Emilia Clarke caught the acting bug at a young age, but her role as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones is what really put her on the map. So much so, that at just 32 years old, Emilia is reportedly worth a whopping $13 million! Holy Mother of Dragons, say what?!
That's right — being on Game of Thrones actually pays a lot. Back in 2014, Deadline reported that Emilia — along with Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau — negotiated a $300,000 per episode salary increase for seasons five and six. While it's unclear what they were getting paid before, given that there were 10 episodes in each season, that means Emilia made around $6 million total for both seasons.
When seasons seven and eight rolled around, Emilia and her costars renegotiated their deal for $500,000 per episode. "I get f*cking paid the same as my guy friends," Emilia later told Vanity Fair. "We made sure of that." Hmm . . . so, since there were seven episodes in season seven and there will be six episodes in season eight, that means Emilia is bringing in around $6.5 million this time around. Whoa!
In addition to Game of Thrones, Emilia is also raking in the dough from her various endorsement deals, including her Dolce & Gabbana campaign with Kit and Dior jewellery. Suddenly, I'm not feeling so proud about the money in my savings account.