Wed 17 Aug 2011
After riding the fast road to fame in 2009, Justin Bieber has topped a People magazine list of the richest teen stars, pulling in $US53 million ($50.74 million) last year.
Both the singer and his bank balance enjoyed stellar success in 2010 with ventures such as his 3-D concert movie Never Say Never, his perfume line and record sales.
The 17-year-old has been at work non-stop since he found fame at the age of 14, and recently told the Hollywood Reporter he wanted to take some time off from touring and performing to focus on his home life and “grow up”.
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US singer and actress Miley Cyrus. Photo: AP
People’s richest teen list is based on 2010 earnings, and Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus was not far behind Bieber, with a pay cheque of $US48 million ($45.95 million) for the year thanks to her recent world tour.
Cyrus’ ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas pulled in $US12.5 million ($11.97 million), followed by Will Smith’s kids – Jaden and Willow – who both banked an estimated $US9 million ($8.62 million) each.
Also on the cash countdown are Taylor Lautner ($US8.5 million/$8.14 million) and Selena Gomez ($US5.5 million/$5.27 million).