When most kids spent their time developing and honing their skills hoping that it will allow them to get a job in future, there are a lucky few who are either born wealthy or become rich before they’re even of legal drinking age. Here’s a list of 10 wealthiest kids in the world as of 2015:
World’s Top 10 Wealthiest Kids
10. Jaylen Bledsoe
Net worth: $3.5 Million
At the age of 12, Jaylen Bledsoe of Hazelwood founded an information technology consulting company called Bledsoe Technologies. He was a high school student when he started working on this tech startup that has now grown into a global enterprise. In 2013, the enterprise was working with 150 contract employees who provided clients with graphics, website designs and other technological services. Back then in an interview Bledsoe said he was planning to expand his business into building hotels and developing apps that’d allow people to open rooms using their phones. Bledsoe said his success mantra was his willingness to take risks.
9. Rico Rodriguez
Net worth: $4 Million
At number 9 position of the 10 wealthiest kids in the world is Rico Rodriguez who started acting when he was quiet young. He got his biggest acting gig in the year 2009. Best known for playing Manny Delgado in ABC smashing hit show Modern Family, Rodriguez has since worked on a broad range of projects. In 2012 he wrote a book titled “Reel Life Lessons… So Far.” He has worked in seven films and a number of other popular television series including My Name Is Earl, NCIS, Sesame Street etc. Recipient of a number of Teen Choice Awards and Young Artist Award, Rodriguez has earned $4 million as an actor and most of it has come from the Modern Family.
8. Elle Fanning
Net worth: $5 Million
Mary Elle Fanning is an American actress. She made her debut in 2001 playing the younger version of her sister Dakota Fanning in the miniseries Taken. Following this Fanning worked in a number of famous films like My Neighbor Totoro, Babel etc. It was in 2006, when she began having offers of lead roles. Today she is best known for starring in films like Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, We Bought a Zoo and Maleficent. However her breakthrough role came in the film Super 8. Made on budgets of $50 million, they grossed over $260 million upon it release. Fanning’s acting skill were lauded by both critics and audiences.
7. Jaden Smith
Net worth: $8 Million
At number 7 position of the 10 wealthiest kids in the world is Jaden Christopher Syre Smith. He is the son of the popular American actor Will Smith. Like his father Jaden too is an actor. He made his debut in the 2006 blockbuster film The Pursuit of Happiness alongside his father. In 2010, he starred with Jackie Chan in the remake of the 1984 film, The Karate Kid (2010). He has also appeared in the remake of the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008). In 2013, Jaden and Will Smith worked together again in the science fiction action adventure film calledAfter Earth. The film, unlike The Pursuit of Happiness was severely criticized and bombed at the box-office.
6. Abigail Breslin
Net worth: $12 Million
Abigail Kathleen Breslin is an American actress and a singer. She began her career when she landed a gig for a commercial when she was 3-years-old. Two years later, Breslin debuted in her first film, Signs (2002) directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film was a box office success. Her breakthrough performance came in the year 2006 when she starred in a comedy-drama called Little Miss Sunshine. The film was a critical and commercial success and Breslin received rave reviews for her excellent performance. She received many nominations including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Screen Actors Guild Award. Breslin has starred in other films like No Reservations(2007), My Sister’s Keeper (2009) , Zombieland (2009), August: Osage County (2013), Ender’s Game (2013) etc.
5. Valentina Paloma Pinault
Net worth: $12 Million
At number 5 position of the 10 wealthiest kids in the world is Valentina Paloma Pinault. She is the 8-yeras-old daughter of Mexican and American film actress, producer and director, Salma Hayek and the French billionaire, François-Henri Pinault. Salma Hayek is best known for playing the 2002 film Frida after the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. After Pinault was born the couple had broken up but later reconciled and got married. Salma Hayek’s net worth is $85 million whereas Francois-Henri Pinault’s net worth is $5 billion. Although Valentina’s net worth is $12 now, she will inherit millions more from her super rich parents once she becomes old enough.
4. Nick D’aloisio
Net worth: $30 Million
Nick D’aloisio is a 19-years-old computer programmer from United Kingdom. He became an internet entrepreneur when he was just 15 years of age. A technological genius, D’aloisio is best known for inventing Summly, an application for iOS which he later sold to Yahoo for $30 million. He received many accolades including Wall Street Journal’s “Innovator of the Year”, TIME Magazine’s one of the world’s most influential teenagers etc. In 2014 he won the Apple Design Award at WWDC. Currently, pursuing Computer Science and Philosophy from Hertford College, Oxford University, D’aloisio is one of the youngest self-made millionaires in the world.
3. Dannielynn Birkhead
Net worth: $59 Million
At number 3 position of the 10 wealthiest kids in the world is Dannielynn Birkhead. Born in 2006 Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead is the daughter of Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead. Anna Nicole Smith was an American Playboy model actress, and television personality. She died in 2007 from an overdose of prescription drugs. After her mother’s demise, Dannielynn became the heiress to Smith’s estate. Since her birth Dannielynn has been a tabloid sensation and late became the focus of the Dannielynn Birkhead paternity case. The case centering around who was Dannielynn’s biological father received tremendous media coverage. In 2013 Dannielynn became the face of Guess Girl’s Spring line.
2. Knox & Vivienne Jolie Pitt
Net worth: $67.5 Million
Who hasn’t heard of Brangelina right? Knox & Vivienne Jolie Pitt are twins of Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. When they were born in 2008, in a seaside hospital in Nice, France, there were media people circling the place like a vulture tryimg to catch one glimpse of the children. The first picture of Knox & Vivienne Jolie Pitt was reported sold for $14 million which became the most expensive celebrity photographs ever taken. Since Knox & Vivienne are children of one of the highest paid celebrities in the world, it’s no surprise they ended up in the number 2 passion of the 10 wealthiest kids in the world today.
1. Prince George Alexander Louis
Net worth: $1 Billion
Officially called Prince George of Cambridge, he is the son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. A flurry of things happened before and after Prince George was born. The British national economy was expected to experience a positive jump, a lullaby entitled “Sleep on” was composed in his name, commemorative coins were issued etc. The point is when the baby’s so popular, wealth will naturally grow. Besides the royal British family is undoubtedly one of the richest families ever. Currently Prince George Alexander Louis is two years old and a billionaire.