Adam Driver Net Worth

Adam Driver’s net worth is $1 million. Driver made $2 million for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The unknown actor blasted into instant fame when J. J. Abrams cast him as villain Kylo Ren. Driver’s earnings went from next to nothing in 2011 to $260,000 a year in 2013 and 2014 to $2.3 million in 2015.

Taxes take an Empire-sized bite out of the Adam Driver net worth pie. The star will pay over $1 million on his 2015 taxes. Expenses gobble another half a million over the course of Driver’s career.

Adam Driver’s net worth is set to hit light speed. With another Star Wars movie already in filming and his pick of future roles, the star is set to make a lot more money.

Adam Driver Net Worth Facts

Adam Driver net worth$1,078,077
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Adam Driver’s net worth of $1 million is 200 times smaller than Harrison Ford’s net worth of $205 million. It’s three times smaller than Daisy Ridley’s net worth of $3 million and five times smaller than John Boyega’s net worth of $5 million. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has about half of Adam Driver’s net worth. Finally, the Adam Driver net worth total is about 16 times the net worth of the typical American family.

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Adam Driver Net Worth Timeline

Adam Driver Net WorthThe Adam Driver net worth story starts in 2009, with a small TV appearance in The Unusuals. Going by the Screen Actor’s Guild rate sheet, Driver was probably paid about $800 for the role.

Driver hit his stride in 2012 with four movie roles and a spot on TV’s Law and Order. Increasingly landing top-billed roles, the actor made $260,000 a year for the next two years. His biggest year yet was 2016, when Adam Driver made $2 million for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and $2.3 million overall.

See Adam Driver’s net worth by year in the table below:

Adam Driver Net Worth 2012$0
Adam Driver Net Worth 2013$34,268
Adam Driver Net Worth 2014$70,927
Adam Driver Net Worth 2015$1,017,054
Adam Driver Net Worth 2016$1,078,077

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How Much Money Did Adam Driver Make for Star Wars?

Adam Driver Star Wars Money MadeAdam Driver made $2 million for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The actor reportedly got paid around $650,000 in base pay plus a quarter of a percent of box office sales after $1 billion. To date, that would put driver’s Star Wars earnings at $2,050,000.

The actor is set to make more money from the Star Wars franchise. He’s slated to reprise his role in 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII. Since the story of Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren is probably a trilogy, Adam Driver will make $8 to $12 million from Star Wars movies by the time he takes his final bow.

See Adam Driver’s Total Star Wars Money Made by 2020 in the table below.

Adam Driver Star Wars Money 
Total Adam Driver Star Wars Money Made by 2020$8,900,000
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adam Driver Base Pay$650,000
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adam Driver 1/4% after $1 Billion (by end of 2016)$2,500,000
Star Wars: Episode VIII Adam Driver Base Pay$1,000,000
Star Wars: Episode VIII Adam Driver %$1,250,000
Star Wars: Episode IX Adam Driver Base Pay$1,000,000
Star Wars: Episode IX Adam Driver %$2,500,000

Also see: How Much Money Did Harrison Ford Make for Star Wars?

Adam Driver Earnings

Adam Driver has made more than just his $2 million Star Wars payday. The star has been building his net worth since 2009 for a variety of film and T.V. roles. While it’s true he’s earned nearly $3 million as an actor, the Adam Driver net worth sum is cut down to $1 million by taxes and expenses.

Adam Driver RoleRole TypeYearAdam Driver Earnings
Adam Driver Total Earnings$2,885,836
The UnusualsSmall Adam Driver TV Appearance2009$859
ArchangelShort2010$859
Law & OrderTV Series2010$859
Goldstar, OhioShort2010$859
You Don't Know JackTV Movie2010$4,295
The Wonderful MaladysTV Movie2010$4,295
J. EdgarMajor Movie, Small Adam Driver Part2011$2,000
I'm Coming OverShort2011$859
Law & OrderTV Series2012$4,000
GaybyIndie Movie. Adam Driver top billed. Film earned very little.2012$17,180
Not Waving But DrowningIndie Movie. Adam Driver top billed. Film earned very little.2012$17,180
Frances HaIndie Movie. Adam Driver top billed.2012$37,529
LincolnMajor Movie. Small Adam Driver part.2012$8,590
The RiverShort2013$859
BluebirdIndie Movie. Adam Driver top billed. Film earned very little.2013$17,180
Inside Llewyn DavisCoen Brothers Film. Adam Driver top billed.2013$181,857
TracksIndie Movie. Small Adam Driver part.2013$4,000
What IfIndie Movie. Adam Driver top billed.2013$56,415
Hungry HeartsIndie Movie. Adam Driver starring role. Movie earned very little.2014$17,180
While We're YoungBen Stiller movie. Adam Driver top billed.2014$55,117
This Is Where I Leave YouIndie hit. Adam Driver top billed.2014$188,662
Disney Infinity 3.0Video Game2015$100,000
The SimpsonsTV Series2015$2,000
Star Wars: The Force AwakensMajor Movie2015$2,050,000
GirlsTV Series (Adam Driver is in 38 episodes)2016$113,202
SilenceMajor movie. Adam Driver starring role.2016N/A
Midnight SpecialMajor movie. Adam Driver starring role.2016N/A
PatersonJim Jarmusch movie. Adam Driver starring role.2016N/A
Star Wars: Episode VIIIMajor Movie2017N/A

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Adam Driver is quite a bit taller than co-star Oscar Isaac. In the tweet below from Star Wars Cast on 1/8/16, the two stage a joke photo where Isaac spoofs their height difference.

Adam Driver Net Worth Calculations

Adam Driver Star Wars Money and Net WorthLike anyone else, Adam Driver is not immune to taxes and expenses. He made $2 million from Star Wars so far and another $1 million for other work. The $3 million dollar Adam Driver earnings total is hit by a 39.6% federal tax rate and an 8.82% New York State tax bracket. That leaves Driver with a $1.4 million lifetime tax bill. Expenses like agent fees and cost of living chop another $426,000 from the Adam Driver net worth pile.

Investments at an average of 6% of net worth per year most likely buoy up Driver’s final net worth number. Our calculations below give us a good picture of the star’s finances, beyond just what Driver made from Star Wars.

YearAdam Driver EarningsAdam Driver Taxes at 48.42%Expenses (Estimated at 10% of income)Investment Income (Estimated at 6% of net worth per year)Adam Driver Net Worth
Totals$2,885,836$1,372,864$426,520$67,335
2009$859N/AN/A$0$0
2010$11,167N/AN/A$0$0
2011$2,859N/AN/A$0$0
2012$84,479$23,654N/A$0
2013$260,311$126,042$100,000$0$34,268
2014$260,959$126,356$100,000$2,056$70,927
2015$2,265,202$1,096,811$226,520$4,256$1,017,054
2016$61,023$1,078,077

Also see: How Much Money Does John Boyega Make?

Parting Shot

OK, this has got nothing to do with Adam Driver’s net worth, but how can you not love it? It’s an Instagram share from 1/8/16 of Driver’s Kylo Ren character as a little boy. The art is in the style of Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame, with Han and Leia as Ren’s parents.

 

Sources:

Screen Actor’s Guild Rate Sheet