Every TV Network spends each year searching through its mountainous collection of scripts submitted by writers and producers, looking for a show that will become popular and give it a platform to earn big through ads, and while some TV networks find it, some don’t but the cycle continues. In 2005, CBS, the network known for its array of sitcoms, found one in How I Met Your Mother. The show was a slam dunk for the TV Network, as it was for the actors, who have built a strong net worth off appearing on the show.
Since the show ended in March 2014, some of the actors and actresses have gone on to build a solid footing in their career, while some have had their career slow down. Regardless, a lot of the main and recurring characters on the show have become mega-rich as a result of their appearance on the show. We take a look at who has the highest net worth among the cast of How I Met Your Mother. Check ‘em out.
Net Worth of How I Met Your Mother Cast
1. Bob Saget – $100 Million
Although he never had more than a voice role on How I Met Your Mother as the voice of future Ted Mosby, Bob Saget was one of the main cast members of the show, and he is also the one with the highest net worth.
While there is no denying the fact that he earned a considerable amount of money for his work on the show, Bob Saget’s large net worth comes from his work across other forms of entertainment, including his role as Danny Tanner on the sitcom, Full House. He is a stand-up comedian, an actor and a TV host and has appeared in over 60 projects over the course of his career that began in 1979.
With a net worth of $100 million, Bob Saget has the highest net worth among the cast of How I Met Your Mother.
2. Jason Segel – $40 Million
When it comes to the main live-action cast of How I Met Your Mother, the actor or actress with the highest net worth is a joint affair, and that is shared by Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris. However, Jason Segel makes our top spot based on the longevity and diversity of his career in the industry.
Jason Segel has a net worth of $40 million, a considerable portion of which was earned during his time on How I Met Your Mother. He earned as high as $225 thousand per episode on the show, which translates to between $5.4 million and $5.1 million per season depending on the number of seasons on the show.
We do not know much about his residual earnings from the show, but if it is anything similar to that of the cast of Friends, then Jason is bound to remain a millionaire for years to come.
3. Neil Patrick Harris – $40 million
Joint second with the highest net worth is Neil Patrick Harris, the magician who played the famed womanizer, Barney Stinson on the show. As one of the more established faces on the show before it began to air, Neil was one of the highest earners right from the onset on the show and his earnings curve during his time on the show saw him earning in the same bracket as Jason Segel.
His other income has been an accumulation of other ventures in his career in the entertainment industry, which began when he was a child on stage and in film. His career in the entertainment industry has seen him assume diverse roles, both in front and behind the camera. He is a comedian, an actor, a magician, singer, writer, and producer.
Over the course of his career, Neil Patrick Harris has also appeared on multiple stage plays as well as hosted several shows, including award shows like the Tony Awards, Emmy Awards and game shows like Genius Junior.
4. Alyson Hannigan – $30 million
Behind two of the male leads on How I Met Your Mother is Alyson Hannigan, who has a net worth of $30 million. Prior to appearing as Lily Aldrin on the CBS show, Alyson had gain notoriety for her performance and role in the American Pie film series, where she played Michelle Flaherty, a nerd who is a member of band camp.
Alyson Hannigan shared a similar pay structure with the other male leads on the show but falls at third as a result of the quality of her filmography outside of the show. Unlike the first two cast members, Alyson hasn’t had much of a lead role outside of her work on How I Met Your Mother but has played a variety of minor or supporting roles.
Her net worth of $30 million has come via appearances in other projects like Fancy Nancy, Pure, You Might Be the Killer and hosting the show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which she has been hosting since 2016.
5. Josh Radnor – $20 million
The fifth richest cast member of How I Met Your Mother is Josh Radnor, who played Ted Mosby, the main lead and primary subject of the show. Coming on to the show, Josh Radnor had little appearances to his name, having only appeared in guest roles in a couple of TV shows before being cast as the character.
While he certainly earned global recognition for his work on the show, he has been able to maintain it after it ended, with his few appearances coming on little known shows like Mercy Street, Rise and the movie, Social Animals.
Despite a short filmography for someone with his years as a professional actor, he has been able to maintain a sizeable net worth earned through his time on How I Met Your Mother.
6. Cobie Smulders – $18 million
The sixth richest member of the main cast of the show is Cobie Smulders, who has continued to maintain global popularity after the show through her appearance on shows like A Series of Unfortunate Events and her role as Mariah Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Cobie Smulders was one of the unknown actresses that were cast on How I Met Your Mother who went on to become one of the most popular faces of the show. Playing Robin Scherbatsky on the show, Cobie has gone on to make appearances both in live-action or as a voice actress on a variety of shows and movies since her time on the CBS show came to an end.
Cobie’s net worth has been on a steady climb through appearances in movies like The Intervention, The Lego Movie, Delivery Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home and several others.
7. Cristin Milioti – $2 million
Rounding up the main cast of the show is Cristin Milioti, who joined the show in its eighth season as the elusive mother and wife of Ted Mosby. Cristin Milioti joined the show as a guest star in season eight and only became a main cast member in the ninth and final season of the show, meaning she did no spend a lot of time on the show enough to earn the big bucks.
Still, she has been able to amass a modest net worth through her appearances in other projects over the course of a career that began in 2006. Cristin Milioti has starred in The Sopranos, A to Z, It Had to Be You, Fargo, The Mindy Project, The Venture Bros., Black Mirror, Made for Love and a few others.
All of this, with Cristin Milioti commanding a modest salary as a supporting or minor character, has helped her to a net worth of $2 million.
Net Worth of Secondary Cast Members
Having examined the richest among the main cast of How I Met Your Mother, let us take a look at the net worth of some of the secondary cast members who appeared throughout the show.
1. Bob Odenkirk – $10 million
This actor is more known for his work as Saul Goodman from his show, Better Call Saul and the show, Breaking Bad. A veteran of the industry, Bob has worked as a writer for shows like Saturday Night Live and The Ben Stiller Show. Aside from his work as an actor and a writer, Bob is also a director, producer, and comedian. He appeared as a secondary cast member on How I Met Your Mother in the third, fifth, sixth and eighth season of the show, playing the character Arthur Hobbs.
2. David Henrie – $3 million
Henrie plays Luke Mosby, the future son of Ted Mosby on the show, appearing in every single episode of the show as one of two audience members to Future Ted’s narration. David has equally appeared in other works like NCIS, Judging Amy, This Is the Year and a few others.
3. Lyndsy Fonseca – $2 million
Penny Mosby, the future daughter of Ted Mosby was played by Lyndsy Fonseca. Just like David Henrie, she appeared in every single season of the show and has earned her net worth through appearances in other works like Nikita, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, and a few others.
2. Joe Nieves – $1.3 million
Nieves played the bartender, Carl MacLaren, at the famous MacLaren’s bar in How I Met Your Mother. He appeared as a regular feature in every single season of the show, except for the fourth season. He has also appeared in other works like Stuck in the Middle, NCIS, The Mentalist and a few others.
5. Marshall Manesh – $1 million
Manesh famously played the taxi driver from Bangladesh, Ranjit Singh across 22 episodes of the show. Marshall holds a unique record as the only recurring character who appeared in all nine seasons of the show. An Iranian-American actor, Marshall has made other appearances in over 114 movies or TV shows, playing minor roles.