To be rich, young and famous – a dream of every teenage kid. We are bombarded daily of celebrities’ latest accessories and numerous programmes revolve around their networth. First it was Paris Hilton, the the Olsen twins, the kids from Harry Potter, the kids from Twilight… it’s an endless list, really. The wait for the Forbes list of the richest kids is now over and you may or, in fact, may not be surprised who is on the first place this year.
The Barbie from Barbados is at number five this year with the reported $48 million in earnings. This beauty has worked her way to the top since being discovered by Jay-Z in 2005, when the then “good girl” sang “Pon de Play“, nobody had foreseen the transformations the girl would go through. Several years later, the singer has swaped her image for “the bad girl”, making memorable collaboration with living legends such as Eminem and being on the top of the charts with her singles.
#4 Bruno Mars
Born in the exotic Hanolulu Hawaii with an even more exotic background of an Ashkenazi Jewish, Philipino, Spanish and Puerto Rican heritage. Being influenced by legends such as Michael Jackson and Prince and has become increasingly popular since 2009. Being one of the most influencial in his genre, he was ranked 100 Most influencial people by Time Magazine.
#3 Taylor Swift
We hope Taylor has forgotten about the uncomfortable incident with Kanye West, but, guess, what, she is young and in the top three of the richest young celebrities with an estimated net worth of #64 million. Dating a couple of sought-after guys in front of the media, and writing songs after breakups seems to be a genius idea. Just 24 years of age, she has been honoured by the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Association. Moreover, her songs have been featured numerously in the Billboard Music Award, twelve of which won.
#2 One Direction
I guess the teens reading this would be expecting the group to have made it to the top and, congratulations, they did. The ultimate boyband of the year, reportedly has earning of $75 million. The band has made a “British Invasion” to the United States and the international market.
#1 Justin Bieber
Loved by many and hated by many. The scandalous singer cannot help but get into trouble, but as they say any press is good press. The multi-talented social media phenomena is estimated to have earned $80 million. It seems like the 20-year-old doesn’t know what to spend the money on, really, from his leopard Audi A8 to reportrs of him blowing through one million dollars a month, Justin Bieber is, indeed, the highest earning young celebrity for the year.
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