As a wise man once said to me regarding wealth, you can win it, you can steal it or you can earn it. And as an afterthought he added ‘Or you can get lucky’. Great fortune has avoided me so far in life, and big earnings and winnings haven’t come my way yet either. My permanently guilty expression, that causes suspicion in the sleepiest of security guards, would make me a terrible career criminal. So with that in mind, I don’t expect to be entering the rich lists of Forbes any time soon.
In this crazy World, some people are just not as fortunate as me. Never will they feel the pleasure of finally getting paid after days of waiting, and never will they really appreciate the true value of money.
The Top Ten Richest Teenagers – 2022 List
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the world’s richest teenagers.
10. Suri Cruise
Suri Cruise is the daughter of Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Born on April 18, 2006, she’s the couple’s only child. Just recently, she celebrated her sixteenth birthday by
As of 2022, her father has an estimated net worth of $600 million. As for her mom, it’s estimated that she’s holding on to at least $25 million. The two have been divorced since 2012; they filed for divorce after being married for five and a half years and Cruise allegedly hasn’t seen his daughter for six years (Holmes has custody of her). Regardless, having such a famous father undoubtedly boosts her net worth. This is especially true seeing as how she’s their only child.
While it’s unknown whether or not she will be following in her parent’s footsteps (not counting the small uncredited appearance she made in the 2013 film Oblivion), one thing’s for sure—she’s keeping it low-key. Not only does she not have any social media accounts, but public appearances of her are also relatively uncommon. Having said that, she was recently spotted with her mom enjoying an evening out in New York City.
9. Charli D’Amelio
Charli D’ Amelio rose to fame in 2019 after posting dance videos to Tiktok. She quickly gained a mass following and by March 2020, had become the most-followed user on the social media platform. In fact, she’s the first user to have reached 50 and 100 million followers on TikTok (she has since been surpassed by Khaby Lame as the most-followed creator). According to Forbes, she’s also the highest-earning creator on the platform in 2022.
In 2019, she also made her acting debut with a voice role in the animated film StarDog and TurboCat. Since then, she has starred in the reality show Charli vs Dixie and the Hulu documentary series The D’Amelio Show, which focuses on her family. The latter recently finished its second season and has since been renewed for a third.
In 2022, she also competed in the 31st season of Dancing with the Stars, where she ultimately went on to win the whole thing with partner Mark Ballas.
Aside from television and film, she also has other endeavors including a makeup line, a podcast, a nail polish collection, as well as a clothing line—all at the age of 18.
Ruel is a singer and songwriter who’s best known for his hit songs “Painkiller”, “Younger”, “Don’t Tell Me”, and “As Long As You Care.” At the age of thirteen, he recorded a rendition of James Bay’s “Let It Go”, which his father sent to M-Phazes. Impressed by his talent, the music producer signed him to his label and the two eventually released the single “Golden Years” in April 2017.
The following year, he released his debut EP Ready through RCA Records. Produced by M-Phazes, it consisted of seven tracks including the previously released standouts, “Dazed & Confused”, “Don’t Tell Me”, and “Younger.” It also included two previously unreleased songs: “Say”, and “Not Thinkin’ Bout You.” Met with praise, it reached number 3 in New Zealand and number 17 in his native Australia.
Since then, the singer has released two additional EPs: Free Time and Bright Lights, Red Eyes, the latter of which came out in 2020. That same year, he received an APRA Award nomination for Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year and four ARIA Music Award nominations for Song of the Year, Engineer of the Year, Best Male Artist, and Producer of the Year.
7. Ty Simpkins
Ty Simpkins began his acting career as a child star in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. He also had a recurring role in the series Guiding Light, for four years. From there, he made a number of guest appearances in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Private Practice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.. He even appeared in an episode of Family Guy.
However, he’s better known for his film appearances. He made his big screen debut in Steven Speilberg’s 2005 film War of the Worlds. He then appeared in All the King’s Men before starring in the award-winning Little Children. He also went on to film Pride and Glory, Revolutionary Road, and Gardens of the Night.
Later in 2013, he landed a recurring role in Iron Man 3, where he played the role of Harley Keener, Tony Stark’s sidekick. He later reprised the role in a cameo in Avengers: Endgame.
Since then, he has also starred in the blockbuster Jurassic World, which earned him a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor, a Young Artist Award nomination for Leading Young Actor, and a Young Entertainer Award nomination for Best Younger Actor.
6. Maddie Ziegler
Maddie Ziegler made herself known on the reality show Dance Moms, in which she starred from 2011 to 2016. In 2014, she also starred in a series of music videos by Sia, including “Elastic Heart”, and “Chandelier”, which gained her further recognition.
Since then, she has appeared in a number of films including Ballerina, Music, The Book of Henry, and The Fallout. In 2021, she also appeared in Steven Speilberg’s West Side Story, playing the role of Velma. Together with the rest of the cast, she received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Acting Ensemble.
