Jason Momoa’s net worth is almost as intimidating as his famous role of Khal Drago in Game of Thrones. But, on the other hand, it also basically gives him the ability to figuratively splash out bigger than his more recent, billion-dollar-generating onscreen alter ego, Aquaman, so there’s also that.

The Hawaii-born actor has been acting since 1999, so it’s not a shock that he’s worth…a pretty penny. You didn’t think I’d tell you that easily, did ya? Nah, calculating a person’s net worth isn’t as simple as slapping a price tag on them. There are a ton of factors, like the number of his movies, TV shows, etc., etc.

I will give you a hint though: He’s worth eight figures. Not too shabby. Here’s how Jason went from a Honolulu-born, Midwestern-bred guy to being able to afford the lifestyle of the rich and famous (because, just to reiterate, he is very much both of those things).

He Got His Start on Baywatch

Like a lot of celebs, he started on a television show that is more or less a soap opera. Baywatch is an iconic show. I mean, fighting crime and looking hot on the beach? Riverdale could never.

“When I was in Hawaii, I went to a casting call for Baywatch Hawaii—it was basically like a cattle call for 1,300 people,” Jason explained about the auditioning process. “I got there, and seven hours later when I finally got to the front of the line, they said, ‘Oh, you’ve got to have a résumé.’ I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, well, I don’t have one.’ They were like, ‘Dude, have you ever acted?’ I was like, ‘No.’”

He made it work though and ended up playing a character named Jason (creative, I know) Ioane on Baywatch Hawaii from 1999 to 2001. What separated Jason (the character) from the other ridiculously hot lifeguards is that at 19, he was the youngest of the lifeguards. He was headstrong, a great swimmer, and focused on getting in touch with his Hawaiian heritage. Now, I can’t speak to Mr. Momoa’s swimming skills, but the other traits def check out.

Game of Thrones Made Him a Household Name

Khaaal Drooogo—the scary Dothraki khalasar who ended up becoming the love of Daenerys Targaryen’s life. For two seasons, Khal Drogo had an important role as Khaleesi’s husband and father to her child who passed away, and he provided her with an army that was crucial to her journey to Westeros.

Leads like Emilia Clarke (who played Daenerys) were making seven figures per episode. Jason undoubtedly made significantly less but still had a great salary. Sadly, he said that he struggled financially after he was killed off.

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“I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones,” he told Instyle. “I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.”

It Pays to Be a Superhero

Of course, Jason’s had a slew of roles, but entering the DC Universe made a big impact on his paycheck. He plays Aquaman and has also starred in Justice League. Oh, and he’ll also be in the Aquaman sequel, NBD. He reportedly made $15 million for the first superhero film and was said to be set to get a huge payout from HBO Max if the sequel had premiered same day on the streaming service as in theaters as part of Warner Bros. pandemic distribution experiment. Obviously, it wasn’t, but the fact that industry insiders were buzzing about a big payout for him if it had suggests that he’ll earn bank for Aquaman 2 and that his salary includes bonuses based on how much the film earns at the box office.

And to Be Both Fast and Furious

Jason is joining the Fast & the Furious franchise (aka the Official Muscular Men of Hollywood Club) in Fast X. His exact salary for the role isn’t know, but, sources recently told The Hollywood Reporter that the film’s overall budget is heading over the $300 million mark, thanks in no small part to its actors’ salaries.

Plus, He’s Expanding His Work with Apple TV+

Ever heard of the show See? It was one of Apple TV+’s first series when the streaming service launched. It’s a sci-fi drama and Jason has top billing. It’s been renewed for a second season and he reportedly makes $600,000 an episode.

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And Jason’s working relationship with Apple TV+ is clearly going well because, in April 2022, Deadline reported that the streaming platform gave a straight-to-series order to a limited series the actor wrote called Chief of War. There haven’t been any public reports about how much the deal is worth, but since Jason will also executive produce and star in in the series, we have to imagine the payday will exceed what he earns for See.

He Starred in a Super Bowl Ad

Remember Jason’s 2020 Super Bowl ad for Quicken Loans? Brand endorsements are always a great income source for celebs and influencers, but Super Bowl commercials can be especially lucrative. Variety reported in 2021 that A-listers who appear in Super Bowl ads typically earn a minimum of $5 million, with some earning as much as $7 million.

Oh, and He’s Also a Businessman, FYI

In addition to a full slate of acting roles and his work as a writer and executive producer, Jason is the founder of Mananalu, an aluminum water bottle company that aims to get people to use fewer single-use plastic water bottles.

“We can no longer wait. It’s time to stop pointing at the problem and get on with the solution,” he explains in a quote on the company website. “Single-use plastic is bad for people and bad for the planet. It’s time to switch to aluminum.”

And His Total Net Worth Is…

So, how much do all of these impressive income streams add up to? A. LOT. Celebrity Net Worth estimates Jason’s net worth at $10 million, but that’s one of the more conservative estimates out there. Other celeb $$ sites, like Wealthy Gorilla, put it higher, at $14 million!

LOL, I clearly got into the wrong industry, jk, jk (…).

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