Many of the world’s youngest and richest pop stars recently graduated into their 30s, so they are no longer considered for the ‘under 30’ richest list. Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Adele, Rihanna, Drake, and Ed Sheeran are all part of this club. The under-30 pop stars are part of the Gen Y generation (aka: millennials), and many of these young stars got their first exposure as child actors (hello, Mickey Mouse Club and Nickelodeon!).
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5 Billie Eilish: $53 Million
Billie Eilish is one of the most famous pop stars of our generation. Her very unexpected rise to fame hit in 2016, when her song, Ocean Eyes, became a huge hit on SoundCloud. She was subsequently signed to Darkroom, a division of Interscope Records, and cleaned up at the 2020 Grammy Awards, where she walked away with 5 Grammys out of her 6 nominations. She recently released a documentary with Apple TV+, called, The World’s A Little Blurry. This project earned her an estimated $25 million, and her net worth is estimated at around $53 million, according to Parade.
4 Harry Styles: $80 Million
Harry Styles is perhaps best known for his time with British boy band, One Direction, but this 27-year-old pop star has established himself as an incredible solo artist in recent years. In 2017, he released his first self-titled solo album, and followed up with Fine Line in 2019. In 2021, he took home the Grammy for the Best Pop Solo Performance for his hit pandemic-era song, Watermelon Sugar. Wealthy Gorilla estimates his net worth at around $80 Million. In late 2020, Harry was first spotted out with actress Olivia Wilde, and the pair seem to be getting more serious.
3 Ariana Grande: $150 Million
Ariana Grande made her start in show business when she starred in the Nickelodeon show, Victorious, when she was just 15 years old. Passionate about singing from a young age, Ariana stepped aside from acting to pursue a career as a singer. In 2013 she released her debut album, Yours Truly, which established her as a powerful pop star of our generation. In seven years, she’s released six studio albums. Ariana has gone through her fair share of traumatic events for sure a young star. On May 22, 2017, the Manchester Arena was bombed at her concert, which resulted in 22 deaths. The following year, her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller died of a drug overdose. At just 27 years old, Ariana has amassed an estimated net worth of $150 million.
2 Miley Cyrus : $207 Million
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Miley Cyrus is one of the most recognized pop stars of our generation. Her notorious breakout role was on The Disney Channel, when she was cast as the lead role in Hannah Montana. The daughter of country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley grew up in a musical home, and recorded her first studio album, Meet Miley Cyrus, in 2007. The album served as the soundtrack for Hannah Montana, and paved the way for her musical career to take off. She has released a total of seven studio albums, her most recent being last year’s Plastic Hearts. According to Capital FM, the 27 year-old’s net worth is estimated at approximately $207 million, which she has amassed from her incredible career as an actress, pop singer, and judge on the popular hit show, The Voice.
1 Justin Bieber: $285 Million
Justin Bieber is the Canadian pop star who rose to fame as a 13-year-old, belting out his debut single, ‘One Time’. He very quickly amassed a flock of fans, as he established himself as one of the youngest, and most successful pop stars. Throughout the years, Justin’s musical style has evolved from boyish pop, to deep R&B grooves with meaningful lyrics. He has released 6 studio albums, including his most recent, Justice, which was released two weeks ago. Though Justin has struggled over the years to find his footing in the entertainment world, he seems to have found a great balance between his personal and professional lives. At just 27 years old, Justin is mature beyond his years. Growing up in the limelight has forced him to reflect on what really matters in life, and he is very open about his faith in God and how his religious beliefs have helped to ground him over the years. In 2018, he married Hailey Baldwin. Justin Bieber is the wealthiest pop star under the age of 30, with (and growing!).
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Sources: Parade, Wealthy Gorilla, Capital FM
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