At the age of 60, Linda Hamilton has been mostly missing from Hollywood in the past several years. However, that’s about to change, as she will be returning to the Terminator franchise as the star of Terminator 6, Sarah Connor.
Having starred in the original Terminator, as well as dozens of other films and shows, Hamilton is particularly wealthy. So what is Linda Hamilton net worth in 2018? Read on…
Although Linda Hamilton is best known for her playing Sarah Connor in the Terminator series – at least the early ones – she is also known for many of the roles.
Linda Hamilton begin acting in college, and got small roles on soap operas and other shows. In 1982 she got a role in the film The Assassination Game. She then appeared in a bunch of other films, including children of the corn, as well as TV shows.
But of course her biggest role was in 1984, when she appeared as Sarah Connor in the original Terminator. The blockbusters 1980s hit starring Arnold Schwarzenegger made Connor and her costars wealthy. The total box office haul for the original Terminator movie was $78.3 million dollars.
Terminator brought about a large number of sequels. Probably the most well-known was Terminator 2, which also starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. Terminator 2 made a total of $519.8 million at the box office, which in today’s money would be nearly $1 billion.
The rest of the Terminator series continued to earn vast sums of money as well.
After Terminator, Linda Hamilton appeared in several TV roles, including A Mother’s Prayer and Frasier. Hamilton also appeared in multiple films, including Dante’s Peak which made around $180 million.
Although several of Linda Hamilton’s acting ventures weren’t particularly successful, including some of her movies, she did extremely well – especially because of some of the major blockbusters that she starred in.
In total, Linda Hamilton’s biggest blockbusters made nearly $1 billion at the box office and in ancillary sales. And that was several years ago – with inflation, that number would be much higher.
In 2018, we estimate Linda Hamilton net worth at $75 million. With her newest Terminator role, expect her to earn a lot more.
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