Ever take the time to consider who lives a more privileged life-style then you? Of course you do, the concept of comparison is something that as people we are guilty of. Whether it is the comparison of the home you live in, the car you drive, or the job you work, comparison is everywhere. It is part of human nature to generate a kind of ‘social standing’ in which we compare ourselves and develop an identity.
With this in mind, how about the people who work all their lives and generate a certain level of success only to see children, yes children, accomplishing above and beyond their accruals because they are privileged to live the lives of ‘actors’ and ‘actresses’. Many of these individuals have a role in the acting world, the entertainment industry, and other venues that lead to a thriving fan base. One other thing to consider, they have far more money than most of us will ever live to see or accumulate in a lifetime.
Of the many stars that are to be listed there are several that made it on their own out of sheer talent, others who had family in the talent field already, but regardless of circumstance they all have one thing in common: they are each a thriving success in what they do. These are individuals that will make more than many of us will have the opportunity to see in the process of a lifetime, and will live a comfort and leisure that we can only dream of.
At the age of 19 Miley Cyrus has a net worth of $100 million dollars. She is most known for her role I Hannah Montana, and is now looking into further development of her music and acting career. Miley entered the entertainment industry at the age of 8, and has since then developed and become a superstar.
Taylor is best known for his role in the Twilight Saga movies as the character Jacob, one of the three in the vicious love triangle of the series. He is 20 years old and has a net worth of $40 million dollars.
While he doesn’t really need an introduction on account of meeting the level of stardom he has achieved, Justin Bieber is incredibly popular among the teenage scene, and is evaluated to be worth $110 million dollars. Justin was discovered on YouTube in 2008 and from there was referred to Usher, which led to a recording contract and an incredibly large change of lifestyle.
Dakota Fanning is known for her roles in movies such as ‘Man of Fire’, ‘War of the Worlds’, and ‘Charlotte’s Web’. She is valued at a net worth of $16 million dollars and is continuously landing more and more successful roles.
Nick Jonas is known for being a part of the Disney music group, The Jonas Brothers. He was discovered at the age of 6 while he was getting a haircut believe it or not, and from that encountered he as accumulated $18 million dollars of wealth.
Selena Gomez is often referred to as ‘Justin Bieber’s girlfriend’, however, in truth she is just as much a star in her own right. Her career began on the set of ‘Barney and Friends’ and has grown since that part. She is known also for playing the role of Alex Russo in the award winning television series ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, which is a role she was paid $30,000 per episode.
Jaden Smith is the child of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Jaden is known for his role in ‘The Karate Kid’ starring alongside the actor Jackie Chan. For the lead role of the Karate Kid movie Jaden received $5 million dollars.
Angus T. Jones
Angus is began his acting career at the age of 6 for the popular television series ‘Two and a Half Men’. Now at the age of 17 he has accumulated a net worth of $15 million dollars. He was making $300,000 per episode along with the signing bonus of $500,000 for playing the role of Jake Harper.
Elle Fanning, sister of Dakota Fanning, followed the family routes and became an actor, model, and singer at the age of 13. Elle made $1.5 million dollars for the film Super 8, and has since then accumulated a net worth of $2 million dollars.
Willow Smith is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, but it should be notated she is a star in her own right. At the age of 7 she has accomplishment an accumulation of $4 million dollars from singing alone, and was also a part of the hit movie ‘I Am Legend’.
Luck or Hard Work?
Each of these individuals are at the very beginning of their careers and have all the time in the world to accumulate more than what most people will have the opportunity to see in a life time. So the question is how do they do it? Is it out of luck? Out of skill? Out of having a family at the right place and the right time?
The honest truth to the matter is that it is a healthy mix of all of the above. Sure, undoubtedly the individuals listed above certainly have a lot of talent in order to achieve the milestones they have already, but the additional help to getting initially recognized certainly doesn’t help. In Justin Bieber’s case the fact his YouTube video got recognized and was brought to the attention of the right people, that is a prime example of a lucky moment with an enhancement of sheer talent.
While many of us will have plenty of time to admire these actors, singers, and overall superstars, the ability to live the luxury they have accomplished is something that very few of us will ever have the opportunity to live first-hand. Becoming a star is a privilege and it is something that everyone listed above has not only gained, but it is a life-style they are now fortunate enough to hold onto and mold as they wish. Envy is a feeling that meets the finest definition when you think about what these stars have, and how hard it truly is to achieve.