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30 Richest Celebrities Under 30 – Part 2

Kathryn Whitworth| February 17, 2015

In the previous article, we listed 15 of the 30 richest celebrities under 30. Here is the continuation:

15. Jennifer Lawrence

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Age: 24

Estimated Net Worth: $40 million

Best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series, Jennifer Lawrence debuted on the small screen playing Lauren Pearson in the comedy series The Bill Engvall Show. Since then, she has appeared in various independent dramas, such as The Burning Plain and Winter’s Bone, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

The American actress’ success came with the movie, X-Men: First Class, where she played the role of Mystique. She returned with the same role in X-Men: Days of Future Past, helping make the movie the highest-grossing of the franchise.

As she played the heroine Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise, Lawrence gained international acclaim and she was hailed as the highest-grossing action heroine of 2014.

Prior to this, she has starred in various films, including Silver Linings Playbook, where she won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe and American Hustle, which earned her a Golden Globe, a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award nomination.

14. Taylor Lautner

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Age: 22

Estimated Net Worth: $40 million

Taylor Daniel Lautner, or Taylor Lautner, is best known for his role in The Twilight Saga film series as Jacob Black. At a young age, he took martial arts classes and topped his category in the American Sports Karate Association.

Before accepting voice roles in different TV series, he made appearances in the comedy series like The Bernie Mac Show and My Wife and Kids. In 2005, he started appearing in films, such as Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D.

Since he was playing Jacob Black in The Twilight film series, he was forced to extensively change his physique. He caught the attention of the media and in 2010, he was named as one of The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010 by Glamour Magazine. In the same year, he was named as the highest-paid teen actor in Hollywood.

13. Rupert Grint

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Age: 27

Estimated Net Worth: $51 million

One of the three major characters in the Harry Potter film franchise, Rupert Grint is an English actor who used to act in school plays and local theatres. At the age of 11, he was cast as Ron Weasley and since then, he starred in all eight Harry Potter films, with Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe.

After the Harry Potter films were released, he was cast in supporting role in the 2012 anti-war film Into the White. The following year, his historical film CBGB was released and he was cast in CBS’ Super Clyde. He had his stage debut in 2013 in Jez Butterworth’s Mojo.

Because of the massive success of the Harry Potter films, the British actor has fulfilled his childhood fantasy of not just driving an ice cream van, but also owning one.

12. Adele

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Age: 26

Estimated Net Worth: $55 million

Simply known as Adele, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is a British singer and songwriter born in England. In 2006, she was discovered by XL Recordings when her friend posted her recordings on MySpace. The following year, she won the Brit Awards for Critics Choice and BBC Sound of 2008.

In 2008, she released her debut album 19, and it was a commercial success. It was a certified four times platinum in the UK and double platinum in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards, she also received two awards, Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

In early 2011, Adele released her second album, 21. It was a success as well, surpassing her debut album. It even earned her numerous awards, including a Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year. 21 has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and is a certified diamond in the US. All in all, the soulful British songstress has sold over 40 million albums.

11. Avicii

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Age: 25

Estimated Net Worth: $60 million

Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, is a Swedish electro house record producer and DJ. At the age of 24, he was at the height of his career, with the release of his debut album, True. Among his most popular songs are I Could Be the One, Wake Me Up, You Make Me, X You, Addicted to You and Hey Brother.

Both in 2012 and 2013, Avicii landed the 3rd spot on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs. Also, he received nominations at the Grammy Awards, one for his work with David Guetta, Sunshine and his song, Levels.

His song, Wake Me Up, became the first ever electronic song to hit more than 4 million hits in the US. However, it was Levels that launched him into the mainstream. According to reports, he takes home six-digit sums whenever he spins at a club.

10. Emma Watson

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Age: 24

Estimated Net Worth: $60 million

Known as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film installment, Emma Watson began his acting career by performing in school plays. But before she appeared in the series, she had never acted professionally.

While Watson’s confidence impressed the producers the viewers, the film earned her international fame. She continued working on more projects, including The Tale of Despereaux, where she lent her voice. She made her first small screen appearance in the TV adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes.

