Some actors hit the silver screen after maturing as individuals, and begin to attain success into their adulthood. While other celebrities have been gracing the big screen well before they even reached puberty. These child stars have had to learn how to grow up while being household names, and having America witness every one of their great career milestones, and also their low moments in life as well. Nonetheless, these kid celebrities began amassing their wealth at such a young age, and many have continued to do so into their adult careers. But which stars truly beat the odds to earn ridiculous wealth at such young ages? These are the top 10 richest child stars of all time.
Abigail Breslin — Net worth: $16 Million
By the young age of 10, Abigail Breslin had already surpassed some of Hollywood’s most esteemed actors, by garnering an Oscar nomination for Little Miss Sunshine. Because of this recognition, she was able to begin asking for no less than $2 million for her movie appearances. By age 15, Breslin had so much clout that she earned a whopping $275,000 for only one week on the set of the smash-hit comedy New Year’s Eve.
Shirley Temple — Net worth: $30 Million
At the height of her career, Shirley Temple was one of the biggest child stars of her time. From the age of 3 to 21 years old, Temple appeared in over 40 films. She made Hollywood history in 1936 when she was paid $50,000 per picture through a deal with 20th Century Fox. This was an obscene and unheard of amount at the time, which would equate to more than $900,000 today.
Demi Lovato — Net worth: $33 Million
From her time on Disney’s Camp Rock to her appearances on shows like The X Factor, Demi Lovato’s asking price has totally skyrocketed. At the infancy of her career, she was paid about $12,000 per episode for Sonny with a Chance. At the age of 19, she was paid $1 million to appear as a judge on The X Factor.
Frankie Muniz — Net worth: $40 Million
Frankie Muniz found his fortune on one of Fox’s most successful sitcoms ever, Malcolm in the Middle. During its seven seasons, Muniz landed a huge raise. When the series started in 2000, Muniz was paying $30,000 per episode. When the series ended in 2006, Muniz was making a handsome $120,000 per episode.