The Disney Channel is something that a vast majority of children have grown up with. Whether it be fantastic television shows, movies, or the classic cartoons, the channel has provided entertainment for generations of fans, young and old.
The shows are normally focused on young actors and actresses who the audience can easily connect with, and Disney has proven that they have a great eye for talent, with so many incredible stars having begun their careers through the platform.
While some young stars have failed to go on and become major names outside of the Disney bubble, other names have become some of the biggest global stars in Hollywood, and within this article, we will rank the 10 richest Disney child stars of all time.
10 Zendaya ($5 Million)
Zendaya really has broken out into the mainstream in recent years with breakout roles in the Spiderman series, appearing as a key character in both Homecoming and Far From Home as Peter Parker's love interest.
However, Zendaya's career actually kick-started on the Disney Channel, like many young actors and actresses. With Zendaya appearing in the show, Shake It Up, where she landed the role of Rocky Blue.
This was how she started and since then she's not looked back, appearing in The Greatest Showman and starring in her new show, Euphoria, helping her grow a net worth of $5 million by the young age of 22.
9 Ashley Tisdale ($10 Million)
Ashley Tisdale appeared in various popular Disney Channel shows and movies, being one of the lead stars in the High School Musical movies as well as being a key part of The Suite Live Of Zack & Cody TV show.
Ashley actually starred in her own spin-off called Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, which a lot of people didn't know about, and away from Disney, she has continued to have a very successful career.
Having released several albums and launching her own lifestyle magazine named 'Haute Mess,' Tisdale has certainly had a brilliant career, earning a net worth of $10 million in the process.
8 Zac Efron ($24 Million)
The High School Musical star became a global name and a teenage heartthrob through the direct-to Disney Channel movie series where he was able to show off his acting chops alongside his singing, dancing, and basketball skills.
While Efron struggled to burst through that bubble for the early years of his career, he has since really established himself in the Hollywood world and built up a brilliant career, with a net worth of $24 million.
With roles in the likes of Baywatch, The Greatest Showman, and Bad Neighbors, Efron has really begun to become a big name in Hollywood and with his looks and charming personality, he isn't going to be short of work in his career.
7 Shia LaBeouf ($25 Million)
Shia LaBeouf has certainly had a roller-coaster of a career so far, with some incredible highs and some almighty lows.
It was through the Transformers movie series that LaBeouf really made his name, but he got his start on the Disney Channel through the Disney show Even Stevens, where he portrayed Louis Stevens and became an instant hit.
His talent was clear to see from a young age and even though he has had a bumpy road in his career, he still remains incredibly popular to this day.
6 Nick Jonas ($25 Million)
All three Jonas Brothers have had incredible careers, but it is Nick Jonas who is reported to have the highest net worth out of the trio, despite the fact that all three men are incredibly talented and successful.
While Nick's solo music career went incredibly well, people still associate the Jonas Brothers with their Disney Channel career, where they were part of the classic, Camp Rock.
However, with The Jonas Brothers now reformed, there is no doubt that all three men are going to continue earning incredible amounts of money, together, as a family once again.
5 Demi Lovato ($33 Million)
Demi Lovato may now be best known for her music career which helped make her a multi-millionaire with a net worth of $33 million, which is one of the reasons she has over 71 million Instagram followers.
While Lovato has had her difficulties, having battled with drug addiction throughout her life, her career did begin early on in her career at a young age as Sunny on the show, Sunny With A Chance.
Although that show was quite short-lived, Lovato was quickly moved on to one of Disney's biggest ever shows, Camp Rock, where she worked alongside the Jonas Brothers.
4 Selena Gomez ($60 Million)
Selena Gomez appeared on the children's TV show, Barney & Friends, as well as having a role on Hannah Montana before she gained her big break, landing the lead role of her own Disney Channel show, Wizards of Waverly Place.
The popular sitcom was a major hit on the channel and helped to take Gomez into the limelight, proving she could be a lead name rather than just a supporting actress, although it is through he singing career she has grown a net worth of $60 million.
Gomez has had an incredibly successful solo artist career, with the support of her fans dating all the way back to her Disney days. Her first album Stars Dance (2013) debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, and she hasn't looked back since.
3 Ryan Gosling ($60 Million)
Ryan Gosling is someone that a lot of people don't actually know was a Disney Channel actor, with the Hollywood actor starting out on the Micky Mouse Clubhouse alongside some other major names.
Gosling has obviously since gone on to appear in countless movies from The Notebook to La La Land, which was reportedly his highest payday to date, where he has proven his acting chops as one of the best male stars in Hollywood right now.
With a net worth of $60 million, Gosling is one of the most successful Disney Child stars of all time, and there is no doubt that is only going to continue rising.
2 Miley Cyrus ($207 Million)
Hannah Montana was, without a doubt, one of the most successful Disney Channel shows ever created, and Miley Cyrus was the lead character, with this being the way she broke through and made her name (along with plenty of money).
Since then, Cyrus has burst out of the Disney bubble and become a global star with her music being known all around the world, with her controversial antics helping her gain a net worth of over $200,000.
Recently, Cyrus has appeared as a coach on The Voice and even had an episode of Black Mirror on Netflix based all around her, in a show that had a very similar, albeit darker, feel to Hannah Montana.
1 Britney Spears ($215 Million)
Unlike most people on this list, Britney Spears' acting career wasn't a long-lasting one, with her incredible net worth of $215 million mainly coming from her legendary pop music career.
Spears was hugely credited with reviving the teen pop genre during the late 1990s, which is one of the reasons she has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the most successful pop stars of all time.
Even though Spears has had her share of controversial moments, she is a worldwide household name, and all of that started from her time on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.