We all like to be filthy rich at a very young age, don’t we? We agree 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 perhaps it’s not that great after all.
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 have included those kids who are going to inherit money later from their rich parents and family members. So here 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: 18 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: 9 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 month in the popular Disney series Good Luck Charlie as Charlie Duncan, the youngest in the Charlie family.
Born to Chris and Claire Talerico, Mia also has a younger sister. 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. A few years back, then five years old Mia Talerico reportedly received death threats on a social media platform Instagram.
11. Jackie Evancho
Jackie Evancho in concert on November 8, 2013
Age: 17 Years
Estimated Worth: $2.5 million
Jackie Evancho started her singing career at a young age of 8 years at a local talent show in New Jersey. She was then accepted for the fifth season of America’s Got Talent, where she created headlines by reaching the season finals. She released her first major album in 2010 titled O Holy Night, which eventually reached no. 2 on Billboards 200.
Since then, Jackie 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.
10. Rico Rodriguez
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Age: 19 Years
Estimated Worth: $4 million
Rico Rodriguez is best known for his role as Manny Delgado in popular ABC sitcom Modern Family. Rico, although didn’t consider a career in acting at the beginning, started his role in Modern Family at a young age of 12. On two different occasions, Rico won two Screen Actors Guild Award in 2011 and 2012.
Since 2006, the millionaire teenager has appeared in a dozen other television shows including NCIS, Sesame Street and Chopped Junior. Rico is also in the main cast of Nickelodeon’s Ultimate Halloween Haunted House.
9. Elle Fanning
Elle Fanning during the Cannes Films Festival Image Courtesy: Georges Biard
Age: 19 Years
Estimated Net Worth: $5 million
Elle Fanning is known for her role in Ginger and Rosa, Maleficent, Phoebe in Wonderland and most recently in Super 8, a sci-fi drama for which she received a Spotlight Award. Elle Fanning started acting even before turning 3, and made a ton of money from there on. She is the younger sister of actress and model Dakota Fanning.
In her first T.V role, Elle played the younger version of Dakota in Taken and then in I Am Sam. At the age of four, she got her first break independent of her sister in a comedy movie, Daddy Day Care. Since 2001, she has appeared in more than 30 television shows and movies, mostly as a guest star. She gained a millionaire status in 2015.
8. Jaden Smith
Age: 19 Years
Estimated Net Worth: $8 million
At just the age of 19, Jaden Smith, the eldest of the two kids of Will and Jada Pinkett has done it all. He did his first movie role back in 2006 with his father and appeared in three other blockbuster movies after that. In 2010, he kick started his career as a singer and performed alongside Justin Bieber in “Never Say Never.” Two years later, he released his first mixtape, The Cool Cafe.
On October 2017, Jaden released his first ever studio album titled Syre, a great feat for a teenager performer. Being a son of one of the most popular and richest celebrities on the Earth, Jaden didn’t have to do anything, I mean appearing in movies with his father now and then would have been enough, but he clearly wanted to make a name for himself.
7. Dannielynn Birkhead
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Age: 11 Years
Estimated Net Worth: $10 million
Dannielynn Birkhead is a 11 year daughter of late actress, model and television personality Anna Nicole Smith. Like her mother, Dannielynn is on her way to become a successful model. As a model, her most notable campaign was in 2013 as a face of Guess Girl’s Spring line. It was special for her since her mother had also modeled for this company.
Immediately after her birth, Dannielynn’s paternity claims caught media attention for quite some time. Several high profile personalities such as Howard K. Ster, 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 was officially declared sole heir to Smith’s possessions, which then worth over $700,000.
6. Ryan John and Phoebe Adele Gates
Bill Gates with his family
How Much They Will Get: $10 million Each
Bill Gates is known for his huge philanthropic goals and charitable donations over the years. But he also wants his kids to be a part of it. Bill and Melinda has repeatedly 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: 6 years
Estimated Net Worth: $11 million
YouTube is now bigger than ever and has become 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 the youngest of them is 6-year-old Ryan. Ryan 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. Currently, his channel Ryan ToysReview crossed a milestone of 12 million subscribers.
Read: 10 Highest Paid YouTuber
4. Valentina Paloma Pinault
Age: 10 Years
Estimated Net Worth: $12 million
Born to actress Salma Hayek and billionaire CEO of the fashion company Kering, François-Henri Pinault, 10 year old Valentina Paloma Pinault is expected to inherit a wealth of around $12 million. However, many believe that she is in line to inherit far more than $12 million.
3. Blue Ivy Carter
Age: 6 Years
Estimated Net Worth: $1 billion
A 6 year old billionaire? Well, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the powerful 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 dream of. From extravagant birthday parties to lavishing presents, all indicated that the two stars have something special in the locker for their first born. Her estimated net worth is driven by her ever growing brand value.
2. Prince George of Cambridge
Members of The British Royal Family along with Obamas in 2016
Age: 4 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.
With the estimated net worth of Prince William, around $40 million through his investments and inheritance, Prince George is expected to gain most of it, thought the entire Royal family has a net worth of more than $1 billion including Queen Elizabeth’s, whose personal wealth is believed to be around $500 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: 2 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 2 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 her influence in the fashion industry. What is now known as the “Charlotte effect”, much similar to the “Kate effect” few years later, 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.