Each year, new and talented young stars rise to the top. Many youngsters are filthy rich, earning millions and living lavish lives. From musicians and actors to Instagram influencers, here is our list of 2017’s richest celebrities under 27.
15. Cara Delevingne, 25, model and actress
Delevingne entered the modeling world at the age of 10, appearing with Lady Eloise Anson in a Bruce Weber editorial about designer Philip Treacy. By 2009, she was signed with Storm Models and was a big name in the British modeling industry working with brands like Burberry, Channel, Blumarine, and Dolce & Gabbana. After the 2012 and the 2014 Model of the Year award, she made her big-screen debut as Princess Sorokina in ‘Anna Karenina’. After being named 2015’s second-highest-paid model, earning $9 million, Delevingne decided to take a break from modeling and focus on her acting. Soon after, she landed her first lead role in the comedy-drama ‘Paper Towns’, and her most prominent role to date as Enchantress in ‘Suicide Squad’. 2017 was pretty busy for Cara. She appeared in ‘Tulip Fever’, ‘London Fields’ and co-starred in ‘Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets’. Cara Delevingne’s net worth is currently estimated at $18 million.
14. Sam Smith, 25, musician
Born and raised in London, England, Sam Smith started conquering the world in 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure’s single ‘Latch’. Featuring on Naughty Boy’s ‘La La La’, Smith got his first number one single and the 2014 Brit Critics’ Choice Award. His debut album spawned some of his biggest hits to date, ‘Money on My Mind’ and ‘Stay With Me’ leading him to win four Grammys. The hit-maker continues his domination in the music world with his latest album, ‘The Thrill of It All’ which topped both the UK and the US charts. Sam Smith’s net worth reached $18 million, and it’s bound to grow.
13. Kendall Jenner, 22, model
As part of the most famous American family, Kendall Jenner grew up in the spotlight. However, she managed to take her image beyond the Kardashian/Jenner brand, becoming a ‘Fashion Icon of the Decade’. Jenner began walking the runways in 2014 and has scored some of the most coveted modeling projects ever since, including a Vogue cover, a lead spot on the Marc Jacobs Runway, and Victoria’s Secret wings. The tenth most followed celebrity on Instagram is also the highest-paid model in 2017, dethroning Gisele Bundchen after reigning for 15 years. The top influencer and IT girl has a net worth of $18 million, a number which is expected to skyrocket in the next year.
12. Kate Upton, 25, swimsuit model and actress
A swimsuit model by profession, Kate Upton has a net worth of $20 million. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011 and was named Rookie of the Year, and was also a cover model for the magazine in 2012, 2013, and 2017. Throughout her modeling career she has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, LOVE, GQ, V, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Esquire editorials or covers. She was named Model of the Year in 2013 at New York’s Fashion Week. After ensuring her place at the top of the modeling world, Upton branched out on the big screen, starring alongside Cameron Diaz in the comedy ‘The Other Woman’. People’s Sexiest Woman appeared in ‘The Layover’, ‘Wild Man’, and ‘The Disaster Artist’ in 2017.
11. Zayn Malik, 24, singer
Being part of the most popular acts produced by a reality series ever really paid off for Zayn Malik. One Direction earned a worldwide recognition after their debut album, ‘Up All Night’. Despite the band’s epic success, Zayn left it in 2015 to focus on his solo career. His debut album ‘Mind of Mine’ and the single ‘Pillowtalk’ incorporate a more alternative R&B music style. Zayn has received many awards including 2016’s Teen Choice Music: Breakout Artist, AMA New Artist of the Year, and Billboard Power 100 Power Artists. He has already accumulated a net worth of $20 million and is yet to take over the music scene.
10. Jordan Spieth, 24, golfer
The young golfer has been recording successes since 2009 when he won the US Junior Amateur tournament. He won the title again in 2011, ranking at number one PGA Junior Golfer in the worlds. He is only the second ever to win two Junior tournaments after Tiger Woods. Fast forwarding to 2015, Spieth won the Valspar Championship, The Masters, and the US Open in the same year. His constant rise in rankings and earnings have made him the number-two golfer in the world. He’s an extremely marketable star, endorsing some big-name companies like Under Armour, AT&T, Coca-Cola, and Rolex. Having won the Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale in 2017, Jordan Spieth’s net worth spiked to $30 million, making him the ninth richest celebrity under 27.
9. Demi Lovato, 25, singer and actress
The Disney star, who has a net worth of $33 million, debuted in ‘Barney and Friends’. She went on to land her first prominent role in the show ‘As the Bell Rings’. But, it was ‘Camp Rock’ that took her career to a whole new level. Lovato starred in the movie ‘Princess Protection Program’ and the show ‘Sonny With a Chance’. Leaving her Disney image behind, the latina focused on developing her music career. Five of her albums have been certified gold, and she has numerous hit-singles behind. The pop-rock star released her sixth album ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ whose eponymous song became her highest-charting single in the US, reaching number 6.
