Just because they’re young, doesn’t mean they can’t make some fat stacks of cold hard cash. Some of these young millionaires and billionaires are self-made — they’ve pumped up their net worth with appearances in popular TV shows and movies or made their own businesses.
Not all kids had to work for their millions, however. Some got a boost into the entertainment industry with help from their famous moms and dads or reap the benefits of their wealthy parents’ fortune. Either way, these kids probably have more money than you.
McClain started her acting and singing career in 2005 when she appeared in the film The Gospel. She was just seven years old at the time! McClain went on to appear in other films and TV shows like Grown Ups and A.N.T. Farm. McClain also has a notable music career.
McClain is part of the sister group McClain and has songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. She’s not as wealthy as some of the other young men and women but she probably has more money than you… Her net worth is estimated at more than $600,000.
NEXT: From dancing on Dance Moms to becoming a millionaire.
Born in 2002, this young dancer got her big break on the reality show Dance Moms from 2011 to 2016. In her young but very successful career, Ziegler has appeared in many TV shows and contests. She went on to star in pop singer Sia’s music video for “Elastic Heart” with other dancers.
Ziegler toured with Sia, was a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, toured with her sister Mackenzie in New Zealand and Australia, and wrote a memoir! Her net worth? That’s an estimated $2 million. Now those are some FAT stacks.
NEXT: Disney helped propel this actress to stardom — and lots of money!
She might be most recognizable as CeCe Jones on Disney’s Shake It Up, but Thorne has been in the industry game awhile. Thorne first started her entertainment career as a child model, but then moved into acting and singing as she got older. The Disney star is believed to have earned $2 million.
Thorne’s other acting credits include appearances on popular TV shows like Entourage, The O.C., and Dirty Sexy Money. She no longer works with Disney, but the company gave her a good launch pad to take on bigger roles. Thanks, Disney!
NEXT: This singer was the youngest performer ever at Lincoln Center.
Do you recognize her from America’s Got Talent? Jacqueline Marie “Jackie” Evancho gained worldwide recognition for her singing at a very young age after finishing 2nd on the TV show competition. Since 2009, she’s issued a platinum-selling EP and seven albums (three of which were Billboard 200 top 10 debuts).
In her very first concert tour, Jackie Evancho became the youngest person to ever perform at the Lincoln Center in New York City, New York. Evancho is worth an estimated $2.5 million.
NEXT: Having a very famous family helps, but you gotta be talented like this entertainer for the big bucks.
Richie is the daughter of renowned singer Lionel Richie and the younger sister of reality star and fashionista Nicole Richie. Like her famous family, Sofia also has had success in the entertainment industry. Her modeling has led her to work for high-end brands like Michael Kors, Chanel, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Besides modeling, some Justin Bieber fans might know her as the pop singer’s one-time beau. Richie is a musician in her own right — she learned to sing at age five and play piano at seven. Her net worth? Just about $3 million.
NEXT: This actress is currently starring in a popular Netflix show.
Netflix subscribers might recognize this young actress as Sabrina Spellman in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Shipka first got her big break, however, as Sally Draper in the TV drama Mad Men. She won awards for her role as Don Draper’s eldest daughter, moving onto other TV and silver screen roles.
Shipka’s acting career in Hollywood has been active since 2006 — that’s before Mad Men hit the airwaves. She stuck it out despite not getting a break immediately. The young lady’s net worth is estimated at $3 million.
NEXT: He’s not in the movies, but still has a lot of money.
Not too many kids on this list are completely self-made like entrepreneur Jaylen Bledsoe. When he was just 12-years-old, he started an IT consulting company called Bledsoe Technologies. In 2015, he became CEO of The Jaylen D. Bledsoe Global Group which is valued at $3.5 million. Most recently, he’s been giving back.
NBC News reports that, as of 2017, the young techie works with students at Hult Business School in San Francisco in the Founder’s Lab. He also runs the Young Entrepreneur University and speaks all over the world at events and conferences.
NEXT: Just like her parents, this young entertainer is extremely talented.
Willow, born in 2000, is a talented singer, actress, and dancer. It’s easy to see where she got her talent — her parents are none other than musicians and actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Willow first made her own acting debut alongside her dad in I Am Legend in 2007.
