What is Jason Momoa's net worth? 'Sweet Girl' star makes $600K per episode for Apple TV+ 'See'
Jason Momoa has made an extraordinary career in acting, let's see how much he has made over the years
Jason Momoa is one of the most exciting talents in Hollywood right and every filmmaker wants to work with him. With an unmatched personality and charisma, the actor has managed to take everybody by storm and his impeccable acting skills make him a complete package.
From making his acting debut on ‘Baywatch: Hawaii’ to being the badassDC superhero, Momoa has surely come a long way to achieve what he always wanted to. But the journey hasn’t been that easy. He has had to go through a lot of hardships to reach where he is today and perfectly knows how to be grateful for it.
He has been a part of the industry since the 90s and gained prominence in the late 2000s. Since then, Momoa has gained a lot of recognition for his work in television and movies. So, it doesn’t surprise anyone when it is said that he has made a fortune out of his acting career. But how much he has actually earned over the years? Let’s dig a little deeper and get to know more about it.
Early life and career
Born on August 1, 1979, Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was discovered by designers Eric Chandler and Takeo Kobayashi, who encouraged him to take up modeling. He became a model before entering the entertainment industry. He was just 19 years old when he modeled for the first time and also worked at a surf shop before getting his first major role in a TV series.
In 1999, Momoa was cast in his first acting role on ‘Baywatch: Hawaii’ and portrayed the character of Jason Ioane for 38 episodes. The actor also had a cameo role in the movie ‘Johnson Family Vacation’ and made his feature film debut with it. The movie came out in 2004 and Momoa had to wait for a long time to make his mark in the movie industry.
However, he has was cementing his place in the TV world and got a chance to play one of the main roles in ‘Stargate Atlantis’. 2011 turned out to be a massive year for him as he received his first major role in movies and on the other hand, he was cast on a show that would completely change his life.
Momoa was chosen to play Conan the Barbarian in the movie of the same name and garnered praise for his acting skills. Although the movie was not successful and received negative reviews, Momoa’s acting saved the movie from being a complete dud. On the Television side, he was cast as Khal Drogo in ‘Game of Thrones’ and became a household name. Everyone wanted to know his name and wanted to be like him.
During its run, it brought him a lot of fame, but as soon as his role ended, his life started getting financially unstable.
‘Drowned in debt’ after ‘Game of Thrones’
His stint on the HBO show was really amazing and fans wanted to see more of him, but the makers decided to kill his character to make Khaleesi’s character (Emilia Clarke) more impactful. However, the ending of the role did not go well with Momoa as he struggled to find roles and pay bills.
In an interview with InStyle, the actor revealed that he was “completely in debt” and struggled to pay bills for many years following ‘Game of Thrones’. He added, “I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones. I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.”
Momoa’s character was killed off before the show became such a huge success.
‘Justice League’ to the rescue
The actor managed to come out of debt and start a better life after became a part of the DC Extended Universe. Momoa was cast as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in ‘Justice League’ and went on to do a standalone movie as well that earned more than $1 billion at the box office. Momoa reportedly received a paycheck of $15 million for the first ‘Aquaman’ flick, according to Cosmopolitan. But he could get a pay raise for the sequel, which is set to premiere in 2022, and any future ‘Justice League’ film.
On the other hand, the 42-year-old actor was earning $600,000 per episode in the Apple TV+ series ‘See’. This means that Momoa received $4.8 million for the first season.
Momoa currently lives in the Topanga Canyon region of Los Angeles. According to Men’s Journal, the actor has a 25-foot climbing wall and a skateboard ramp on the premises of his property. It’s a 10.1-acre house worth just over $3.5 million.
Cars and motorcycles
According to What’s Their Net Worth, the ‘Aquaman’ star has a long list of cars in his garage and all of them are of top quality. His vehicle collection includes Land Rover Defender Series 3, Harley Davidson Softail Slim Bike, BMW R Nine T Scrambler, Ford F-150 RV, White Range Rover, Harley Davidson Chopper, and Aston Martin DB5U.
What is Jason Momoa’s net worth?
The actor has been working hard to make his name cemented in the industry. After making his mark and marrying a beautiful lady like Lisa Bonet, the actor is currently living the best time of his life by appearing in a lot of projects. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Momoa’s net worth is estimated at $14 million. Most of his earnings have come through acting and his upcoming movies will take this tally higher.
Momoa’s upcoming film ‘Sweet Girl’ will be hitting Netflix on Friday, August 20.