Kids stars – make even the most boring movies watchable. Not every child manages to build full theaters, but that’s why Hollywood pays a fortune to keep them in its state. As a result, these child stars became so successful that the film industry made them millionaires. Was it acting or pure luck? We will never know. We only know that they have achieved what most of us dream of.
Dakota Fanning – $ 12 million
This actress is only 27 years old. But that didn’t stop her career from taking off. Dakota Fanning has more than 70 acting works. And she does not intend to stop until she conquers the film industry. Fanning began with cameo appearances on TV series such as Ambulance, Malcolm in the Center and Ellie McBeal. Then in 2001, when she was just 7 years old, she starred in the 2001 film “I Am Sam” with heavyweights in acting, such as Michelle Pfeiffer and Sean Penn. Since then, Fanning has starred in films such as The Fifth Dimension and Twilight. But even before she came out of adolescence, she was already raising millions in her bank account.
Macaulay Culkin – $ 18 million
Culkin was able to achieve the same status of a charming Hollywood children’s star that Shirley Temple once had. He caught the attention of director John Hughes after doing a great job with his role in “Uncle Buck.” After he got a role in the film “One at Home”, Kalkin’s star fame reached a new level. Macaulay Culkin received a $ 1 million salary for his role in My Girl. He became the first child star to cross this line. All the child stars who came after him were equal to him and aspired to achieve the same success. For a time, Culkin enjoyed being treated like a Hollywood royal.
Shirley Temple – $ 30 million
The first in the history of Hollywood incredibly successful children’s star Shirley Temple began filming when she was only 3 years old. Her career began in 1932. Having starred in films such as “The Little Princess”, “Bright Eyes” and “Heidi”, Temple has already collected special awards of his name on various national catwalks. When she began her acting career, her starting salary was $ 10 a day. She later earned $ 1,250 a week. Being the face of a group of child stars, her inflation-adjusted salary makes her a multimillionaire.
Daniel Radcliffe – $ 110 million
Radcliffe was only eight years old when he was cast as the main character in a series of Harry Potter films. Radcliffe was paid a huge sum of money for “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” But that was not enough to make him a millionaire. The movie “Secret Room” cemented his celebrity status, and he earned enough to become one of the youngest Hollywood millionaire nuggets. Child stars like Daniel Radcliffe became superstars because they got the right roles to help them succeed.
Miley Cyrus – $ 160 million
This singer may now seem ridiculous to many because of her antics. But the former Disney actress is one of the greatest children’s stars of that generation. Miley Cyrus was by no means the highest paid Disney actor of her time. But thanks to the nature of her show – “Hannah Montana” – Disney took advantage of her success and forced her to give numerous concerts. Hannah Montana’s concerts brought her millions of dollars in direct revenue alone. Her public image as a teen idol at the time also gave her enough influence in terms of brand support. In the following seasons, the Disney TV show also paid her a hefty sum for the episode.