Who Has a Higher Net Worth: Blake Lively or Leighton Meester?

Their characters are pretty different in this drama series, as are their projects outside of Gossip Girl. When it comes to their respective earnings, one actor reportedly has a few million more than the other. Here’s what we know about Blake Lively’s net worth and Leighton Meester’s net worth. 

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester both worked on ‘Gossip Girl’

You know you love them. This series is full of drama, fashion, and powerful women, including renowned actors like Lively and Meester. One actor portrayed, Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl, known for her fashion, ambition, and strong, almost “anti-heroine” personality. 

This main character is portrayed by Meester throughout the series, although her role in the reboot is still unknown to fans. One of Blair’s best friends is Serena Celia Humphrey, (although she does have a rivalry with this character.) Unlike Blair, Serena acts almost selfishly, putting on a friendly appearance when she meets other characters.

Serena is portrayed by Lively throughout the series, and appears in every episode, along with Blair. When the cameras weren’t rolling, these two actors weren’t exactly friends. That doesn’t mean there’s any bad blood, but they were never as close as Serena and Blair were on Gossip Girl.

“Blake and Leighton were not friends,” writer Joshua Safran said during an interview with Vanity Fair. “They were friendly, but they were not friends like Serena and Blair. Yet the second they’d be on set together, it’s as if they were.” 

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Blake Lively appeared in movies like ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ and ‘Green Lantern’

When it comes to the actors who portray the Gossip Girl characters, Lively is estimated to have a higher net worth. In fact, Cosmopolitan reports that she earned $60,000 per episode for appearing on Gossip Girl. 

However, this actor went on to appear in a number of other movies, which contributed to her overall net worth. That includes The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Age of Adaline, The Shallows, and Green Lantern.

So just how much does Lively have? According to Celebrity Net Worth, thanks to her work on the silver screen, this actor has a net worth of about $16 million. This is also thanks to many brand deals, including one with L’Oréal Paris.

Leighton Meester and Blake Lively of 'Gossip Girl'
Leighton Meester and Blake Lively of ‘Gossip Girl’ | Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

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Leighton Meester starred in the series ‘Single Parents’

Aside from her work in Gossip Girl, this actor went on to star in another series, titled Single Parents, which ran for two seasons. There, she portrayed the character Angie D’Amato, the single mother of Graham D’Amato.

Meester is also known for recording songs for movie soundtracks, as well as collaborating with other artists. That presumably contributes to her total net worth, which is expected to be in the millions. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Meester’s net worth is an estimated $5 million. This is from her work on Gossip Girl, as well as her earning from Single Parents. Aside from her career in the arts, Meester also advocates for multiple charities, such as Feeding America.

Gossip Girl is available for streaming on Netflix.