As “The Walking Dead” heads into its final season, it’s worth looking back on the decade of “TWD” that has had a huge impact on TV entertainment and the careers of its stars.
As some of those actors launch from the series to big new projects and spinoffs proliferate, here is a look at the net worth of the highest earners on the show.
With data from CelebrityNetWorth, here are the richest cast members of “The Walking Dead,” ranked by net worth.
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Melissa McBride — Net Worth: $3 Million
A lot of folks have made more money than Melissa McBride, who starred on “The Walking Dead” as Carol, but we’ve got to include her in the list given she acted in 169 episodes, the most of any actor short of Norman Reedus.
Josh McDermitt — Net Worth: $4 Million
A number of actors on “TWD” are worth about $4 mill, including Josh McDermitt, who played Eugene. A radio host, stand-up comic, and producer, McDermitt has worn a lot of hats.
Danai Gurira — Net Worth: $4 Million
Danai Gurira may rank toward the bottom of the net worth list, but Michonne was undoubtedly one of the greatest, toughest characters to dominate the “TWD” story. Gurira is also a playwright and stage star, appeared in a recurring role on HBO’s “Treme,” and appeared in several films.
Lauren Cohan — Net Worth: $4 Million
Beyond the role of Maggie on “The Walking Dead,” Lauren Cohan has appeared in a broad range of projects, from a “National Lampoon's Van Wilder” movie to “Death Race 2” to “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Sonequa Martin-Green — Net Worth: $4 Million
Set to appear in the new “Space Jam: A New legacy” alongside LeBron James, Sonequa Martin-Green made a name for herself on shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Star Trek: Discovery.”
Khary Payton — Net Worth: $4 Million
Khary Payton is all over, not just playing Ezekiel on “TWD,” but also starring on “General Hospital” and doing lots of voice work for kids programs like “Ben 10,” “Big Hero 6,” and “Teen Titans.”
Steven Yeun — Net Worth: $4 Million
With his recent nomination for best actor at the 93rd Academy Awards for “Minari,” Steven Yeun is on track for a big future in the movies, but for now he’s got about $4 million to his name, not bad considering the character of Glenn on “TWD” was his breakout role.
Lennie James — Net Worth: $4 Million
Rounding out the $4 mill club is Lennie James, who plays Morgan Jones on “The Walking Dead.” He’s also appeared in series like “Jericho” and “Hung,” as well as movies like “Lost in Space,” “Les Miserables,” and “Snatch.”
Chandler Riggs — Net Worth: $8 Million
It’s surprising to see the youngest star of “TWD” near the top of the earnings list, but Chandler Riggs appeared in over 100 episodes of the show as Carl. He is also a successful music performer and producer, and he has a recurring role on ABC’s “A Million Little Things.”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan — Net Worth: $10 Million
Fans love and hate Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but the actor has parlayed the role, along with a bunch of others, to $10 million. He’s best known for movies like “Watchmen” and “The Losers.”
Andrew Lincoln — Net Worth: $16 Million
Appearing in 120 episodes and leading the series in the initial seasons as Rick Grimes, Andrew Lincoln will forever be associated with “TWD.” The award-winning actor has appeared elsewhere though, including in movies like “Love Actually,” which helped earn him his millions.
Norman Reedus — Net Worth: $25 Million
With the most episodes of any cast member (and arguably the greatest fan base), Norman Reedus has earned millions as Daryl on “The Walking Dead.” He has a bunch of other action projects to his name, including “Blade II” and “The Boondock Saints,” and he has even starred in the video game “Death Stranding.”