Wondering Grey’s Anatomy Stars net worth and who tops the list? The show is one of the best medical themed TV series which airs on the ABC network in the United States and other parts of the globe. The show X-rays the lives of medical interns, resident doctors, consulting physicians who try not only to display utmost professionalism in their careers but who also battle with issues and challenges in their personal lives as well.
The show premiered in the United States on March 27, 2005, and was created midway into the season to replace another television program – Boston Legal. The fictional location of Grey’s Anatomy is shot in Seattle at the Seattle Grace Hospital, but the real location where the show is shot is across a few studios and other locations in Los Angeles, California.
Interestingly, Grey’s Anatomy was among the top 10 television shows in America in its early seasons after its premiere and has just concluded its 15th season a few months ago, with contracts already signed with the cast for 2 more seasons – at least. The 16th season of the show will start on September 26, 2019. In its first season, the show was watched by an average of 19 million viewers. This increased to 21 million viewers in its second season and peaked at 24 million viewers in its third season, but the viewership of the show began a slow decline to an average of 6.4 million viewers at the end of the recently concluded 15th season.
Let’s take a look at Grey’s Anatomy stars (past and present) and their net worth below.
Grey’s Anatomy Stars And Their Net Worth
1. Patrick Dempsey ($60 MILLION)
The actor is also a race car driver and was already an established actor before joining the cast of Grey’s Anatomy. He featured as Dr. Derek Shepherd – a neurosurgeon on the show. He was one of the pioneer cast members and also one of the main characters on the television show before he left the series after season 11, to pursue other passions and interests. His death in a car crash in the show was infuriating to many who believed his absence would affect the show. Somehow, it hasn’t.
He has featured in other successful movies such as Sweet Home Alabama, Made of Honor, Valentine’s Day, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and several others. Patrick also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama series in 2006 for his role in Grey’s Anatomy. He leads on this list of the net worth of Grey Anatomy’s cast with a fortune of $60 million.
2. Ellen Pompeo ($40 MILLION)
Pompeo is one of the few pioneer cast members of the show that is still on it till date. She features as Dr. Meredith Grey – the lead character on the show, and due to the renegotiation of her contract with the ABC Network, she is now one of the richest actresses in the world right now, with a contract to earn $20 million per annum for her appearance on the show from the 2018 season.
Ellen Pompeo has won several awards for her performance on the show including the Best Actress in a Drama Series at the 2007 Satellite Awards, among others. She has over the years been able to garner a net worth of $40 million, both from her appearances on the show and from other movies that she has starred in over the years.
3. Katherine Heigl ($30 MILLION)
The former fashion model and actress was one of the pioneer cast members of the show and she was on it for 6 seasons. She starred as Dr. Izzie Stevens on the show and her wonderful performance on the show got her several nominations and awards including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, which she won in 2006; she also won the People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Female TV star for her role in Grey’s Anatomy. Katherine has also featured in several other movies such as 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Knocked up and several others. She ranks among the richest Grey’s Anatomy stars with a net worth of $ 30 million.
4. Sandra Oh ($25 MILLION)
Sandra Oh is one of the cast members that began the Grey’s Anatomy television show. She was an intern from the onset of the show and rose through the ranks to become a cardiothoracic surgeon on the show. She starred as Dr. Cristina Yang on the show and left the show at the end of season 10.
Cristina Yang had an on and off relationship with fellow Surgeon, Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) and she got pregnant for him. She has received probably the most awards of all the stars on the show, having won 26 awards. Sandra is also one of the richest stars of Grey’s Anatomy with her net worth of $25 million.
5. Kate Walsh ($20 MILLION)
Walsh joined the cast of Grey’s Anatomy as a guest artist in season 1, she was a main cast member for seasons 2 and 3, and was a special guest for the next 4 seasons till she left the show after season 8. She starred as Dr. Addison Montgomery and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2006.
She was also a cast member of the television series Private Practice, while also working as a guest star on Grey’s Anatomy. Asides being one of the Grey’s Anatomy stars, Walsh is also an astute businesswoman and has a net worth of $20 million.
6. Jessica Capshaw ($20 MILLION)
The actress joined the cast of the television show in season 5. Although she was contracted to appear for just a few seasons, she became a main character for 9 more seasons till the 14th season. She starred as Dr. Arizona Robbins on the show and since leaving the show at the end of season 14, the mother of 4 has only starred in 1 other television show titled One Angry Juror.
She has featured in more than 10 movie roles in her career and has been able to garner impressive net worth of $20 million from her stint as one of the stars of Grey’s Anatomy and other endeavors. Meanwhile, the Brown University alumnus is also an entrepreneur and a rights activist.
7. Justin Chambers ($18 MILLION)
The model turned actor already had a very successful modeling career before venturing into the acting world, having modeled for global brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein and Armani. He is one of the very few actors that were the pioneer cast members of Grey’s Anatomy, and he is still very much part of the show till date. He features as Dr. Alex Karev on the show having initially joined the show as a surgery intern, who through his hard work and professionalism rose to the position of a pediatric surgeon on the show.
His chemistry and good relationship with the other cast members have ensured his longevity on the show till date. Justin has featured in a lot of movie and television roles over the years and has accumulated a net worth of $18 million.
8. Jesse Williams ($12 MILLION)
Williams joined the cast of Grey’s Anatomy in a recurring role starting season 6, featuring as Dr. Jack Avery. The plastic surgeon joined the cast when the Mercy West Medical Center merged with Seattle Grace Medical Center, and he has been a main character of the popular television show since the 7th season to date. Many critics of the show have welcomed the addition of Dr. Avery to the show; they believe that a single male doctor was needed on the show to add more spice to the storyline. Jesse as an actor outside Grey’s Anatomy has featured in a lot of movies and television series such as Brooklyn’s Finest, The Cabin in the Woods, Law & Order, just to mention a few. Though Jessie has only been in Hollywood for about 13 years, he has been able to amass a net worth of $ 12 million.
9. Chandra Wilson ($10 MILLION)
Chandra Wilson is another one of the pioneer cast members of Grey’s Anatomy that has been on the show from season 1 till date. She stars as Dr. Miranda Bailey on the show and is the Chief of Surgery of the hospital; one of her aliases on the show is Booty Call Bailey. She was nominated for several awards for her excellent performance on the show, which includes a nomination for an Emmy Award for the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007 – which was eventually won by her co-star on the show, Katherine Heigl.
She also stars as Dr. Miranda Bailey in the spin-off television program, Private Practice. Chandra began her professional acting career on television in 1989 and is a 3 decade veteran of the entertainment industry. She is also popular for her role in movies and television shows such as Philadelphia, The Cosby Show, Sex and the City, etc. Wilson has a net worth of $10 million landing her a spot on the list of Grey’s Anatomy Stars with the highest net worth.
10. Tessa Ferrer ($10 Million)
Another to make the list of Grey’s Anatomy stars net worth list, Tessa Ferrer is tied with Chandra Wilson with a net worth of $10 million. She joined the show in season 9 in a recurring role and was made a main cast member for season 10. She was off the show for 3 subsequent seasons, returning only in season 13 in another recurring role stint before leaving the show at the end of that season. She played the role of Dr. Leah Murphy on the show. Tessa appeared in her first movie titled Excision in 2008, she starred as Pauline; she made her first television show debut in 2012 coincidentally in Grey’s Anatomy.