Kaley Cuoco Net Worth

Kaley Cuoco Net Worth:
$100 Million

Kaley Cuoco's Salary

$1 Million Per Episode

What is Kaley Cuoco's net worth and salary?

Kaley Cuoco is an American actress and singer who has a net worth of $100 million. It should also be noted that Kaley has been married to tech billionaire heir Karl Cook since 2018. Karl is the son of billionaire Scott Cook who founded the tax software company Intuit. Scott Cook has a net worth of $3.6 billion.

Kaley Cuoco is probably most famous for starring on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. She has also appeared in movies like Cougar Club, Hop, The Penthouse, Debating Robert Lee, Killer Movie and more. She has also had acting roles in television shows such as, Ladies Man, 7th Heaven, Complete Savages, Charmed, 8 Simple Rules, and many others. Cuoco started out as a model and actress at a very early age. She was only six when she starred in the movie, Quicksand: No Escape. When she was nine, she starred with Denzel Washington in the film, Virtuosity. She played the part of Karin Carter, a kidnapped victim of a virtual reality entity, who is saved by Lt. Parker Barnes (Denzel Washington). She gained much attention after her role in Growing Up Brady, in which she played the role of Marsha Brady. By 2004 Cuoco had roles in the television sitcom, 8 simple rules, a mini series on NBC, as well as, 10.5, the Crimes of Passion film on ABC Family and in Debating Robert Lee. Her current CBS television sitcom, The Big Bang Theory started airing in 2007. She plays the role of Penny who works in a cheesecake factory and is trying to get into show business as an actress.

Kaley Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California in 1985. Her parents are Jeanne Rose Cuoco, an English teacher, and Stephen Michael Cuoco, an engineer. Cuoco lives in the San Fernando Valley in California. During her time off camera, Kaley enjoys horseback riding, playing the drums, kick boxing and bowling. But her favorite pastime is playing tennis. She's been playing tennis since she was a very little girl. Kaley Cuoco was named #77 on the list of FHM-Us' 100 Sexiest Women in 2005 and 21 in 2008.

Kaley Cuoco Big Bag Salary History

For the first season of Big Bang, Kaley earned $45,000 per episode. That works out to $765,000 for the season. For seasons two through 4 her salary was boosted to $200,000 per episode. That's $14 million in earnings for that 70 episode chunk. For seasons five through seven she earned $350,000 per episode. That's another $25.2 million in earnings. For season 8, 9 and 10 she earned $850 thousand per episode, which translates to $61 million for the three seasons. For the final two seasons, 11 and 12, Kaley and her main cast co-stars each earned $1 million per episode. That's $48 million for the two seasons.

Total it all up and from original salary alone, Kaley earned $148.965 million. But that's not all!

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Royalties and Residuals

During the later seasons of the show when the cast was at the height of their power, the three main cast members (Kaley, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons) negotiated a deal where they each would own 1% of the show's backend equity. In the first year of syndication sales, the show generated $1 billion. That meant each of the three earned and extra $10 million in the first year. The syndication sales slowly dwindle but they should each earn around $10 million per year for the next decade.

Furthermore, as a Screen Actors Guild show, the Big Bang Theory actors are entitled to 80% of their original paychecks in the show's first year of reruns. Essentially an 80% double dip. They were arguable the last show to receive such a lucrative deal after SAG and AFRTRA merged and adopted AFTRA's residual standard which pays actors a guest starring rate when shows re-air. To understand the difference, under SAG someone like Kaley likely earned $800,000 per episode the first time the show aired in reruns. So She earned $24 million originally and then received residuals worth $19 million down the road.

Kaley Cuoco Net Worth

Kaley Cuoco

Net Worth:$100 Million
Salary:$1 Million Per Episode
Date of Birth:1985-11-30
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Profession:Actor, Singer, Voice Actor, Model, Presenter
Nationality:United States of America
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