HBO announced they are preparing a reboot of the iconic TV series Gossip Girl. The new show will go back to a private school in Manhattan and introduce the public to a new group of privileged teenagers that will be involved in several scandals. Of course, the mysterious blogger will be back, too. We don’t know yet if the characters of the original version will be on the show.
Gossip Girl aired between 2007 and 2012. The show was responsible for people like Blake Lively and Leighton Meester becoming household names. Most of the actors were young and now they have a net worth evaluated in the millions.
10 Kelly Rutherford - $1 million
Kelly Rutherford played Lily Van Der Woodsen, Serena and Eric’s mother, and her storyline is very complicated. In the past, she dated Rufus Humpfrey (Dan’s father) and she got pregnant. She gave the baby up for adoption and years later, she married William Van Der Woodsen. She then gets married to Bart Bass, Chuck’s father.
Rutherford became famous during the '90s when she played Megan Lewis on Melrose Place. In real life, she's not as rich as Lily van der Woodsen. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she has a fortune evaluated at $1 million.
9 Matthew Settle - $4 million
Matthew Settle plays Rufus Humphrey. Dan and Jenny’s father. His storyline focus on his relationships with his children, Lily and other women.
However, the actor thought his plot could be better. He told Vulture, “I always wanted them to give Rufus, like, some stake to loose. He never had political conflicts really because he didn’t have a lot of power at stake. Lily, for instance, has to decide sometimes to be ruthless, and Rufus never had to deal with that, contend with it. I would love to work on a series where there’s more collaboration.”
Settle became famous when he played Captain Ronald Speirs on Band of Brothers and he has a net worth of $4 million.
8 Taylor Momsen - $4 million
Taylor Momsen played Jenny Humphrey, Dan’s younger sister. She struggles to fit in at her new high school. Gossip Girls was Taylor's first role on television, and later on, her character disappeared from the show.
An insider told Hollywood Life about the actress, “Taylor wasn’t on set filming much this season, but when she did show up she wasn’t very level-headed. The show’s executives didn’t trust that she was really giving it her all, so they dismissed her as a regular.”
Momsen gave up acting and she now focuses on her singing career. She has a $4 million net worth.
7 Jessica Szohr - $4 million
Jessica Szohr played Vanessa Abrams, whois one of Dan's best friend and a character who lived with his family. She is not part of the Upper East Side circle and she doesn't get along with Dan's new friends and Serena, his girlfriend. At some point, she also gets romantically involved with Dan. Szohr has a $4 million net worth..
She left the show after the fourth season, but on better terms than Monsem did. She told E! Online, "When I started the fourth season, I kind of had a talk with the producers. We didn't know what we were going to do with the characters. After playing someone for four years, it can be a little repetitive. So I was ready for a change."
6 Ed Westwick - $4 million
Ed Westwick has a $4 million fortune and plays Chuck Bass, the son of a self-made billionaire. He has a manipulative personality and has a relationship with Blair Waldorf. The character demanded a lot from Westwick.
The actor told E! Online, “It's an exhausting character because it is well for the reasons that have been so apparent throughout the whole of the show, he's not platonic in any way. But, look I love it, I live in New York. I get to do the show. I get to do a job which is brilliant and I am so so happy and so blessed and just take it as it comes."
5 Leighton Meester -$5 million
Leighton Meester is an actress and singer. She has a fortune evaluated at $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The actress became a household name after playing Blair Waldorf, a main characters on Gossip Girl. Waldorf is an important name on the Upper East Side and she also comes from a rich family. However, she often feels that she lives under Serena's shadow.
Although the role made her famous, Meester has mixed feelings about the show: she told E! News, "I was young when I started Gossip Girl. A lot more people were suddenly around and I was being looked at. If you don't have the right perspective, you could definitely be confused by people being that nice to you or judging you for behavior that's typical of a 20, 21-year-old, making mistakes but having to make them very publicly."
4 Chace Crawford - $6 million
Chace Crawford has a $6 million net worth. He became famous after playing Nate Archibald on Gossip Girl. His character is the best friend of Chuck Bass and has multiple relationships. At the beginning of the show, he is dating Blair, but it doesn't stop him from sleeping with Serena, one of her best friends.
Before acting, Crawford studied journalism and marketing, but he didn't graduate because he decided to focus on his acting career. He is aware his looks affect which roles he is in cast in.
3 Penn Badgley - $8 million
Pen Badgley plays Dan Humphrey, who spends most of the seasons in a complicated relationship with Serena Van Der Woodsen. Dan, Serena and Blair are the only characters who had appeared in all episodes of the show. Badgley became famous thanks to the show, but he doesn't like to be compared to Dan.
He told Vulture, "He's not real. He's a tool on a show with soap-operatic arcs and he needs to be a judgmental douche bag sometimes. I get that. I don't hate anybody for that. But it sucks when people call me 'Dan' and think that I'm him."
The actor now is the star of the Netflix show You and has an $8 million net worth.
2 Blake Lively - $16 million
Blake Lively played Serena van der Woodsen, the main character in Gossip Girl. She is the ultimate It Girl and the most popular girl in high school. Van Der Woodsen comes from a wealthy family and her life is full of scandals and bad relationship choices.
Serena was the first leading role of Lively's career. She is married to Ryan Gossling and they have two children together. Lively has a stable career in Hollywood and has starred in many movies including The Age of Adaline. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actress has a fortune evaluated at $16 million.
1 Kristen Bell -$20 million
Kristen Bell was the official narrator on Gossip Girl. Her voice was present in every episode and she became an essential part of the show, even if her face did not appear. Bell was involved in many successful projects like Frozen and Bad Moms. She has a $20 million net worth.
The actress was thrilled when she heard about the reboot.