We love to hate young actors. We love them because they are an exciting source of amusement and entertainment. We hate them because they have probably made more money before hitting 30, than most of us will ever do our whole lives.
What most of us do not understand is that acting is a special type of career and to reach that top level takes guts that most of us will never have. Daniel Radcliffe is an obvious inclusion in the list with the Harry Potter franchise being one of the biggest written works turned to film. We all remember High School Musical and American Pie, the actors who used these movies as stepping stones are sitting pretty at the top of the pile and they have made the list of the top 10 richest Hollywood actors under 30 in 2018.
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- 10. Nolan Gould – $7 Million
- 9. Jaden Smith – $8 Million
- 8. Justin Berfield – $10 Million
- 7. Zac Efron – $18 Million
- 6. Michael Cera – $20 Million
- 5. Taylor Lautner – $40 Million
- 4. Frankie Muniz – $41 Million
- 3. Rupert Grint – $51 Million
- 2. Robert Pattinson – $100 Million
- 1. Daniel Radcliffe – $110 Million
10. Nolan Gould – $7 Million
New York born actor who currently has a main role in the family show Modern Family began acting at the tender age of 3 doing commercial shows until when he also got to be interviewed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he told people hoe bright he was and had an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 150. He has featured in various films such as Field of Lost Shoes, Friends with benefits, Good Luck Charlie among many others. Nolan has good to show of himself without considerable doubt. He has a great future in the streets of Hollywood.
9. Jaden Smith – $8 Million
Karate Kid and son of famous actor Will Smith seem to be following into his father’s footsteps after all. California born child has shown talent on the screen set earning himself a chance to air with one of the most worshipped actors Jackie Chan. Jayden Smith not long ago did collaboration with his father in the movie After Earth that was a breakthrough for father and son. People thought about it more of bonding time for father and son. Jayden is currently working on Karate Kid 2 which we hope to see soon enough.
8. Justin Berfield – $10 Million
California born actor got to screen his first set on a TV commercial at the age of five which then made him a demand for the commercials directors as he went to air in 20 more commercials. Throughout the years he then set foot in the show Malcolm in the Middle. As a young man he would participate in charitable events as he loved helping the needy. Throughout his career he has won two major awards namely the Young Star Awards and the Young Artist Awards while he used to appear on set as Malcolm’s elder brother.
7. Zac Efron – $18 Million
California born actor began acting at the age of 11 as his father encouraged him to do so. Surprisingly he then started acting in his high school theatres exposing himself and getting to work with great minds on the screen set. Zack gained popularity after appearing on Disney’s High School Musical movie in the year 2006 starring as Troy. That wasn’t the end of the road for him for he got to air on many more movies such as The Lorax, The Lucky One and just last year he appeared on set with Roberto De Niro as they acted Dirty Grandpa. He has shown his talent and would like to see more of him as years pass by.
6. Michael Cera – $20 Million
Canadian born actor had his debut his career at a very tender age in comedies that were being aired back in the day. Michael also had a thing for music for he made a point of thinking it over and later on in the year 2014 he released his first music album. He recently worked on the animated TV show Sausage Party and he was behind the voice of Barry. As much as he has accomplished he has also won awards such as the Most Promising Performer and The Breakthrough Artist Award both in one year. Let’s wait and see what he has in store for us this year.
5. Taylor Lautner – $40 Million
American born martial artist, model and actor started his career at a very tender age as he would appear in comedy series. His hard work and talent got him a spot on the screen behind a voice of Scooby Doo which was an animated cartoon that what aired over the television waves and sets. He later on got a role to play as the charming werewolf in Twilight that got him working out frequently in the gym to maintain his role, he became among those named with the sexiest bodies. Jus t last year he got to play in the TV series scream queens alongside fellow beauties. People are expecting something big this year from the star.
4. Frankie Muniz – $41 Million
Actor, musician, driver, writer and producer are just but the things Frankie does in his average day to day job. Probably you would know him from FOX TV series Malcolm in The Middle which was the most watched show. Having being talented else where he decided to wait on his acting career and do other of his talents as he joined a music band as their drum mist. Acting in the show Malcolm in the Middle Frankie Muniz got to win awards of which one was the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards which he won twice. Frankie left the musical band on a project we are yet to see soon.
3. Rupert Grint – $51 Million
Having started acting at the age of 11 he was first put on set alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the film Harry Potter. Before this he would only act in school shows as he natured his talent onto the set. After Harry Potter he started working on other movies and projects showcasing his talent all over England. He is favorably known for his charitable giving. He donates items to the needy as well as participates in charity events and walks too. He surely has something to give back to the society.
2. Robert Pattinson – $100 Million
British born actor commonly known for playing Edward Cullen as the “cool” vampire in his breakthrough film Twilight started off as a model at the age of 12. He later on went to pursue acting as his career. What people don’t know is that before getting the lead role in Twilight he was starring in Harry Potter. What actually brought him out to the limelight is his lead role in Twilight making him among the most influential people named by TIME magazine. As a successful actor he has earned himself as many trophies one would want including becoming 11 time MTV Movie Award winner. In his line of work he has great projects planned for his future.
1. Daniel Radcliffe – $110 Million
Commonly known for his acting role as Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe started his acting career at the age of 10 then later on at the age of 11 he got his chance on set to star as Harry Potter. The series Harry Potter was a huge step in his career that at times he would rarely spend time with his family due to his tight schedule. Daniel has played many movies as the good guy until the release of Now You See Me 2 where he played as a villain. It was a breakthrough for him as well as his fans.
When the curtains close and the show is over, these actors have to return to their real lives. The highly successful ones actually do this and remain normal while making money in the process. If you take a closer look at them, the flashy lights, red carpets and shiny ornaments do not distract them from their professional work. While others either wear down or bow to pressure that is the silver screen, some seeking solace in drugs and alcohol, the real actors soar the heights of their careers and more than become successful in the film industry.