‘The Walking Dead’ vs. ‘Fear the Walking Dead’: Which Stars Are Worth More?

From Andrew Lincoln to Jeffrey Dean Morgan, see how much your favorite 'TWD' stars are worth.

'The Walking Dead' cast net worths

“The Walking Dead” fans are coming off a violent season six and being left with a major cliffhanger. Jeffrey Dean Morgan took center stage as Negan in the season finale and threatened to kill off one of the show’s main characters. Unfortunately, fans will need to wait until season seven to see who gets knocked off the cast.

With “Fear the Walking Dead” season two starting April 10, get a look at each show’s cast, from Andrew Lincoln to Cliff Curtis.

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AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Franchise Success

First released in 2010, “The Walking Dead” is the crown jewel of AMC. It is the most-watched show for viewers in the coveted 18 to 49 age range, reported Fortune. In 2014, the show brought in 22.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched drama ever, according to New York Post.

Riding on the success of “The Walking Dead” is the prequel series “Fear the Walking Dead.” The show had a record-breaking debut in 2015, with 10.1 million viewers tuning in. The show ended as well as it began — when the season wrapped, it closed as the most-watched first season of any show in cable history.

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“The Walking Dead” is based off the best-selling comic books of the same name. The show has spawned a variety of merchandise, from video games to webisodes and conventions. AMC even hosts “Talking Dead,” a talk show that discusses each week’s episode.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Cast Net Worth

Andrew Lincoln Net Worth: $8 Million

Andrew Lincoln plays Rick Grimes, a one-time cop turned alpha-dog leader in “The Walking Dead.” Although he is most widely known for his role as chief zombie slayer, Lincoln has more than 40 acting credits, including roles in “Love Actually” and “Wuthering Heights.”

Andrew Lincoln’s net worth is $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, a celebrity finance outlet. He reportedly earns $90,000 for every episode of “The Walking Dead.”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Net Worth: $4 Million

Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Negan, the most brutal and powerful villain of “The Walking Dead” series. Morgan comes to “The Walking Dead” with a slew of blockbusters under his belt, like “Watchmen,” “The Possession” and “P.S. I Love you.” He also has a recurring role on “The Good Wife.”

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s net worth is $4 million.

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Norman Reedus Net Worth: $8 Million

Adored by fans and famous for the crossbow-wielding Daryl Dixon, Norman Reedus has a net worth of $8 million. Prior to “The Walking Dead,” Reedus held roles in several successful TV series and movies, including Guillermo del Toro’s “Mimic,” “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The Boondock Saints.” He reportedly earns $80,000 per episode of “The Walking Dead.”

Steven Yeun Net Worth: $4 Million

Born in South Korea, Steven Yeun has a net worth of $4 million. On “The Walking Dead,” he plays the capable Glenn Rhee, boyfriend of Maggie and expecting father. Yeun has appeared on a variety of hit TV shows, including “Law & Order,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “American Dad!”

Melissa McBride Net Worth: $3 Million

A former casting director, Melissa McBride has a net worth $3 million. She made her television debut on an episode of “Matlock” in 1993 and has worked as a spokesperson for Ford. On “The Walking Dead,” she plays the tough but maternal Carol Peletier.

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Danai Gurira Net Worth: $500,000

Danai Gurira has a net worth of $500,000. On “The Walking Dead,” she plays no-nonsense Michonne, a woman who is lethally efficient with her trademark samurai sword. She had a recurring role on HBO’s “Treme” and will play Afeni Shakur in “All Eyez on Me,” due out in 2016.

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Cast Net Worth

Cliff Curtis Net Worth: $3 Million

Born in New Zealand, Cliff Curtis had an impressive resume before he struck gold with his lead role as Travis Manawa in “Fear the Walking Dead.” His $3 million net worth can be traced to roles in “Blow,” “The Insider,” “Six Days Seven Nights” and “Live Free or Die Hard.”

Kim Dickens Net Worth: $2 Million

Kim Dickens plays Madison Clark, the widowed single mother of a headstrong daughter and troubled, drug-addicted son. “Fear the Walking Dead,” however, is just one major television success the actress has enjoyed.

Much of Kim Dickens’ $2 million net worth comes from recurring roles in “House of Cards,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Lost.” She’s also had an impressive movie career, which includes titles like “Gone Girl” and “The Blind Side.”

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Frank Dillane Net Worth: Unknown

In “Fear the Walking Dead,” Frank Dillane plays Nick Clark, a troubled, drug-addicted teenager thrust into the zombie apocalypse. But “FTWD” isn’t the first big-name success Dillane has appeared in. He played the young Tom Riddle in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which earned $934 million at the worldwide box office.

Ruben Blades Net Worth: $15 Million

Ruben Blades has had a varied career as a successful actor, music writer and performer. In “Fear the Walking Dead,” he plays Daniel Salazar, a barber with a dark past who is willing to go to extremes to protect his family. Ruben Blades’ net worth is $15 million.

Dougray Scott Net Worth: $5 Million

Dougray Scott joins the “Fear the Walking Dead” cast in season two. With lucrative films under his belt like “Mission: Impossible II” and “Taken 3,” the Scottish actor has a $5 million net worth.

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Andrew Lisa

Andrew Lisa has been writing professionally since 2001. An award-winning writer, Andrew was formerly one of the youngest nationally distributed columnists for the largest newspaper syndicate in the country, the Gannett News Service. He worked as the business section editor for amNewYork, the most widely distributed newspaper in Manhattan, and worked as a copy editor for TheStreet.com, a financial publication in the heart of Wall Street's investment community in New York City.

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