The actor son of slain rap icon Notorious B.I.G. receives a weekly allowance of just $20 (£12.50), despite earning his own pay cheques from movie roles in Notorious and new dark comedy Everything Must Go.
Teenager C.J. Wallace, Biggie's son with R&B singer Faith Evans, made his acting debut in 2009 when he played a younger version of his dad in big screen biopic Notorious.
He has since expanded his film credits with a more mainstream part in Will Ferrell's latest project, but the 14 year old reveals he doesn't take advantage of his good fortune - Evans keeps his finances under tight control.
He tells the New York Post, "I get $20 a week in allowance. I never really asked if I can take money out and just spend it. (But) there's nothing I really want to buy at this moment."
Wallace admits he never considered acting as a career until Biggie's mother, Voletta Wallace, urged him to try out for the Notorious part - a role which proved to be a learning experience in more ways than one.
He says, "I didn't really want to do it, but I did it anyway. After I got it, I found out stuff that I didn't even know about my dad."
The youngster is now planning to study film at college and will enrol in his first acting course later this year (11).