10. Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen
The Olsen twins have a net worth of over $300 million. They started out as adorable kids on the comedy, “Full House” and are now fashion moguls. Though these Americans are just 28, Ashley and Mary-Kate have already earned a tremendous amount of money through their fashion lines. They established The Row, a brand that offers handbags, eyewear and ready-to-wear. They also own Elizabeth and James, and were recognized by theCFDA as the Women’s Wear Designers of the Year.
9. Miley Cyrus
American Miley Cyrus is only 21 but has already been named the Most Charted Teenager in the Guinness Book of World Records and has a net worth of $150 million. The former Hannah Montana star has completely changed her brand and is still earning from her role in the television series. Her autobiography made the New York Times bestseller list. Her musical tours also add to her earnings and she has started a career in feature films as well.
8. Justin Bieber
Forbes named the third most powerful celebrity worldwide in 2012. That’s a big honor for someone who was 18 at the time. Now, at the age of 20, Bieber has already sold over 15 million albums. His fans rival the number of Beatles fans when that band was in their heyday. He also has his name on a brand of nail polish and a fragrance. Earnings are also generated by his endorsement of the Proactiv line. This Canadian star has a net worth of $160 million.
7. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is just 28 and made the Billboard chart’s list of top five earners. Her debut album The Fame made it to the top of the charts in several countries across the world. Since then she has written songs for several artistes and released a number of successful albums, including The Fame Monster. She was number 2 on Forbes’ celebrity 100 list and has earned more than $80 million. Her earnings come from her musical tours, a perfume venture and record sales. She has a net worth of over $190 million. This American star is known for her over the top attire and has partnerships with groups such as H&M and Armani.
6. Taylor Swift
American Taylor Swift is a 24 year old country music star who has a number of fans outside of that genre. Her net worth is currently estimated to be about $150 million and she made her money through her work in film, music, television and endorsements. She is associated with brands such as Cover Girl, Target and Elizabeth Arden. So far she has won several awards in music, including six Grammys, seven from the Country Music Association, 13 BMIs and 10 from the American Music Awards.
5. Robert Pattinson
Twilight star Robert Pattinson is 28 years old. The series has five installments which along with other films have helped him reach a net worth of $100 million. BeforeTwilight he gained popularity by acting in the Harry Potter series. This British star has also acted in films such as Water for Elephants and Cosmopolis. He earns about $25 million in each Twilight movie. He is in demand as an actor but his talents go beyond that, as he also models and is a talented musician.
Rihanna was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine. The 26 year old singer has a net worth of $90 million and has sold over 25 million albums. She has made a significant amount of money in television, music and film and also endorses products for Gucci Nivea and Secret and Vita Coco. Rihanna earns from touring and has top performing singles such as Stay which continue to generate revenue for her. This Bajan star was named Billboard’s Digital Song Artist for 2000 to 2010.
3. Kristen Stewart
American Kristen Stewart is the actress who plays Bella Swan in Twilight. Her acting helped to push the series to beat box office records over and over again. In 2011,Forbes magazine named her the Best Actor in Hollywood. The 24 year old actress has anet worth of $70 million. She earns $25 million from each Twilight film and also receives a percentage of the profits. She began acting at a young age and appeared inPanic Room and Speak.
2. Katy Perry
Katy Perry tours constantly and is involved in a number of commercial ventures. She has a net worth of $95 million and also earns from album sales and endorsements. She earns royalties from product sales as well. She has 11 Grammy nominations and she and Michael Jackson are the only singers to have one album with five singles that reached number one. She does private gigs and earns from those. This American star also owns equity in the snack maker, Pop Chips.
1. Taylor Lautner
American Taylor Lautner is an actor who has appeared in a number of films but really made his name known through the Twilight series. Along with acting, he is also amodel and voice actor. He has martial arts training and earns $12.5 million every time he stars in one of the latest installments of the Twilight series. He is known for his toned abs and has appeared on People Magazine’s list of Most Amazing Bodies. At the age of 22, he is one of the best paid and most popular celebrities in Hollywood.
The top 10 most popular, richest and youngest Hollywood stars in 2014 are all under thirty. Most of them started making millions of dollars before they even reached the age of twenty. These young men and women have found a way to thrive in an industry that most people in the know say can discourage even the most talented and dedicated professionals. They have fans on Twitter, FaceBook and other social media networks who follow their every move and while the fame can sometimes be restrictive, they are generally having fun and are doing what they enjoy.