Justin Bieber is entertainment's richest teen -- see who else made the list


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While it’s nice that Justin Bieber now has a street named after him in a small town in Texas, you have to assume that he prefers the economic spoils of his fame a bit more.

And what spoils they are! According to People, Bieber is the richest teen in entertainment, having taken in an astounding $53 million last year.

Of course, that isn’t just cash from album sales or even his massively successful arena tour. When you consider just how many Bieber dollars there are, you have to remember that he also licenses his name and likeness to all sorts of stuff that has nothing to do with music, like his fragrance (which accounted for a pretty big chunk of change). He also cleared a bunch of green thanks to Never Say Never, the biopic/concert movie that came out earlier this year.

Musicians dominated People‘s list of the richest teens, as touring and diversification allowed for a lot more paydays than movie or television stars have. Bieber finished just ahead of fellow pop star Miley Cyrus, who took home $48 million, mostly from tour receipts. Nick Jonas, another kid who hit the road hard, banked $12.5 million. Jaden and Willow Smith not only share parents and a penchant for violence in their art, but they also co-opt the last two spots on the top five, having scored $9 million each.

Sitting just behind the Smiths? Bieber’s girlfriend Selena Gomez, who stuffed $8.5 million into a bag with a dollar sign on it. That’s no small change, but now that these figures are out there, Biebs better be picking up the tabs at Friday’s (assuming they eat at Friday’s, which is what most of us did with our girlfriends when we were 17).

It seems like Bieber could stay on top of that list for a while (well, as least until he turns 20), but what other teens are making a run this year? Make your predictions for the new batch of rich kids in the comments below.

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  • Nerwen Aldarion

    On the homepage it says “teensee” LOL I thought it was a new term to describe Bieber…you might want to fix that.

    • Nancy

      That’s because he has a way with the ladies.

  • jj

    Sorry if this is harsh, but I don’t think any of the mentioned are really worth their talent, but from what I hear they do good stuff with the money, so good for them.

  • crispy

    I sure hope he’s investing wisely!

    • annie

      that’s funny!

  • LOL

    America loves crap.

    • Cameron J

      No, they just love hating Teens.

      • NonEntity

        No, they just love hating the untalented and come prepared with specific references, unlike the fans.

  • Bert

    Hell is freezing over day by day. There is not 1 good reason these teen morons deserve $10 an hour for the garbage they subject us too. Parents stop giving in to your spoiled children and block all current kids shows and reality tv. We really need Parental Licenses based on common sense, income, goals, etc.

    • keefer

      Ok hitler… calm the F.. Down. Jealous!! Hater!!

  • Mikaylah

    How can Justin’s perfume be included in for the total amount of money he made “last year” when the perfume came out like a month ago? Forbes richest celebrities list also said he made $53million, but they never mentioned perfume sales as contributing to that.

    • annie

      that’s too much info!

  • javi

    @lol yes amarica loves crap also europe and asia loves crap too bieber and cyrus did there tours over there and are crap its the worlds crap.

  • Cameron J

    No, they just love hating Teens. It’s fun, and it’s not like they can retaliate- you’re the mature adults. You know better.

  • NonEntity

    First, what self respecting male has anything to do with perfume? Second, what is fun about seeing Justin Bieber do what anyone of his age could easily do and be worshipped. I’ve known high school band students that were better than JB. Standards keep lowering for music.

    • snowangel7980

      he was just in the right place at the right time :)

  • Eve

    Ugh, none of these people besides maybe the Smiths qualify has talent. I’ve heard better singers than Justin, he was just in the right place at the right time, same for Selena (Can someone tell me why shes famous). What pisses me off the most is when someone has the nerve to say Justin can be compared to The Beatles or Michael Jackson, there is no way in hell that is even possible. He’s not even on Beyonce’s level.

    • Kate

      Well, in answer to why Selena Gomez if famous, is because she acted in the TV show ‘Wizards of Waverley Place’. Then going out with Bieber probably helped her maintain that fame a bit too xD

      • snowangel7980

        Ummmm… i’m not a huge fan but seriously, chill. Ok these people are probably more talented than you. And yeah, willows i whip my hair is sooo talented.

    • Justin Bieber Lover For Life -Luci

      He is way better than MJ I was in like 4th grade when he died so I don’t know that much about MJ.he is just a normal kid who had a dream and it came true. If JB was not here now we would like cody Simsion or stupid people like that. I am a huge Bieber fan I love him.I bet he has better talent. I bet the main reason why ppl don’t like justin bieber is cause they r jelious or something. He I making a lot of money cause ppl like his stuff and him and buy things that have his picture on it or his name and books too. Leave him alone. I LOVE U JB I want to be famous to just like u it is my dream. LOVE U

  • Mr. Drummond

    Further proof that there really is no accounting for taste. According to the rules of the game he should be pulling a Dana Plato in 10 years or so.

  • Who Craig

    Well what do ya know? Who woud have guessed the book the movie the remix an acoustic album filled with the same songs, the lip gloss and the dolls would have paid off. What’s next for Madame Bieber? I say tampons and bras.

  • Bieber Fever Fan

    Please encourage Justin to visit Forney, Texas – the town that named a street after him. This is a great way to show the people that he is “for real” and not just a big rich kid. Forney is a great small town near Dallas & his attendance would show a lot of class.

  • anne elizabeth pittman

    i love justin bieber!! now im thinking of going to texas

  • jacie

    money, money, money, I wonder how much of it this punk will have when he is thirty.

    • Cameron J

      I don’t get how Justin Bieber is a punk just for being rich. His talent is definitely questionable, but it’s not like he’s been caught in gang parties or that stuff. In fact, wimp is closer to the truth. But, hey, teen.

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