Which ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Star Has The Highest Net Worth?

Ever since The Bold and the Beautiful debuted on CBS in 1987, it has intrigued fans all over the world. The show, which was originally designed to be a sister show to The Young and the Restless, is now in a class all its own. The stars of the show have been handsomely rewarded for their dedication to the show. But which of the B&B actors has the highest net worth? The answer may shock you.

Which star of The Bold and the Beautiful has the highest net worth? Let's see which of these cast members, pictured here, makes the most.
Some past and present cast members of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ | Toni Anne Barson/FilmMagic

‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ star with one of the highest net worths is one of its original cast members

John McCook, who plays Eric Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, is a star with one of the highest net worths. According to TVOverMind, he’s worth about $6 million.

McCook has never made his salary a matter of public record. However, according to the TVOverMind report, the average veteran soap opera star makes about $5,000 per episode.

It’s safe to say that McCook is probably in that high-end pay range.

How much do soap opera stars really make?

Soap opera stars — including stars of The Bold and the Beautiful — are just like us. They make a salary, pay their bills, and even struggle with their rent sometimes.

Comparably, a site that breaks down the ins and outs of various salaries, reveals that the average soap opera star makes about $57,000/year. About 57 percent of all soap opera stars make between $52,900 and $133,000/year. The top 86 percent of soap opera stars make about $280,000/year.

When taxes are factored in, the average soap opera star takes home about $48,000/year. That translates to about $2,000 per paycheck.

Who else has a high net worth on the show?

In addition to John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful star Katherine Kelly Lang is a veteran of the show. Like McCook, she started playing Brooke Logan on the show back in 1987.

And Lang, like McCook, has a high net worth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lang has a net worth of $12 million. Most of her net worth comes from her salary on the long-running soap.

Interestingly, Lang herself comes from an acting legacy. She’s the daughter of Olympic skier Keith Wegeman and actor Judith Lang, best known for her work in Dr. Kildare.

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