Winter is here. And it brings with it dragons.
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones premiered on Sunday, April 14, to much fanfare. While you — and the 12 million other viewers who tuned in for the Season 7 finale, according to Variety — embark on new adventures in the land of Westeros, you can learn more about your favorite cast members, including how their net worths have increased since they became members of your favorite “Game of Thrones” houses.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Net Worth: $16 Million
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau might be best known for his role as Jaime Lannister on “Game of Thrones,” but he also appeared in the 2016 film “Gods of Egypt,” 2001’s “Black Hawk Down,” Tom Cruise’s “Oblivion” and “The Other Woman” with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton.
Peter Dinklage Net Worth: $15 Million
Peter Dinklage had an established movie career before he joined the “Game of Thrones” cast as Tyrion Lannister in 2011. He appeared in “The Station Agent,” “Elf,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” In 2012, Dinklage’s role on “Game of Thrones” won him a Golden Globe for the category Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
Emilia Clarke Net Worth: $13 Million
Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen (also known as Khaleesi and the Mother of Dragons), has a net worth of $13 million. The British actress got her big break from her fire-proof role on the show but has since expanded her acting repertoire with starring roles in the film adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel, “Me Before You,” and the 2015 film “Terminator: Genisys” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. She also starred in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Kit Harington Net Worth: $12 Million
Kit Harington was a fairly unknown actor before he joined “Game of Thrones” as Jon Snow, but he now has several feature films under his belt. These include Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Pompeii” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” Kit Harington’s net worth is $12 million.
Lena Headey Net Worth: $9 Million
Lena Headey was nearly two decades into her professional acting career when she landed the role of Cersei Lannister on “Game of Thrones.” Headey has starred in “The Purge,” “The Brothers Grimm” and “300.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, the actress said she had less than $5 in her bank account after filing for divorce in 2012, but she seems to be on the road to recovery. Headey and her leading “Game of Thrones” co-stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington all make $1.1 million per episode, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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Aidan Gillen Net Worth: $8 Million
Aidan Gillen, whose net worth is reported at $8 million, plays the conniving Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish on “Game of Thrones.” Gillen played a similarly seedy role in HBO’s “The Wire” between 2004 and 2008 as Tommy Carcetti, the mayor of Baltimore. Besides his time on television, Gillen has landed film roles on works like “12 Rounds,” “Shadow Dancer” and “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Sophie Turner Net Worth: $6 Million
Sophie Turner began her acting career at the age of 3, becoming a member of the Playbox Theatre Company. But it was her 2011 casting as Sansa Stark in “Game of Thrones” that made her widely known to audiences. Since then, Turner has garnered six award nominations from the Screen Actors Guild for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series award, as well as the 2013 nomination for Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series from the Young Artist Awards.
Besides “Game of Thrones,” Turner starred as Jean Grey in 2016’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” and reprised the role in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”
Turner’s net worth stands at a respectable $6 million. But the “Game of Thrones” star could potentially increase her net worth after she ties the knot to pop singer and MTV Video Music Award winner Joe Jonas, who has a current net worth of $25 million. The couple announced their engagement on social media in October 2017.
Maisie Williams Net Worth: $6 Million
Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark on “Game of Thrones,” just one of many strong female leads the series has produced. Since her 2011 debut as the scrappy younger Stark sister, Williams has garnered a number of film and TV credits, including starring roles in “Cyberbully,” “iBoy” and “The Book of Love.” Williams will also be joining the “X-Men” universe in “X-Men: The New Mutants,” expected later this year.
Alfie Allen Net Worth: $6 Million
Alfie Allen plays Theon Greyjoy, also known as Reek, on “Game of Thrones.” Though his character has suffered through most of the “Game of Thrones” TV series, Allen has picked up a slew of successful acting credits over the course of his career, including roles in “John Wick” and “Atonement.”
Carice van Houten Net Worth: $5 Million
Carice van Houten plays Red Priestess Melisandre, otherwise known as the Red Woman on “Game of Thrones.” Van Houten’s character debuted in the second season of the show and has been a source of major plot shifts ever since. With a reported net worth of $5 million, van Houten has also appeared in films such as “Valkyrie,” “Repo Men” and “The Fifth Estate.”
John Bradley Net Worth: $4 Million
John Bradley also came onto the scene in 2011 and has been busy ever since. He book-ended his role as Samwell Tarly in “Game of Thrones” with other TV appearances, including roles in “Borgia,” “Shameless” and “Merlin.” Bradley has amassed a net worth of $1 million, which might increase given his roles in “Patient Zero” and “American Satan” in 2017.
Isaac Hempstead-Wright Net Worth: $4 Million
Playing the role of Brandon “Bran” Stark, Isaac Hempstead-Wright has been a staple “Game of Thrones” character since the series began in 2011. Coincidentally, that was the also the first year of Hempstead-Wright’s acting career, as he made his film debut in “The Awakening.” As a young actor new to the industry, his $4 million net worth is very respectable, and sure to grow.
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Jacob Anderson Net Worth: $3 Million
Jacob Anderson joined the cast of “Game of Thrones” in 2013 as Grey Worm, the head of Daenerys Targaryen’s Unsullied army. He’s no stranger to TV roles: Anderson did a six-episode stint on the English crime drama “Broadchurch” and starred in the series “Episodes” and “The Mimic.” A multi-talented performer, Anderson is also a signed recording artist with Columbia records. He’s released an album and a slew of EPs and singles since 2013.
Iain Glen Net Worth: $3 Million
Scottish actor Iain Glen has gained widespread notoriety for his role as Jorah Mormont on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” With a reported net worth of $3 million, Glen is no newcomer to show business, having starred in a number of high-profile movies, including “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Kick-Ass 2” and three “Resident Evil” movies. Glen will appear in the upcoming immigration drama “The Flood” alongside his “Game of Thrones” co-star Lena Headey in 2018.
Gwendoline Christie Net Worth: $3 Million
Gwendoline Christie plays Brienne of Tarth on “Game of Thrones,” a character who has changed loyalties and roles throughout the course of the show. Like her co-stars, Christie has seen wider success and increased film credits since the show’s debut, including roles in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and its sequel, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Christie’s net worth is reported to be $3 million.
Nathalie Emmanuel Net Worth: $1 Million
Though she’s best known for her role as Missandei in “Game of Thrones,” Nathalie Emmanuel got her start on the stage. As a 10-year-old, Emmanuel starred in “The Lion King” on London’s West End before transitioning to film and television. She played the lead in the TV series “Hollyoaks” from 2007 to 2010 and has appeared in film series such as “The Fast and the Furious” and “Maze Runner.”
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Sean Dennison contributed to the reporting of this article.
All net worth figures are according to celebrity finance website Celebrity Net Worth unless otherwise noted.