Most of our favorite daily serials star child actors, who we have seen to just as talented and entertaining as any of their grown up costars. Let’s take a look at the international highest paid child actors.
- Abigail Breslin
This young talent turned 18 a few years back. She first started her career at a very young age of 3. At the age of 10, her character in Little Miss Sunshine received an Oscar nomination and her pay package increased with it. When she was 15, she voiced a character in the animated film Zambezia where she was allegedly paid $65,000 for 4 hours of work. She also starred in the movie August: Osage County alongside Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep wherein according to her contract she was supposed to get an additional $50,000 as a bonus if she won an Oscar.
- Rico Rodriguez
Rico is a very popular face from the super hit series Modern Family, where he plays the role of Manny. He was supposedly paid $95,000 per episode in the sixth season with the promise of making somewhere around $115,000 per episode if the show gets to the eighth season, and guess what? It did. Other child actors like Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, and Sarah Hyland earned just as much as Rico.
- Dylan & Cole Sprouse
These twins got their success and prosperity from Disney’s Original The Suite Life of Zacks and Cody. This show became a hot favorite of many 90’s kids and why not? Who doesn’t like to know all about the life of the people living in a five-star hotel! They are all grown-up now, however back in 2007, at the age of 14, they were reported to be the highest paid teenagers in America. The duo made $40,000 combined per episode back then. At present they are focusing on their education and have maintained their distance from the camera.
- Macaulay Culkin or Kevin McCallister
The Home Alone star started acting at a very young age of 3 and rose to fame with the franchise. His first movie Uncle Buck got him a decent $40,000 and for Home Alone the first part he bagged $100,000. With the success of the first Home Alone movie, he got an unprecedented salary of $1 million for his movie My Girl in 1991. However, he is one of those child actors who could not make it big after he grew up.
- Frankie Muniz
Remember Malcolm from Malcolm in the Middle? This was his first ever project where he started with a pay package of $30,000 per episode. As the show grew in popularity, so did his earnings. He earned as much as $120,000 per episode by the final season. His films Agent Cody Banks, and its sequel got him $2 million, and $5 million, respectively.
- Jaden Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s son first appeared on big screen in the Oscar-nominated film, The Pursuit of Happiness. Jaden was just eight years old when he got this huge break and acted opposite his father. After that, he got huge fame from The Karate Kid, for which he was reportedly paid as much as $1 million up front, and then an additional $2 million once the film grossed over $150 million worldwide.
- Chandler Riggs
Chandler Riggs made it big from AMC’s most popular show till date, The Walking Dead. He became a part of the cast at the age of 10. Though we are not very sure how much he makes, I am sure the amount will blow our mind.
- Daniel Radcliffe
Let’s come to our beloved Harry Potter. For the very first part of the franchise, Harry Potter, and the Sorcerer’s Stone, he was paid $1million and for the very last part, a whopping $33 million. After the end of the franchise, he is rich enough to voluntarily never work another day of his life.
- Miranda Cosgrove
This Nickelodeon star is one of our child stars. Her hit series include iCarly, Drake, and Josh etc. her first big role was School of Rock when she was just 10 years old. She was listed in 2012 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid child actress. She is finishing her education at the University of Southern California at present.
- Angus T. Jones
Finally, it’s time for our favorite Jake from Two and a Half Men. He entered the show at the age of 10 and was a regular till he turned 20. In the last two season, he made $350,000 per episode according to some source. Currently, he is finishing his studies and wishes to be back on screen soon.
So let us know about your views about these high paid child actors.