Willow’s music career started with releasing the catchy singles “Whip My Hair” and “21st Century Girl” in 2010. All her hard work has earned her fat stacks of cash estimated at $4 million.
NEXT: This young Aussie is a jack of all trades — you name it, he can do it.
Talk about multi-talented! This young Australian entertainer is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and record label owner (Coast House Records). Simpson’s talents got him signed with Atlantic Records and earned him an opportunity to work with Grammy-nominated producer Shawn Campbell. How does he have the time? Most adults can’t even remember to eat breakfast…
Simpson has three studio albums under his belt, as well as many movie credits. Simpson’s net worth is about $4.5 million, according to reports, and we’re sure he deserves every penny. Not many 21-year-olds are that hard working.
NEXT: Dakota isn’t the only talented Fanning. Talent runs in the fam!
The world first met her older sister, Dakota Fanning. Elle’s now gotten to the point where she is known for her own work, but she first got her silver screen career started when she played the younger version of Dakota in I am Sam. The actress, born in 1998, was just three back then.
She got her first role independent of her sister in Daddy Day Care. Since then, Elle has starred in movies and won multiple awards. She’ll get on fine without Dakota as her estimated net worth is $5 million.
NEXT: You might recognize this millionaire from the hilarious TV show, Modern Family.
You might recognize this young funny man from his recurring role as Manny on the hit comedy show, Modern Family on ABC. Rodriguez has won awards for his acting, wrote a book, has a net worth estimated at $7 million and he isn’t even at drinking age yet. Makes you feel unaccomplished, no?
Interestingly, Rodriguez never thought he’d try acting until he saw his sisters dabbling in the art. When he was little, he wanted to be “a NASCAR chef going to the moon.” We’re glad he stuck to the acting route…
NEXT: Willow Smith’s brother is just as talented and even richer.
Like his sister Willow, Jaden seems to have inherited some of the talent from parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Jaden’s career has forayed into both music and acting after making his film debut alongside dad in The Pursuit of Happiness. He’s excelled at music and acting, earning himself an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Jaden and Willow are self-made millionaires in their own right, but they might inherit more from their parents. Dad Will’s net worth is believed to be $220 million and Jada is estimated to have earned $42 million from 2017 to 2018.
NEXT: This actress is not only rich but smart and cool.
Chloë Grace Moretz
Actress Moretz is worth an estimated $12 million as of June 2017. The Georgia native has accrued her cash through the sheer amount of projects she’s been involved in. Her breakthrough film role was in 2010 as Hit-Girl in Kickass, a superhero black comedy based on a comic book of the same name. But you might have also recognized her early roles.
She was in 500 Days of Summer, Desperate Housewives, and The Eye before achieving mainstream recognition. Moretz takes a feminist stance when selecting roles, rejecting ones she believes to be overly sexualized.
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Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte
Prince George of Cambridge is just a preschooler, and little siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are even younger, but all have more cash than you! They are the sons and daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton. However, it is George who is third in line for the U.K. throne.
Time attests the royal family is worth about $88 billion. Prince William’s net worth is estimated to be between $25 and $40 million, while Middleton’s might be $10 million. Their children could inherit $50 million and get access to property and other benefits.
NEXT: From tragedy comes millions of dollars for this girl.
Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead
Poor little 5-month-old Dannielynn was the center of a paternity case when her mother Anna Nicole Smith died. It was established that Smith’s former partner Larry Birkhead was the father of Dannielynn, so he was awarded custody. Dannielynn became the heiress to her Playboy-model mother’s fortune, making more money than most adults.
Dannielynn inherited $10 million from Smith, then got $49 million more in a lawsuit on her mother’s behalf. In total, she’s got $59 million. She currently does work as a model and has appeared in various reality TV shows with her father.
NEXT: Here’s how much Kimye’s kids might inherit.
North, Chicago, and Saint West
North, Chicago, and Saint West are the children of reality star/businesswoman Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West. They’re too young for their own cash-making ventures but could have their own money someday. Kim Kardashian’s net worth is estimated at $175 million as of 2017, while Kanye’s is believed to be $160 million.
