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Top 10 Richest Child Actors of All Time

The entertainment industry is one of the most lucrative industries in the world. As adult actors and actresses earn money, the children aren’t left out. In this article, I cover the top 10 richest child actors of all time. Let’s read down together.

Wealthiest Child Actors of All Time | Top 10

Below here is a list of the highest-ranked richest child actors of all time.

1. Elizabeth Taylor – $600 million

Elizabeth is the number one richest child actor of all time with a cash flow of $600 million. She launched her acting career and rose to fame at the age of 9. Elizabeth is well-known for her fashion sense and beauty and was always emulated by most women. Her personal life was tormented by mental health issues and addiction. Elizabeth died at the age of 79 in 2011.

2. Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen -$500 million

With a net worth of $500 million, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen are the 2nd among the top 10 richest child actors of all time. The Olsens launched their acting careers at the age of 6 months old while featuring in the popular TV sitcom Full House. Since then, the Olsens featured in their movies started their production firm and produced their fashion line to gain fame and money.

3. Reese Witherspoon – $300 million

Reese Witherspoon is the third richest child actor of all time with a growing total asset of $300 million. Witherspoon launched her acting career as a young girl to become famous. She became famous for the role she played in the movies, ‘A Far Off Place’ and ‘The Man in the Moon’. Since then, she was gained major roles in movies like ‘Freeway’ and ‘Cruel Intentions’, among others. Also, Witherspoon has been featured in several tv shows and has earned a huge amount of money from them.

4. Leonardo DiCaprio – $260 million

Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor, environmentalist, and film producer with a cash flow of $260 million. He has won numerous awards including 6 Academy Awards, 9 Golden Globe Awards, and 5 British Academy Film Awards, among others. Also, Leonardo won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the role he played in the movie, ‘The Revenant’ in 2015.

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5. Justin Timberlake – $250 million

With a growing total asset of $250 million, Justin Timberlake takes 5th place among the richest child actors of all time. Justin became famous when he was featured in ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’. Since then, he began a professional career as a solo artist and actor. Also, Justin is well-known as one of the child actors that has carried on to achieve greater success even as an adult.

6. Drake – $250 million

Drake is a Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and actor. He is among the top 10 richest child actors of all time with an estimated cash flow of $250 million. Drake made his debut after featuring in an episode of the sitcom ‘Mr. Rhodes’ in 1996. Since then, he has been featured in diverse movies and television series including The Sopranos, The X-Files, NYPD Blue, and many others.

Besides, Drake first became famous after he starred on the teen drama programme ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’. Then, he moved to sing and released his first debut album, ‘Thank Me Later’ in 2010. Drake has won prizes including the Grammy Awards, Academy Awards, and Juno Awards, among others. Also, He owns a record label name ‘OVO Sound’.

7. Ron Howard – $200 million

Ron Howard also falls among the top 10 richest child actors of all time with a net worth of $200 million. He started his acting career at 18 months old, when he starred in a live episode of the sitcom, ‘General Hospital’. As time went on, he starred in famous television shows like ‘Happy Days’, ‘A Beautiful Mind’, ‘The Andy Griffith Show’, etc.

8. Ariana Grande – $200 million

Ariana Grande falls in the 8th position on the list of the 10 richest child actors of all time. She owns a growing total asset of $200 million. Grande began her acting career when she featured as a cast in the Broadway Musical 13 in 2008. Also, she has been featured in the Nickelodeon sitcom ‘Victorious’. Grande gains most of her earnings from endorsement deals with companies like Reebok, and Starbucks, among others.

9. Scarlett Johansson – $165 million

Scarlett Johansson launched her acting career at a tender age and has been featured in popular movies like ‘Lost in Translation’ and ‘The Avengers’, among others. Aside from acting and being a spokesperson, Johansson is into fashion and modeling. She owns a clothing line called ‘ScarJoNoir’ and has a net worth of $165 million. Johansson has been a spokesperson for high-end labels like Dolce & Gabbana and, Louis Vuitton, etc.

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10. Miley Cyrus – $160 million

With a cash flow of $160 million, Miley Cyrus falls in 10th place among the top richest child actors of all time. Miley is an American singer, actress, and songwriter. She became famous after she was featured in the Disney Channel television series ‘Hannah Montana’. Since then, she has been featured in movies and tv shows like Big Fish, Bolt, The Emperor’s New School, and Vlad Putin in Arms Control, among others.

Also, Miley Cyrus has earned several awards including the Breakthrough Artist Award, and the Teen Choice Awards, among others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Most Successful Child Actor of All Time?

Shirley Temple might be the best-known child star of all time. She began acting in movies at the age of 3 and had risen to superstardom by age 5. Her most popular films include “The Little Colonel” and “Captain January.” Temple wasn’t just an entertainer — she was also a brand.

Who is the Richest Celebrity Kid?

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is the richest kid in the world with an estimated net worth of $5 billion. Her brother Prince George might one day get the throne, however, the title of the richest kid in the world as of today is Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

Who are the Best Child Actors in the World?

This is a list of the best child actors in the world:

Christian Bale. Christian Bale started as a child actor long before he had popular roles like Batman and Patrick Bateman

  1. Mara Wilson
  2. Macaulay Culkin
  3. Jodie Foster
  4. Christina Ricci
  5. Shirley Temple
  6. River Phoenix
  7. Tatum O’Neal

Who was the First Ever Child Star?

Jackie Coogan

Yet in 1921, an adult performer, Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977), introduced the first actor to become famous in films as a child—Jackie Coogan (1914–1984). Chaplin cast Coogan as a seven-year-old in The Kid (1921), a tender story in which Chaplin’s popular tramp character adopts an orphaned boy.


The movie industry is one of the most lucrative business one can venture into either as an adult or a child. Do you know there are the richest child actors of all time? Yeah, simply go through the top 10 wealthiest child actors listed above and get informed.

Best wishes! 

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