18. Abigail Breslin ($12 million)
A nine-year-old Abigail Breslin charmed both the public and Oscar voters with her star-making performance in Little Miss Sunshine. And she hasn’t stopped working ever since. Moreover, parts in Nim’s Island, My Sister’s Keeper and Zombieland, as well as a recurring role in Scream Queens, have all helped her amass $12 million.
17. Angus T. Jones ($15 million)
Former Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones once earned $300,000 per episode to become TV’s highest-paid child actor. However, the self-described “paid hypocrite” later turned his back on fame and fortune when he became involved with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. And he left the show altogether in 2012, while describing it as “filth.”
16. Macaulay Culkin ($15 million)
Hailed as the most successful child star since Shirley Temple, Macaulay Culkin shot to fame as burglar-tormenting Kevin McCallister in 1990 classic Home Alone. And while his cute factor may have dwindled considerably since then, his fortune hasn’t. Indeed, the actor and musician is reportedly still worth an impressive $15 million.