The successful child star appeared in the renowned show “Diff’rent Strokes”, earning one of television’s biggest salaries – $100,000 per episode. At the age of 11, he was reported to have become a millionaire, having an annual income of $610,000 and personal property valued at $420,000. Suffering from a congenital kidney illness and due to subsequent medications used to treat his condition, Coleman only grew to the height of 4 feet, 8 inches.
Nevertheless, he used his youthful appearance and witty comebacks to wow audiences worldwide. As he grew older, he realized that his parents had spent most of the money he earned. He sued them and declared bankruptcy. At the time of his death in 2010, the net worth of one of the biggest TV stars was estimated at only $75,000.