Game of Thrones will have its highly anticipated 7th season premiere on July 16th, and it’s sure to be quite the extravaganza. After all, HBO took filming the 6th season to a whole new level, with battle scenes that topped noteworthy directors such as James Cameron or Michael Bay.
Additionally, the 7th season, much like the 6th season, again marks the film advancing past the books, with plot lines to be explored that certainly no reader, however big a fan, is aware of.
Among other hotly discussed topics surrounding Game of Thrones, however, is how much each of its cast members will be earning as salaries. Even more interesting, is how much is the Game of Thrones cast net worth, considering most of its actors were virtually unknown before the launch of the award winning series.
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Since Game of Thrones is well known for killing off its principal characters, we’ll pay homage to those cast members who have remained on the show for the 7th season.
Let’s take it away!
Kit Harrington Net Worth and HBO Salary 2017
First up is Kit Harrington. Although he may have started out as one of the most unknown actors on Game of Thrones, Kit Harrington may arguably be one of its biggest breakout stars.
While Kit Harrington started out wanting to be a journalist, he did end in studying acting at drama school. While Kit Harrington nabbed a few roles in plays, there’s no question he got his start when he nabbed his role as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones in 2011.
And since then, he’s gone onto cement his status as leading man with roles in films such as Pompeii and How to Train Your Dragon 2.
So what’s Kit Harrington’s salary for his HBO role in 2017? Negotiations attracted a lot of media attention this Spring when it was uncovered that Kit Harrington was privy to being one of the “A List” stars of Game of Thrones and bagged a salary that included bonus payouts for reruns of the show as well as for viewings around the world.
According to sources, Kit Harrington is said to be earning as much as $3 million per episode. That’s a total payout of $21 million for the 7th season of Game of Thrones. And his net worth on 2017? Kit Harrington net worth is estimated to be $7 million.
Peter Dinklage Net Worth and HBO Salary 2017
Peter Dinklage’s reputation preceded him well before his debut on Game of Thrones. After all, he had had roles in award winning films such as “The Station Agent” and the “Chronicles of Narnia.”
Despite this, Peter Dinkalge has said that he struggled with acquiring roles in acting due to his status as a little person. Often, parts offered to actors with his condition were those of leprechauns or elves.
Still, Peter Dinklage’s acting prowess won over casting directors, and much like other members of the Game of Thrones cast, the show has propelled him to being a household name.
Besides his role as the Lannister who joins forces with the opposing side in Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage has gone onto to star in such as films as “X-Men” and voiced characters in highly grossing movies such as “Ice Age” and “Angry Birds.”
Like Kit Harrington, Peter Dinklage is part of the A List cast in Game of Thrones, and so is slated to earn an estimated $3 million per episode of the 7th season. So what’s Peter Dinklage net worth in 2017? Peter Dinklage net worth in 2017 is estimated to be as much as $15 million.
Emilia Clarke Net Worth and HBO Salary 2017
Ah, Queen Daenerys. Even though Emilia Clarke shocked fans with her natural brown locks, there’s no question that we can’t imagine anyone else as the venerable child queen. Again, Emilia Clarke is another of the huge breakout stars of Game of Thrones.
Emilia Clarke has had a lifelong interest in acting and attended Drama Center London, graduating in 2009. Clarke’s performance in Game of Thrones has earned her Emmy award nods year after year. In the past couple of years, however, she has elevated her career to a new level with roles in films such as “Me Before You” and Broadway parts.
Now, Emilia Clarke is poised to be one of the highest earning actresses on TV. As one of the female leads of Game of Thrones, she’ll be commanding the same $3 million per episode salary as her other “A list” cast mates.
So how much wealth will Emilia Clarke command? Emilia Clarke net worth in 2017 is estimated to be $14 million.
Lena Headey Net Worth and HBO Salary 2017
Lena Headey rounds off the list of actors who achieved great feats with the most recent set of salary negotiations with HBO. Unlike many of her costars, Lena Headey had worked steadily through the 1990s before scoring her role as the queen everybody loves to hate, Cersei Lannister.
