Game of Thrones made its epic return to screens on Sunday to kick off its eighth and ultimate season.
The HBO present is already a record-breaking present. Season eight alone is anticipated to drag in additional than $1 billion for HBO. And every episode value a mega $15 million to make. Much of that funds goes straight within the pockets of the present’s greatest actors.
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Five Game of Thrones “Tier A” actors are making $1.1 million per episode this season. Additional bonuses for worldwide syndication may put that determine over $2 million a present. GoT has propelled the careers of Kit Harrington, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, and Emelia Clarke.
But who’s the richest? Keep studying to seek out out. (And don’t fear – there are not any season eight spoilers right here).
1. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Jaime Lannister ($16 million)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is one of the present’s 5 tier A actors, alongside Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Emelia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister). The 5 actors negotiated an epic $1.1 million per episode pay deal for the ultimate collection. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who performs “kingslayer” Jaime Lannister has additionally bumped up his web price by taking part in the lead in Fox’s New Amsterdam and profitable offers with L’Oreal.
2. Peter Dinklage – Tyrion Lannister ($15 million)
Dinklage was reportedly the primary character solid in Game of Thrones, and the one GoT actor to win an Emmy. He has gained 3 times within the Best Supporting Actor class. Dinklage’s spectacular $15 million web price can also be financed by high-profile roles in Avengers: Infinity War and the Angry Birds Movie.
three. Emelia Clarke – Daenerys Targaryen ($13 million)
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen offered one of the present’s breakthrough early moments, rising from fireplace as the Dragon Queen in season one. Since then, she’s been a fan favourite. Aside from negotiating a $1.1 million wage per episode, Clarke has appeared in field workplace hits Me Before You and the Hans Solo spinoff film. She’s additionally the face of Dior jewelry.
four. Kit Harrington – Jon Snow ($12 million)
The present’s first main celebrity, Kit Harington was among the many first to demand a $300,000 per episode wage for season 5 and 6. That bumped as much as $500,000 for season 7 and a document $1.1 million for the ultimate collection. He additionally lent his voice to the film How to Train Your Dragon 2, which pulled in $621 million.
5. Lena Headey – Cersei Lannister ($9 million)
The third Lannister on the listing, Lena Headey is the fifth member of the $1.1 million “tier A” group. Thanks to the Game of Thrones franchise, her web price is now estimated at $9 million. Not content material with one fantasy sage, nonetheless, she additionally seems in 2013’s Mortal Instruments film, tailored from the favored fantasy collection of the identical identify.
Further down the listing are Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) whose web price is estimated at $6 million. Outside the HBO present, she additionally runs a digital startup known as Daisy. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) who additionally seems in X-Men: Apocalypse is price $6 million.