The Game of Thrones finale dropped just over a year ago now and in that time since then, so many members of the cast have come forward to talk about their experiences on the show. The actors have gone in-depth about their acting process, reactions to certain scenes, filming conditions, how being a part of Game of Thrones changed their lives, etc.
The only thing that the cast has not been so quick to talk about is how being on the show has bolstered all of their net worth.
10 Isaac Hempstead Wright – $4 Million
Despite his character winning the ultimate prize in the form of the Iron Throne by the series’ end, Bran Stark got the short end of the stick in real life by tying for having the lowest net worth on this list.
Granted, in theory, it makes sense as outside of Game of Thrones, Isaac Hempstead Wright isn’t quite a household name. The role of Bran Stark was never going to raise his stock overnight, as big as that role was, but he’s still young and there is time for his net worth to grow.
9 Maisie Williams – $6 Million
When Maisie Williams first joined the cast of Game of Thrones, she was a complete unknown and her being on the show served as her very first acting credit at age 14. Within eight seasons, Williams quickly made Arya Stark into one of the most memorable characters of the lot.
In due time, it also helped Williams establish her own name for herself, leading her to star in FOX’s last X-Men film, The New Mutants. Still rising through the ranks of Tinseltown, she has a net worth of $6 million.
8 Sophie Turner – $8 Million
Maisie’s real-life bestie and on-screen sister, Sophie Turner – as we’ve seen them on social media – has a bit of a further foot forward on the Hollywood scene. Not so much because of the acting credits she’s pursued – although playing Jean Grey in the more recent X-Men movies is a big plus for her – but because it helps that she’s married to Joe Jonas, one of the industry’s biggest celebs.
For that last reason especially, Sophie Turner has an extra two million dollars of net worth more than her best friend. Let’s hope Maisie Williams doesn’t take it personally.
7 Lena Headey – $9 Million
Cersei Lannister ruled over the Seven Kingdoms with an iron fist with both literal and theoretical riches to her name. In real life, Lena Headey would just settle on the little riches, per the $9 million to her name.
Even before Game of Thrones, Headey was leading a successful Hollywood career. Once the star and title character of FOX’s Terminator spin-off, The Sarah Connor Chronicles. In addition, she’s starred in big blockbuster films like 300, The Purge, and Fighting with my Family.
6 Kit Harington – $12 Million
Jon Snow may know nothing, but we know everything about Kit Harington’s net worth. His net worth is $12 million and although we can pin much of his worth thanks to him finding his breakthrough with Game of Thrones, there is more to Kit Harington than just Jon Snow.
Outside of the HBO series, Harington has also found success in voicing Eret in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, starring and producing Gunpowder, and now starring in the upcoming Marvel movie, Eternals, as Black Knight.
5 Emilia Clarke – $13 Million
One difference between Kit Harington and his onscreen aunt/lover (which we still think is gross a year later) is that Emilia Clarke has had an easier stride in transitioning into mainstream movies.
The four-time Emmy nominee has spent the last four years starring in Me Before You, Last Christmas, Above Suspicion, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. She also has several projects under development right now, meaning that her post-Game of Thrones career is already off to a hot start. So far, so good for Clarke.
4 Jason Momoa – $14 Million
This one may be cheating since his stint on Game of Thrones was so short, but nonetheless, Jason Momoa was a member of the cast at one point during the first season. In fact, it can be argued that his run – however brief it was – on the show was his breakout moment in Hollywood.
If he never played Khal Drago, we would not be seeing Momoa thriving out here as Aquaman or in the cast of Dune, and perhaps he wouldn’t have a net worth of $14 million if not for the show.
3 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – $16 Million
Ever since he first made his big-screen debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was on his way to reach the cream of the crop in Hollywood. He finally reached that point, but not because of the movies on his filmography, but thanks to television.
Of course, Game of Thrones was his saving grace and for him, Jaime Lannister was the role of a lifetime. That alone helped him earn one of the highest-grossing net worths out of the entire cast, currently standing at $16 million.
2 Sean Bean – $20 Million
Like Momoa, Sean Bean did not have an extensively long run on the show, but when it first premiered, he was positioned as the lead of Game of Thrones, right up until he was unexpectedly killed off before the first season concluded.
Bean is always going to be associated with Game of Thrones for one reason or another, and so it feels only right for him to have the second-highest net worth throughout the whole cast. It also helps that he has a multitude of other big projects to fall back on, even if nine times out of 10 he gets killed off in all of them, as My Modern Met illustrates such a meme.
1 Peter Dinklage – $25 Million
From the moment he appeared on screen for the first time as Tyrion Lannister, Peter Dinklage instantly stole the show and became everyone’s favorite character. Not only was his character always entertaining, but Dinklage’s work ethic he put into that character was always recognized, hence why he has four Emmys and one Golden Globe for playing the character.
More importantly, it is no wonder how he ended the show with the highest net worth among the cast. He continues to play a part in big production movies and shows with no signs of slowing down.