excerrEasily one of the most popular and epic shows of the decade, Game of Thrones has now come to an end. Although the actors who played iconic characters like Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and Ned Stark, are no longer required to work on the show, they’re not exactly desperate for a job.
Each of the most prominent cast members of Game of Thrones has earned a sizable net worth, with many of them now able to call themselves global superstars thanks to the platform that Game of Thrones created for them. Keep reading to find out the net worth of these 10 Game of Thrones cast members.
10 Kit Harington: $12 Million
Kit Harington is one of the main stars of the show, having consistently been a major part of every season (except when he briefly died and before coming back to life). So it probably comes as no surprise that he is worth quite a lot. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Harrington is worth about $12 million.
His character Jon Snow does play a major part in the finale, even though he doesn’t ascend to the throne as is his right (and as many fans wanted him to!). He does stop Daenerys, who becomes something of a tyrant by the end, and paves the way for Bran to take the throne.
9 Emilia Clarke: $13 Million
Perhaps the most popular character on the show is Daenerys Targaryen. Well, she was the most popular character, before the character arc that she went through in the final season. Regardless, Daenerys plays a very important role throughout all the seasons. According to Wealthy Gorilla, Emilia Clarke’s net worth is about $13 million.
Clarke has been involved with a few other successful projects, adding to her overall net worth. She starred as the adorable Louisa Clark in Me Before You, and more recently, appears in Last Christmas opposite Henry Golding.
8 Sophie Turner: $6 Million
Sophie Turner’s character, Sansa Stark, undergoes one of the most impressive transformations from the beginning of the series to the end. She begins as the entitled, bratty, and kind of useless daughter of Ned Stark.
The writers put her through quite a lot, including forcing her to become the plaything of the two evilest characters on the show, Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Bolton. But in the end, she emerges as the strong and smart Queen of the North. Turner definitely earned the $6 million she is worth today!
7 Maisie Williams: $6 Million
Unlike her older sister Sansa, Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams) shows promise from the beginning. She is ambitious, proud, and a total non-conformist, which we love about her. Many fans expected her to amount to more than she does in the final series, but overall, she is a very charismatic character.
Like her castmate Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams is also worth $6 million. Not bad for someone who’s 22-years-old! Now that Games of Thrones has finished, we can’t wait to see what other projects she becomes involved with!
6 Isaac Hempstead Wright: $2 Million
Brandon Stark has one of the most interesting storylines on the show, forced to follow a different path from other boys in Westeros after losing the power to move his legs in the first season. By the series finale, Bran is the one who takes the Iron Throne—something that few people would have predicted in early seasons.
His character wins the Game of Thrones (even if some fans weren’t happy with that ending!), and Isaac Hempstead Wright ended up with a larger net worth than a lot of people dream of: $2 million.
5 Lena Headey: $9 Million
It takes a lot of talent to play a character that people despise. Nobody would have been able to bring the villain Cersei Lannister to life quite like Lena Headey. And when you see how different she is from her character in real life, you begin to realize just how talented she is!
Headey is definitely worth her net worth of $9 million. Cersei is arguably one of the characters who carried the series from the beginning to the end. We all hate her, but without Cersei Lannister, there would be no Game of Thrones.
4 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: $16 Million
Another Game of Thrones actor who couldn’t be further in real life from his character? Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played the role of Cersei’s twin brother, Jaime Lannister. Jaime is another character who undergoes a massive transformation throughout the series. He begins as an obnoxious and morally bankrupt Lannister and becomes much more human as time goes on and he loses a few limbs.
The Danish-born Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has an impressive net worth of $16 million. Besides GoT, he has also starred in films such as The Other Woman alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.
3 Peter Dinklage: $15 Million
Along with Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister is another one of the most popular characters on the show. Brilliantly played by Peter Dinklage, Tyrion proves to us all that your family is not who you are, and even Lannisters can be good people.
Dinklage’s acting is phenomenal from his first episode to his last. His character has some significant obstacles to overcome but he managed to pull off every difficult scene that came his way. It’s no wonder that the New Jersey-born actor is worth $15 million!
2 Sean Bean: $20 Million
Ned Stark, played by Sean Bean, was written off the show in the first season. But that doesn’t mean audiences have forgotten him. In fact, he remains one of the most prominent and iconic Game of Thrones characters, mostly because his beheading showed GoT fans for the first time that this is not a show about justice and happy endings.
Sean Bean is well known for always playing characters that get killed, and Ned Stark is no exception. Despite the fact that his characters tend to lose on the screen, he’s winning in real life with a net worth of $20 million.
1 Gwendoline Christie: $3 Million
There are a lot of admirable, strong female characters on Game of Thrones who reject the stereotype of what a woman should be. Perhaps the strongest and most inspiring of all the female characters is Brienne of Tarth, played by Gwendoline Christie.
In a man’s world like Westeros, Brienne was able to keep up with and often beat the male characters at their own games. She’s a role model for every girl out there who dreams of succeeding against the odds. Gwendoline Christie is worth every cent of her $3 million net worth (and more!).