Woody Harrelson is consistently regarded as one of the best Hollywood actors of his generation, landing some of the most influential roles during the 1980s and 1990s.
Probably most well-known for his time spent on the hit sitcom Cheers (regarded by some as the best television show ever made), he’s also appeared in numerous Hollywood blockbusters, smaller independent films, and a handful of other television shows as well.
What a lot of people are surprised to learn is that Woody Harrelson is also quite wealthy, with an overall net worth somewhere close to $65 million. One of the Hollywood actors that has really embraced the production side of things (producing numerous films and television shows), he’s been able to conquer life both in front of and behind the camera.
Breaking down Woody Harrelson’s net worth
Quite active during the 1980s and the 1990s, and enjoying a bit of a resurgence in just the past 10 years, Woody Harrelson was able to command a top-tier salary in Hollywood dating back to his earliest days on Cheers.
Even though Ted Danson (the main character on the television show) made more than everyone else on the show – with a per episode salary of $450,000 – Woody Harrelson was right up there, commanding a salary of close to $300,000 per episode alongside the remainder of the cast.
Since then, Woody Harrelson has effortlessly commanded a salary of at least $4 million on all of the movies that he has worked, and sometimes considerably more than that.
In fact, for his work on the hit television show True Detective, Harrelson’s salary per episode was rumored to be close to $300,000 per episode – and he may have been involved in a “points” structure behind the scenes that pays him and Matthew McConaughey money from DVD and Blu-ray sales as well as any future reruns of the first season of True Detective.
Incredibly charitable, some sources online suggest that Harrelson has donated close to $35 million over his professional career, which would put his total earnings close to $100 million. It may not quite be Tom Cruise or Will Smith money, but it is still right out that the higher and of the scale as far as Hollywood paydays are concerned.
To put it bluntly, there’s absolutely no way that Woody Harrelson is struggling these days – and it’s likely that he or his family will ever have to worry about money in the future, a!