Here’s Exactly How Much Your Favorite ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters Make Per Episode

As Game of Thrones set sail to come to an inevitable end sooner than any of us would like – it’s time to say goodbye to some of our favorite characters. Between evil Cersei Lannister, hilarious and punny Tyrion Lannister, dreamy Jon Snow and empowering Daenerys Targaryen – all of our actors will be moving onto new roles and new shows/movies. But, in all reality, most of them could probably stop acting after the finale of Game of Thrones and live comfortably for the rest of their life?


Because they’ve all made a sh*t ton of money while being on the show. In eight seasons, they’ve made more than most of us will ever make in a lifetime.

According to Variety, the main characters of Game of Thrones – being Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and Lena Headey – all make $500,000 per episode. 


That means in Season Seven alone, which was seven episodes long, they all made $3.5 million.

Not to mention, there’s still an entire season coming for us – so they’ll make another $3.5 million from the eighth season. And, let us not forget the previous six seasons beforehand – which, may not have paid as much to start – but eventually, added zeroes to everyone’s paychecks as time went on.

So, while you may feel bad for your beloved Game of Thrones characters in Westeros – don’t – because at the end of the day, they’re rolling around in dolla dolla bills y’all.