Game of Thrones: What is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s Net Worth, and What is His Salary for the Show?

Whether or not you’ve seen the show and whether or not you’re a fan, you have to admit Game of Thrones is a game-changing TV show. Like his co-stars, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is one of the highest-paid streaming actors since HBO airs Game of Thrones on its HBO GO service. Is the show making him rich? It’s certainly not hurting the cause at all. Let’s look at Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s net worth, some of his other notable roles, and his personal life with his wife and children.

What else is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau known for?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau at the 2018 Canne Film Festival

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau had a few notable roles before Game of Thrones. | Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Born in Denmark in 1970, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau attended the Danish National School of Theatre, and he graduated in 1993. He immediately started working in several Danish TV productions and European movies, such as 1997’s Bent along with Clive Owen, Jude Law, and Mick Jagger, but his career went to another level in 2001.

He shared the screen with Kate Winslet in one of his first major movie roles in Enigma, and he landed a role in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down the same year.

Coster-Waldau and Scott teamed up again in 2005 with Kingdom of Heaven, which came right after he appeared in Wimbledon with Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, and Jon Favreau in 2004.

He starred in the TV show New Amsterdam in 2008. Coster-Waldau shared the screen with Tom Cruise in the 2013 sci-fi movie Oblivion, but by then he was already a mainstay on Game of Thrones.

How much does he make for Game of Thrones?

The 2015 premiere of Game of Thrones with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The big salary from Game of Thrones boosts Nicolaj Coster-Waldau’s net worth. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Just like his co-stars Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, and Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau makes a fortune for Game of Thrones. The five adult stars (the four we just mentioned, plus Kit Harington) are very well compensated.

The quintet made $300,000 per episode at one time, according to Deadline, but that figure is much higher now. There was a rumor they were highest paid TV stars of all time earning $2.7 million per show. The actual number is closer to $1.1 million, which still makes them some of the highest-paid actors on TV.

If you want to get specific Coster-Waldau’s GoT salary, look at the court documents for a lawsuit involving him and his former manager. Coster-Waldau made $1,066,667 for playing Jaime Lannister in the eighth and final season, according to Harper’s Bazaar.

What is his Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s net worth?

Many actors dabbled in producing and directing to make extra money, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is no exception. He’s not as prolific behind the camera as he is in front of it, but he’s more than an actor.

He wrote the 1998 movie Wildside, in which he also starred. Coster-Waldau racked up five producer credits between 2008 and 2017, mostly for short features and Danish films.

There’s one thing we know for sure — Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s net worth isn’t suffering at all. He has an estimated $16 million fortune in 2018, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

What’s he working on next?

Filming for the final season of Game of Thrones is over, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is keeping his schedule busy.

He stars in the Brian De Palma-directed movie Domino, which hits European theaters in April 2019. After that, we’ll see him in the Danish movie Suicide Tourist. Then, he’s slated to star in The Silencing, according to IMDb.

Who is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s wife?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau with his wife Nukaaka Coster-Waldau in 2015.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau married Greenland beauty queen Nukaaka. | Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

On Game of Thrones, Coster-Waldau’s Jaime Lannister has an unsettling love affair with his sister. In real life, nothing could be further from the truth.

He shared the screen with Greenland beauty pageant queen and singer Nukaaka in 1998’s Wildside, and they married each other that year. Wildside is one of her few acting credits, according to IMDb. Coster-Waldau and Nukaka have two daughters and one idyllic life together, according to Bustle.

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