Lea Michele net worth and salary: Lea Michele is an American actress and singer who has a net worth of $5.5 million and salary per episode of $80,000. Lea Michele earned her net worth through her acting roles in television, films and on Broadway. She began her career as an actress at the very early age of eight with a role in the Broadway production of "Les Miserables". She would eventually star in several more Broadway shows including "Ragtime," "Fiddler on the Roof," and "Spring Awakening". Lea Michele became a household name when she landed the part of Rachel Berry on the hit Fox show "Glee". Lea Michele was born in Bronx, New York City, on August 29, 1986.