In total, Kimye might be worth about $335 million. Even if North, Chicago, and Saint never have jobs, they’d be set for life if they’re able to inherit their parents’ wealth! We hope they pursue creative ventures just like their parents, however.
NEXT: You might not recognize their names, but you’ll recognize their parents.
Maximilian and Emmy Muñiz
The last name “Muñiz” might be unfamiliar to you, but these two are actually the offspring of singers and actors Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Mom and dad are no longer together, but the Muñiz siblings might still be able to have access to their parents’ insanely massive fortune someday.
Combined, Maximilian and Emmy’s parents have a net worth of about $350 million. However, dad Marc Anthony has six children in total, so Max and Emmy might have to divide up their inheritance equally with their half-siblings.
NEXT: They’ll still have millions to their names even after splitting their inheritance six ways.
Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
These children of actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are truly a lucky bunch! Two are biological and the rest are adopted. Maddox is the oldest, adopted by Jolie in 2002. Zahara was adopted by Jolie in 2005. Pitt adopted the two, as well, when he started dating Jolie. Their daughter, Shiloh, was born in 2006 and son, Pax, was adopted in 2007 from Vietnam.
In 2008, Jolie gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne. All of Jolie and Pitt’s children have the combined surname “Jolie-Pitt.” Someday, the children might inherit their parents’ fortune. Pitt’s worth an estimated $240 while Jolie is worth around $145 million (combined: $385 million!)
NEXT: Imagine a 12-year-old having more money than you…
She’s the daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Suri Cruise was born April 18, 2006 — the anniversary of Cruise and Holmes’ first date. She’s just a tween but already living the high life. Star Magazine claims Suri has a shoe collection worth $150,000. Most adults don’t have that much in their bank accounts…
Her parents aren’t together anymore after a very public divorce in 2012, but Suri is still likely to inherit their millions. Cruise’s net worth is around $450 million and Holmes’ is about $25 million. Combined that’s $475 million.
NEXT: Most entertainers’ children seem to follow the same path!
Lily-Rose Melody Depp
She’s the daughter of French singer/actress/model Vanessa Paradis and actor Johnny Depp. Lily-Rose isn’t super rich on her own yet but her dad’s net worth is more than $350 million and mom’s is $150 million. In total that’s a whopping $500 million. She might not need to rely on their inheritance, however.
Lily-Rose is already working in the entertainment industry as a model and actress like her mother. She’s been in a handful of films, a music video, and featured in songs with Harley Quinn Smith. Can’t wait to see what’s next for her!
NEXT: These children wore designer clothes before they could walk.
Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper Beckham
David and Victoria Beckham’s children will probably inherit their good luck and their insane fortune. David, the now-retired world famous soccer player, is estimated to have a net worth of $350 million. Wife Victoria Beckham might be worth about $300 million, earned from her past Spice Girls career and her eponymous fashion line which has been active since 2008.
The four Beckham siblings could divide up their $650 million inheritance someday. Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper are still pretty young to start money-making careers but they still reap in luxurious benefits. For instance, Harper wore designer clothes before she could walk!
NEXT: Britney Spears’ sons might inherit this much money from their mom.
Jayden and Sean Federline
These two are the sons of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. They’re too young to make their own cash, but might be able to inherit momma Spears’ fortune someday. The pop star has earned about $670 million during her career. At one point, the two were at the center of a custody battle between their parents.
Federline gained full custody of the boys when Spears was struggling with substance abuse. Spears is stable now, but it appears Federline still has full-time custody over the boys. Spears visits over weekends or when not working. See their cute family time photos on Instagram.
NEXT: A 100 percent stake in her company — and famous family — led to this young lady’s fortune.
Her niece and nephews have also made this list, but unlike them, Kylie is old enough to have a career in modeling, TV, and business. Her net worth is estimated at $930 million. Forbes states most of her fortune might be derived from her 100 percent ownership of Kylie Cosmetics.
Smart business move on her part! Forbes predicts she might be the youngest self-made billionaire in the future. Some dispute the “self-made” claim, as Kylie definitely got a head start with help from her famous family — Kim Kardashian is her older sister!
