with her illustrious film career, Moretz is also a successful model appearing on covers of eminent magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be at $12 million.
9 Macaulay Culkin
Born in 1980 in New York, Macaulay Culkin is one of the most popular child actors across the globe. Culkin attained major fame with the distinguished film Home Alone (1990) and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1991).
Furthermore, with his incredible role in the 1991 film My Girl, Culkin became the first child actor ever to earn a $1 million paycheck. He continued to act in films such as The Nutcracker and Richie Rich. Today Culkin is the CEO of his digital publishing website and holds a net worth of $15 million.
8 Angus T. Jones
Angus T. Jones began shooting for the hit show Two and a Half Men at the age of 10 in 2003, and went on to complete a total of 213 episodes in 2015. During his final few seasons, Jones raked in a massive salary of $300,000 per episode, making him the highest paid child actor on TV ever.
Shortly after leaving Two and a Half Men, Jones quit acting and started working for the event and multimedia company Tonite, in a managerial role. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be at $15 million.
7 Christina Ricci
Debuting at the age of 9 in the 1990 feature film Mermaids, Christina Ricci nabbed her first major breakthrough playing Wednesday Addams in the 1991 classic, The Addams Family. Ricci went on to be featured in other big hits such as Casper and Now and Then, gaining mass popularity in her teenage years.
In 2011, Ricci began work on her new televisions series, Pan Am. Even though the show was canceled after one season, Ricci reportedly bagged $125,000 per episode. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be at $18 million.
6 Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields began modeling before her first birthday and went on to shoot numerous adverts and campaigns for renowned brands like Calvin Klein in her early teens. At the young age of 14, Shields broke records by becoming the youngest model to ever appear on the cover of Vogue.
Through the 1978 film Pretty Baby, Shields made her breakthrough as a child actress and continued to star in various other roles. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be at $20 million.
5 Frankie Muniz
At the age of 15, Frankie Muniz bagged a lead role in Fox’s hit series, Malcolm in the Middle, which went on to run for 7 successful seasons. Reports suggest that this young actor was making $30,000 per episode of the show.
Other eminent film projects Muniz worked on include Agent Cody Banks and Big Fat Liar. Muniz then went on to seek new ventures such as racing cars in the Atlantic Championship and drumming in the band Kingsfoil. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be at $40 million.
4 Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez appeared on television as a young Gianna on Barney & Friends from the year 2002 to 2004. Shortly after, she gained significant recognition for her lead role as Alex Russo on Disney’s hit TV show, Wizards of Waverly Place.
Gomez continued to grow both as an actress and singer in the following years with illustrious roles in films such as Ramona & Beezus and Hotel Transylvania. She even served as an executive producer for the widely successful Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be at $50 million.
3 Daniel Radcliffe
The name Daniel Radcliffe is almost as celebrated as the name Harry Potter in the world today. This young English actor rose to fame with his iconic role in the classic Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling that went on to complete 8 super successful films that raked in a whopping $6.5 billion!
Radcliffe continued to act in popular films such as Now You See Me 2 and The Woman In Black. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be at $110 million.
2 Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus rose to fame with Disney’s hit series Hannah Montana, which ran for 5 years on television. She may have earned only $15,000 per episode back then, but with her many projects that followed over the years, this star raked in millions!
Cyrus continued to exponentially grow her singing and acting careers, appearing in the prominent film The Last Song and belting out hit tracks such as The Wrecking Ball and Malibu. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be at $160 million.
1 Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
This dynamic duo hit the silver screen for the first time as toddlers, starring in the famous sitcom Full House. They then went on to find their company Dualstar, which produced various video, magazine, and film projects featuring the Olsen twins.
In 2004, Dualstar released the famous feature film New York Minute that earned $21 million worldwide. After a series of failures in film, the Olsen sisters launched their successful fashion and fragrance careers that still keep them afloat today. As of 2019, their combined net worth is estimated to be at $400 million.