Net worth of 8 Original ‘Star Wars’ Actors
The original Star Wars movie, which debuted in 1977, has an adjusted worldwide gross of $2,825,000,000 (as of 2014) which gives it the coveted title of the third highest ranking film of all time (Gone with the Wind is no. 1 and Avatar is no. 2). The 7 films in the Star Wars series have all been commercial successes, and can boast of a total combined revenue surpassing $6.46 billion. Well and good – but what of the the beloved characters in the original Star Wars movie? Have they shared the wealth?
Net Worth- $23o million
Let’s begin with Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo, the Millennium Falcon captain and smuggler, and eventually one of the greatest leaders of the Rebel Alliance. He was 35 when the original Star Wars film came out in 1977. He would go on to star in the wildly popular Indiana Jones film series, and also turned in stellar performances in Blade Runner (1982), Witness (1985), Apocalypse Now (1979), Patriot Games (1992), and Clear and Present Danger (1994). Ford is married to Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) and is estimated to be worth $230 million.
Net Worth- $6 million
Mark Hamill was 26 when he played Luke Skywalker in the original 1977 film. He went on to star in such films as The Big Red One (1980), Corvette Summer (1978), and Kingsman: the Secret Service (2015). His credits include major voice acting work, and includes an enduring role as The Joker, which began with the film Batman: The Animated Series, in 1992. In 2014 he became the voice of the fabled Sith Lord Darne Bane in the last episode of The Clone Wars. His estimated net worth is $6 million.
Net Worth- $25 million
Carrie Fisher was just 21 when she played Princess Leia in the first of the Star Wars trilogy in 1977. Carrie, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher has had additional acting roles, including Shampoo (1975), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The Blues Brothers (1980), When Harry Met Sally (1989), and The ‘Burbs (1989). She has achieved more fame as an author of the novel Postcards From the Edge. Her estimated net worth is $25 million.
Net Worth- $8 million
Anthony Daniels was 31 when he played the iconic droid with the British accent C-3PO in the first Star Wars film in 1977, and in all the subsequent Star Wars film series. He went on to revise his role in all areas, including the Star Wars radio serial, 4 additional animated series, and has even made appearances on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. He also provided the voice of Legolas in the animated adaptation of the film The Lord of the Rings. His estimated net worth is $8 million.
Net Worth- $3 million
David Prowse, best known for playing Darth Vader in the first Star Wars trilogy (although Darth Vader’s voice was done by James Earl Jones), is an English actor, weightlifter, and body builder. Prowse repeated the Darth Vader role for the video games Star Wars: the Interactive Video Board Game and Monopoly Star Wars. He was nicknamed Darth Farmer by cast members because he had a very non-intimidating British accent in real life. Prowse has many complaints about how he was treated in the trilogy and afterwards, which led to George Lucas banning him from attending any official Star Wars fan conventions in July 2010. His estimated worth is $3 million.
James Earl Jones
Net Worth- $45 million
James Earl Jones, who was the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars film series, has had a long and illustrious career as an actor for over 6 decades. He is said to have one of the most well known voices in show business, a basso profundo that is immediately recognizable in such roles as Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King. He overcame a severe stutter in early life, and has won Tony awards and Emmys for such roles as The Great White Hope, King Lear, Othello, and Claudius in Shakespeare’s plays. His estimated net worth is $45 million.
Net Worth- $20 million
Frank Oz, who performed the voice and puppet of Yoda, has had a long career as an actor, filmmaker, and puppeteer. He performed the Muppet characters of Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy, as well as Grover, Bert, and Cookie Monster in Sesame Street. His director credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and Little Shop of Horrors (1986). He has an estimated net worth of $20 million.