Succession Cast Net Worth: The Richest Star Is Also The Richest Roy Family Member
The stars of the HBO series make at least $300,000 per episode.
Succession is all about intrigue, familial politics, power, and, most of all, money. The HBO series focuses on the Roy family, with the patriarch appearing to be based on News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch. As Logan Roy grows older and his health fades, each of his four children competes for positions in the media empire their father built. Now with a fourth season wrapping things up for the Roy family, fans can’t get enough of the drama and its cliffhangers and expect the final season to be just as explosive.
After three seasons, most of the actors in Succession began negotiating for more money, and HBO shelled out the bigger paychecks to keep the ratings and awards darling going. The top stars were all making good money from the beginning, but who earns the most now, and which member of the Roy clan is the wealthiest in real life? Here’s what we know about the Succession cast’s net worth.
What Is Brian Cox’s (Logan Roy) Net Worth?
Somewhat coincidentally, the richest character on Succession is portrayed by the richest actor in the cast. Celebrity Net Worth estimates Brian Cox’s net worth to be at $15 million. Cox appears to be one of only three stars on the show with a net worth of more than $10 million, and it makes sense that he’s as wealthy as he is, as he’s been earning money for his talents for a long time. Cox first began working steadily as an actor in the 1970s.
Succession may mark the actor’s biggest payday. For the first two seasons, the man who plays the power-hungry billionaire Logan Roy earned $200,000 per episode. When he signed on to do Season 3, Cox didn’t just score a raise, his fee more than doubled — Cox pulled in somewhere between $400,000 and half a million dollars per episode. His final season salary is unknown, but it’s likely in the $400,000+ ballpark.
What Is Alan Ruck’s (Connor Roy) Net Worth?
It’s hard to believe that the man who got his big break playing the best friend in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is now one of the richest cast members of the most prestigious drama on TV in 2023. Alan Ruck has been working steadily for decades, and now he’s pulling in huge sums of money for playing Connor Roy, the eldest Roy son, though one who seems the least interested in the company. Ruck has a net worth of $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Like all of the actors playing Roy children, the oldest of the bunch enjoyed a huge per-episode salary bump when Season 3 kicked off, bringing home between $300,000 and $350,000 an episode, per THR.
What Is Kieran Culkin’s (Roman Roy) Net Worth?
It took more than a decade for Kieran Culkin to emerge from his older brother Macaulay’s shadow. His sibling achieved incredible fame at a very young age, and Kieran followed him into the craft of acting. While he was able to find some work, Succession marks his first major project, one which has helped him stand out on his own. Before Succession, the vast majority of Culkin’s roles were smaller or featured in indie pictures. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Igby Goes Down, but that was a low-budget picture, so it didn’t mark a massive payday for him. Now, like his onscreen siblings, he’s collecting at least $300,000 per episode, or around $3 million for the third season. Celebrity Net Worth pegs his net worth at $5 million.
What Is Matthew Macfayden’s (Tom Wambsgans) Net Worth?
Matthew Macfayden, who as Tom Wambsgans marries into the Roy family, makes a pretty penny in real life. Before starring in Succession, Macfayden was best known for portraying Mr. Darcy in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice along with Death At A Funeral and The Three Musketeers. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Emmy winner is worth $5 million. He reportedly started out earning $100,000 per episode in but eventually had his salary increased to $350,000 per episode by the third season.
What Is Sarah Snook’s (Siobhan “Shiv” Roy) Net Worth?
After years of working in her native Australia, Sarah Snook began appearing in American TV and films about half a decade ago. Since then, her career has been on a noticeable upswing, with Succession being just the latest major role that has helped catapult her to new levels of success and wealth. Snook has an estimated net worth of $4 million net worth. She began making between $300,000 and $350,000 per episode in the third season, and it’s likely that her Season 4 salary matches that if it’s not more.
What Is Jeremy Strong’s (Kendall Roy) Net Worth?
The most ruthlessly ambitious Roy child, Jeremy Strong’s Kendall is a complex character. Strong has become perhaps the standout star of Succession, and he’s quickly becoming a critical favorite — and a very rich man. For playing the middle child in the line of sons, Strong won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2020. He now pulls in between $300,000 and $350,000 per episode, earning $3 million during the third season, and likely a similar amount for the final season. This is on top of his current net worth, which Celebrity Net Worth lists at $4 million.
What Is Nicholas Braun’s (Greg Hirsch) Net Worth?
Unlike many of his co-stars, Nicholas Braun (commonly known as cousin Greg these days) didn’t have almost any notoriety before Succession began. He had dozens of acting credits to his name, but only a very few were film or TV titles that performed well. While the HBO series has certainly taken everyone featured in the cast to new heights, Braun’s career has improved the most because of his casting. Braun might not be a Roy child, but he appears to be collecting the same-sized paycheck as fellow actors Strong, Snook, Culkin, and Ruck at around $300,000 per episode.
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