Most of us can only dream about seeing a million dollar figure in our bank account. This can make it frustrating when we see people who are many years younger than us, with numbers way above that, piling up in their multiple bank accounts. For some, it is thanks to a brilliant idea and hard work. For others, it is talent and hard work. For the rest it was simply luck of the draw and being born into the right family. Below is a list of some of the richest kids in the United States and a record of their envious fortunes.
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1. Valentina Paloma Pinault
The daughter of Salma Hayek and Francois Henri Pinault was born in 2007. By the time she was only seven years old it was declared that her net worth stood at $12 million. This money comes from an entire house that has already been listed in her name. Considering the substantial wealth of her parents though, that total is sure to rise as the years go on.
2. Jackie Evancho
This 15 year old has many talents. She can sing, play the piano and play the violin. She showcases these many talents on her YouTube channel and managed to take out second place on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent. With an estimated net worth of $2.5 million Evancho has accumulated that money from her tour with America’s Got Talent Tour in 2010 and three of her own PBS specials. She has also released one EP and five albums with one going platinum and one going gold. On top of being the youngest person to ever perform a solo concert at the Lincoln Centre in New York she is also an ambassador for Mission: Humane. This is a program that aims to encourage younger people to protect and look after animals.
3. Elle Fanning
The younger Fanning sister has had no trouble going out on her own and making a name for herself in Hollywood. By the time she was just 16, her acting career had seen her get together a total net worth of $5 million dollars. It all started when Elle was a toddler and appeared in I am Sam playing the younger version of her sister. Elle’s other roles have included Phoebe in Wonderland, We Brought a Zoo and most recentlyMaleficent.
4. Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead
Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead has to be one of the richest eight year olds around. She is the daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith and inherited a total of $10 million when Smith passed away. At the time of Smith’s passing there was also an ongoing court battle. Smith had been married to J. Howard Marshall who was a billionaire thanks to his involvement in the oil industry. When Marshall passed away, Smith had been left with nothing on his will, so she went to court against Marshall’s son to try and get her share. In the end Smith won $49 million worth of Marshall’s estate which has now been left to Dannielynn. That puts this little girl’s net worth up to $59 million.
5. Chloe Grace Moretz
Best known for playing the character of Mindy in Kickass, Chloe Grace Moretz has also starred in Carrie and If I Stay. This successful acting career gave Moretz a net worth of $8 million when she hit 17. Moretz first found her interest in acting after her family moved to New York because her older brother Trevor was accepted into the Professional Performing Arts School. After helping her brother practice his lines and being taught a trick of two by Trevor it seems Moretz realised Hollywood was for her.
6. Abigail Breslin
You probably remember Abigail Breslin’s face from the hugely popular movie Little Miss Sunshine. Bresline started her acting career at just three years old by appearing in various commercials. Her first big score came when she landed a role in the move Signs and got to act alongside Mel Gibson. Her big break then truly came when she appeared in Little Miss Sunshine. This saw Breslin get an Academy Award nomination by the time she was only ten years old. Her early start also means her acting career is already longer than most other successful actors and actress in Hollywood. She has most recently appeared in films like Zombieland and Ender’s Game. This long streak of success saw Breslin accumulate a net worth of $12 million by the time she was just 18.
7. Blue Ivy Carter
Another lucky baby simply born into wealth, Blue Ivy Carter, is the daughter of music megastars Beyonce and Jay-Z. Thanks to her parent’s extremely successful careers, this little girl’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1 billion. This is all before she has even started kindergarten.
8. Willow & Jaden Smith
These two are the children of Will and Jade Pinkett Smith and both have managed to already amass successful careers on their own.
Jaden Smith first started out his acting career when he starred alongside his father in The Pursuit of Happiness. The eldest of the two siblings Jaden had already been in the film industry for a decade when he turned 16. His other accomplishments by this age included getting to star alongside Jackie Chan in the film The Karate Kid and managing to earn himself a net worth of around $8 million.
The younger sibling, Willow Smith, chose to go into the music industry rather than take up acting like her brother and father. Releasing her smash hit Whip My Hair in 2010, Willow’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. This is all by the age of 14 and before she can even get behind the wheel of a car.
9. Jaylen Bledsoe
This is one rich kid who isn’t wealthy due to either luck or his parent’s work in Hollywood. Bledsoe is an entrepreneur who created his mountain of riches all on his own. He started his own information technology consulting company called Bledsoe Technologies when he was 12. Starting out with only $100 and lots of marketing it took only two years of starting the company for Bledsoe to become a millionaire. Within those two years, Bledsoe, needed to hire another 150 workers to keep up with the demand of his business. Now 16 years old Bledsoe’s net is said to be worth around $3.5 million. With a successful business up and running, Bledsoe, has recently been travelling the cities of America to give motivational talks to help inspire other kids to follow their dreams.
10. Knox & Vivienne Jolie Pitt
Knox & Vivienne Jolie Pitt are the biological son and daughter of Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Though the couple has adopted a number of other children it is believed these twins have the biggest financial statistics out of them all. Thanks to the major success of their mum and dad’s careers it is believed these twins are worth around $67.5 million. Did we mention they are also only seven years old?
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Seeing people at such a young age with more zeros in their bank account then we can ever hope to have, can be quite frustrating. While a lot may have been lucky to be born in the family, others have also earned their money on their own. So take that frustration and use it to inspire yourself to push forward with your big ideas to make your millions.
Do you think these kids deserve their million? Can you think of any other rich kids in the US? Let us know in the comments section below.