Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul Net Worth

$20 Million

Aaron Paul's Salary

$200 Thousand Per Episode
Last Updated: October 19, 2023
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$20 Million
$200 Thousand Per Episode
Date of Birth:
Aug 27, 1979 (44 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Actor, Voice Actor
United States of America
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What is Aaron Paul's Net Worth and Salary?

Aaron Paul is an American actor, producer and director who has a net worth of $25 million. Aaron Paul is most famous for his work on the critical smash-hit AMC TV series "Breaking Bad," for which he won several prominent awards. Aaron appeared in all 62 of the show's episodes over 5 seasons between 2008 and 2013. Outside of Breaking Bad he is known for appearing in series like "Big Love," "BoJack Horseman," Westworld," and "The Path." His film career includes movies like "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie," and "Need for Speed."

Breaking Bad Salary

At the peak of Breaking Bad for the show's final two seasons, Aaron Paul earned a salary of $200,000 per episode. There were 13 episodes in Season 5 and 16 episodes in the final season, 6. So over those two seasons alone, Aaron earned $5.8 million in total salary.

Aaron Paul

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Early Life

Aaron Paul Sturtevant was born on August 27, 1979, in Emmett, Idaho. His parents are Darla and Robert Sturtevant, and his father is a Baptist minister. Paul is the youngest of four children, and was born a month premature in his parents' bathroom. He graduated from Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho, in 1997, after which he drove to Los Angeles with only $6,000 in savings to pursue an acting career. While in Los Angeles, he worked as a movie theater usher at Universal Studios in Hollywood, and also had a brief appearance as a contestant on the game show "The Price Is Right" in January 2000.

Early Career

Paul was runner-up in the 1996 International Modeling and Talent Association competition in Los Angeles, and was signed with a manager. He began his acting career by appearing in music videos, such as for Korn's song "Thoughtless" and Everlast's song "White Trash Beautiful." He also appeared in several television commercials for brands like Juicy Fruit, Corn Pops and Vanilla Coke.

His early films include "Whatever It Takes" (2000), "Help! I'm a Fish!" (2001), "K-PAX (2001), "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" (2002), "Bad Girls From Valley High" (2005), "Choking Man" (2006), "Mission: Impossible III" (2006) and "The Last House on the Left" (2009). He also had many guest starring roles on television shows such as "The Guardian," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI: Miami," "ER," "Sleeper Cell," "Veronica Mars," "The X-Files," "Ghost Whisperer," "Criminal Minds," "Bones" and "3rd Rock from the Sun."

Breaking Bad

However, the two roles that really solidified his acting career were his roles on the shows "Big Love" and "Breaking Bad." Paul played the role of Scott Quittman in fourteen episodes of the HBO show "Big Love," a role that helped him become more widely known in the public eye. Then, his role as Jesse Pinkman on the AMC series "Breaking Bad" opposite actor Bryan Cranston launched him into stardom. Paul appeared in all five seasons of "Breaking Bad," which aired from January 2008 to September 2013. He also was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014; he won the award in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Other awards Paul has won for his work on "Breaking Bad" include the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2014), Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (2013). He has also won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television three times (2010, 2012, 2014).

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After Breaking Bad

Since "Breaking Bad," Paul has continued to act in multiple projects. He starred in the film "Smashed" (2012), which became one of the official selections for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He also joined the Hulu series "The Path" in 2016, the Apple TV+ crime drama series "Truth Be Told" in June 2018, and the cast of the HBO science fiction series "Westworld" for the show's third season. Additionally, Paul has also worked as a voice actor for several shows, including "Tron: Uprising" in 2012 and 2013, and "BoJack Horseman" on Netflix, and also was the voice narrator for a 2015 Mazda commercial. Paul stars in 2022's "Dual" alongside Karen Gillan and Jesse Eisenberg, and in 2023 took on a main role in an episode in the sixth season of "Black Mirror" titled "Beyond the Sea." Also in 2023, Paul was featured alongside Bryan Cranston in an episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

Personal Life

Paul has been married to Lauren Parsekian since 2013. The couple first met at the Coachella Festival in California, and became engaged in Paris in January 2012. Paul and Parsekian welcomed their first child, daughter Story Annabelle, in 2018. In April 2022, the couple had a son, Ryden Caspian.

His wife, Lauren, has a non-profit organization, the Kind Campaign, that promotes a message of anti-bullying. Paul helped raise $1.8 million for the organization in 2013 via a contest that awarded the winners with a trip to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery screening of the final episode of "Breaking Bad."

A fun fact regarding Paul is that October 1 was declared as "Aaron Paul Sturtevant Day" by Idaho governor Butch Otter in a ceremony at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise, Idaho.

In 2019, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston released their own line of mezcal called Dos Hombres.

Aaron Paul legally dropped Sturtevant from his full name in November 2022.

Real Estate

In 2012, Paul spent $1.4 million on a home above the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. He listed this home for sale in 2019 for $2.5 million and sold it in 2020 for $2.2 million.

In April 2019 Aaron paid $6.95 million for a home in Los Angeles. The seller was actor Jim Parsons.

In 2014, Aaron bought a home in Boise, Idaho that features a built-in hot spring. In 2022, he listed this property for sale at $1.35 million.

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