Game of Thrones had its highly anticipated 8th season premiered in April 2019, and it’s sure to be quite the extravaganza. After all, HBO took filming the Game of Thrones Season 8 to a whole new level, with battle scenes (notably, the Battle of Winterfell) that topped noteworthy directors such as James Cameron or Michael Bay. Additionally, the 8th season, much like the 7th 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 Salary and net worth, considering most of its actors were virtually unknown before the launch of the award winning series.
The series may sadly be coming to an end; the Game of Thrones cast salary and net worth has certainly increased since they became members of your favorite GOT houses. Some of the main characters from the series might just be the highest paid actors in television history! 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 8th and final season of the show.
Winter is here, and we’re back in the land of Westeros! Let’s take it away!
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 a leading man with roles in films such as Pompeii and How to Train Your Dragon 2. He also starred alongside Jessica Beil in the Netflix original series Sinner.
It’ll be as some might say, an end of an era as we bid adieu to Jon Snow. He is beloved and a character that most fans are obsessed with. In season five’s finale, Jon was stabbed to death after being labeled a traitor. The heartbreaking scene showed Alliser Thorne and several men of the Night’s Watch stabbing Snow as hearts around the world could be heard shattering into pieces. There was a cry of outrage because the audience couldn’t imagine Game of Thrones without Snow. To everyone’s delight, Snow played a pivotal role in the next couple of seasons and is one of the central characters of the show. So how much do you the think Kit Harington, the actor who plays Snow makes per episode?
What’s Kit Harrington’s Game of Thrones cast salary for his HBO role in 2019? Negotiations attracted a lot of media attention 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. The Kit Harington Net Worth is an eye-watering $12 million, and also gets $500,000 per episode.
Who says size matters? Well, in this case, there is nothing tiny about Peter Dinklage’s net worth. The actor already had an established movie career before he joined the cast of the iconic series as Tyrion Lannister in 2011, which increased his star power and net worth.
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.” He has also previously appeared in “Elf” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” In 2012, he won a Golden Globe for the category Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
Despite this, Peter Dinklage 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 be 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 get Game of Thrones cast salary of an estimated $500,000 per episode of the 8th season. So what’s Peter Dinklage Net Worth in 2019? Peter Dinklage Net Worth in 2019 is estimated to be as much as $15 million.
Ah, Queen Daenerys. Emilia Clarke, who plays Khaleesi or Daenerys Targaryen is worth her gold in millions. The GOT fandom has seen Daenery’s go through life-altering experiences, not just once, but many times. Once a naïve, inexperienced young woman goes on to become a dynamic, fearless leader, and force to be reckoned with. Since the actress plays the role of such a larger than life character (hey, she can fly dragons!), her paycheck (per episode) is larger than life as well.
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”, “Terminator: Genisys,” and also starred in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” 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 Game of Thrones cast salary of $500,000 per episode salary as her other “A list” cast mates.
So how much wealth will Emilia Clarke command? Emilia Clarke Net Worth in 2019 is estimated to be $13 million.
Unlike some of the other leading GOT actors, Lena Headey was nearly twenty years into her professional acting career when she bagged the role of playing Cersei Lannister on GOT. Some of her biggest accomplishments include movies such as “The Purge,” “The Brothers Grimm” and “300.”
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 co-stars, 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 co-starred in. Additionally, Lena had a friendship with Peter Dinklage prior to the filming of Game of Thrones. In fact, it was reportedly Peter Dinklage who suggested Lena Headey to producers.
Los Angeles Times once reported that Headey said she had less than $5 in her account after she filed for divorce from her husband in 2012. It is safe to say the actress has more than $5 in her account now. Lena like the other leading Game of Thrones co-stars such as Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Kit Harington all get paid $500,000 per episode, according to sources.
So what is Lena Heady Net Worth 2019? As you know by now, Lena Headey is slated to earn an estimated $500,000 per episode of Game of Thrones for the 8th season. But in addition to this, based on all of the work she’s completed on prior roles, Lena Headey net worth in 2019 is approximately $9 million.
Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who is best known for playing Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones, but has also appeared in the film “Gods of Egypt,” 2001’s “Black Hawk Down,” Tom Cruise’s starrer “Oblivion” and “The Other Woman” with the stunning Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, and Leslie Mann.
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 rakes in an estimated near $500,000 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 2019 is estimated to be $16 million.
Sophie Turner is one of the Game of Thrones actresses who have 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 she 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 got her breakout role.
Well, guys, she’s not only being famous for being one of the ‘J Sisters’. For those who’re living under a rock and don’t know who the ‘J Sisters’ are, it’s what the Jonas Brothers’ wives/fiancé’s are calling themselves. Sophie Turner plays the role of the formidable Sansa Stark for a decade.
Sophie Turner is one of those characters who has shockingly survived to the most recent season and final Game of Thrones Season 8, 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 relationship and recent marriage with Joe Jonas has certainly generated some much-needed publicity for this young starlet.
How much is the Queen of the North worth? Well, she’s worth a little less than her co-stars mentioned above, but it’s still a large chunk of change? Queue the dolla dolla bills, because she’s worth a staggering $4 million, and she’s only 23! The actress makes $175,000 per episode of Game of Thrones. Cha-ching!
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 2019 is estimated to be $6 million.
Maisie Williams started her journey as Arya Stark when she was 11 years old, and now she’s 22. The actress has literally grown up on the sets of Game of Thrones. Playing one of the youngest, and also the mightiest characters on the show made Williams a millionaire in her teens. Despite her millionaire status, the British actress does not make as much as her fellow colleagues.
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, and who killed the famous Night King in season 8. More recently, Maisie Williams has also launched her film career with a number of competitive roles.
When first started playing the role of Arya Stark, Williams is said to have made $150k per episode. Now, she’s supposedly on a rather decent wage of $175,000 per episode. The reason as to why she is not paid as her old co-stars are because she falls under the category of “Tier B” cast, who earn less than the core cast members. Ouch! With such a meaty role, international fame and fortune, we doubt Williams is complaining.
Maisie Williams Net Worth in 2019 is estimated to be $6 million.
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, but 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 the 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 90 million copies worldwide as of April 2019. 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 Net Worth? In 2019, George RR Martin net worth is estimated to be $65 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 $124 million!!!