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
The 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 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|
|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|
|Total Adam Driver Star Wars Money Made by 2020||$8,900,000|
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 Role||Role Type||Year||Adam Driver Earnings|
|The Unusuals||Small Adam Driver TV Appearance||2009||$859|
|Law & Order||TV Series||2010||$859|
|You Don't Know Jack||TV Movie||2010||$4,295|
|The Wonderful Maladys||TV Movie||2010||$4,295|
|J. Edgar||Major Movie, Small Adam Driver Part||2011||$2,000|
|I'm Coming Over||Short||2011||$859|
|Law & Order||TV Series||2012||$4,000|
|Gayby||Indie Movie. Adam Driver top billed. Film earned very little.||2012||$17,180|
|Not Waving But Drowning||Indie Movie. Adam Driver top billed. Film earned very little.||2012||$17,180|
|Frances Ha||Indie Movie. Adam Driver top billed.||2012||$37,529|
|Lincoln||Major Movie. Small Adam Driver part.||2012||$8,590|
|Bluebird||Indie Movie. Adam Driver top billed. Film earned very little.||2013||$17,180|
|Inside Llewyn Davis||Coen Brothers Film. Adam Driver top billed.||2013||$181,857|
|Tracks||Indie Movie. Small Adam Driver part.||2013||$4,000|
|What If||Indie Movie. Adam Driver top billed.||2013||$56,415|
|Hungry Hearts||Indie Movie. Adam Driver starring role. Movie earned very little.||2014||$17,180|
|While We're Young||Ben Stiller movie. Adam Driver top billed.||2014||$55,117|
|This Is Where I Leave You||Indie hit. Adam Driver top billed.||2014||$188,662|
|Disney Infinity 3.0||Video Game||2015||$100,000|
|The Simpsons||TV Series||2015||$2,000|
|Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Major Movie||2015||$2,050,000|
|Girls||TV Series (Adam Driver is in 38 episodes)||2016||$113,202|
|Silence||Major movie. Adam Driver starring role.||2016||N/A|
|Midnight Special||Major movie. Adam Driver starring role.||2016||N/A|
|Paterson||Jim Jarmusch movie. Adam Driver starring role.||2016||N/A|
|Star Wars: Episode VIII||Major Movie||2017||N/A|
|Adam Driver Total Earnings||$2,885,836|
Also see: How Much Money Does Oscar Isaac Make?
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 and Oscar Isaac at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere pic.twitter.com/RimgWyH9Qp
— Star Wars Cast (@strwarscast) January 8, 2016
Adam Driver Net Worth Calculations
Like 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.
|Year||Adam Driver Earnings||Adam 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|
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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.