Shonda Rhimes’ Grey’s Anatomy is one of the most popular medical drama television shows in North America. A knuckle-whitening plot tied with the quality acting and loveable characters; this show is a staggering success. Now with over 300 episodes, Grey’s Anatomy has literally made history, officially being ABC’s longest running TV show.
On the night that the 300th episode aired, it managed to receive over 8 million views. The long-running show, which now has 15 seasons, is definitely a fan favorite. How can it not be, with some of the most complex and dynamic characters? Here are the actors behind those characters and their net worth.
10 Jason Winston George
Ah, Dr. Ben Warren: once a nurse, he was one of the only main characters that we actually get to see going through medical school. Also the love interest of Dr. Miranda Bailey, we watch as nurse Ben becomes an amazing boyfriend, then husband, and then doctor.
Jason Winston George, however, is not known for much more than his long-time involvement in the medical TV drama. He can be seen in Bewitched, CSI: Miami, and CSI: Cyber. George is the least known on this list and the actor with the lowest net worth, which falls at $1.5 million.
9 Sarah Drew
From small-town Stony Brook, New York, Sarah Drew tugs at our heartstrings as innocent, bright, April Kepner, a young doctor from the farm. She is a quiet young doctor, but she’s sharp, strong-willed and a spectacularly talented.
The face behind the character, Sarah Drew is mostly known for her role as Dr. Kepner from Grey’s Anatomy, but she did feature in several other TV productions including Glee, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and American Pastime. Coming in at number nine on this list, even though she doesn’t make it very far, she still has a net worth of $3 million.
8 Jesse Williams
Known as the rich kid (not that doctors are poor, or anything), Dr. Jackson Avery is another beloved character who came to the show a little later on. When he appeared in season six, he was just a reoccurring character but becomes an important character once the merger between the Mercy West and Seattle Grace hospitals is complete.
The man that portrays him so well, Jesse Williams, is a talented actor who can also be seen in many different productions including theatre performances, many television shows, and a few films. His net worth is $8 million.
7 Kelly McCreary
Meredith’s half-sister Maggie is kind and gentle. Finally getting her debut in Cyberchase, Kelly McCreary can be found in few productions. Even though she is one of the lesser known actresses of the bunch, she is still accredited a net worth of $9 million.
Out of the few movies and shows that she is involved in, Grey’s Anatomy and Emily Owens, MD are the two shows she has starred in for the longest. Hopefully, she will be with Grey’s Anatomy for a long time, as well.
6 Chandra Wilson
Miranda Bailey or, “The Nazi”; so much rage and anger trapped in such a small body. Dr. Miranda Bailey may be scary, tough, and strict, but she is good at what she does, which is teach, heal, and more recently chief.
Chandra Wilson is from Houston, Texas and originally aspired to go into business, as pushed by her mother. Acting was her true calling, though. Being in The Sopranos, The Cosby Show, and Sex in the City, this well-rounded actress has a total net worth of about $10 million.
5 Justin Chambers
When we first met intern Alex Karev, there was a sour aftertaste in our mouths. Starting off, Dr. Karev was definitely rude, insensitive, and just plain mean sometimes. As time went on, though, Alex became one of the fan favorites.
Born in Ohio, Justin Chamber started his career off doing some modeling for Calvin Klein’s fragrance line. Along with Grey’s Anatomy, Chambers can be seen in Cold Case, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Private Practice. As of 2018, Justin’s net worth is about $18 million.
4 Jessica Capshaw
First appearing on the show during season five, Dr. Arizona Robbins was just a Pediatric Doctor, seen semi-regularly, but not often. Soon, she became a regular character, even having multiple of her own mini-storylines. Jessica Capshaw was on the show for almost ten years, starting in 2009 and unfortunately leaving in 2018.
Before that, though, Jessica Capshaw went to Brown University and completed a bachelor’s degree in English. Since then, she has been talented, lucky and experienced enough to earn herself a net worth of a ‘comfortable’ $20 million.
3 Sandra Oh
One of the original characters, it was very upsetting to watch Dr. Cristina Yang leave the show. After being through so much in the first ten seasons, Cristina decided to leave the hospital for new experiences and better opportunities elsewhere in the country.
Sandra Oh, the woman behind the amazing performance, has been in the acting business for a long time. She is mostly known for her voice acting in children’s shows like Peg +Cat, Sesame Street, and She-Ra and the Princesses. Her success has yielded a net worth of $25 million.
2 Ellen Pompeo
The namesake of the show, Meredith Grey, is the main character and star of the show. Even though she is mostly accredited for being the star of Grey’s Anatomy, she is also featured in Friends, Law & Order and RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Not only is she a talented actress, but she has also directed and produced several episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. Along with this, she has been nominated for 22 awards, winning eight of them. This award-winning actress, producer, and director deserves every penny of her $40 million net worth.
1 Patrick Dempsey
Pinned as McDreamy in the show, Dr. Derek Shepherd entered the show as a charming young attending physician. His attraction for Meredith Grey was obvious from the beginning, as he left her home, disheveled, on the morning before she showed up as his student.
In the past, Patrick Dempsey was named as one of the highest paid actors in the TV business based on his payout of about $350,000 per episode of Grey’s Anatomy no wonder his net worth is a staggering $60 million!