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Breaking Bad: The 10 Richest Cast Members, Ranked

Breaking Bad is often considered to be one of the greatest television shows of all time. With fans fully immersing themselves into the season, which tells an incredibly detailed story that feels huge, yet in reality, only used a small cast of actors.

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With the new movie, El Camino around the corner, the conversation regarding Breaking Bad has once again returned, with many fans revisiting the show on Netflix in order to be prepared for the movie. While Breaking Bad actually started out fairly small, it quickly gained traction and changed the lives of everyone who was involved, and within this list, we will rank the cast in terms of their net worths, which were certainly improved by being on the show.

10 Steven Michael Quezada (Net Worth: $2 Million)

We kick-start this list with Steven Michael Quezada, who plays the character Steve Gomez, or "Gomey" as he is often referred to by Hank Schrader throughout the show, with Gomez being a reliable member of the show.

The member of the DEA is tasked with trying to crack the mystery of the blue meth and work out where it is coming from and who is cooking it, which he does with Hank, with the pair eventually cracking it. The role remains Quezada's biggest part to date, helping him build his $2 million net worth, although he has appeared in other shows such as Wildfire and The Mindy Project.

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9 RJ Mitte (Net Worth: $2.5 Million)

The youngest member of the main cast, RJ Mitte portrayed Walter White Jr, who was a big part of the show, with his character really being the morality that would weigh down on his father's decisions. RJ did an incredible job on the show, with his character being well known for cranking out some excellent one-liners at times to provide a break from the serious nature of the show.

He also provided some incredibly serious and important moments. Mitte does suffer from mild cerebral palsy, which obviously impacts the work he can pick up, but he has certainly done well for himself as an actor already, with a net worth of $2.5 million.

8 Betsy Brandt (Net Worth: $4 Million)

Betsy Brandt played the character Marie Schrader in Breaking Bad, and therefore she is a key member of the show as she is part of the main family, although she certainly has her own issues, such as being a shoplifter.

Marie isn't necessarily in every single episode and when she is, she isn't always the focus character, but she was in the main cast from the first to last episode, which helped her grow a net worth of $4 million.  Aside from Breaking Bad, Brandt has appeared in shows such as Masters of Sex, Life in Pieces, and The Michael J Fox Show, although Breaking Bad is what she's best known for.

7 Jonathan Banks (Net Worth: $4 Million)

He may not be in the show from the very beginning, but Jonathan Banks certainly makes a lasting impact during his time on Breaking Bad as he plays the assassin, Mike Ermhantraut. Mike, who ends up making a strong bond with Jesse Pinkman on the show, is the hired gun of Gus, but also happens to work for Saul at the same time, earning his money through doing the work others can't even imagine doing.

In real life, Odenkirk earned plenty of money from participating in the show, with a net worth of $4 million, and he stays connected to the character by being part of Better Call Saul as well.

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6 Dean Norris (Net Worth: $5 Million)

The character Hank Schrader is one of the most popular in the entire show, with fans loving his humor and dedication to catching the mysterious Heisenberg, only for him to realize it is his brother-in-law.

Dean Norris does an incredible job with the role, managing to create a character that can very much be taken seriously, yet at the same time is the funniest person on the entire show. Away from the Breaking Bad world, Norris has starred in projects such as Lethal Weapon 2, Total Recall, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day to gain his $5 million net worth.

5 Giancarlo Esposito (Net Worth: $6 Million)

Every great television show needs to feature someone that the viewers can hate, and within the Breaking Bad world, that character was Gustavo Fring, which was portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito.

Gus is a character that is so calculated that you never expect him to make a mistake, with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman seemingly in real trouble when he comes around, having an answer for every puzzle possible. While he is eventually knocked off the top spot, there is no denying his character was incredible, helping Esposito as an actor grow his net worth to the $6 million it currently sits at.

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4 Anna Gunn (Net Worth: $7 Million)

Within the Breaking Bad world, Anna Gunn was a member of the White family, playing the character Skyler White which was quite a polarizing character within the show. Some fans hating her and others loving her.

Regardless of how you felt about the character, there is no denying that Anna Gunn's portrayal was incredibly well done, finding the right balance between her commitment to family, while being torn about whether or not to help her husband. Throughout her career, Gunn has grown her net worth to $7 million and while Breaking Bad is her major credit, she has also appeared in hit shows such as ER, Six Feet Under, and Deadwood.

3 Bob Odenkirk (Net Worth: $10 Million)

Playing the ever-popular Saul Goodman, Bob Odenkirk landed a role of a lifetime in Breaking Bad, with the sneaky lawyer who helps Jesse and Walter stash their money and often saves the day, and their lives.

Saul was a hit from the moment he started appearing on the show, and fans always wanted to see more of him where possible, which was a real sign of how much the fans loved his character. That was clearly noticed as he ended up with his own spin-off show, all based around his own character, with Better Call Saul being incredibly popular within its own right, often featuring various Breaking Bad cameos.

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2 Aaron Paul (Net Worth: $16 Million)

Aaron Paul portrayed one of the two main characters in Breaking Bad, Jesse Pinkman, and will be the sole focus of the upcoming spin-off movie, El Camino, which will no doubt help grow his current $16 million net worth. 

Paul's life was dramatically changed after being part of the show with this really being considered his breakout role as the junkie meth cook, and since then he has remained incredibly busy picking up various roles. Paul is a voice actor for the popular show BoJack Horseman and has also appeared in several major movies such as Mission Impossible III, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Need For Speed.

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1 Bryan Cranston ($30 Million)

Alongside Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston portrayed Breaking Bad's other main character, the popular Walter White who was one of the first main TV characters that were technically a villain, yet was beloved by people.

Whether he was the family man Walter White or the drug lord Heisenberg, the character was incredibly complex, and Cranston did an amazing job with it to the point where this is now considered to be his greatest role. Before Breaking Bad, Cranston was already an established actor though, with his biggest role coming through the show Malcolm In The Middle helping him develop a net worth of $30 million.

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