We all like to be filthy rich at a very young age, don’t we? It’s true that money can’t buy you happiness, but it sure can make your life a lot more fun and easy. But when we look at some of those teenage stars who had it all from the very beginning and how they often turn out, then we realize perhaps it’s not that great after all.
Here, our main focus will be on those kids and teenagers who have made it all by themselves, but not necessarily without their parents help in some cases at least. We also have included those kids who are going to inherit money later from their rich parents and family members. Below are the 13 richest kids and teenagers in the world who are already famous.
13. Ben Pasternak
Ben Pasternak at Heureka Conference in 2016
Age: 19 Years
Estimated Net Worth: $2 million
Benjamin Pasternak is an Australian entrepreneur and programmer, who co-founded a company, Monkey Inc. and a social networking app Flogg before that. Pasternak started his entrepreneurial career during his time in high school when he developed an app known as Impossible Rush, which eventually overtook Twitter and tinder on App Store top charts.
Before moving to the United States, Ben created another viral app, Impossible Dial, which he sold for $85,000. At the age of just 15, Ben became the youngest entrepreneur to receive venture capital for his mobile app Flogg.
His latest creation Monkey, a video chat app for teens, became a trending app on App Store in 2017. He was included in TIME Magazine’s Most Influential Teens of 2016.
12. Mia Talerico
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Age: 10 Years
Estimated Net worth: $2 million
At the age of just 9, Mia Talerico might be the youngest self-made millionaire in the world. Born on September 17, 2008, in Santa Barbara, California, Mia started acting at the age of mere 8 months in the popular Disney series Good Luck Charlie as Charlie Duncan, the youngest in the Charlie family.
During the show, it was reported that Phil Baker, co-creator of the show Good Luck Charlie explored her interests and likes so they can incorporate new things into the story. Born to Chris and Claire Talerico, Mia also has a younger sister.
11. Alina Morse
— Zollipops® (@Zollipops) January 10, 2019
Estimated Net Worth: More than $2 million
The fourteen years old Alina Morse is the founder of Zollipops, a multi-million dollar company which has shipped lollipops worth more than $2 million since its inception in 2015. Even described as a “formidable” entrepreneur, Alina Morse built her company around the idea of sugar-free candy by using Xylitol as a substitute for sugar.
Zollipops products are sold in more than 7000 stores and via online in many states. That’s not all, according to their projections, the company is expected to reach $6 million in sales this year.
10. Jackie Evancho
Jackie Evancho in concert on November 8, 2013
Age: 19 Years
Estimated Worth: $2.5 million
Jackie Evancho started her singing career at a young age of 8 years from a local talent show in New Jersey. After a couple of unsuccessful trials, she was finally accepted for the fifth season of America’s Got Talent. Here she made headlines by reaching the season finals.
Jackie released her first major album in 2010 titled O Holy Night, which eventually reached no. 2 on Billboards 200. Since then, Jackie has featured in about 10 music albums and is also known for philanthropic works. Recently in 2017, she was named in Forbes’ “30 under 30” list of musicians.
9. Syed Sumail Hassan
Syed “SumaiL” Hassan Image Courtesy: EPICENTER 2017
Estimated Net worth: More than $3 million
Syed Sumail Hassan, popularly known as “SumaiL” is a professional Dota 2 player and a member of organization/ team ‘Evil Geniuses’ who has won several prestigious Dota 2 championships including The International 2015.
That year, Evil Geniuses lay claim to staggering prize money of more than $6.5 million, making Sumail the youngest ever person to win more than $1 million in a single esports championship.
Sumail was born in Karachi, Pakistan and started playing Dota 2 when he was only seven years old. He was named in Time’s ‘the 30 Most Influential Teen’ in 2016. Evil Geniuses came third in last year’s The International (TI8), winning prize money of about $2.5 million.
8. Dannielynn Birkhead
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Age: 13 Years
Estimated Net Worth: $10 million
Dannielynn Birkhead is an 11-year daughter of a late actress, model, and television personality Anna Nicole Smith. Like her mother, Dannielynn is on her way to becoming a successful model. One of her most notable campaigns was in 2013 as a face of Guess Girl’s Spring line. It was a special event for Dannielynn since her mother had also modeled for this company.
