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30 highest-earning celebs under 30

  • 30 highest-earning celebs under 30

    Being young, famous, and wealthy is a perennial dream come true, and for a select handful of people, that dream has never been more fruitful than it is right now. More to the point, young celebrities are making an absolute killing these days. Take Kylie Jenner for example, who amassed a fortune of about $900 million in just three years time. That’s not bad for a 20 year old.

    Of course, Jenner is just one among numerous celebrities and athletes to rake in substantial earnings over the last few years. Behind each success story are legions of social media followers, lucrative contracts, high-profile endorsement deals, synergistic opportunities across a spectrum of mediums, and copious amounts of innate talent. It also just goes to show that society’s fixation with celebrity remains downright insatiable, resulting in serious income potential for a lucky few.

    Who are the 30 highest-earning celebs under 30 years of age? Stacker is here with the answer. For the data, Stacker used Forbes via Statista, which ranked each celebrity’s annual income from June 2016 to June 2017. The figures were initially based on research from The Celebrity 100. According to Forbes, “Earnings estimates reflect entertainment-related work. Taxes, management fees or other celebrity expenses are not deducted.”

    Without further ado, here are the 30 highest-earning celebs under 30.

    ALSO: 50 richest celebrities in the world


  • #30. Emma Stone

    Annual earnings (June 2016 to June 2017): $26 million

    Occupation: Movie actress

    Age: 29

    Academy Award-winner Emma Stone appeared in a variety of minor roles before wowing audiences with her turn as Jules in 2007’s “Superbad.” Soon after, she was taking the lead in successful movies like “Easy A” and “La La Land,” thereby cementing her A-list status. Catch her right now on the Netflix show “Maniac,” where she stars opposite former “Superbad” co-star Jonah Hill.  


  • #29. Cam Newton

    Annual earnings (June 2016 to June 2017): $26 million

    Occupation: Football player

    Age: 28

    After being the only player in the modern era to earn a Heisman Trophy, a national championship, and the first NFL draft pick in the same year, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton went on to snag Rookie of the Year in 2011 and MVP in 2015. As if all that wasn’t enough, he also starred in Nickelodeon’s “All in With Cam Newton,” and co-founded a production house, Iconic Saga Productions. 


  • #28. Blake Griffin

    Annual earnings (June 2016 to June 2017): $28.1 million

    Occupation: Basketball player

    Age: 29

    More than a seasoned NBA player, Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin has appeared in commercials for brands like Subway, Kia Motors, and GameFly. Meanwhile, he recently dated fellow superstar Kendall Jenner. Griffin has checked off all the high profile boxes for a modern athlete and has raked in tons of cash as a result.


  • #27. Kyrie Irving

    Annual earnings (June 2016 to June 2017): $29.9 million

    Occupation: Basketball player

    Age: 26

    Cavaliers fans are still basking in the glow of Kyrie Irving’s late-game three-pointer in the 2016 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, which helped lead the Cavs to victory. Nowadays, the former Rookie of the Year and MVP plays point guard for the Boston Celtics, who were #2 in their division last season. In 2012, Irving starred in a Pepsi-sponsored web series called “Uncle Drew,” followed by a 2018 film adaptation of the same name. In summary: the man keeps busy and makes bank.


  • #26. Skrillex

    Annual earnings (June 2016 to June 2017): $30 million

    Occupation: DJ

    Age: 30

    His name is Sonny John Moore, but audiences know him best as Skrillex, an award-winning DJ with an unorthodox, blitzkrieg style of electronic dance music. After first garnering attention as the lead singer for American post-hardcore band From First to Last, Skrillex embarked on a solo career in 2007. By 2010, his breakout hit “Kill Everybody” had taken the club scene by storm, and he’s been one of the foremost names in electronic music ever since.


  • #25. Eric Berry

    Annual earnings (June 2016 to June 2017): $31.1 million

    Occupation: Football player

    Age: 29

    NFL star Eric Berry is a bona fide comeback kid, who’s previously overcome injuries and cancer scares on his path to success. After signing a lucrative contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, Berry became the highest-paid safety in the NFL. Unfortunately, Berry continues to be plagued by injuries, and it’s still unclear as to whether he’ll be healthy enough to play the full 2018–2019 season.  


  • #24. Antonio Brown

    Annual earnings (June 2016 to June 2017): $31.9 million

    Occupation: Football player

    Age: 29

    The NFL’s ratings might be in a continual state of uncertainty, but that hasn’t stopped players like Antonio Brown from earning tens of millions of dollars. To think, Brown was originally a sixth-round draft pick in 2010, before becoming an absolute asset for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. As famous Brown might be for his blatant talent, he’s also gained a fair amount of attention for his inspired touchdown rituals.


  • #23. Chance the Rapper

    Annual earnings (June 2016 to June 2017): $33 million

    Occupation: Rapper

    Age: 25

    While growing up in Chicago, Chancelor Jonathan Bennett culled from a broad spectrum of influences when developing his sound and style. Soon, he emerged as Chance the Rapper, a versatile artist of considerable talent, who rocketed to success on the heels of his second mixtape, “Acid Rap.” More than just a big earner, Bennett also supports numerous causes and even donated $1 million to Chicago’s public schools.


  • #22. Clayton Kershaw

    Annual earnings (June 2016 to June 2017): $33.3 million

    Occupation: Baseball pitcher

    Age: 30

    In 2014, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw signed the largest contract for a pitcher in baseball history—for a whopping $215 million. To this day, he remains one of the highest-paid athletes in all of professional sports, and also has choice endorsement deals with companies like Wilson, Subway, Muscle Milk, and Under Armour. 


  • #21. Fletcher Cox

    Annual earnings (June 2016 to June 2017): $33.4 million

    Occupation: Football player

    Age: 27

    Since being drafted in 2012, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has been a three-time pro-bowler and NFC Defensive Player of the Month. With his help, the Philadelphia Eagles not only advanced to the 2018 Super Bowl, but also dethroned the Patriots in a surprising upset. In 2016, Cox signed a $103 million contract, the most ever for a non-quarterback at the time.  


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