What Is ‘The Young and the Restless’ Star Bryton James’ Net Worth?

Many of The Young and The Rest characters have been faced with substantial life changes, but one person who keeps getting curve balls thrown his way is the complex, Devon Hamilton.

Since 2004, many have watched this character, who is played by Bryton James, be put through the wringer as he’s experienced a near-fatal illness, tragic losses, relationship trouble, and a ton of family drama. And because of his character’s interesting storylines, James has amassed quite a large fan base as well as significant net worth.

Bryton James
Bryton James | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

James got his acting start on the sitcom ‘Family Matters’

Even if you’ve never seen The Young and The Restless, James might still look pretty familiar to you, and there is a reason behind that.

Long before playing Devon Hamilton on the primetime soap opera, the actor was one of the most well-known child stars of the ’90s.

James began his career appearing in many different commercials and magazine ads, including one with the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.

Then in 1990, he landed the role of Richie Crawford in the hit sitcom Family Matters, which he starred in until 1997.

After starring in Family Matters, James continued acting but put his career on hold to finish high school. After graduating in 2004, he took up acting again and landed the role of Devon on The Young and the Restless that same year.

Not only is he a sitcom and soap opera actor, but James is also a very talented voice artist who’s lent his vocals to different animated cartoons over the years.

He’s won many awards for his portrayal of Devon Hamilton

In June 2004, James made his first on-screen appearance as Devon Hamilton on the original CBS daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless.

The character was introduced as a homeless teenager who is taken in and later adopted by the Winters, the core African-American family within the series.

Since the beginning, Devon’s storyline has held the interest of many fans as the show has to focus on the challenges he’s faced of having a drug addict for a parent, being a product of the foster care system, and deafness.

Though his storyline has always been complex, James really took this character to the next level in 2006-2007 when Devon contracted meningitis, and the disease nearly killed him.

After that, James has brought his all to the character, who’s experienced some of the most emotional and challenging journeys of his life. So far, Devon’s lost his hearing, experienced the loss of a child, married a woman who was on her deathbed, and has suffered the loss of his wife.

James has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Devon throughout the years and has been nominated for the Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Younger Actor category five times from 2006 to 2009, and once again in 2013. He won the award in 2007 and took home the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series in 2009.

What is James’ net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, James has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

While it’s unclear how much of that the actor’s made from The Young and The Restless, it has been speculated that the show’s veterans make anywhere between $1,500 to $3,000 per episode.

Though this has likely contributed significantly to James’ overall net worth, let’s not forget, he also does voice acting, which adds to his earnings.

But no matter how much James earns from the soap opera of his voice acting projects, there’s no denying that he is very good at what he does for a living.