People are fascinated by the lives of the world’s elite. Many of us have wondered what it would be like to be as rich as any of the uber-wealthy who make Forbes magazine’s annual list of billionaires. If we were to widen the age standards of this list, there are also several children who should be included in the count. Unfortunately, it’s a bit more difficult to calculate the exact net worth since minors can’t own their own assets. However, based on expert analysis here are the 10 richest children in the world in 2021.
The 10 Richest Children in the World
10. Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead – $10 million
The daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith came into her fortune following her untimely death. However, the tragic loss of her mother wasn’t the only newsworthy event in her young life. After her birth on September 7, 2006, there was also controversy over her parentage. But, a DNA test proved she is the daughter of Larry Birkhead.
Because of the national interest in her life, Dannielynn has already made several TV appearances and became the face of Guess Girl in 2013. There is no doubt that this young heiress’ fortune will only continue to grow as she stays in the limelight.
9. Valentina Paloma Pinault – $12 million
Born on September 21, 2007, Valentina Pinault is the only daughter of actress Salma Hayek and French billionaire François-Henri Pinault. And, she is the sole heir to a massive fortune as well. While her net worth currently stands at $12 million, she will also inherit the total wealth from her mother’s successful career and her father’s company Kering which is one of the highest-grossing luxury brands.
8. Ryan Kaji – $30 million
Ryan Kaji sets himself apart from the other ultra-rich kids on this list since he is the only self-made millionaire here. Born October 6, 2011, this 9-year-old wasted little time getting to work. He was named the highest-grossing YouTube star in 2020, earning $30 million from his channel, Ryan ToysReview. He now has a huge following with over 29 million subscribers. While he has a net worth of $30 million, financial experts speculate he holds over $100 million in total assets.
7. The West Family – $62 million
No list of Hollywood’s celebrity elite would be complete without mention of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. In this case, their children North (7), Saint (5), Chicago (3), and Psalm (2) are the ones grabbing headlines as some of the richest children in the world. Although the Kimye relationship may be ending, their kids will still receive a substantial amount of wealth. Upon their deaths, the $62 million fortune will be divided amongst them. But, given the family business, the children will likely earn more due to their fame and the family tradition of launching their own brands.
6. Taimur Ali Khan – $100 million
While many of the children on this list come from Hollywood, we can’t forget to include the Bollywood royalty as well. Kareena Ali Khan and Saif Ali Khan are one of the most affluent couples, if not the most affluent celebrity couple, in India. They are on par in fame and fortune with any Hollywood power couple. And, their son, Taimur Ali Khan, is also among one of the wealthiest young millionaires in the world. Born on December 20, 2016, this youngster has already stirred up a media frenzy. He is set to inherit their combined wealth of $100 million. Although, he will have to share it with his newborn brother.
5. Max and Emme Maribel Muniz – $200 million
Although the marriage didn’t last, Jenifer Lopez and Marc Antony have two children together. Both performers have a healthy net worth meaning their 13-year-old twins, Max and Emme Muniz, are among the richest children in the world. Currently, their estimated net worth is about $200 million. However, the public eye has been upon them since their birth on February 22, 2008. And, it continues to follow their development and achievements. Depending on what careers they pursue, this could help them grow their net worth even more in the future.
4. The Jolie-Pitt Clan – $390 million
With the star power of two A-list celebrities for parents, the children of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have plenty of wealth and acting talent to go around. The former couple has six kids together; Maddox (19), Pax (17), Zahara (16), Shiloh (15), Vivienne, and Knox (12); who will inherit approximately $390 million from their parents.
However, the youngest siblings, Vivienne and Knox, seem to have a slightly higher net worth. Although they were born July 12, 2008, it was nearly a year before the public got their first glimpse of them. The first publicized baby photo of the twins sold for $14 million making it the most expensive photo ever.
3. The Carter Kids – $1 billion
The Carter kids have become famous in their own right. However, Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi are the richest kids in America in large part to their parents’ success. The offspring of hip-hop royalty, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, would inherit an impressive amount since they have a combined net worth totaling nearly $1 billion.
Additionally, Blue Ivy seems to have a promising music career ahead of her as well. Born January 7, 2012, her rise to fame has already begun. In fact, she won a BET Award when she was only 8-years-old. Given the talent pool she comes from, Blue Ivy could move up the ranks as her career takes off.
2. Prince George – $3.6 billion
It shouldn’t come as much of a shock to see the British royal family’s progeny on the list of the richest children in the world. As the oldest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George is speculated to inherit over $40 million from his father. Immediately following his birth on July 22, 2013, he was also confirmed as third in line to the royal throne after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and his father, Prince William. However, there is one more royal whose net worth outranks the eldest heir to the Windsor fortune.
1. Princess Charlotte – $5 billion
Although she is the second child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte tops the list of the richest children in the world for 2021. Born May 2, 2015, this young royal is set to inherit a fortune many of us could never fathom. While her brother stands ahead of her in succession to the throne, she has a greater net worth due to her affluence in the fashion industry.
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Jenny Smedra is an avid world traveler, ESL teacher, former archaeologist, and freelance writer. Choosing a life abroad had strengthened her commitment to finding ways to bring people together across language and cultural barriers. While most of her time is dedicated to either working with children, she also enjoys good friends, good food, and new adventures.