They say age is just a number, and for some, it's certainly the least that matters. Counting dollars instead of years, the world's highest-paid celebrities under 30, according to Forbes' annual list, include the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Taylor Swift. Not that we're surprised, but before these A-listers even hit the big three-O, they're already certified members of the millionaire's club.

Below, meet 2015's highest paid celebrities under 30.

Jennifer Lawrence

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Age: 25

2015 Earnings: $52 million

The Hunger Games star is officially the world’s highest paid actress, banking a total of $52 million over 12 months pre-tax. Reportedly, J. Law is even influential enough to negotiate top dollar upfront and a large share of profits for the projects she works on. 

Ed Sheeran

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Age: 24

2015 Earnings: $57 million

Playing more shows (154, to be exact) than any other top-earning entertainer since June 2014 to June 2015, the Photograph singer was able to rake in $5 million more than J. Law’s total gross income.

Lady Gaga

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Age: 29

2015 Earnings: $59 million

Unlike Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga only played 66 shows in 12 months, but wadding her earnings were endorsements for giant companies like Versace and MAC Cosmetics. And oh, can we please not forget about her newfound acting career as the star of the hit TV show American Horror Story?

Taylor Swift


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Age: 26

2015 Earnings: $80 million

How so shocking! But sarcasm aside (in case you didn’t notice), it’s no secret that Tay Sway’s 1989 album sold over 3.6 million copies. As if that alone isn’t enough, her 1989 World Tour also earned her about $4 million per city.

One Direction


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Ages: 21-23

2015 Earnings: $130 million

With a total of 74 shows played over the year, the band raked in at least seven figures at each stop. This made Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, collectively known as One Direction, the highest paid name in entertainment under 30 years old. And thanks to their teenybopper fans, they also brought in big bucks from selling merchandise.

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