Those of us who consider ourselves ordinary must admit to being somewhat enamored with the celebrity elite. Their lifestyles and fame are things we can only dream of. Their scandals keep us on the edge of our seats. Their youtube accounts get millions of hits. Their fortunes… well, it seems net worth is one of our major celebrity curiosities, determining their popularity in the minds of the public. Most celebrities are well paid in comparison t the average, everyday Joe or Jane; however, some rake in more cash than their entertainment industry colleagues do. Below is an informative list of the top earning celebrities under 30.
These young musicians have quickly risen to the top since each of their careers began. Not yet 30, each of these rising stars raked in more than $50 million between 2011 and 2012.
Taylor Swift, 22, $57 million
Swift has won six Grammy awards, along with numerous other music awards during her short career. The Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame have honored this crossover star. She made her acting debut in 2009 on an episode of CSI: Miami and continues her acting endeavors in both television and film.
Justin Bieber, 18, $55 million
This award winning teen heartthrob has made waves in the music industry since his debut in 2008. Aside from singing and songwriting, Bieber has a promising acting career as well.
Rihanna, 24, $53 million
This Barbadian beauty took the R&B industry by storm with her sultry voice and enticing music. Six years later, her career is still hot with several albums under her belt, an awesome filmography, many awards and nominations, and a strong following of many loyal fans the world over.
Lady Gaga, 26, $52 million
Her head-turning look and hypnotic sound is what makes Lady Gaga a unique specimen in the music industry. With a huge following making hers the most popular celebrity Twitter account, it is easy to see that fans love her and why she ranks as one of the top earning celebrities in 2011-2012.
A box office smash, stars from the Twilight series head up the list of top paid movie stars. How long this will last is anybody’s guess. These three talented stars are sure to have bright futures ahead, even after the Twilight craze has passed.
- Kristen Stewart, 22, $34.5 million
- Taylor Lautner, 20, $26.5 million
- Robert Pattinson, 26, $26.5 million
They may not be raking in the same big bucks as the other celebrities on this list – yet. However, these up and coming stars are already making a name for themselves in television. Something tells us to keep watching these young actors and actresses as their careers continue to skyrocket.
Blake Lively, 24
Star of the CW’s hit show Gossip Girl, Lively is also a model and has starred in films such as Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Green Lantern, and Savages.
Hunter Parrish, 24
His may not be a common household name just yet, but Hunter Parrish is a rising star with television and film credits, including starring roles in Weeds and 17 Again.
Molly Quinn, 18
Fiery redhead, Molly Quinn, is an actress you might recognize for her role as Alexis Castle on the television series Castle. She has enjoyed a few other roles in her short career, and we predict that this is only the beginning for this promising Hollywood starlet.