House of the Dragon is here to fill the Game of Thrones-shaped hole in our hearts, and considering it had the biggest premiere of any HBO show in history, chances are it’ll be around for a while. Which means the cast is about to become wildly rich—at least if they follow in the footsteps of our fave GOT stars, who became multi-millionaires thanks to the show.
So how much is the House of the Dragon cast making (and what’s everyone’s net worth)? We’re laying it all out for you.
How Much Is the House of the Dragon Cast Making Per Episode?
HBO hasn’t dropped the details, but there’s a ton of helpful info about the GOT cast’s salary journey. Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and Emilia Clarke were making a whopping $500,000 per episode at the show’s peak, but obviously they worked up to this pay day after several contract negotiations.
Before Game of Thrones became a full-blown cultural phenomenon, the cast was making a pretty average salary for little-known stars on a brand new show. The exact number has not been reported, but it was well under $300,000 per episode for at least the first three seasons. Based on this information, it seems pretty safe to assume the House of the Dragon cast is also making well below $300,000, but they are likely making more than their predecessors initially did. After all, HBO was taking a huge chance on Game of Throneswhile House of the Dragons is pretty much guaranteed to be popular and has a massive built-in audience.
Plus, we know that HBO launched its biggest marketing campaign ever to promote the show (over $100 million), so it’s clearly in the mood to spend money. So yeah: it seems likely that the primary cast is likely making somewhere between $100,000 to $300,000 per episode.
We’ll know more about the House of the Dragon per-episode salaries once future seasons debut (it was, after all, just renewed for season 2!), but here’s what the cast has sitting in the bank ’til then.
The House of the Dragon Cast’s Net Worths
Net Worth: $9 million
Thanks to major roles on Doctor Who oath The Crown, Matt Smith’s net worth is pretty enormous already. A noteworthy nugget of info? Matt was reportedly paid $52,000 per episode The Crown, which is about $12,000 more than Claire Foy (who played the literal Queen). The only good news is producers eventually acknowledged the discrepancy, saying, “Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen.”
Net Worth: $5 million
Outlander hive, rise! While Graham’s net worth has not been calculated by the fancy likes of Forbesunverified reports put it at around $5 million.
Net Worth: $4.5 million
Steve’s been acting consistently since the ’90s and has been in some major British shows (Inspector Lewis, anyone?), so yeah, a reported $4.5 million net worth sounds about right for a career this impressive!
Net Worth: $4 million
Paddy is a prolific BAFTA-winning British actor probably best known in America for being on Peaky Blinders. His list of projects is truly long, so it’s not a shock that he has a reported $4 million sitting in the bank.
Net Worth: $2 million
Sonoya’s net worth hasn’t been verified just yet, but it’s estimated (emphasis on estimated) at $2 million. Makes sense—she’s a professional model and has been in a ton of movies including La La Land.
Net Worth: $1 million
Milly’s exact net worth hasn’t been calculated quite yet either, but unverified reports put it at about $1 million. Considering she’s the lead of HOTDexpect this to skyrocket.
Net Worth: Unknown
Like Milly, Emily’s net worth hasn’t been calculated, and the internet simply can’t pick a number. But she’s been acting since she was a child (she played young Diana Prince in Wonder Woman!), so chances are she has a pretty sizable amount of money.
We’ll be adding to this list as more characters emerge House of the Dragon.