Emilia Clarke net worth in 2019. How much is one of Game of Thrones’ lead character “Daenerys Targaryen” worth today and what’s the big secret behind her fame and wealth? All these and more are revealed below, as you read…
The season finale of the American fantasy drama television series, Game of Thrones, has come and gone after eight long seasons of thrills and excitement, and now it’s cool to say “our watch has ended”.
However, the show which made its debut in April 2011 has made some of its cast members add more millions to their bank accounts.
One of such is Emilia Clarke, the English actress who played the role of Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons for the entire eight seasons.
The show has made Emilia Clarke is a rich woman who currently has a net worth estimated now to be $13 million. But how did she earn such huge worth? Read more to find out
|Net Worth||$13 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Acting, Endorsement Deals|
|Date of Birth||23 October 1986|
Who is Emilia Clarke?
Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke is an English actress who was born on born 23 October 1986 in London.
Her mother is the vice-president for marketing at a global management consultancy firm and her father was a theatre sound engineer from Wolverhampton.
Emilia has an older brother, and they both grew up in Oxfordshire. She attended Rye St. Antony School, Headington, and St. Edward’s School, Oxford, which she later dropped out of in 2005.
Emilia’s interest in acting began to spur early when she was just three years old and used to watch the musical show boat where her father works.
She got rejected by RADA, LAMDA, and Guildhall, and then decided to travel before landing in Centre London where she graduated from in 2009.
Emilia Clarke picked interest in acting right from when she was three. After her graduation at the Drama Centre London, she began appearing in series of stage productions, including Company of Angels productions.
She made her debut screen appearance in short films, she made her major big-screen appearance in an episode of Doctors, a British medical soap opera in 2009.
She was acknowledged as one of the UK Stars of Tomorrow by Screen International magazine for her role in the Syfy film Triassic Attack (2010).
Although Emilia has been appearing of the TV for some time, she began to gain international prominence for her breakthrough role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019).
Her casting as the character garnered her critical acclaim and multiple accolades for her spectacular performance which includes three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Aside from her features in Game of Thrones, Clarke also made an appearance as Holly Golightly in a production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 2013.
She also starred as Sarah Connor in the science fiction film Terminator Genisys (2015), Louisa Clark in the romance film Me Before You (2016), and Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).
Emilia Clarke was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world by Times Magazine in 2019.
Emilia is yet to be married, but she seems to be doing quite alright by herself. She bought a house for $4.64 million in 2016 in Venice Beach, California.
In 2014, Emilia was voted the most desirable woman in the world by AskMen readers and also named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015.
In 2017, she got featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. Emilia lost her father to cancer in 2016. During his final days, she was filming a movie in Kentucky titled ‘Above Suspicion’ and so, couldn’t be home with her father.
Sadly, after wrapping up the movie early so she could go meet him, she learned of his demise at her arrival at the airport. “The world felt like a scarier place once my dad wasn’t in it,” she said. “And then [my father dying and Brexit] happening in quick succession threw me off balance and made me re-evaluate who I am”.
Emilia has had aneurysm surgically treated twice, the first in 2011, and the second in 2013.
How Did She Amass Such Wealth?
Emilia has made a pretty penny from the GOT series. Although, what she earned as salary from the first to the fourth season is yet unknown, we do know that from October 2014, Emilia and some other major co-stars such as Kit Harrington (Jon Snow), and Peter Dinklage(Tyrion Lannister) negotiated their salary increase for season 5 and 6 for $300,000 per episode according to Deadline. That’s about $6 million for two seasons.
in the seventh and eight seasons, it was reported that she made another major negotiation that earned her a whopping $1.1 million per episode of GOT, this is according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Season seven had 7 episodes, and season 8 with 6 episodes, and if we sum up all that she earned, that’s over $14.3 million.
Aside from her GOT paycheck, Emilia has also made money from appearing in movies like Me Before You, which generated $208 million worldwide, and Solo: A Star Wars Story, which grossed $393 million globally. In addition to her movie earnings, she’s also amassed a fortune from endorsement deals with Dior and Dolce & Gabbana.
As of 2019, Emilia Clarke aka Daenerys Targaryen has a Net Worth of $13 Million USD.