Even though actor Jon Hamm was never actually a high-powered executive on Madison Avenue, his net worth makes him seem like it. The Mad Men star is worth a solid $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. How did the 49-year-old amass a fortune fit for his character on the hit ’60s period drama? Here’s a breakdown.
Jon Made Bank on ‘Mad Men’
During his 7-season tenure on the AMC series, the Missouri native earned a competitive, steadily increasing salary for starring as legendary TV character Don Draper. At the show’s height, Jon was cashing in $275,000 an episode — which comes out to over $3.5 million per season. The series put the Golden Globe winner on the map and paved the way for the rest of his acting résumé.
Jon Also Starred In Many Other Projects
The heartthrob has also appeared in several other well-known films and TV shows throughout his career. Jon appeared in hits like Bridesmaids, The Town and Baby Driver on the big screen. His small screen pursuits included A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Black Mirror and three appearances as a host on Saturday Night Live.
Jon also made a smash with his animation voiceover work. He had roles in Shrek Forever After and Minions. The 2015 kids’ hit made over $1 billion at the box office. Success like that is bound to up the actor’s net worth.
Jon Has Endorsement Deals
The former high school acting teacher has done voiceover work for Mercedes Benz commercials since 2010. He has also done similar endorsements for H&R Block and American Airlines. Though big studio acting projects do pay the big bucks, longterm relationships with big corporations for promotion are solid paychecks and usually last for multiple years at a time.
The actor also owns a Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, which may have been gifted by the German automobile brand. It retails for $154,000, according to Car and Driver. No matter if he has one Benz or several, those vehicles heighten Jon’s overall worth whether he purchased them or not.
Jon Owns Property
The Emmy winner and ex-girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt purchased an Upper West Side penthouse for $2.45 million in 2013. When they split in 2015, the former flames put the apartment up for rent after extensive renovations. The property was going for $15,000 a month in 2017.
Jon also purchased a four-bedroom home in Los Feliz for $3.375 million in 2017.