Early Retirement: 15 Child Stars That Won’t Ever Need To Work Again

Early Retirement: 15 Child Stars That Won’t Ever Need To Work Again
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Growing up in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and even the 2000s we have seen some pretty phenomenal shows that had some of our favorite child stars. And some child stars don’t always turn out for the best: many have gone down the road of addiction and some take their own lives. But, there are child stars that turned out pretty darn well and are still relevant, that could definitely take the early retirement. And while the kids of today may have no idea that all of these celebs were once child stars, making some bank back in the day, here are 15 Child Stars That Won’t Ever Need To Work Again.

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Tatyana Ali
$13 million

Many people may look at Tatyana Ali and recognize her as Ashley from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But, people fail to realize that she received her start on Sesame Street as a child performer. Now, Ali is active both in front of the camera and behind the camera as a producer. She had a recurring role on The Young and the Restless, plus Love That Girl! on TV One.

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Selena Gomez
$16 million

At the age of 23, Selena Gomez has already had quite the career in the entertainment industry. She’s been in tons of movies and even had some hit songs do well on the Billboard Hot 100. Gomez was lucky enough to get a chance to appear on Barney and Friends for 2 years. A few years later, she ended up on her own series, Wizards of Waverly Place. The rest is history.

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Neil Patrick Harris
$16 million

Neil Patrick Harris is a man of many talents. He’s an excellent host, as he’s hosted the Tony Awards, the Primetime Emmy Awards, the Academy Awards and even won a Tony in 2014 for his role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Harris is known for his work as Doogie Howser, the child prodigy that became a doctor, but he even had a few roles before that.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt
$25 million

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the made-for-TV film star before he starred in Angels in the Outfield and eventually 3rd Rock from the Sun. it’s surprising to know that he went to Van Nuys High School and later to college at Columbia University for a few years. Guess he couldn’t stay resist being retired for too long, as he dropped out of college early to act again.

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Ryan Gosling
$36 million

It’s truly easy to forget that even someone as famous as Ryan Gosling was also a child star. Gosling was lucky enough to be selected to be a mouseketeer with the infamous Mickey Mouse Club, alongside other future celebs like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. Then, he landed some pretty huge TV series like Are You Afraid of the Dark, Goosebumps and Young Hercules.

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Alyssa Milano
$45 million

Some child stars aren’t able to move past their initial level of fame. But, that’s not the case for Alyssa Milano. She was part of the hit TV show, Who’s the Boss? as Sam from 1984 to 1992. And even before that, Milano was part of a few off-Broadway productions. But, after the success of playing Sam, she was able to land the role of Phoebe Halliwell on the popular show, Charmed.

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Raven Symone
$53 million

For those of us who grew up watching The Cosby Show and That’s So Raven! we are very familiar with the cuteness that was once Raven Symone. On The Cosby Show, she played Olivia, the young stepdaughter of Denise. Raven was too young to read the script, so her parent would read it for her to recite. The actress is now practicing her hosting skills on the show, The View.

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Emma Watson
$60 million

It’s hard to believe that the Harry Potter film series started back in 2001, almost 15 years ago. And Emma Watson was with the series the whole time, as she was cast to be Hermione Granger, the quick-witted, overachiever in 1999. Even with Watson’s hectic shooting schedule for the movie franchise, she was still able to graduate from Brown University with an English Lit degree.

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Drake
$75 million

There was something very special about the Degrassi TV series from way back in the day. Then when Degrassi: The Next Generation came out, it was just as amazing and that’s where we met Drake aka Jimmy Brooks aka Wheelchair Jimmy. With the way his music career has blown up, people forget that Drake didn’t quite start from the bottom, since his show was already such a success.

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Daniel Radcliffe
$110 million

Daniel Radcliffe is another member of the Harry Potter movie franchise that has done so well, he definitely could retire early and have plenty of money to spare. But, even Radcliffe put in years of work before landing the role of Harry. Good thing, Radcliffe’s parents didn’t turn down the offer for this franchise. His name would probably have a few less 0’s to his net worth.

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Drew Barrymore
$125 million

At one point in time, Drew Barrymore was a dominant force in starring in Romantic Comedies. But, Barrymore was a tiny little angel when she was cast for the role of Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. But, like many child stars, she struggled with addiction in her teenage, even doing a few stints in rehab facilities. None of this would stop her from bouncing back to a successful career.

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Miley Cyrus
$165 million

Miley Cyrus has made quite a name for herself and not necessarily in the most positive light. But, once upon a time Cyrus was nailing her role on Hannah Montana, where she had to hide the fact that she was an international pop sensation and be a normal kid. Somewhere along the line, she was over being a Disney gal and wanted express herself, freely without being censored.

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Justin Bieber
$200 million

Many people consider Justin Bieber to be a jerky ex teen pop star who gets into all types of trouble. Part of that is true as he’s no longer a teenager and he’s a 21-year- old young man and naturally still gets into a little trouble, as everything he does is video recorded for the world to see. But, Bieber could definitely retire comfortably on his $200 million.

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Leonardo DiCaprio
$245 million

With all of his huge hit movies that have come out on the big screen, people would easily forget that Leonardo DiCaprio got his start being in a few commercials, and then appearing on Santa Barbara and Growing Pains. DiCaprio was on his way to taking a break from movies, but of course, he was recently cast for another role that he just couldn’t turn down.

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
$300 million

What would this list of child stars be without the original Michelle Tanner from Full House? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are worked their butts off during their preteen and teen years, starting their own company, Dualstar which produced movies that they worked on. Later this same company targeted the teen market with fragrances and decorations. They recently won Womenswear Designer of the Year, for their work on The Row.

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