Being a celebrity is far from fun and games. Celebrity kids put in as many hard-working hours into making their fortunes as the adults do. They skip school, forget about the good night sleep and rarely have time to have dinner with their parents. The price they pay for their wealth and popularity is rather high but the benefits of a celebrity career are boundless. Let’s take a look at the 5 richest celebrity kids of all times.
1. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were born on June 13th, 1986 in Los-Angeles. These fraternal twins started their acting careers when they were just 6 months old. The girls took turns playing Michelle on the popular TV show Full House. The series jump-started their career as famous actresses. In the 1990s and 2000s Mary-Cate and Ashley starred in many different family-oriented movies.
When they got older, the sisters asked the media to view them as individuals rather than a tandem. However, they kept working together. In 2004 they bought a production company and co-founded two fashion lines. They found success outside the acting career. They have thousands of fans all over the world. Mary-Kate and Ashley’s net worth is estimated to be $300 million.
2. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus was born on November 23rd, 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee. She was just 8 years old when her family moved to Toronto where she started taking acting classes. Soon she got her first role as Kaylie on Doc. When Miley was 11 years old, she got her breakthrough role on the teenage TV series Hannah Montana. Miley was too young to play a leading role but her acting and vocal abilities conquered the producers’ hearts.
Miley went on to record her first single for Hannah Montana in 2006. An album with the Hannah Montana soundtrack soared up the Billboard 200. Cyrus kept recording songs for the TV series until 2008. Then she released her first album that had nothing to do with Hannah. “Breakout” topped American, Canadian, and Australian charts. She went on to star in various Hollywood movies and recording 5 new studio albums. Miley’s current net worth is estimated at $165 million.
3. Daniel Radcliff
Daniel Radcliff was born on July 23rd, 1989. He started acting when he was 10 years old. He got his first role as a young version of the main character in the David Copperfield move. Then Daniel played in the thriller The Tailor of Panama with Pierce Brosnan. Even before the movie was released Radcliff was cast for the leading role in Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. The Harry Potter movies got Radcliff immense popularity and huge paychecks. His current net worth is $110 million.
4. Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning was born on February 23rd, 1994 in Conyers, Georgia. She started acting when she was just five years old. Back then, she starred in a detergent commercial. Dakota’s career soared and by the time she turned eight, she became the youngest actress to get a Screen Actor’s Guild Award nomination for her role in the movie “I am Sam”. Dakota’s current net worth is estimated at $16 million.
5. Macaulay Culkin
If you were a kid in the nineties, you must have been jealous of Macaulay Culkin. He snatched all the good movie roles and got a huge paycheck for having fun in front of the cameras.
Culkin was born on August 26,1990 in New York. His started acting when he just turned four years of old. But the first big role came to him 5 years later when he starred in Uncle Buck movie. Culkin went on to become a star of the most famous Christmas movie of the 20th Century – Home Alone. He then starred in two more blockbusters: My Girl (1991) and Home Alone 2 (1992). Home Alone brought Culkin $100,000. He got paid $4,500,000 for the sequel. Culkin’s net worth is estimated at $15 million.
The salaries for celebrity kids keep growing. Some of them find ways to earn millions on advertisement and investments, others ruin their lives doing drugs and breaking the law.