The richest black child actors in history you need to know

Mildred Europa Taylor Feb 18, 2020 at 04:00pm

February 18, 2020 at 04:00 pm | Money Moves, Opinions & Features, Success Story

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

February 18, 2020 at 04:00 pm | Money Moves, Opinions & Features, Success Story

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Jaden Smith is said to be the richest child actor right now. The 19-year-old actor, songwriter and rapper, with a net worth estimated to be $8 million, made his acting debut in 2006 with the film ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’.

He has since become a hit, walking into his father Will Smith’s footprints. But before Smith, there were other black child actors who were using their talent to get fat paychecks even before they could learn to drive.

While their peers were spending most of their time working on their skills or playing, these black youngsters were breaking barriers in the film and television industry and were already beginning to make millions.

From the likes of Ernest Fredric Morrison who became the first black child actor in the 1920s all the way to those who wowed audiences in the 1980s and the 2000s, here are some of the black child stars in history who were incredibly rich:

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