Before Game of Thrones, Lena Headey was known for her role in the film “The Brothers Grimm.” Interestingly, Lena Headey is known for her friendship with Piper Perabo, whom she met on the set of a film that they costarred in. Additionally, Lena had a friendship with Peter Dinklage prior to filming of Game of Thrones. In fact, it was reportedly Peter Dinklage who suggested Lena Headey to producers.
So what is Lena Heady net worth 2017? As you know by now, Lena Headey is slated to earn an estimated $3 million per episode of Game of Thrones for the 7th season.
But in addition to this, based on all of the work she’s completed on prior roles, Lena Headey net worth in 2017 is approximately $10 million.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Net Worth and HBO Salary 2017
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has played the role of Jaime Lannister with all of the subtlety and grace that the character’s complexity requires. Prior to nabbing his role on Game of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was best known for roles on “Black Hawk Down,” and highly acclaimed Norwegian and other Scandinavian films. He’s also won several awards for his acting as Jaime Lannister.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau also made it into the “Tier A” class of actors on Game of Thrones, which means, yes, he too will rake in an estimated near $3 million per episode of at least the next season. Of course, an interesting question is whether his character will make it through to the last season. Something tells us this hottie will be sure to be seen in the last season.
In any case, based on the entirety of his career, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau net worth in 2017 is estimated to be $17 million.
Sophie Turner Net Worth and HBO Salary 2017
Sophie Turner is one of the Game of Thrones actresses who has truly leveraged her breakout role to stay very, very busy. She began as a child actress and has truly grown up before fans’ eyes on Game of Thrones. Although Sophie Turner is well known for the red hair of Sansa Stark, her actual hair color is blonde. She grew up in the English countryside and was only 14 years old when she nabbed her breakout role.
Sophie Turner is one of those characters who has shockingly survived to the most recent season of Game of Thrones, considering how ill-fated the rest of the Stark clan has been.
Sophie Turner has also starred in an installment of the X-men film, “Another Me,” and “Barely Lethal.” And there’s no question that her recent relationship with Joe Jonas has certainly generated some much need publicity for this young starlet.
While Sophie Turner did not make it into the “Tier A” actors of Game of Thrones, it certainly hasn’t kept her from accumulating wealth. In fact, Sophie Turner net worth in 2017 is estimated to be $5 million.
Maisie Williams Net Worth and HBO Salary 2017
Maisie William’s character on Game of Thrones, Arya Stark, has attracted quite a fan following. How could you not fall in love with the spit-fiery character who becomes a menace to so many of the Stark enemies. Not to mention how vindicated all fans felt when she finally took the head off of Walder Frey on Season 6 of Game of Thrones. Maisie Williams is one of the youngest stars of the hit HBO show and began in her role at the tender age of 14. More recently, Maisie Williams has also launched her film career with a number of competitive roles.
Maisie Williams net worth in 2017 is estimated to be $3.5 million.
George RR Martin Net Worth and HBO Salary 2017
Brace yourselves because the biggest winner by far from the Game of Thrones success store is definitely George RR Martin. Not only did George RR Martin pen the entire Game of Thrones series, he also serves as co-executive producer of the show.
He first began writing in the fantasy fiction genre in the 1970s, but began the Game of Thrones series in the 1990s. So that means that the recent twists and turns that the plot has taken in recent season of Game of Thrones reflect a more than 25 year history of the story. HBO purchased the television rights to George RR Martin’s story in 2007 and of course, first released the show in 2011.
George RR Martin’s masterpiece has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. So not only does he make his money through book royalties, but he also obtains income through HBO royalties.
So what’s George RR Martin’s net worth? In 2017, George RR Martin net worth is estimated to be $60 million.
If you haven’t been keeping tabs, we’ll do the math for you. The Game of Thrones cast net worth is estimated to be more than $130 million!!!