Despite taking more lead roles in films, such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring, Watson continued her education. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature at Brown University and Oxford University.

The English actress also modeled for major fashion labels like Burberry and Lancome. Also, she worked as a fashion consultant and created a line of clothing for People Tree. In 2014, she was given recognition by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts as the British Artist of the Year and became the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

9. Bruno Mars

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Age: 29

Estimated Net Worth: $70 million

Professionally known as Bruno Mars, Peter Gene Hernandez is an American record producer, songwriter and voice actor born and raised in Hawaii. At a young age, he started making music and performed in different musical venues.

When he graduated high school, he moved to LA to pursue a musical career. From there, he produced songs for many artists. Also, he became recognized as a solo artist for his songs Nothin’ On You and Billionaire, both of which were worldwide successes.

In 2011, Time Magazine named him as one of the most influential people in the world. Billboard also named him as Artist of the Year. As a singer, he sold more than 11 million albums and 68 million singles, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

The 28-year-old crooner is also known for his stage showmanship and retro performances. With his band The Hooligans, they play a variety of instruments, such as bass, piano, drums, horns and electric guitar.

8. Kristen Stewart

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Age: 24

Estimated Net Worth: $70 million

Kristen Stewart, best known for his performance as Bella Swan in the hit The Twilight Saga, has starred in a number of films in varying genres, including Panic Room, Speak, Zathura, Into The Wild, Adventureland, The Runaways, Snow White and the Huntsman, On the Road, Camp X-Ray, Clouds of Sils Maria, Still Alice and Equals.

Although she grew up with a family who works behind the camera, she never considered being an actor. Instead, she thought of becoming a screenwriter or a director. She only began acting at the age of 8, when a scout saw her perform in her school’s Christmas play. Stewart audition for a year, and after that, she got her first role in Disney Channel’s The Thirteenth Year.

For all her movie roles in 2010, she was listed by Vanity Fair as the highest-earning female actress, with estimated earnings of $28.5 million. Also, she topped Forbes Magazine’s list of Hollywood’s Best Actors for the Buck in 2011, with total earnings of $34.5 million.

7. Robert Pattinson

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Age: 28

Estimated Net Worth: $100 million

Since he landed the lead role as Edward Cullen in Twilight, Robert Pattinson has made a name for himself as one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood. The English actor started his film career in 2005 by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

From there, he got the title role of Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, which consisted of five films. The immense success of the films brought Pattinson worldwide fame and made him among the highest paid actors in Hollywood.

In 2010, he was listed as one of the Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine, and in the same year, he was ranked by Forbes as one of the most powerful celebrities in the world.

The actor has made appearances in a number of films already, including Remember Me, Water for Elephants and Cosmopolis, a film that earned him critical praise.

6. Daniel Radcliffe

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Age: 25

Estimated Net Worth: $110 million

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe, or Daniel Radcliffe, is an English actor who rose to fame playing the title role in the Harry Potter film series. At the age of 10, he made his acting debut in a television film David Copperfield. His cinematic debut followed two years after in the film The Tailor of Panama.

In 2000, Radcliffe was asked to audition for the role of Harry Potter by producer David Heyman. However, his parents didn’t want him to do so as the contract required shootings all films in Los Angeles, so he wasn’t informed by them. After several rounds of auditions, he was still chosen to play the part.

After the release of his first Harry Potter film, Radcliffe has had difficulties in attending school. So, he opted for on-set tutors. Although he admitted that he wasn’t really good at school, he got A grades in his AS-level exams.

5. Rihanna

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Age: 26

Estimated Net Worth: $120 million

Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna is considered the perfect embodiment of a modern pop star. Her singing career started upon meeting Evan Rogers in 2003, when she recorded demo tapes with his help. Her recordings were sent to various record labels and subsequently signed a contract with Jay-Z’s Def Jam Recordings.

In 2005, her debut album Music of the Sun, was released. Its follow-up A Girl Like Me, topped the US Billboard 200 list. Her fame continued to rise after the release of her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad, with its chart-topping single Umbrella.

