With age comes wisdom. But it does take a little bit of wits and savvy to be making millions of dollars at a young age, wouldn’t you agree? We would like to present you with a list we have compiled of the top 7 earning celebrities under the age of 25. The following celebrities were ranked according to figures released by Forbes Magazines, which represent estimates for their total earnings for the year 2012.
Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Justin Bieber is making big money for a boy his age. The singer showed his entrepreneurial skills by investing in several successful startups, which have helped bring his yearly income at a staggering $58 million. Thanks to this mind-blowing revenue, the Canadian-born singer tops our top 7 earning celebrities under 25 countdown. Considering that he is just 19 years old, it is safe to assume that even bigger things are coming his way.
With her 24thbirthday just around the corner, pop songstress Taylor Swift ranks a close second to Bieber, with total earnings of $55 million. Her fourth album, Red¸ released at the end of 2012 sold over one million copies in just one week. 2012 was also the year when she managed to top the Billboard 100 chart, which explains, at least in part, why her paycheck at the end of the year was so high. But Miss Swift doesn’t make all of her money just from music. Several endorsement contracts, with big names such as The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), Covergirl, or Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE), have all helped round up her income.
Another singer wraps up our top three top earning celebrities under 25: the Barbados-born beauty Rihanna. To be fair, she just celebrated her 25thbirthday earlier this year, but you can’t deny that she’s still pretty young for the bucks she’s making. Rihanna has come a long way since she first made her appearance on the US music scene and it has certainly been worth it, if we were to judge by the size of her bank account. While her albums and singles have had an overwhelming success and have gained millions of fans all over the world, like Taylor Swift, Rihanna also increases her earnings through various endorsement deals.
Wondering who else has made it on our list? Let’s take a look at the countdown.