1. Miley Cyrus
Estimated Net Worth: $120 million (Dhs440 million)
With an original name of Destiny Hope Cyrus, Miley was born to be a mega-star, the daughter of singer Billy Ray was just nine-years-old when she started taking small TV roles. It wasn’t until she signed up with Morey Management Group, after being advised to do so by her godmother Dolly Parton, that the youngster got her big break as the lead in Disney Show Hannah Montana.
The hit programme propelled her into the spotlight as both an actress and singer. Her singing on the show also helped her gain success in the US and UK charts eventually earning up to $1.23 million (Dhs1.5 million) per night on her tour. While the teen has become a wild child of late she can afford to do so. Her bank account also benefits from her extra movie roles and her royalties from lunch boxes, T-shirts and other merchandise. Last year the star spent Dhs13 million on a new estate – her own first home!
2. Justin Bieber
Estimate Net Worth: $65.5 million (Dhs240 million)
The Youtube born star has Usher to thank for his wealth as he took a risk by taking the teen under his wing, moulding him in to a chart sensation, kick-starting Bieber Fever. His first album My World sold 700,000 copies in the first three weeks! Like Miley, Justin also acts. He has two film projects in the pipeline – one action with Mark Walhberg and a comedy with Ashton Kucther – and has already showed off his thespian skills on CSI, though it seems fame and wealth seem to be getting to the boy who was raised by a modest single mum. Only recently his CSI co-star Marg Helgenberger called him a “brat”.
3. Nick Jonas
Estimate Net Worth: $18 million (Dhs66 million)
What many don’t know is that before The Jonas Brothers it was actually just Nick, who’s the youngest of the trio. Starting off as a solo artist he eventually began writing songs with his brothers Joe and Kevin, and in 2005 they were eventually all signed up as a band. Handsome, talented and chaste – well at least back then – they stormed the charts and became instant heartthrobs among love struck teen girls. As a unit they grossed $90 million (Dhs330 million) alone last year. The brothers make money from their music tours, album sales and also royalties from JONAS LA, their Disney Channel show.
4. Dakota Fanning
Estimate Net Worth: $16 million (Dhs59 million)
Dakota has made her living as the child with the adult mind. She is renowned for offering more convincing emotion in one take than a roomful of Shakespearian actors. She also stood her own opposite screen legend Denzel Washington in Man On Fire. This obvious talent of hers was joked about in Friends when she played the “smart” eight-year-old imparting advice to Joey. By the time Dakota turned 13 she had already starred in 19 movies and earned Dhs15 million, making her one of Forbes’ Most Valuable Teens. Part of the starlet’s success is her mature and undiva like attitude, let’s just hope she retains that attitude throughout adolescence.
5. Abigail Breslin
Estimated net Worth: $12 million (Dhs44 million)
The youngest star to ever be nominated for an Academy Award (Little Miss Sunshine) Abigail started her career in commercials starring in a Toys ‘R’ Us ad when just three. She later starred in her first movie Signs, when five, opposite Mel Gibson. However, her breakthrough role was in 2006’s comedy drama Little Miss Sunshine. A year later she was ranked eighth in Forbes’ Young Hollywood’s Top-Earning Stars. Her success and fortune are set to rise with the actress being on virtually every director‘s wish list.
6. Angus T. Jones
Estimated Net Worth: $10 million (Dhs37 million)
Charlie Sheen was the highest paid TV star thanks to his role in Two And A Half Men, and similarly his junior co-star Agnus was the highest paid teen TV actor receiving a whopping Dhs917,500 per episode! This means he earned around Dhs3.67 million for a month’s worth of shows. Even though the programme is currently on a hiatus, thanks to tiger blood drinking Charlie, Angus needn’t worry too much financially as he’s been earning his crust from the show since he was 10.
7. Miranda Cosgrove
Estimated Net Worth: $7 million (Dhs26 million)
After being spotted by a talent agent when singing and dancing during a family dinner in a restaurant, Miranda’s TV career started with commercials when she was just three-years-old. Though she has since enjoyed some big screen success with her debut movie being School Of Rock, it is TV that has made a star after being cast as the main lead in Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh. The network was so impressed with her work she later got her own show, iCarly, for which she gets paid $180,000 (Dhs660,600) per episode. Topping up her millions is her music career and her role as celebrity ambassador to beauty brand Neutrogena.
8. Tyler James Williams
Estimated Net Worth: $4.8 million (Dhs18 million)
While his name may not be one you immediately recognise, Tyler has amassed a small fortune – well, compared to Bieber’s it’s small – thanks to his impressive comedy timing as the protagonist of Chris Rock’s semi-autobiographical sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. Outside of the show he has only enjoyed guest appearances in Sesame Street and Law & Order, though industry big wigs predict he is one to watch… And, we agree!
9. Selena Gomez
Estimate Net Worth: $4 million (Dhs15 million)
The other half of Justin Bieber is a Disney princess having starred in the channels most popular shows including Wizards Of The Waverly Place, Hannah Montana and Princess Protection Program. The actress, who is of Mexican, Italian and American descent, picked up $30,000 (Dhs110,100) per episode for Wizards alone! She also earns a living by touring with her band Selena & The Scene. Proving she’s business savvy, the youngest ever UNICEF ambassador has her own production company July Moon Productions.
10. Demi Lovato
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million (Dhs11 million)
Once dubbed the teen set to rival Miley Cyrus – she had the looks, the singing voice and was one of Disney’s most loved actresses – yet a brief stint in rehab soon destroyed that path, though we’re sure she’s not kicking herself too hard after already amassing this fortune before her ‘breakdown’. Before she fell prey to temptations, Joe Jonas’ former girlfriend was the star of various kids shows the most popular being Sonny With A Chance for which she received $12,000 (Dhs44,040) per episode.