Celeb Kids Who Make So Much They'll Never Have To Work As Adults

Celeb kids live completely different lives than us common folk. 

Most of us can remember when our parents made us get that very first summer job. It gave us enough pocket change to buy our favorite records and some fancy Starbucks lattes — the ultimate teenage freedom. Oh, how we were so wrong. These celebrity kids give summer jobs a whole new meaning because they're raking in millions and they can't even legally vote.

Aside from troubled celebs with DUI records, these rich young stars are the only other people who can afford Ferraris without legally being able to drive them. Some stars were born into wealth, like Willow Smith and Romeo Beckham, but they've all managed to become massively rich because of their own endeavors. That's right: they've got daddy's money and they've got their own. If that doesn't make you want to burn your college diploma along with your hopes of ever paying off your student loans, what does?

From Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown to Disney tot Mia Talerico, these famous kids will never have to work as adults.

Millie Bobby Brown

Since it premiered on Netflix in 2016, Stranger Things has become the most popular streaming TV show in the world. It was nominated for a whopping 18 Emmy awards in 2017, and 8.5 million people watched the season 2 premiere on the first day it was available. The series' unprecedented success gave a certain level of notoriety to Netflix's extensive catalog of original content. Basically, Stranger Things changed everything, and you bet Millie Bobby Brown, who plays the enigmatic Eleven, reaped the benefits. Let's just say she can afford as many Eggos as she wants, even if she never works again.

Eleven has evolved to become the clear star of Stranger Things and Brown handled her complicated story lines with ease and nuance. It's not surprising that she received a major raise for the third season. Though the sum is undisclosed, Vulture reports it's more than the alleged $150,000 per episode scored by her peers. TMZ claims it's as much as $350,000 per episode, meaning the star could be pulling in $3 million for a single season. And that doesn't even include her other work.

Since falling into fame with Stranger Things, Brown has landed campaigns with Calvin Klein and Converse. She also allegedly scored a $1 million contract to star in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Though the Daily Mail estimated that the young star's net worth was £3 million when she was just 12 years old, it's grown enormously since then.

Finn Wolfhard

The boys of Stranger Things are all pretty successful in their own right. Before finding mainstream fame, Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, and Caleb McLaughlin, who plays Luke, were both Broadway stars. Despite their immense success, Finn Wolfhard is still probably raking in the most dough.

At just 14 years old, he managed to nab a leading role in the remake of Stephen King's It, which quickly became the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He also allegedly scored a base salary of $65,000 for a co-starring role in The Goldfinch.

On top of his success in acting, Wolfhard also began paving his own way in the music industry. In 2017, his band Calpurnia landed a record deal with Royal Mountain Recordings. The Toronto-based label works with some of Canada's most-promising indie acts, including Alvvays and Pup. If Wolfhard follows his current trajectory, he'll have millions in the bank before his 18th birthday.

Quvenzhane Wallis

In 2013, a 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest person to ever be nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Actress in a Leading Role. She was just five when she auditioned for Beasts of the Southern Wild, which was praised by critics and which launched her name into the mainstream. A year later, the young starlet found herself with a major payday for remaking a classic.

Wallis landed a whopping $750,000 for her leading role in Annie, where she got top billing, as noted by Us Weekly. According to her contract, if the movie pulled in $145 million domestically, her salary would double and she'd get a portion of ticket, soundtrack, and merchandise profits. She wound up making so much on the film that she was able to accept a rather paltry $40,000 base salary to star alongside Russell Crowe in Fathers and Daughters. She even graced the star-studded cast of DreamWorks' Trolls and the 2019 animated film Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin. But acting isn't Wallis' only endeavor.

When she was barely a teenager, Wallis became a published author. She released two children's books, A Night Out With Mama and Break an Egg, with Simon & Schuster. The latter is the first of a series of chapter books (that's right, this little gal is basically the next JK Rowling). As of 2016, GQ estimated her net worth to be around $3 million, so she'll probably never have to work as an adult.

Willow Smith

Since rising to fame as a rap artist, Will Smith has transitioned into a full-fledged Hollywood icon. His versatile acting chops allow him to star in almost any genre — from comedies (Men in Black) and dramas (The Pursuit of Happyness) to action flicks (I Am Legend, Suicide Squad). As a result, he's one of Hollywood's highest-paid actors, raking in an estimated $30 million per year. Needless to say, Will's children probably never needed to work a day in their lives, but that didn't stop them from building their own empires before they were even legally able to vote.

