For the child stars, success came at a very early age while they were growing up in front of millions of people. And with success came a lot of money and fame – not necessarily easy to deal with on top of navigating their path to adulthood. Many of the child actors and actreses on this list were millionaires before they turned 18. Some continued to have lucrative careers after their youth but others squandered it away through drugs, alcohol, and bad decisions.
Here are 32 of the richest child stars: