Kids with the big paydays
Welcome back to list corner. Forbes magazine, an organ that knows how to put its name about in columns such as this, has just published a chart detailing the world’s richest tween stars. The qualification for inclusion appears to have as much to do with the age of the performers’ audience as with that of the stars themselves, but the list still makes for interesting reading.
Daniel Radcliffe and Miley Cyrus tie for the No 1 spot, while the worrying Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen slither in at No 3. Thereafter, a degree of obscurity (for those over 11, anyway) takes over. The Jonas Brothers at No 4? Various nonentities from High School Musical at Nos 5, 6 and 10? Where are Mickey Rooney and Jack Wild? It just doesn’t seem right.