Some casual facts: the final episode of Game of Thrones was a huge disappointment, life is meaningless now that the show is over, and—ah yes—the cast has more money than the Iron Bank.
Yerp, Game of Thrones’ resident A-listers—as in, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau—are among the highest-paid actors on television. Which isn’t exactly shocking news, considering GoT was the most popular show in 2018 even though zero new episodes aired that year. And while all of our former Westeros buddies are rich, Kit is among the richest. (Although, you’ll be happy to know Emilia Clarke’s net worth is higher than his, hell yeah!)
Sooo, how much money does Kit have in the bank? Let’s break it down.
His Game of Thrones Salary Was Ginormous
We're gonna go through things season by season, because Kit and his fellow Game of Thrones cast members negotiated with HBO multiple times and they’re millionaires because of it. Fun, same!
Much like Jon Snow, we know nothing. Specifically, we know nothing about what Kit made during his formative years on Game of Thrones. But it’s probably *not* that much. While he might be one of Hollywood’s most famous leading men right now, Kit was relatively unknown when HBO first cast him—meaning they likely didn’t need to offer up too much money for him to sign on to the show. Don’t get me wrong, he still made more than the rest of us mere mortals, but it’s not like he was pulling in a cool million per episode. However, all that changed in 2014....
Seasons 5 & 6
By season five, Kit clearly realized that Game of Thrones would be nothing without him. Per Deadline, he—together with Emilia, Peter, Lena, and Nikolaj—negotiated his salary from who-knows-what to $300,000 per episode. Which is so. much. money. Our dude appears to have been in 9 out of 10 episodes in season five and 8 out of 10 episodes in season six—meaning he made $5,100,000 for both seasons.
Seasons 7 & 8
Once Game of Thrones hit season seven, Kit and his Westeros bros realized they were spearheading a literal cash cow. So they went ahead and negotiated $500,000 per episode for the final two seasons of Game of Thrones.
There were seven episodes in season 7, and Kit was in every single one. He was also in all six episodes of season 8. This puts his two-season earnings at $6,500,000 and his total known earnings for the show (in other words, NOT counting those first seasons!) at $11,600,000.
Also, He’s Been in Some Movies! Kinda!
And when I say “some movies,” I basically just mean the animated fantasy How to Train Your Dragon 2. But it totally counts, and for what it’s worth, the film grossed more than $621 million worldwide and was the 12th highest-grossing movie of 2014—so it’s safe to assume Kit took home a ton. Also, if you’re wondering whether I’m going to force us all to watch the trailer, the answer is yes. You’re welcome!
He Dabbles in SponCon
Kit's pay-per-brand endorsement isn’t public knowledge (um, rude), but something tells me Dolce & Gabbana had to fork over a lot of money to get Kit and Emilia Clarke to partake in this ad:
Also, Kit was the face of Jimmy Choo in 2014 and 2015, and in 2016, he shilled for Nissan.
Sooo...What’s His Total Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, that’d be $12 million. Which is a *ton* of money. Although, to be honest, other Game of Thrones stars have more! Like Nikolaj (Jaime Lannister), who has $16 million to his name. Just sayin’.