Net Worth: $650 MillionFinancial Breakdown
- Source of Wealth Film, Television
- Birth Place Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)
- Marital Status Married (Elizabeth Martin)
- Full Name William Alan Shatner
- Nationality Canada
- Date of Birth March 22, 1931
- Ethnicity Jewish Austrian, Polish, Hungarian
- Weight N/A
- Occupation Actor,novelist
- Education McGill University
- Children 3 (with Rand)
Actor William Shatner has a net worth of $650 million. Like Jack Nicholson, Star Trek icon William Shatner made it onto the Celebrities Who Spend Wisely list thanks to one particularly shrewd piece of negotiation.
In 1997, the actor – previously best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the cult series – was hired to front a TV campaign for US travel website Priceline.com. With the dotcom bubble in full swing, Shatner agreed to take shares in the firm as part of his payment.
That bubble burst in 2000, causing the firm’s shares to slump to just $1.80 (£1.10). But those shareholders who rode out the storm had the last laugh, with the same shares now trading at over $400 (£252).
In May last year, the Telegraph reported that Shatner had already made $600 million from the firm’s success.
From 2004 to 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Shatner currently stars in the CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says.
William Shatner Earnings & Financial Data
The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of William Shatner's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.
| Sponsorship 2010|
Amount earned from appearing in the advertisements for online travel company Priceline.com
| Salary 2010|
Total earnings from season 1 of $#*! My Dad Says, $150 thpusand per episode
| Sale of Asset 2006|
Amount earned from the sale of his kidney to GoldenPalace.com
| Ticket Sales 1999|
Free Enterprise film gross income
| Salary 1977|
Salary from the film, Kingdom of the Spiders= 20,000 plus 7 1/2 percentage of the gross ($17 million)