Game of Thrones Cast Salary for Each Episode (Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Jason Momoa, etc)

Game of Thrones Cast Salary for Each Episode (Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Jason Momoa, etc)
Game of Thrones Cast Salary for Each Episode (Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Jason Momoa, etc)

No doubt Game of Thrones is the best T.V show so far. But the final season was not able to stand on the fan’s expectation. But in this article we’ll only talk about their salary for each episode in season. Well, there was an big change in the salary of each character and some of them are the highest paid actors of whole TV industry.

But how different is the Game of Thrones cast salary 2019 from when stars like Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington first started the show? The short answer: extreme. Game of Thrones has been running on HBO for almost a decade, and aside from Hollywood veterans like Peter Dinklage and Sean Bean, the show has pretty much established the careers of most of its cast. Let’s face it: We wouldn’t know names like Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie if it wasn’t for their iconic roles on Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones Cast Salary in Season 8 per episode

Emilia Clarke Salary for each of episode of final season was $1.1 million

Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys Targaryen (HBO)

Emilia Clarke who played the role of Daenerys Targaryen (aka Khaleesi, aka the Mother of Dragons, aka the Breaker of Chains) in Game of Thrones is one of the five lead characters of the show. For season 7 and 8, Emilia with other lead cast members negotiated with the producers of her income for each episode. For her it was settled at $1.1 million.

Kit Harington Salary for each of episode of final season was $1.1 million

Jon Snow talking to Dany in episode 5
Jon Snow talking to Dany in episode 5

Jon Snow (aka Aegon Targaryen) role played by Kit Harington in Game of Thrones. With the other lead members of cast he managed get $1.1 million, but it was rumored.

Peter Dinklage

Tyrion
Tyrion

Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, is one of the highest-paid actors in the show, with an estimated $15 million net worth. But that’s mostly due to the length of his career: Dinklage is featured in Avengers: Infinity War, Elf, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and more. He’s appeared in ads for companies like Cisco and Doritos.

However, Dinklage wasn’t always so successful. He told the New York Times in 2012 that he used to not be able to even afford his rat-infested apartment.

“I feel really lucky, although I hate that word,” he said. “Living in Brooklyn in an apartment without any heat and paying for dinner at the bodega with dimes — I don’t think I felt myself lucky back then. Doing plays for 50 bucks and trying to be true to myself as an artist and turning down commercials where they wanted a leprechaun. Saying I was lucky negates the hard work I put in and spits on that guy who’s freezing his ass off back in Brooklyn.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Jaime Lannister then and now
Jaime Lannister then and now

Like with Headey, we have insight into Coster-Waldau’s money thanks to a recently filed lawsuit involving the actor and his ex-manager. For example, as one of the core five in Game of Thrones, we know that Coster-Waldau made about $1 million per episode in seasons seven and eight.

Maisie Williams

Arya Stark sailed to explore the West of Westeros
Arya Stark sailed to explore the West of Westeros

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is also worth $6 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She made a rumored $175,000 per episode in the final seasons, but she never intended to earn millions.

Sean Bean

Sean Bean
Sean Bean

Finally, we have the late, great Ned Stark.

Bean’s estimated $20 million net worth nabbed him the No. 1 spot on this list. With roles in Lord of the Rings, The Oath and Medici, Bean’s impressive acting career has made him so wealthy he once paid six figures to help out a local soccer team. In 2015, he donated his vintage Land Rover to a cancer charity auction.

Bean, a former welder, used to spend a lot of money on cars — until he realized “if I drive something too expensive I’m only going to get spotted,” as he told the Sunday Times in 2007.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa

Momoa’s role as Khal Drogo helped him secure a $14 million fortune, which is impressive because he was only on the show for one season. Outside of Game of Thrones, Momoa’s IMDb page includes credits for movies like AquamanJustice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as TV shows like Baywatch.

He did struggle, however, after his time ended on Game of Thrones. Momoa said he was “literally broke” before he was cast as Aquaman. Luckily, the movie went on to draw $1 billion, making it one lucrative thirst trap.