Aside from film, she has also appeared in several television shows over the years including Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Harry, Austin & Ally, and Pretty Little Liars. In 2016, she also joined the judging panel of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. And more recently this year, she appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show. She has also released a memoir titled, The Maddie Diaries, which was released in 2017.
From 2015 to 2017, she was listed as one of the most influential teens in the world by Time Magazine. She also has a significant following on social media, with more than 13 million followers on Instagram.
5. Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown is best known for playing Eleven in the popular sci-fi series Stranger Things, for which she has received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations, among other accolades. Prior to that, she had made guest appearances in the shows Modern Family, NCIS, and Grey’s Anatomy. In 2020, she also appeared on Mariah Grey’s Magical Christmas Special.
Since her rise to stardom, she has also starred in a number of films including Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla vs. Kong, Enola Holmes, and Enola Holmes 2. She will also be appearing in the 2023 film Damsel and the 2024 film The Electric State, the former of which she will also be producing.
On top of all that, she has appeared in several music videos including those by Maroon 5, Drake, Mariah Carey, Sigma, and The xx. As part of an event, she also appeared in the video game The Sims 4 as a free downloadable character in 2018.
Not only has she been listed in Time Magazine’s list of most influential people in the world, but she’s also the youngest person to have been appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
4. JoJo Siwa
Jojo Siwa rose to fame on the reality show Dance Moms alongside her mother. Since then, she has starred in JoJo Sia: My World, JoJo’s Dream Birthday, JoJo’s Follow Your D.R.E.A.M, The Thundermans, Bizaardvark, and School of Rock, and has competed on various shows including Celebrity Family Feud, Dancing with the Stars, and The Masked Singer.
More recently, she guest starred in the mockumentary series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Besides her television career, she’s also a singer. In 2018, she released her debut album D.R.E.A.M. The Music, which peaked at number 22 on the Kids Albums chart. It was later followed by Celebrate in 2019 and JoJo’s Rockin’ Christmas in 2020. Some of her most popular songs include “Kid in a Candy Store”, “Boomerang”, and “Hold the Drama”, all of which have received RIAA certification.
On top of all that, she also has her own line of hair bows, dolls, bedroom decor, and books. In 2021, she also collaborated with General Mills on a strawberry-flavored breakfast cereal called JoJo Sia Strawberry Bop, which contains corn pups and marshmallows in the shape of colorful hearts, bows, and stars.
3. Jackie Evancho
Jackie Evancho gained widespread attention after finishing second in the fifth season of America’s Got Talent. Shortly afterward, she released her debut EP, O Holy Night, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and went platinum in the US and Canada.
The following year, she released her first full-length album Dream With Me, which featured duets with Susan Boyle and Barbra Streisand. Another success, it entered the Billboard 200 chart at number 2 and reached the top of the US Classical Chart.
Since then, she has released several additional albums including Heavenly Christmas, Songs from the Silver Screen, Awakening, Someday at Christmas, Two Hearts, and The Debut. In 2017, she also performed the national anthem at the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Some of her most popular songs of all time include “Starry Starry Night (Vincent)”, “Concrete Angel”, ”Dream With Me”,” The Lord’s Prayer”, America the Beautiful”, “God Bless America”, “The Rains of Castamere”, and “The Music of the Night.”
In 2020, she also competed in the third season of the singing reality series The Masked Singer, where she finished in fifth place.
2. Billie Eilish
Billie Elis is an award-winning singer and songwriter. She first rose to fame in 2015 with the release of her debut single “Ocean Eyes”, which charted in over a dozen different countries, including the US. Two years later, she released her extended play Don’t Smile At Me. A commercial success, it spawned several hit singles including “Bellyache”, “Copycat”, “My Boy”, and “Party Favor.”
Then in 2019, she released her first full-length album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart and became one of the best-selling albums of the year.
Since then, she has come out with a number of hits including “My Future”, “Your Power”, “Therefore I Am”, and “No Time to Die.” She has also embarked on several concert tours including the Don’t Smile at Me Tour, Where’s My Mind Tour, 1 by 1 Tour, Where Do We Go? World Tour, and Happier Than Ever, The World Tour.
Outside of her music career, she has appeared in a number of short films including Not My Responsibility, When Billie Met Lisa, and Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry. In 2021, she also appeared in an episode of Saturday Night Live, where she performed live on stage.
1. Valentina Pinault
Valentina Pinault is the daughter of billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault and Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek. Born on September 21, 2007, her birth was highly anticipated and photographed many times.
Just recently, the teen graced the cover of Vogue Mexico alongside her mother. The two were also photographed together last year at the Eternals premiere, where she made a rare Red Carpet Appearance.
Given her parents’ wealth, which is well in the billions, it’s probably fair to say that she’s set up for success, no matter what she decides to do in the future, whether it’s acting or business. Only time will tell what she chooses to pursue in life.