Kids today have so much more money at their disposal than previous generations, especially those who’re on TV. Speaking of which, you might think that Miley Cyrus is the richest kid on TV, but it’s actually Angus T. Jones, who plays Charlie Sheen‘s character’s really dumb, food-obsessed nephew Jake Harper on Two and a Half Men.
While Cyrus makes about $15K per episode, she makes most of her money in concerts and CD sales, making her worth about a billion dollars. But Jones on the other hand makes a phenomenal per episode salary that rivals many adult TV actors’ salaries: $250K. He’s been on the show since he was 10 (now 16) and his doofus character is instrumental to the humor and popularity of the show. The second highest paid child actor on TV is iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove, who pulls in $180K per episode. All the rest in NY Post’s list make $25K or less per episode, which is still a pretty nice sum for being so young.
And then there’s the really young kids like Suri Cruise, who got to spend a day at the spa with mommy Katie Holmes and some unnamed little girl pal.
And then there are the baby mommas who are kids themselves. If Bristol Palin doesn’t watch out, she might end up behind bars. She’s been oh so much of a role model for young women. Bet her family-values mom is so proud of her. First Bristol becomes a teen mom, then she decides to go out and party in a New York City nightclub. (Who’s watching the baby? It ain’t grandma.) Problem is, she’s only 19, so still under the age limit. Or maybe this is exactly what will propel her mom Sarah Palin into becoming a U.S. presidential candidate in 2012?
If you’re like Bristol and about to have a baby, you might like to know that the popular baby names right now are Isabella and Jacob, according to the Social Security Administration. Both are names of characters in the popular vampire books and TV series Twilight.