Kit Harington, an English actor, is best known as Jon Snow in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Harington studied acting at drama school, while starring in the National Theatre‘s adaptation of War Horse. His film debut came in Silent Hill: Revelation (2012). He has since appeared in films such as the romantic historical film Pompeii (2014), the computer-animated fantasy film How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) and the British drama film Testament of Youth (2014).
So how much as the popular actor made during this early career run of success ?
Kit Harington’s Net Worth 2017: $12 Million
Kit Harington’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million. For his role in Game of Thrones, he reportedly earns $1.1 million per episode. How did he manage to get such a lucrative deal and earn this much in just seven years? Let’s take a look.
Interestingly enough, before Harington became a highlighted actor, he wanted to be a journalist. At drama school, he landed the role of Albert in the adaptation of War Horse. The play won two Olivier Awards and gained Harington a great deal of recognition. He was later cast in his second play Posh, a dark ensemble comedy about upper-class men attending Oxford University.
Harington landed his first major television role as the legendary Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. Over the seasons, Jon Snow has become arguably the most important character in the series and Harington’s performance has kept pace. In 2012, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television for the role. In 2016, Harington was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
In 2014, Harington also appeared alongside Jeff Bridges in the film Seventh Son, a poorly received fantasy–adventure film. Harington played Roland Leighton, the main character’s love interest, in Testament of Youth alongside Alicia Vikander and Emily Watson.
Fast forward to this year, the seventh season of Game of Thrones is keeping everyone on the edge of their seats. #WinterIsComing. So is Jon Snow, a.k.a. Kit Harington. While Game of Thrones is set to end after its eighth season, Harington will clearly be well off financially and shouldn’t have to look too hard for new roles.