Like her older brother Jaden Smith, Willow Smith has tested the waters of Hollywood with roles alongside her parents. She appeared on screen in I Am Legend and ventured into voice acting with Jada Pinkett-Smith in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Though her acting career is still in the works, Willow is a chart-topping musician. When she was just 9 years old, her certified platinum single  "Whip My Hair" hit No. 5 on the U.S. charts. As a result, her net worth is said to be around $4 million (but it's a whole lot more if her parents carve out some of their estimated $240 million net worth for a trust fund).

Abby Ryder Fortson

Abby Ryder Fortson may have turned 10 years old in 2018, but that doesn't mean she's not a seasoned Hollywood star. The TV actress got her start in 2014 when she landed the role of Ella Novak in the Amazon original series Transparent. Since then, she hasn't stayed away from the screen — no matter what size. She's starred alongside Paul Rudd in Marvel's Ant-Man, her second major motion picture, and nabbed the recurring role of Harper Weil in ABC's The Whispers. By the time she signed onto HBO's Togetherness at the age of seven, she was raking in $17,500 per episode, which was bumped to $20,000 in the second season (via TMZ).

Fortson has continued working steadily since Togetherness was canceled in 2016. Her pay allegedly doubled to $140,000 for Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to her Marvel debut. If the franchise gets a third installment, she'll be pulling in $215,000.

With her booming career, it's pretty likely that Fortson will be able to retire well before she can even legally rent a car. Lucky her.

Iain Armitage

For someone who celebrated his ninth birthday in 2017, Iain Armitage certainly has an impressive resume. He landed the role of a childhood Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory's prequel, Young Sheldon, and portrayed Ziggy Chapman in HBO's critically acclaimed hit Big Little Lies. Not too many 9-year-olds are starring in two hit TV shows at the same time, but not too many 9-year-olds will probably be able to retire before their high school prom.

Though we can't say how much Armitage rakes in for sure, The Big Bang Theory is renowned for having  the highest-paid actors on television. According to Forbes, Jim Parsons, who plays the adult Sheldon Cooper, was the highest-paid TV actor with a $27.5 million salary. It only makes sense that Armitage would make a pretty penny for Sheldon's spin-off. Young Sheldon premiered to 17.2 million viewers, making it the biggest comedy premiere in four years. The Big Bang Theory saw a similar 17.7 million viewers for its season 11 debut.

Armitage's second series may be even more successful than his CBS comedy. Big Little Lies was renewed for a second season after receiving 27 major nominations and pulling in 18 awards (Emmys, Golden Globes, and Critics' Choices galore). Needless to say, Armitage is pretty set.

Jeremy Maguire

Since Modern Family premiered in 2009, it's crafted a TV legacy. The beloved comedy has raked in 35 Emmy nominations and 17 wins throughout its nine-season run, cementing it next to Frasier in the record books. At the time of this writing, the two shows are tied for the most wins in Top Comedy. For Modern Family, an Emmy nod is just business as usual (and so is the subsequent backlash on social media because, well, haters are going to hate). And, like you'd expect from the only CBS comedy to rival The Big Bang Theory, the actors are paid.

Maguire, who plays Joe Pritchett, was just five years old when he signed on for season 7. Though he doesn't get the same $100,000 per episode as his on-screen siblings (and nowhere near the $500,000 per episode of Sofía Vergara), he was still raking in a cool $9,000 a pop. This means the celeb kid grossed $135,000 for the seventh season alone at an age where most kids are still learning how to tie their shoes. 

Romeo Beckham

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and her footballer beau, David Beckham, have amassed a wealth so gigantic that it rivals the Queen. According to The Telegraph, Britain's first couple are worth an estimated half a billion pounds (more than $670 million). For comparison, Queen Elizabeth II only has £340 million (about $458 million). Basically, their four kids (and their future children and their children's children) will never have to hold a job as long as they live.

However, that didn't stop middle child Romeo from pursuing his passion. At 12 years old, he landed a £45,000 (about $60,000) Burberry campaign for one day's work, which made him one of the highest-paid models in the world (via The Mirror). Romeo pulled in an average of £93.75 ($126.55) a minute. Unfortunately, things didn't go as well for his older brother Brooklyn, who became one of the only millionaires working at the lower ranks of a local coffee shop. When Brooklyn turned 14, mom and pop Beckham made him actually get a job and work for his cash. Gross!

