‘The Young and the Restless’: Which Abbott Star Has the Highest Net Worth?
The Abbotts are one of Genoa City’s most powerful families. John Abbott’s (the late Jerry Douglas) children run the multiple limbs of the family company and are likely worth quite a bit in the land of The Young and the Restless fiction. Which Abbott star has the highest net worth in real life?
CBS honors the Abbott family on ‘The Young and the Restless’
As CBS continues airing encore episodes amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Young and the Restless aims to honor the Abbott family with five classic episodes the week of June 1-5.
Fans can re-live some Abbott highlights including Traci (Beth Maitland) and Brad’s (Don Diamont) second wedding, Jack (Peter Bergman) and Phyllis’s (Michelle Stafford) proposal, and John’s (Douglas) death. The week ends with other prominent storylines that involves some of the newer story arcs and characters.
While the Abbott family tree is quite lengthy now, John Abbott’s four children — Jack, Ashley, Traci, and Billy — remain evergreen and central to the long-running show.
Peter Bergman celebrated 30 years on ‘The Young and the Restless’
As Victor Newman’s (Eric Braeden) arch-nemesis and the eldest Abbott son, Jack Abbott is one of The Young and the Restless‘ most entertaining characters.
Bergman, who joined the daytime soap in 1989 (replacing Terry Lester), grew up in a military family that moved often before the actor joined the America Academy of Dramatic Arts to prepare himself for a career in acting.
Bergman’s first soap role started in 1980 as Dr. Cliff Warner in All My Children before he was let go. Bergman’s Jack Abbott shows no signs of slowing down. The married father of two is worth an estimated $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Beth Maitland’s relationship with Cane Ashby faced criticism
When news of Daniel Goddard’s sudden exit broke, some speculated it had something to do with his character Cne Ashby’s developing romance with Traci Abbott (Maitland).
Maitland, who’s been a part of Y&R since 1984, responded to the claims in Jul 2019.
“Hey, Guys…I’ve been tweeting what this story means to me…Possibility…for Traci, Cane, and for everyone. We all deserve to be cared for and that can come from surprising places. xxx” Maitland tweeted in response.
The uprising over Goddard’s departure and the actor’s cryptic posts regarding longtime Y&R couple Cane and Lily (“Lane”), caused some to blame Maitland.
Regardless, the Rapid City, South Dakota native still holds her place as an Abbott on current episodes of Y&R. Maitland is worth a reported $1 million to $5 million, according to multiple outlets.
Jason Thompson is Billy Abbott No. 5
Technically, Jason Thompson plays Billy Abbott No. 12, counting all the child actors before the character was aged-up. Thompson settled into the Y&R role in 2016 after Burgess Jenkins and fan-favorite, Billy Miller, exited the show.
The Canadian actor’s first role came via MTV’s Undressed in 2000, but he’s most known for playing Dr. Patrick Drake in General Hospital and General Hospital: Night Shift.
As a singer and songwriter (whose work appeared in an episode of GH) is a married father of two. According to multiple outlets, his estimated net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.
Eileen Davidson is a ‘Real Housewife’
John Abbott’s other daughter, Ashley, was originated by Eileen Davidson in 1982. Davidson’s off-and-on stint on Y&R simultaneously happened while the actress played Kristen DiMera on Days of Our Lives at one point.
Soap acting aside, Davidson is one star who appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. From 2014-2018, Davidson earned a handsome salary via reality TV while also working on Y&R.
Celebrity Net Worth reported Davidson’s worth to be somewhere around $3 million but it’s unclear if that amount accounts for her RHOBH salary and daytime drama work.
Of John Abbott’s children, it looks as though Jack’s in the lead. This may or may not inspire his fictional siblings to do more to catch up.
The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.