‘The Breakfast Club’ 35 Years Later: How Much Are the Stars Worth Today?
When The Breakfast Club premiered in theaters in 1985, it spoke to a generation. Today, the John Hughes-directed film remains one of the most iconic productions of the ‘80s, and the principal actors have remained fixtures in Hollywood. Here is what the stars are up to today and how they stack up when it comes to net worth.
‘The Breakfast Club’ featured actors from The Brat Pack
In the ‘80s, there was a group of young actors on the fast-track to success. They became known in the media as The Brat Pack, thanks, in part to a David Blum article published in New York Magazine.
The unofficial roster for The Brat Pack included Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, and others, depending on the publication. The A-listers appeared in numerous films during the decade of legwarmers and boomboxes, sometimes crossing paths with various members on screen.
The Breakfast Club boasts five big names in the cast, which was an automatic draw for teen audiences. The plot of the movie revolves around a group of students from different cliques who are thrown together in Saturday school as punishment for separate offenses. In the end, they find common ground and dub themselves “a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal,” also known as “The Breakfast Club.”
With a Fresh Rating of 89% and an impressive Audience Score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Breakfast Club stands the test of time as one of the great comedies of the ‘80s. The classic film boosted the careers of the fresh-faced stars, who went on to land other high-profile gigs. Here’s a peek at the total wealth each cast member maintains today, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Emilio Estevez as ‘Andrew Clark’
Estevez portrayed Andrew, a stereotypical jock in The Breakfast Club. Since then, he has scored meaty roles in film and television in virtually every genre. The actor is currently filming The Mighty Ducks TV series, based on the film trilogy in which he also starred. Estevez has built a fortune of an estimated $18 million.
Molly Ringwald as ‘Claire Standish’
From 16 Candles to Pretty in Pink, Ringwald was the ‘80s it-girl. And the star brought rich girl Claire to life in The Breakfast Club. Ringwald has remained busy over the last three decades, including a five-season stint on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Fans can catch her in a recurring role on The CW’s Riverdale and in The Kissing Booth film trilogy. With at least two more projects cooking, Ringwald boasts an estimated $11 million in net worth.
Anthony Michael Hall as ‘Brian Johnson’
Before Hall gripped fans in The Dead Zone for six seasons, he played the brainiac, Brian, in The Breakfast Club. Hall has popped up in various TV and movie roles over the years and has three projects in various phases of production. The former child star has amassed an estimated $8 million in wealth.
Ally Sheedy as ‘Allison Reynolds’
Sheedy starred as Allison, the self-proclaimed basket case in The Breakfast Club. Fans may also recognize her from other ‘80s gems such as WarGames and Short Circuit. More recently, the actor guest-starred on SMILF. Ally Sheedy is worth about $6 million today.
Judd Nelson as ‘John Bender’
From New Jack City to Empire, Nelson has racked up over 100 credits, including many voiceover gigs. Fans can look forward to seeing more of the actor, who has five projects brewing. According to estimates, Nelson has built $4 million in net worth.
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