Adam Driver's Net Worth in 2023 From 'Star Wars' and More
He's come a long way from 'Girls!'
Adam Driver's net worth is the envy of many HBO stars who haven't had the smooth transition to movies that he has. He went from a supporting role on the network to a major role in a major franchise with his role as Kylo Ren in the newest Star Wars trilogy. He even earned consecutive Academy Award nominations in 2019 and 2020.
As one of the most gifted actors in a new generation of Hollywood talent, Driver has been able to find work pretty consistently. The quirky star has shown off his range in a number of roles. That has us incredibly curious as to how much he has already been able to make in his career!
Here is all you need to know about Adam Driver’s net worth.
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How did Adam Driver become famous?
Adam Driver has a different backstory than a lot of his contemporaries. After high school, the future actor worked as a door-to-door vacuum salesman and a telemarketer before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. His two years and eight months of service ended due to a fractured sternum and he was medically discharged as a Lance Corporal. He attended the University of Indianapolis for a year before auditioning for a second time (the first was unsuccessful) for Julliard, where he was accepted.
Driver’s professional acting career began in Broadway and off-Broadway productions, while he also worked as a busboy and waiter to support himself. His first TV role came in a guest appearance in an episode of The Unusuals in 2009 and his film debut was in the 2011 Clint Eastwood film J. Edgar. However, it was his role in HBO’s Girls the following year that would put Driver on the map and would also go on to earn him 3 Emmy nominations.
Around the same time he landed Girls, Driver’s film career also began to take off, with roles in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and the film Frances Ha, which marked his first collaboration with Noah Baumbach. Nowadays, Driver is known for playing Kylo Ren/Ben Solo, the son of General Leia Organa and Han Solo, in the new Star Wars trilogy, as well as for his Oscar-nominated performances in 2018’s BlacKkKlansman and 2019’s Marriage Story.
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What is Adam Driver's net worth in 2023?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Adam Driver currently has a net worth of $16 million in 2023. Driver built this amount through his successful career as an actor, both in television and on the big screen. He is an Academy Award-nominated actor who likely has a long and fruitful career ahead of him!
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How much does Adam Driver make per movie?
There does not appear to be a set amount that Adam Driver earns per movie. It has been estimated that he earns around $2.5 million a year, meaning he may earn around $2.5 million per movie. It is likely Driver earns in the single-digit millions for his movie roles, possibly anywhere from $2 million to $5 million per role.
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How much did Adam Driver get paid for Force Awakens?
For his role in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it has been reported that Adam Driver earned in the mid-to-high six figures. This is likely because Driver was not a huge star yet but did have solid credits under his belt at the time that he landed the role.
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How much did Adam Driver get paid for Star Wars?
As previously written, it has been estimated that Adam Driver received a salary in the mid-to-high six figures for his role in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It has been reported that he earned $9 million in total for his role in the next two movies, 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That means he may have been paid $4.5 million each or received a raise between movies that brought the total up to $9 million when all was said and done. If he did make $9 million for the last two movies and in the hundreds of thousands for the first, Driver made at least $9.5 million from the Star Wars trilogy that he appeared in, if not more.
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How much money did Adam Driver make from Star Wars?
As we said before, considering his reported mid-to-high six-figure salary for 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and his estimated $9 million earnings from the last two films of the new trilogy, Adam Driver likely made around $9.5 million or more from his participation in the Star Wars universe.
Driver had this to say about the end of the franchise, “These movies have been a part of my life for six years. That’s a hard thing to wrap up—where they have taken me, and what I’ve learned in making them, that there’s an ending to these movies. How do you begin to process what that means?”
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How much did Adam Driver get paid for Blackkklansman?
It is not publicly known how much Adam Driver was paid for his Oscar-nominated role in 2018’s Blackkklansman. Considering his star power at the time, it is likely he was paid in the low-to-mid single digit millions for the role.
Driver spoke about what appealed to him about the role. “I really liked this idea of playing someone who has this work ideology that he’s set for himself, where he has trained himself to be unemotional about his profession, to self-preserve. He doesn’t want to get involved; work is work, and you put it aside. Which I relate to, kind of, as an actor, where you’re there for three or four months, and you’re set to do this job, and you’re trying to shut everything out, because you need to focus on this thing. Inevitably, life makes its way into what it is you’re doing, and you think that that disrupts you. But often, I find it actually makes you better and more enriched.”
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How much did Adam Driver get paid for House of Gucci?
Adam Driver has not publicly revealed how much he was paid to play Maurizio Gucci in 2021’s House of Gucci. However, it is known that his character had an estimated net worth of $100 million at the time of his 1995 death.
Driver spoke to W Magazine about the character. “The costume was important. And the walk—the Gucci walk. There were generations of Gucci in that walk. He is a man who goes from rejecting the world he knows to reclaiming his sense of self, to falling in love with a world that is toxic. He is a victim of timing.”
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How much did Adam Driver get paid for White Noise?
It has not been revealed to the public how much Adam Driver was paid for 2022’s White Noise, which saw the actor re-teaming with Noah Baumbach for a third time. However, it is known the movie started with a budget of $82 million, which ballooned to $140+ million during filming. It is likely Driver was paid somewhere from $3 million to $6 million.
Driver recently commented on the fact that the movie’s plot, where a train accident causes an airborne toxic event, mirrors a real tragedy that is currently ongoing in the state where the movie was filmed, Ohio. “It’s a very eerie, bizarre coincidence that we were just there making this movie, and some people, who were actually in our movie, were then enacting it in real life," he said. "I don’t have a frame of reference to process that. It’s a terrifying thing that happened and is happening, and to oddly have some distant connection with it is strange.”
He added, “That area [in Ohio] was very generous to our production when we were shooting there; and a big part of our film is how nebulous information can get when there’s no clear plan in place to quickly address situations like this. So I hope they get the proper attention, and answers, safety and accountability they are looking for.”
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