15 Teen Actors Who ALREADY Have No Money Left

It seems cruel but it’s true, the odds of a teen actor making it as an adult seem to be improbable at best. Obviously we’re not statisticians, but looking at the seemingly never-ending list of teen ac

It seems cruel but it’s true, the odds of a teen actor making it as an adult seem to be improbable at best. Obviously we’re not statisticians, but looking at the seemingly never-ending list of teen actors who were big stars once upon a time, and have now faded into the ether, it just seems self-evident. For every Leonardo DiCaprio, there seems to be way more people like Corey Feldman who would give up a lot for one more shot at superstardom.

While that type of anonymity may be the worst nightmare for a lot of actors in their prime, there is actually a fate they could suffer that is a lot worse: being mostly forgotten and dead broke, too. It makes perfect sense that this happens considering they make money that most teens could only dream of, and virtually everyone that age makes horrible decisions in life. We know that if we were bringing in that kind of money when we were going through puberty it is likely none of it would remain. Furthermore, many young actors put other skills and education on the back-burner so when the acting gigs dry up the life opportunities may be less than apparent. That understanding is what inspired us to put together this list of the 15 teen actors who already have no money left.

In order for someone to be in contention for inclusion on this list, they first off need to have been a successful actor during their teen years and appeared to be making good money as a result. If they went on to some level of success after their teens, that is ok, as long as they went on to be broke. It is also permissible that they have found a light at the end of the tunnel, with a comeback of sorts, as long as it is clear that they hit the skids at one point. Also, in an effort to keep things somewhat current, we only included actors who had success as teen actors during the 1980s or later. We also want to make it clear that we had no contact with anyone on this list so we can’t say for certain if their financial situation is as advertised. However, there is good reason to believe that this is the case from statements made about them or their situations. Finally, they may have a little bit of money in the bank, but in comparison to what they once had, it's nothing. So without any further ado, let's get to the list.

15 Jaimee Foxworth


We mentioned in the introduction of this article that one of the outcomes of superstardom as a teen star has to be the possibility of being broke and forgotten. However, we never touched on another life option that has been seen in the past, once you’re no longer an acting star, you can turn to making a living in the p*rnography industry. An option exercised by two people on this list, Jaimee included, it seems like a pretty clear indicator that the money has dried up and they are doing what they must to get a paycheck.

14 Jeremy Miller

13 Jeremy Jackson

12 Taran Noah Smith


11 Natasha Lyonne

10 Aaron Carter

9 Bow Wow

8 Gaby Hoffmann

7 Jodie Sweetin

6 Todd Bridges

5 Edward Furlong

4 Nicole Eggert

3 Dustin Diamond


2 Amanda Bynes


1 Lindsay Lohan

via gossipandgab

It may be hard to fathom now but there was a time when Lindsay Lohan was a multi-faceted performer who was making huge strides in all aspects of her career. Selling more than a million copies of her debut album, Lindsay released music that caught on with her legions of fans. However, her real claim to fame was an actress as she appeared in a long list of successful films, including Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, Herbie: Fully Loaded and many more. Then some of her personal life choices seemed to catch up with her and the reputation she built up behind the scenes as troubled and unreliable resulted in the roles she was offered drying up. Since then she was the star of a reality TV show that netted her a big money deal but it seems like everything she made has been squandered. In fact, if reports are accurate she has had her credit cards rejected and her friends had to pool their money to cover her bill a few years back.

Sources: HuffingtonPost, DailyMail, TMZ, DailyBeast, Variety

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