Immediately after her birth, Dannielynn’s paternity claims caught media attention. Several high profile personalities such as Howard K. Stern, Frederic von Anhalt, and Larry Birkhead claimed to be her father along with Smith’s long term bodyguard Alexander Denk. A formal DNA test was able to establish Larry Birkhead as her father.
In 2008, two years after her mother’s death Dannielynn has officially declared the sole heir to Smith’s possessions, which then worth over $700,000.
7. Ryan John and Phoebe Adele Gates
Bill Gates with his family
How Much They Will Get: US$10 Million Each
Bill Gates is known for his huge philanthropic goals and charitable donations over the years and he also wants his kids to be a part of it. Bill and Melinda have announced that their three children will get a small portion of his total wealth, about $10 million each while encouraging them to achieve something on their own. The eldest of Gates children, Jennifer is not included in the list as she turned 21 this year.
Age: 8 years
Estimated Net Worth: $11 million
YouTube is now bigger than ever and has become somewhat a proven platform for the next generation of online celebrities. Many of the YouTube stars now have a larger fan following than T.V actors. And perhaps the youngest of them is 6-year-old Ryan, who has made quite a fortune by reviewing new toys and playing them.
For millions of his young followers, he is not just an internet celebrity but a true friend. Since the age of 3, Ryan’s parents have given most of their time to him and making new videos. His channel Ryan ToysReview has amassed more than 17 million subscribers.
5. Valentina Paloma Pinault
Age: 12 Years
Estimated Net Worth: $12 million
Born to actress Salma Hayek and billionaire CEO of the fashion company Kering, François-Henri Pinault, the ten-year-old Valentina Paloma Pinault is expected to inherit a wealth of about $12 million. However, many believe that she is in line to inherit far more than that.
4. Akshay Ruparelia
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Estimated Net Worth: $15 million
Akshay Ruparelia is a British entrepreneur who turned his simple yet powerful idea into a multi-million-pound business at just the age of 19. In December 2016, he established Doorsteps.co.uk, an online estate agency which allows its clients to purchase houses for the lowest possible commission. He sold his first home while preparing for his school exams.
The agency hires freelance property consultants on a contractual basis depending on the number of properties they have in hand. This eliminates the need for traditional agents and significantly reduces their operational costs. Doorsteps.co.uk, at the moment, is valued well over £12 million and currently is the 14th largest estate agency in the UK.
3. Blue Ivy Carter
Age: 8 Years
Estimated Net Worth: $1 billion
A 7-year-old billionaire? Well, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the power couple of the music industry; Jay Z and Beyoncé. With a combined net worth of around $1 billion, their daughter Blue Ivy is enjoying a life that most of us can only dream of.
From extravagant birthday parties to lavishing presents, all indicate that the two stars have something special in the locker for their first born. Her estimated net worth is also driven by her ever-growing brand value.
2. Prince George of Cambridge
Members of The British Royal Family along with Obamas in 2016
Age: 6 Years
Estimated Net Worth: More than $3 billion
A new member of the British Royal family was added on July 22, 2013, after Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to baby boy George Alexander Louis. His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge is third in line for the throne right after his grandfather Prince Charles and Father Prince William.
Prince George is expected to have a substantial impact on the British economy, much like the other members of the Royal family, and his high current net worth is derived from that impact. The Prince is also expected to inherit wealth from his father Prince Charles, which is nearly $40 million.
1. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning. pic.twitter.com/dDIOZdA7aM
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 8, 2018
Age: 4 Years
Estimated Net Worth: $5 billion or more
Prince George may worth around $3 billion and may one day get the throne, but the title of the richest kid the world right now goes to his younger sister, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge with over $5 billion net worth. You may be wondering how a 3-year-old girl can worth around $5 billion given the fact that she is born in one of the most powerful families in the world.
Well, the incredibly high valuation of her wealth is mostly due to her influence in the fashion industry. What is now known as the “Charlotte effect”, much similar to the “Kate effect” sparked by Kate Middleton a few years ago, has already affected the British retail market once. And it is expected to continue for quite some time.
The estimated net worth of the Royal children’s is based on their value to the British economy. Since they haven’t received their family possessions physically, the only way to calculate their net worth is by evaluating their potential to attract billions of dollars in sales.