Kit Harington may have successfully made a name in the entertainment industry through the success of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The TV adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s epic novel series doesn’t only make him a household name but also puts him on the list of millionaire actors.
In fact, doing an episode of the said series made him bag more than a million dollars every time. But aside from this show, what makes Kit Harington as wealthy as he is today?
The Start of Kit Harington’s Career
Many may not know, but the 35-year-old actor initially wanted to have a career in journalism, but he happened to be a part of War Horse’s cast. He received widespread recognition for his work which led to more theatre plays, like Posh.
From there, he started to rise to international prominence when he played the role of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. With its massive critical acclaim for its debut season in 2011, it was quickly renewed for a second season and stayed on the air until 2019.
The show didn’t only make him one of the highest-paid actors on TV, but it also earned him several nominations and positive responses. He also made it big on the silver screen with his debut movie Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, followed by a first major lead role in Pompeii.
He also lent his voice for the role of Eret in How to Train Your Dragon 2 and did Seventh Son and the HBO short movie 7 Days in Hell. The 35-year-old star replaced Robert Pattinson in Brimstone and became the video game Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare villain.
He also ventured executive producing a three-part historical drama on BBC, titled Gunpowder, which he also wrote and starred in. Come 2018, he returned to theatre and did the West End production of True West.
He reprised his role as Eret in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and did the Netflix anthology series Criminal: UK. In 2019, he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe and played the role of Dane Whitman in Eternals, which was out in November 2021.
With these to his name, Kit Harington had made $14 million net worth, per Celebrity Net Worth.
Kit Harington’s Earnings from Game of Thrones, Eternals and More
With the success of Game of Thrones, its stars are said to receive the highest per episode salary. So, how much did Kit Harington earn from it?
According to Bustle, he made $300,000 per episode, starting in the fifth season. However, it wasn’t revealed how much he made from the first to fourth seasons, though it was believed to be lower than that.
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From there, it dramatically increased to half a million per episode in the seventh season. With the show’s fame, HBO couldn’t let go of its main stars, so their paycheck once again increased and it went up to $1.1 million per episode for Kit Harington for the final season.
Another big-budgeted project he did was Eternals. He reportedly earned $1 million for his role here, though the exact amount wasn’t revealed.
He also got a number of endorsement deals with some of the biggest names in the fashion world, Jimmy Choo and Dolce & Gabbana. For these gigs, he believed to have earned about six digits.
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