Friday, August 19, 2011

Hollywood’s Richest Teens

It’s no wonder why Justin Bieber is so egotistical.
According to a People magazine ranking of the top-earning teen actors and musicians, Bieber scored the top spot.

Most of that cash came from his smash movie, “Never Say Never,” and his hit fragrance, “Someday.” (By contrast, girlfriend Selena Gomez made $5.5 million.) Bieber reached that big-baller level thanks to the record-breaking returns from “Never,” which is the most successful concert-themed film in U.S. history, with more than $73 million earned to date.
Nipping at his heels was veteran teen starlet Miley Cyrus, whose haul was $48 million, almost all of it earned from touring.

Other big earners on the list include “Twilight” top wolf Taylor Lautner, who earned $8.5 million for the final two installments of the movie series, as well as $7.5 million for his upcoming starring debut in the action thriller “Abduction.”
Nick Jonas had a very good year as well, with totals around $12.5 million, while “Two and a Half Men” star Angus T. Jones banked $7.8 million, thanks to a $300,000 per episode payday.
Jaden and Willow Smith made the list, with Jaden earning $5 million last year, $3 million of it from his starring role in “The Karate Kid,” while sister Willow’s music career rang up $4 million.
Acting sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning also did pretty well, with Dakota, 17, getting $4 million for “Breaking Dawn” and Elle, 13, taking home $1.5 million for “Super 8.”