The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards aired Sunday evening, recognizing the best and brightest of TV. But are the TV actors and actresses also the highest-paid?
Here’s a look at the big 2015 Emmy Award winners from Viola Davis to Amy Schumer to Jon Hamm, along with their net worths.
Amy Schumer Net Worth: $6 Million
Amy Schumer took home an Emmy for her Comedy Central show “Inside Amy Schumer,” which won for outstanding variety sketch series. Schumer was also up against Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.
The actress has had a great year. “Insider Amy Schumer” received positive reviews, and her rom-com “Trainwreck” experienced huge success at the box office, pulling in $108 million in domestic sales. Amy Schumer’s net worth is estimated at $6 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.
Jon Hamm Net Worth: $30 Million
Jon Hamm took home an Emmy for his acclaimed role as Don Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men.” Hamm won in the category of outstanding lead actor in a drama series.
Last year, Hamm landed on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid TV actors, earning $10 million from June 2013 to June 2014 thanks to his “Mad Men” salary as well as huge endorsement deals with American Airlines and Mercedes. Jon Hamm’s net worth is around $30 million, and he reportedly made $275,000 per episode on “Mad Men,” reports CelebrityNetWorth.
Viola Davis Net Worth: $3 Million
Viola Davis made Emmy history Sunday night; she became the first black actress to win an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. Davis took home the trophy for her lead role in Shonda Rhimes creation, “How to Get Away With Murder.” Viola Davis’s net worth is estimated at $3 million.
Davis’ acceptance speech was one of the most powerful moments of the evening. “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity,” she said. “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.” She ended by thanking various TV creators and black actresses for their work in creating and expanding those opportunities.
Bill Murray Net Worth: $140 Million
On-screen legend Bill Murray won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a movie for his role in “Olive Kitteridge.” Through his acting career, which has included many other hits like “Groundhog Day” and “Ghostbusters,” Bill Murray’s net worth has grown to a $140 million fortune.
Jeffrey Tambor Net Worth: $15 Million
Jeffrey Tambor’s long and successful career has earned him a net worth of $15 million. On Sunday, he won the Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his role in Amazon’s “Transparent” series. But TV fans might also recognize Tambor as the patriarch of the Bluth family of “Arrested Development.” According to CelebrityNetWorth, Tambor made $75,000 per episode.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth: $200 Million
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus nabbed her her fourth Emmy Award in a row for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her role as Vice President Selina Meyer on HBO’s “Veep.” A successful career that included a lead role on the iconic show “Seinfeld” has led Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s net worth to grow to an impressive $200 million. Her salary is $150,000 per episode, according to CelebrityNetWorth.
Peter Dinklage Net Worth: $10 Million
As winner in the category for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, Peter Dinklage seemed taken aback to be receiving the Emmy Award for his role as Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” He said in his speech that he hadn’t expected to win against other actors in the category, like Jim Carter of “Downton Abbey” and Michael Kelly of “House of Cards.” “I’m still sort of awed by all of their performances,” said Dinklage.
With his success and a $150,000 per-episode salary for “Game of Thrones,” Peter Dinklage’s net worth is estimated at around $10 million.
Uzo Aduba Net Worth: $1 Million
Actress Uzo Aduba won her second Emmy for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” taking home the trophy for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series. This has been a breakout role for Aduba, who couldn’t hold back tears as she accepted her Emmy.
Still early in her career, Uzo Aduba’s net worth is around $1 million.
Allison Janney Net Worth: $4 Million
Veteran actress Allison Janney took home the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Bonnie on the CBS show “Mom” for the second year in a row. Allison Janney has a net worth of $4 million and has collected seven Emmys, including awards for shows on “Masters of Sex” and “The West Wing.”
Frances McDormand Net Worth: $10 Million
Another big win for “Olive Kitteridge” — the show took home six Emmys for 13 nominations — was Frances McDormand’s Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or a movie. McDormand is a respected actress and is known for expert roles in “Fargo” and “American Beauty.” Frances McDormand’s net worth is estimated at $10 million.
Tony Hale Net Worth: $3 Million
Tony Hale took home his second Emmy win for “Veep” in the category of outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. Hale portrays Gary Walsh on the HBO show and is also well-known for his former role as Buster Bluth in “Arrested Development.” Tony Hale’s net worth is estimated at $3 million.
Regina King Net Worth: $10 Million
Regina King won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or a movie for her role in “American Crime.” King is a TV regular, with recurring roles on a number of shows, including “Big Bang Theory” and “The Leftovers.” However, this was King’s first Emmy nomination and her first win. Regina King’s net worth is an estimated $10 million.