Mia Talerico

Disney stars always bring in the big bucks. Stars like Selena Gomez, who played Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place, and Miley Cyrus, who played the Hannah Montana, pulled in a reported $25,000 and $15,000 an episode, respectively. Their TV hits alone were enough to make them pretty wealthy before they turned 18, but that's not including the concerts, merchandise, endorsements, and CD sales. By the time Cyrus turned 25, she had a career worth an estimated $160 million.

In 2018, the Disney stars of the early aughts have transitioned into adulthood, but the next lot of the Mouse's elite are still rolling in that sweet Disney dough. Mia Talerico, who starred as the lovable infant on the Disney hit Good Luck Charlie, reportedly brought in $2 million from her time on the series. Her role garnered her so much fame that she allegedly started receiving disturbing death threats (an unfortunate reality for millionaire 5-year-olds).

Since Talerico's series ended in 2014, she's has enjoyed being fun-employed. The truth is, even with a spattering of tiny roles, the star probably doesn't have to work for a very long time.

Rowan Blanchard

Rowan Blanchard was never a traditional Disney star. The teenager broke boundaries when she announced that she was queer and "open to liking any gender." That same year, she broke down the complexities of intersectional feminism in an interview with New York Magazine ... and she was just 14 years old at the time.

Blanchard appears wise beyond her years — and her paycheck reflects that. When she was just 12 years old, the Girl Meets World star reportedly received $10,000 an episode. This amounted to a $210,000 payday by the end of the 21-episode first season. That's more than most people make in years, but a fairly small sum in the world of TV acting, until you consider the fact that the show ran for three seasons. It's also not Blanchard's only source of income.

When the teenage starlet isn't busy giving moving feminist speeches at the UN, the actor-turned-model regularly reps It-girl brands like Gucci while sitting front row at fashion weeks around the world. She's landed campaigns with brands like Converse and Rodarte, and even added the role of author to her credits in 2018. Blanchard penned a personal scrapbook titled Still Here, which was released by Random House in February of that year.

Between her various gigs, the star has amassed an estimated net worth of $3.5 million. Needless to say, she won't have to take out any student loans.

Ruby Barnhill

Ruby Barnhill has just gotten started. In 2016, the actress was an average 11-year-old school girl who was plucked from drama class and cast in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster The BFG. Even as her fame was rising, the young star was still attending a regular school and needed special permission to ditch her classes for the Cannes Film Festival. (Honestly, how mad would you be if your parents refused to write you a note for that one?)

You can't deny natural talent, and working with an Oscar-winning director certainly has its benefits. According to TMZ, Barnhill stands to earn $700,000 on her contract with DreamWorks, which includes two potential BFG sequels. At an age where most of us were scrounging away our allowances for frosted lip gloss at Limited Too, Barnhill has enough to buy a house. A really nice house.

Sure, Barnhill's small fortune isn't enough to retire, but she's at the very start of her career. In the two years following her breakout role, the British-born star landed a recurring spot on the children's drama 4 O'Clock Club and lent her voice to the animated flick Princess Emmy.

Levi Miller

Who said your breakout role has to be your best one or even any good at all? That certainly wasn't the case for millionaire-in-the-making Levi Miller who nabbed the starring role in Pan when he was just 12 years old. Roger Ebert once described the flick as a "lumbering load of steampunk-drenched, whimsy-drained wrongheadedness disguised as family entertainment" before gifting it with a single star. It was nominated for two Razzies (alongside Human Centipede 3 and 50 Shades of Grey), and it failed to recoup its $150 million budget.

Miller took his Pan payday and ran — right into a way better role. In 2017, the celeb kid got his second big break as Calvin in A Wrinkle In Time,  which meant he would star alongside Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah. For the record, Oprah does not just lend her precious image to any old film. Like anyone acting with some of Hollywood's biggest names, Miller got a pretty big paycheck. According to TMZ, the star signed on for $150,000 with $75,000 in bonuses, but he's on track to net over a million if it's well received. Miller's paycheck doubles for a sequel and rises to $700,000 if there's a third installment. With all his movie money, the young star can certainly buy a fancy car — he'll just have to wait until his parents are free to drive it around.