Game of Thrones wrapped up its eighth and final season, and aside from leaving we, the people, traumatized, the show left its cast filthy rich. Given that GoT was one of the biggest shows on television, it’s not surprising that the cast transformed from mere normals into multi-millionaires rolling around in piles of cash. Much like Jon Snow rolled around in his aunt Daenerys’ bed! Sorry, had to.
You'll be thrilled to know that Emilia Clarke is one of the most financially succesful actors to come out of the show thanks to a giant salary, plenty of film work, and sponsorship deals—and her net worth is downright bonkers. Here’s a breakdown of Emilia's bank account in case you need a reason to cry yourself to sleep tonight.
Game of Thrones Paid Pretty Well, Guys!
Here’s the season-by-season deal, kay?
Game of Thrones cast its core group of actors when they were all relatively unknown, and no one involved had any way of knowing if the show was going to be a hit. In other words, Emilia was likely locked into a contract with pretty low pay...that is, until 2014.
Seasons 5 and 6
In October 2014 (after season 4 had wrapped up), Deadline reported that Emilia (along with Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) had negotiated her per-episode salary to $300,000. There were 10 episodes each in seasons five and six, which means Emilia made somewhere around $6,000,000.
Seasons 7 and 8
Because why stop at $300,000, Emilia (along with Kit, Lena, Peter, and Nikolaj) renegotiated for $500,000 per episode for the final two seasons of Game of Thrones. She even confirmed this in a Vanity Fair cover story: “I get f*cking paid the same as my guy friends. We made sure of that.”
There were seven episodes in season seven and six episodes in season eight, which means Emilia made around $6,500,000. So...what were her total GoT earnings? Well, depending on what she made for those first few seasons before all the negotiation went down, it was upwards of $12.5 million.
Her SponCon Is Major
Emilia has yet to dabble in the illustrious world of hawking FabFitFun on Instagram, but she has worked with super-fancy brands that have super-fancy money. Here she is as the face of Dior jewelry:
And never forget the time she teamed up with Kit for a truly hilarious Dolce & Gabbana campaign:
It’s unclear what she made for these sponsorships because the details of the contracts are under lock and key, but let’s assume it’s about this much:
Hi, Also Don’t Forget Her Movies
By which I mean SHOULD-HAVE-BEEN-OSCAR-NOMINATED films like Me Before You and Voice From the Stone. Oh, and Solo: A Star Wars Story! Unfortunately, her salaries for these movies haven’t been revealed, but please see the above Leo GIF for an estimation of what she was paid, thx!
P.S. Based on the buzzy trailer alone, we can also assume Emilia is going to make major $$ in residuals for Last Christmas. I mean, c'mon: instant classic:
And Yuh, She Has $$$ Real Estate
Emilia casually owns a house in Venice, California, worth $4.64 million. Here’s a peek inside:
So, What’s Emilia’s Total Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, that’d be $13 million and counting.