NEXT: Their names may be weird but they’re richer than you.
Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi Carter
Little Miss Carter is just 6 years old and probably not aware that her parents, Jay Z and Beyoncé, are world famous musicians, moguls, and millionaires. Blue Ivy has already graced the covers of magazines and worn fancier clothes than most adults. She also freestyle raps on a bonus track of her dad’s 4:44 album!
Someday Blue Ivy and her younger twin siblings, Sir and Rumi Carter, will probably inherit her parents’ millions. Queen Bey herself is worth about $355 million and hubby Jay Z a whopping $900 million. Combined that’s about $1.2 billion.
NEXT: She’s the youngest billionaire in the world.
The three youngest billionaires in the world are all from Norway. The youngest? That’ll be Alexandra Andresen. Just 21-years-old, Alexandra got her $1.4 billion from inheriting 42 percent of the family-owned investment company, Ferd, according to The Independent. Her sister Katherina also inherited over a billion too.
Alexandra is an active investor on the Nordic stock exchange. The Independent says this money-savvy young lady has private equity investments and runs hedge funds. Some adults older than her don’t even know what a hedge fund IS…
NEXT: Luckily for this prince, Morocco’s royal family is one of the richest in the world.
Prince Moulay Hassan and Princess Lalla Khadija
Moulay is the Crown Prince of Morocco and heir to the Moroccan throne. He’ll reign as Hassan III when he ascends the throne, as his grandfather is Hassan II. This rich royal is the eldest son of King Mohammed VI of Morocco and Princess Lalla Salma. He has a little sister named Princess Lalla Khadija.
In 2015, Moulay started appearing with his father at official engagements. Perhaps to train him to rule Morocco someday? King training doesn’t happen overnight! He and his sister might also have an insane inheritance — dad’s net worth is estimated at $5.8 billion.
NEXT: Here’s what happens when you’re the daughter of two billionaires.
Valentina Paloma Pinault
She’s the daughter of two billionaires — movie star Salma Hayek, whose net worth is $7 billion, and French businessman François-Henri Pinault, who is worth $15 billion. Hayek told People: “I had my child so late in life. I thought I wasn’t going to be able to and it was such an important thing to me.”
Valentina was born in 2007 and is Hayek’s first child. She’s too young to have a career yet but will probably inherit her parents’ combined $22 billion and be set for life (if she has any, Valentina’s kids would be set for life too!).
NEXT: Elon Musk’s kids lead a lavish lifestyle.
Griffin, Xavier, Damien, Saxon, and Kai Musk
In total, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk had six children. However, his first child, Nevada, died as an infant. His ex-wife is the mother of his children Griffin, Xavier, Damien, Saxon, and Kai. The boys are enrolled in an experimental school Elon Musk created called Ad Astra.
Little is known about the school, except that its name means “to the stars” in Latin. Even if the Musk boys don’t learn anything from Ad Astra, they should be able to fall back on a $22.6 billion inheritance from dad someday.
NEXT: They have no idea that their dad is a billionaire.
Maxima and August Zuckerberg
Maxima and August are so young that they probably don’t even realize their Facebook creator dad, Mark Zuckerberg, is one of the most notable tech executives in the world. Their mother, Priscilla Chan, is a medical doctor. Sounds like a family of smarties! Unlike mom and dad, Maxima and August are too young to work.
They’ll probably have bright futures ahead (smarts are hereditary, right?) but they’ll probably have access to dad’s fortune in the future. The social media CEO is estimated to have a net worth of a whopping $74.2 billion.
NEXT: This billionaire said he isn’t leaving his entire fortune to his kids.
Jennifer Katharine, Rory John, and Phoebe Adele Gates
These three are the offspring of Melinda and Bill Gates. Bill resolved to donate most of his wealth to charity but his children will still inherit millions. Dad is worth an estimated $90 billion — most of this will go towards philanthropic causes as per the Giving Pledge he took in 2010.
The Giving Pledge, started by Melinda and Bill Gates, is a promise billionaires can take to give away half of their fortune to charity when they pass. The goal is to encourage other billionaires to take the pledge and give to charity. Sounds like a great idea — if the billionaires keep their promises!
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