The success of ‘The Office’ landed many of the characters great fame and recognition in Hollywood. Not just that, just a few years of working on the show landed them cheques big enough to be featured in the list of richest people in the world.
Just like popular sitcoms ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’, ‘The Office‘ is one of the most iconic shows to ever be telecasted. The show’s characters with their documentary-style filming was an instant hit with the audience. The show ended around seven years ago, but some of its characters still manage to soar high in their careers. So, who are the richest Hollywood stars that appeared on ‘The Office’? What is their net worth? Are they among the richest people in the world? Let’s find out!
- Steve Carell: ‘The Office’ star
- John Krasinski, the nice guy
- Is Mindy Kaling among the richest people in the world?
As of 2020, Steve Carell’s net worth is estimated to be around $80 million, securing him a position in the list of the richest celebrities of 2020
Steve Carell: ‘The Office’ star
Named “America’s Funniest Man” by Life Magazine, Steve Carell joined the hilarious award-winning comedy series ‘The Office’ in 2005. He is famously recognized for playing the role of regional manager Michael Scott. Carell’s run on the first season of the show earned him $87,000 per episode for seasons one and two. This means he earned a whopping amount of 2.4 million from both seasons.
For the third season of ‘The Office’, Carell doubled his salary to $175,000 per episode. At one point, he was rumoured to be making $300,000 per episode. Not just acting, Carell was involved in the show as a producer, writer, and director too. This means that not only did he get an acting fee of around $24 million, but also a production fee. Till today, Carell earns through the syndication deals of ‘The Office’.
As of 2020, Steve Carell’s net worth is estimated to be around $80 million, earning him a probable candidature in the list of the richest celebrities of 2020. ‘The Office’ star has featured in various successful Hollywood movies like ‘Bruce Almighty’, ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, ‘Date Night’, ‘Dinner for Schmucks’, ‘Crazy Stupid Love’, the ‘Despicable Me’ series, ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, and many more.
John Krasinski, the nice guy
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert was one of the most loved characters on ‘The Office’. The actor acquired great success throughout the nine seasons of the show. His relationship with Pam (played by Jenna Fischer) was one of the major highlights of the show.
For the first three seasons, Krasinski merely made $20,000 per episode. But by the fourth season, Krasinski’s salary was increased to $100,000 per episode. After Steve Carell left ‘The Office’ in 2011, the reign of the show was handed over to Krasinski.
As of 2020, the net worth of John Krasinski is $75 Million. Apart from starring in hit movies like ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’, ‘Detroit’, ‘It’s Complicated’, and ‘A Quiet Place’, which Krasinski wrote, directed, and even executively produced it. Currently, he plays the lead role in Amazon Prime’s ‘Jack Ryan’ which is based on the popular Tom Clancy novels.
In 2012, Kaling got her own show too, ‘The Mindy Project’. The show ran for six seasons in which the multi-talented actress went on to co-write, produce, and star. She reportedly earned $140,000 per episode.
Is Mindy Kaling among the richest people in the world?
Not only did Mindy Kaling star as Kelly Kapoor on ‘The Office’, but she was also one of the writers and executive producers. Though her exact paycheck isn’t clear, it is believed that the role of Kelly Kapoor earned her the most wealth as she donned multiple hats on the show.
In 2012, Kaling got her own show too, ‘The Mindy Project’. It ran for six seasons in which the multi-talented actress went on to co-write, produce, and star. She reportedly earned $140,000 per episode. Apart from ‘The Mindy Project‘, ‘The Office’ writer has simultaneously been part of many Hollywood movies like ‘Ocean’s 8‘ and ‘A Wrinkle in Time’. Not only is Kaling a brilliant actor but she has successfully been the creator of many shows such as ‘Champions’, ‘Four Wedding & A Funeral’, and ‘Never Have I Ever‘. With over 15 years of work and an astonishing net of $24 million, Kaling is acknowledged as one of the richest female celebrities in 2020.
At present, Mindy Kaling has been signed for co-writing the script of ‘Legally Blonde 3‘ along with Dan Goor.
Even though other actors such as Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, B.J Novak, Ed Helms do not stand on the list of richest celebrities of 2020, they still managed to earn millions from their acting and the show’s incredible success.