Which ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Has the Highest Net Worth?

Game of Thrones is easily one of the most successful shows of all time. Anyone who has social media understands the absurd number of memes, spoilers, and more that come along with every Sunday’s new episode. Some of the actors and actresses who portray the Game of Thrones characters are more well-known than others — but which star has the highest net worth?

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‘Game of Thrones’ stars Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, and Rose Leslie | Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

Maisie Williams: $6 million

After last week’s Battle of Winterfell, people are definitely rooting for Arya Stark, who is portrayed by Maisie Williams. Williams is making a reported $175,000 per episode for this final season, which may sound like a lot, but it actually isn’t even close to some of the other salaries. Either way, she’s made millions from Game of Thrones and is worth a reported $6 million today.

Sophie Turner: $6 million

Sophie Turner shot to fame with her role on the show; according to Refinery29, Turner’s character, Sansa Stark, was her first professional acting job. Clearly, things worked out. Turner reportedly makes $175,000 per episode, and she’s worth an estimated $6 million today. She’s also engaged to Joe Jonas, and the two seem to have a close, exciting relationship that fans love to watch.  

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner have essentially grown up on the show.

Lena Headey: $9 million

Lena Headey is best known as Cersei Lannister on the show. She’s a British actress who already had an established acting career before landing her role on the HBO show. Refinery29 reports that she is being paid $500,000 per episode, but other outlets suggest the number is closer to $1 million. Today, she’s worth an estimated $9 million, and much of that is thanks to Game of Thrones.

Kit Harington: $12 million

It’s hard to forget Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington. Snow is one of the show’s most important characters, and Harington’s acting techniques made him perfect for the role. Harington has been in several films, but Game of Thrones was his first major small-screen role. Evidently, he’s done a great job, considering he makes a reported $500,000 per episode. Today, he’s worth an estimated $12 million.

Emilia Clarke: $13 million

Emilia Clarke is another actress making a reported $500,000 per episode, up from $300,000 in previous seasons. She plays Daenerys Targaryen, a critical character on the show, which explains her massive salary. Today, she’s the wealthiest female of any Game of Thrones cast member with a net worth around $13 million.

Peter Dinklage: $15 million

Peter Dinklage may be best known as Tyrion Lannister, but this isn’t his first acting gig. You might remember Dinklage as famed children’s author Miles Finch in Elf, otherwise known as the “south pole elf.” He also had important roles in X-Men and The Chronicles of Narnia. His acting resume has earned him a net worth of about $15 million, though Tyrion Lannister might be his best-known role of all time.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau: $16 million

Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau is the wealthiest Game of Thrones actor.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau is the wealthiest Game of Thrones actor, and he’s known for his role as Jaime Lannister. Coster-Waldeau has a long list of films under his belt, including Black Hawk Down and The Other Woman. He’s likely made the majority of his money from the HBO show though, considering he receives an estimated $500,000 per episode. Today, he’s worth around $16 million.

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