Through the years, the Barbadian native has sold over 150 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists in history. Take a Bow, Umbrella, Only Girl, S&M, Diamonds, Stay and Umbrella are among her best-selling singles.

Rihanna’s performances earned her a multitude of awards, including 8 Grammy Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 8 American Music Awards and 2 Brit Awards. Also, she was ranked by Forbes as the 4th most powerful celebrity of 2012, with earnings of $53 million. That same year, she was named as one of the Most Influential People in the World.

4. Miley Cyrus

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Age: 21

Estimated Net Worth: $165 million

The pop singer Miley Cyrus, daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, rose to prominence as a teen ideal after being cast in Hannah Montana in 2006. Before that, she already held minor roles in the TV series Doc and the movie Big Fish.

Cyrus released her first studio album Meet Miley Cyrus, which was a certified quadruple-platinum, after she signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2007. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, the album sold over four million copies.

In 2008, her second album Breakout was released, featuring the track 7 Things. It helped her launch her film career by starting as the voice actress in the animated movie Bolt. She continued doing more films, starring in Hannah Montana: The Movie, The Time of our Lives and The Last Song.

Cyrus has released a total of four albums, with the fourth one generating controversies. Even so, she has earned numerous awards and nominations, including MTV’s Artist of the Year.

3. Taylor Swift

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Age: 24

Estimated Net Worth: $200 million

Known for her narrative songs based on personal experiences, Taylor Swift pursued a career in country music at the age of 14. Despite her age, she signed with the independent label Big Machine Records. She later became the youngest songwriter ever hired by Sony Music Publishing House.

In 2006, she released her self-titled album, establishing her as a country music artist. Our Song, her third single, earned her a nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist.

After two years, Swift released her second album, Fearless, which became the best-selling album of 2009. It won her 4 Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year. Her next two albums, Speak Now and Red, sold over one million copies within its first week of release.

As a singer and songwriter, Swift has earned lots of achievements, including seven Grammy Awards, eleven Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards and twelve Billboard Music Awards.

Other than music, the 24-year-old performer has appeared as an actress in films like Valentine’s Day, The Lorax and The Giver.

2. Justin Bieber

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Age: 20

Estimated Net Worth: $200 million

Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber was first discovered by Scooter Braun through his YouTube videos. Braun was impressed with his videos, so he called Bieber’s mother telling him his plans of working with him. When he finally convinced the mother, he arranged Bieber for a meeting with Usher.

The young singer received a recording contract from Island Records record executive L.A. Reid. In 2009, he released his debut EP, My World, which was a certified platinum in the United States. The following year, he released the full-length version of the album, My World 2.0.

Since then, Bieber has received a lot of awards in the music industry, including Artist of the Year Awards. He also received a nomination at the 53rd Grammy Awards for the Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.

His popularity spread all across the planet, having more than 40 million followers on Twitter. He was even named by Forbes Magazine as one of the Most Powerful Celebrities in the World, both in 2011 and 2012.

1. Lady Gaga

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Age: 28

Estimated Net Worth: $230 million

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, best known under the stage name Lady Gaga, started her career performing in theaters. She appeared in high school plays and attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, but she decided to drop out to pursue a career in music.

When Akon noticed her vocal prowess, he helped her sign a contract with Interscope Records and KonLive Distribution. The pop artist rose to prominence in 2008 with her debut album The Fame. It was a commercial success, with its chart-topping tracks Just Dance and Poker Face.

In 2011, he released her second full-length album, Born This Way. It topped the charts and sold over a million copies in its first week. Her third album Artpop was released two years after, with successful singles Applause and Do What U Want. Last year, Gaga released another album with Tony Bennett, called Cheek to Cheek.

All in all, her album sales reached 27 million copies and as of June 2014, she is named as one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Throughout her career, Gaga earned numerous achievements, such as six Grammy Awards, 13 Guinness World Records and 13 MTV Video Music Awards.

 

The names of the richest celebrities under 30 included in our list are nowadays making a name for themselves. And they continue to captivate the attention of the media, not only for their talents and abilities, but also for the amount of money they make.

 

 

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