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The richest child stars in Hollywood history

Anyone who has taken a cursory look at Hollywood knows that wealth and glamour are pervasive in the hills of L.A. Private jets, million-dollar mansions, luxury cars, and a designer lifestyle are commonplace.

Child stars are familiar with that wealth and luxury. They grow up with privilege and are surrounded by an entourage of people. It's a life most of us can't understand. Let us look at the richest child stars in Hollywood history.

Brooke Shields

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Brooke Shields started modeling before she turned one! She became a focal point of numerous advertising campaigns for deluxe brands like Calvin Klein. She smashed the record for being the youngest model to appear on the cover of Vogue when she graced it at 14 years old. As a child star, Brooke made a name for herself in the 1978 film “Pretty Baby.” She has starred in numerous movies and television shows, and she's basically Hollywood royalty.

Daniel Radcliffe

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Rising to stardom courtesy of the iconic Harry Potter role, Daniel Radcliffe is one of the most recognizable former child stars. As an adult, Radcliffe has worked on a number of different film projects and has dabbled in theater. His estimated net worth tops $110 million. With the staying power of “Harry Potter” and his ability to act in a wide range of films, we are sure to see more of this former child star.

Max Charles

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Born in Dayton, Ohio, Max Charles is the quintessential American child actor. He started his career at the ripe old age of seven when he appeared on the HBO series “True Blood.” Since 2010, Max’s career has been a comet ride of success. He has been in over 20 films and 16 television shows. Max even won the Young Artist Award for his acting chops. Clearly, young Max is just getting started. We expect to see him grace the silver screen for years to come. As of 2019, Max’s net worth is estimated to be a crisp $10 million.

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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Starting their careers as toddlers on the famous sitcom “Full House,” this dynamic duo has enjoyed a multi-decade path of stardom. In addition to their roles as the adorable toddlers, the pair has developed a variety of video and film projects they also starred in. They own and operate a production company called Dualstar. In 2004, Dualstar released a feature film called “New York Minute,” which earned over $20 million worldwide. Their current combined net worth is estimated to be $400 million. Not too bad for a pair who started in television, not even able to speak or read.

Selena Gomez

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Her career began as a young Gianna on “Barney and Friends” back in 2002. Since then, Selena Gomez segued her into a starring role on Disney’s hit show “Wizards of Waverly Place.” In the years that followed, young Selena continued to hone her acting and singing skills. She starred in a number of critically-acclaimed films and television series. She is estimated to be worth a cool $50 million, not too bad for someone who started out in the biz before she could read a script.