What Is ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul’s Net Worth in 2019?

Any fan of Breaking Bad is well acquainted with Jesse Pinkman, Walter White’s meth-making accomplice who has a surprising moral compass. No one would think that a small-time delinquent drug dealer would wind up becoming the hero of the story. Part of the reason everyone loves Jesse so much is because of Aaron Paul, the exceptionally talented actor who plays the role.

Legend holds that Paul’s character wasn’t supposed to live past the first season of Breaking Bad, but the dynamic between him and Bryan Cranston’s Walter White was so epic that writers didn’t dare screw with the magic. Now we have El Camino, a movie all about Jesse Pinkman’s future, that further exemplifies Aaron Paul’s raw talent.

But who is Aaron Paul really and how much money does he have? Read on to find out.

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Aaron Paul took a risk that paid off

Like so many other Hollywood actors, Aaron Paul Sturtvant arrived in L.A. with nothing but a car and a few thousand dollars in his pocket. He hails from the Midwest and was born in Emmett, Idaho, where he had a typical childhood. But Paul didn’t have average dreams — he wanted to become a star.

Paul started out his career by winning second place in a modeling competition. From there, he started appearing in small parts in movies such as Whatever It Takes (2000), K-PAX (2001), and National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002), plus several music videos. He eventually transitioned to television work and landed a recurring role on HBO’s Big Love.

‘Breaking Bad’ changed everything

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Aaron Paul was enjoying a successful career by most standards — but life changed forever once he got the role of Jesses Pinkman on Breaking Bad in 2008. His portrayal of Jesse was so excellent that it changed the entire direction of the show.

Thanks to his run on Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul has won several awards including the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2014), Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (2013), and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Breaking Bad ended in 2013. Since then, Aaron Paul has been voicing Todd Chavez on the animated series BoJack Horseman, where he also serves as an executive producer.

He’s achieved incredible success

Aaron Paul has achieved so much and now thanks to his work on Breaking Bad and starring in the epilogue film El Camino, he’s a household name. Between all the television and movies, Paul has managed to amass a net worth of $16 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Paul married Lauren Parsekian in May 2013. The two welcomed daughter Story Annabelle in 2018.

Unfortunately, none of the projects Aaron Paul has worked on since Breaking Bad have had the same prestige and success as the show, which many consider the greatest of all time. El Camino reminded everyone just how talented Paul really is when he’s given quality material to work with. Still, a spinoff show with Jesse seems very unlikely.

Hopefully, we haven’t seen the last from Aaron Paul yet.