The dark side of the force is one of the two key sides to the Star Wars world and is where some of the greatest characters in cinematic history have been created, even if they are considered to be the villains.
For many fans of Star Wars, the dark side is actually their favorite, and it's easy to see why with the incredible power and skill needed to be in the dark side, which is why the actors portraying those characters.
Throughout the history of Star Wars, there have been some incredible actors involved portraying huge roles, and within this article, we will rank the dark side of the force's net worth.
10 Matthew Wood ($800,000)
Matthew Wood might not be a name that you know incredibly well, but you will certainly recognise his voice from the Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith movie, with Wood portraying General Grievous.
Grievous was an incredibly popular character in the Star Wars universe, with his four arms (and four lightsabers) providing a very unique visual that had never been seen before (or since) in a Star Wars movie.
However, Wood has actually gained a net worth of $800,000 for his main job, which is working as a sound engineer, with his work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi gaining him an Oscar nomination.
9 Gwendoline Christie ($3 Million)
She may not control the force or wield a lightsaber, but Captain Phasma is the commander of the First Order's force of stormtroopers in the latest set of Star Wars movies, with Gwendoline Christie putting in a powerful performance.
Although Phasma was certainly underutilised within the movies, the character was still a big hit and it freshened things up to have a woman in such a position of power within the franchise.
Boasting a net worth of $3 million, Christie is certainly doing well for herself at this stage in her career, having also played a key role in the Game Of Thrones television series.
8 David Prowse ($3 Million)
David Prowse played one of the most iconic characters in the history of the movie industry, but the chances are you don't even know what he looks like as he spent his Star Wars career with a mask on.
That's right, David Prowse is the man behind Darth Vader, with his bodybuilding background helping him create the intimidating presence that Vader is known for having in the films.
However, it is not Prowse who provided the voice for the character, as that was somebody completely different, but Prowse does have a reported net worth of $3 million, with the vast majority being through his Star Wars career.
7 Ray Park ($5 Million)
Ray Park is an incredibly talented actor who has also worked as a stunt man for large portions of his career, which is why he was perfect to portray the character of Darth Maul, who is very acrobatic in his fight scenes.
Maul may only appear in one Star Wars movie (Phantom Menace) in the classic storyline, but he certainly left his mark, with many fans always wishing that he had lasted a little longer and appeared in more than just the original.
Fans got their wish when he made a cameo appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story, with the filmmakers clearly giving the fans what they wish, which helped grow his net worth of $5 million a little more.
6 Adam Driver ($8 Million)
Adam Driver portrays the character, Kylo Ren in the most recent set of Star Wars movies and is quite a complex character, which Driver has so far managed to portray to absolute perfection.
Ren is twisted by whether or not he should be on the dark side, having killed his father, Han Solo, he also helps Rey, leading many fans to believe he could actually be a hero in this saga.
With the Star Wars role helping to really propel Adam Driver into the mainstream, his net worth of $8 million is only set to rise as he continues to grow as an actor.
5 Peter Cushing ($10 Million)
Although he sadly passed away in 1994, Peter Cushing managed to gain a net worth of $10 million during his career as an actor, which was an incredible sum of money considering the time he was in the business.
Within the Star Wars galaxy, he portrays the character Wilhuff Tarkin who is Darth Vader's right hand man and is the commander of the Death Star, making him a key piece to the dark sides puzzle.
With over 130 acting credits, it is no surprise he earned such a large amount during his career, with Cushing's excellent and varied work creating an incredible career t be proud of.
4 Ian McDiarmid ($10 Million)
Ian McDiarmid portrayed the Emporer or Darth Sidious as he is more commonly known in the dark side during the prequel trilogy, and was even edited into the original trilogy as well for DVD release.
With rumors and speculation and McDiarmid could be set to return for the upcoming movie, there is a lot of excitement about the character again, which McDiarmid is likely not complaining about.
Throughout his career, McDiarmid has earned a net worth of $10 million, and there is no doubt that his three Star Wars movies were a large part of that.
3 Hayden Christensen ($12 Million)
Hayden Christensen gets to portray a very complicated character that gets to be on both the dark and light side of the force, with the younger version of Anakin Skywalker being a hero, while he slowly morphs into a villain.
Of course, Skywalker does eventually turn into arguably the greatest villain in cinematic history in Darth Vader, but that isn't the character Christensen played, with the actor visibly growing up on the screen with the movies.
Christensen's performances are often criticised, with many people not appreciating his awkward tendencies in the film, but given he has gained a net worth of $12 million, he has certainly done alright for himself.
2 Christopher Lee ($25 Million)
Christopher Lee portrayed the character, Count Dooku within the Star Wars franchise, appearing in Star Wars: Clone Wars, and at the very start of Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith, being one of the most powerful Sith Lords.
Lee, who sadly passed away in 2015, portrayed some iconic roles throughout his career, outside of the Star Wars world, portraying Saruman in Lord of the Rings and event Count Dracula.
Throughout his career, Lee was able to earn a net worth of $25 million, and most importantly, an incredible legacy of work that will ensure he is remembered forever.
1 Andy Serkis ($28 Million)
Andy Serkis never shows his face in the Star Wars franchise, however, his voice and body acting is certainly shown as he plays Supreme Leader Snoke in both Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Last Jedi.
Serkis is a master of motion-capture work, having played huge roles such as Gollum and King Kong, as well as being the lead role in the Dawn of the Apes franchise as he continues to break down boundaries.
Serkis' character in Star Wars ended up being a little disappointing for many, with Snoke never really living up to the hype, but with a net worth of $28 million, at least Serkis tops this list.