Disney has brought joy to generations of children across the world. For a lucky select few who get to star in Disney productions, it can also generate quite a lot of income! Many Disney stars are paid very healthy salaries, usually ending up with millions by the time they’re young adults.
Often, Disney stars will branch out into other ventures that make them fortunes, such as music and fashion design. But it’s Disney that first gives them the platform to be able to have successful careers in these industries. Keep reading to find out who has made the list of the 10 richest Disney stars of 2019.
10 Emily Osment
Emily Osment for portraying Lily Truscott in Disney’s Hannah Montana, but she’s since expanded her career in many different directions. She is the sister of former child star Haley Joel Osment but definitely isn’t living in his shadow, with a list of music and acting accomplishments under her belt. According to Trendrr, Osment has a net worth of about $3 million.
Osment has been in the game since 1997, and at only 27 years of age, has already impressed critics in the industry. She also appeared in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams and has a string of hit songs.
9 Dove Cameron
At only 23 years of age, Dove Cameron already has a net worth of $3 million thanks to her achievements in show business. Working as both a singer and an actress, she is the most famous for starring in Liv and Maddie on the Disney Channel. Her work on the show even won her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming.
So far in her career, she has released four soundtrack albums, after being part of the musical act The Girl and The Dreamcatcher with Ryan McCartan.
8 Sabrina Carpenter
With a net worth of around $3.6 million, Sabrina Carpenter is one of the richest Disney stars of 2019. Most Disney fans would know her from Girl Meets World, in which she played Maya Hart. She also played Jenny Parker in 2016’s Adventures in Babysitting, a Disney Channel Original Movie. Like many teen idols, she has also branched out into music and has four full-length albums under her belt.
In 2018, Carpenter did a brilliant job of portraying Hailey in the film adaptation of the Angie Thomas novel The Hate U Give.
7 Joe Jonas
One third of the world-famous Jonas Brothers band, it’s no wonder that Joe Jonas has gone on to become one of the richest Disney stars. He joined his brothers on the rise to fame through the TV series Jonas between 2009 and 2010 and then appeared in Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2, which were both Disney productions.
According to Cheat Sheet, Jonas has a net worth of $18 million. He has undertaken other acting projects away from the Disney world and famously wed GoT’s Sophie Turner in 2019.
6 Zac Efron
If you’re old enough to remember High School Musical, then it won’t come as any surprise to you that Zac Efron is one of the world’s highest-paid Disney stars. Though his debut came all the way back in 2002 when he appeared on an episode of the TV show Firefly, he became a household name in 2006 through Disney’s High School Musical, opposite Vanessa Hudgens. He is worth $24 million.
Since his days of portraying Troy Bolton, Zac Efron has continued to work on his craft and starred in several other films and TV shows. Recently, he garnered critical acclaim for starring as the serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
5 Nick Jonas
Joe Jonas isn’t the only Jonas Brother to have a thriving career and make a lot of money. After the split of the band, Nick went on to release his own music to huge success. He has also released his own clothing line, a shoe label, a fragrance, and a brand of tequila called Villa One. Through all these business ventures he has accumulated a net worth of $25 million.
In 2018, Nick Jonas wed his girlfriend Priyanka Chopra at Umaid Bhawan Palace in India. Fans love these two together!
4 Hilary Duff
A lot of Disney stars seem to crack under the intense pressure of becoming teen idols and spiral out of control as they hit adulthood. But one Disney star who always seems to have it together is Hilary Duff, who rose to fame through the Disney series Lizzie McGuire.
When her work as Lizzie came to an end (although a reboot is in the works and we’re so excited!), Duff released her own music and took on more serious acting roles. She went on to star in projects such as Raise Your Voice and A Cinderella Story. Today, she is worth $25 million.
3 Demi Lovato
Another Disney star who has grown up to make bank is Demi Lovato, who appeared on shows such as Sonny with a Chance and As the Bell Rings. In 2008, she also starred alongside the Jonas Brothers in the Disney TV movie Camp Rock.
Like many of her fellow Disney stars, Lovato turned her attention to music as she grew up and showed the world how talented she really is. Today, music seems to be her main focus and she continues to bless fans with hit after hit. She has a net worth of $33 million.
2 Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is one of the world’s most successful Disney stars. Appearing on Wizards of Waverly Place as a youngster, as well as other Disney shows, Gomez had a following of fans by the time she was 18. After branching into the music world, Gomez soon became a pop star and left Disney behind.
In the past, Gomez has been called the most popular figure on Instagram with millions of followers behind her. As of 2019, she is worth about $60 million, which makes her one of the richest Disney stars of the year.
1 Miley Cyrus
The richest Disney star of 2019 is Miley Cyrus, who has a net worth of $160 million. Cyrus was always destined for stardom, with relatives such as Billy Ray Cyrus and Dolly Parton behind her. Her big break came when she first played Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel but shed her Disney image soon after coming of age.
In recent years, Cyrus has made headlines for a number of reasons, ranging from her relationships to her performances. But with all those headlines comes publicity, more demand, and more money.