8. Ariana Grande, 24, singer and actress
Ariana Grande entered the entertainment industry back in 2008 as cast in the Broadway musical, ‘13’. Her next role was Cat in the Nickelodeon TV show, ‘Victorious’, which turned to be her breakout role. She reprised her role in the series spin-off, ‘Sam & Cat’ alongside Jennette McCurdy. After her acting success, Grande turned to singing and released her albums ‘Yours Truly’ and ‘My Everything’ in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Quickly becoming a global teenage icon, Ariana Grande is one of the most influential people worldwide with numerous accolades. In 2017, she embarked on her Dangerous Woman Tour which added to her $35 million net worth.
7. Harry Styles, 23, singer
The youngest member of the boy band One Direction is also part of our richest youngsters’ list with a net worth of $50 million. He reached international fame as a part of the iconic group that conquered the entertainment industry with their hit-singles and albums. After the group disbanded in 2016, Harry Styles signed with Columbia Records and released his debut solo single ‘Sign of the Time’ which peaked at number one in the UK and number four in the US. His self-titled album came later this year topping the UK and US charts. Styles also starred in his acting debut ‘Dunkirk’.
6. Selena Gomez, 25, singer and actress
With only 25 years, Selena Gomez has quite an impressive biography and a net worth of $50 million to her name. As a Disney sweetheart she starred in ‘Barney & Friends’ and had small roles in ‘Walker’, ‘Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire’, ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’ and ‘Hannah Montana’, before landing the leading role of Alex Russo in ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’. Her Disney projects helped her launch her music career which continued with the band Selena Gomez & the Scene. After releasing three albums, Gomez decided to continue solo, and as of 2017, she has sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide. The ‘13 Reasons Why’ executive producer is officially the most followed celebrity on Instagram in 2017.
5. Kylie Jenner, entrepreneur and TV personality
As a part of America’s first showbiz family, Kylie Jenner has been earning hefty sums for her appearances way before she decided to build a brand out of her own name. Her net worth reached astronomical $50 million in 2017, and she became the youngest entry at the Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list, earning $41 million. The greatest part of her fortune comes from her makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics, which has made $420 million since its launch in 2015. The socialite also has some lucrative endorsement deals, including Puma, and her own spin-off series, ‘Life of Kylie’ which add a good sum to her wealth.
4. Neymar, 25, football player
Neymar made his professional debut at the age of 17 at Santos and was named the South American Footballer of the Year twice before he transferred to FC Barcelona. Playing side by side with Leo Messi, the Brazilian rose to international prominence thanks to his exceptional game. In 2017, Neymar secured the biggest football transfer when he joined Paris Saint-Germain in a deal worth $250 million, making him the most expensive player. His lucrative sponsorships and personal emojis, as well as his partnership with the NN Consultoria company, add to his net worth of $63 million.
3. Ed Sheeran, 26, singer
Ed Sheeran has been releasing EPs and played live shows since 2006. But, it was in 2011 that he released his first studio album, ‘+ (Plus)’ and gained international popularity. The album was certified seven-times platinum in the UK and spawned the hit single ‘The A-Team’ which earned Sheeran the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. His popularity skyrocketed after he released his second album, ‘X’ and its leading single ‘Thinking Out Loud’ which brought him two Grammys. 2017 saw his third album ‘÷ (Divide’) which produced two colossal singles – ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Perfect’ – and topped the UK and US charts. Sheeran also gained media attention when he appeared as a Lannister soldier in his cameo role in ‘Game of Thrones’. At the moment, Ed Sheeran is the third richest celebrity under 27, with a net worth of $68 million.
2. Miley Cyrus, 25, singer and actress
The audience came to know Miley Cyrus as the undercover pop star Hannah Montana. Living the ‘Best of Both Worlds’, the teenage idol turned into a global pop icon. A decade after, Miley put her efforts in separating herself from her Disney alter ego, going for an edgier appearance and explicit performances. But, her popularity didn’t decrease. Her single ‘Wrecking Ball’ became an instant success worldwide, and her album ‘Bangerz’ was certified platinum. Following her psychedelic experiment, Miley returned to her country origins releasing the album ‘Younger Now’. The second richest young celebrity under 27 has a net worth of whopping $200 million thanks to her intriguing appearance and catchy lyrics.
1. Justin Bieber, 23, singer
The global singing sensation is at the top of our list of 2017’s richest youngsters, but also the third entry in the 2017’s richest celebrities list, with a net worth of $305 million. His debut single ‘One Time’ and album ‘My World’ launched him into stardom. With five number one singles ( ‘Love Yourself’, ‘Sorry’, ‘I’m the One’, ‘What Do You Mean?, and ‘Despacito’) and six number one albums, Justin Bieber has established an image of a game changer in the entertainment industry. Purpose, his latest world tour noted 150 successful shows over 18 months across six continents. Although the remainder of the tour was canceled ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’, he racked $83.5 million in 2017, also pocketing from his JustMoji icons and the Calvin Klein endorsement deal.
Young, ambitious, talented, successful, and inspiring – these young celebrities have it all! They have touched the glory of money and fame since an early age, turning into global icons and superstars. We can only imagine what their net worth will be by the time they turn 30! Don’t forget to check CelebJury for the latest celebrity net worth news!