Since Friends and shows like Seinfeld left the screen, there have been a number of shows that tried to capture the feeling of love and eternal friendship they represented and while many of them failed in their attempt, a couple of them succeeded, one of them is How I Met Your Mother, which much like friends, consisted of a group of friends who ventured through life together. The show was popular and it made several of its leading cast members rich actors and actresses, so much that their respective net worth has come under scrutiny.
The show ran from September 9, 2005, to the 31st of March, 2014 airing a total of 208 episodes across nine seasons. Since the show ended, some of the leading cast members like Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris have gone to forge a successful career, which has further boosted their respective net worth. We take a close look at the net worth each How I Met Your Mother star today, check ‘em out.
1. Josh Radnor – $20 million
Josh Radnor began his career in 2000, when he appeared in an episode of the TV show, Welcome to New York, playing the character Doug. It was the beginning of what would be a career that holds a major aspect of pop culture. Before he was cast in How I Met Your Mother in 2005, he appeared in several TV shows and made some movie appearances, including one in Not Another Teen Movie.
He was eventually cast to play Ted Mosby, an architect and the lead character on the popular show. He appeared in all 208 episodes of the show and although he never started out earning the big bucks on the show, eventually, he began earning as much as $225 thousand per episode on the show.
He began earning the large sum towards the end of the show, which placed him at the top of several highest earners list on TV and contributed to his net worth of $20 million.
Although his role on the show remains his most popular and major role in a project to date, other contributors to his net worth include a filmography with over 20 movies and TV shows, along with a career as a musician in a band named Radnor and Lee.
2. Jason Segel – $40 million
How I Met Your Mother was a show that found a balance in mixing established actors with new faces and Jason Segel was once of the established actors who was cast as one of the stars of the show. Jason played the loveable Marshall Eriksen in the CBS sitcom, having made previous appearances in other projects like Undeclared, Freaks and Geeks, Slackers and a few others.
Just like Josh Radnor, Jason Segel starred in every episode of the show, playing a lawyer, and best friend of Ted Mosby, and earned $225,000 per episode towards the end of the show, enough to make a significant contribution to his net worth.
Jason, who is one of the richest cast members of How I Met Your Mother has maintained his high net worth through a collection of appearances in romantic comedies that including movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, This Is 40, Sex Tape, The Muppets, and several others.
Since he began his career in 1998, he has appeared in over 35 movies and TV shows to accrue a personal net worth of $40 million.
3. Cobie Smulders – $18 million
Cobie Smulders played Robin Scherbatsky on How I Met Your Mother, a role she began playing before she became a recognizable face on television. She soon became one of the most popular actresses on television and she is one of a few actresses who have gone on to forge a successful career after making her name in a long-running TV series.
Prior to getting cast on the CBS sitcom in 2005, the actress had only appeared in a handful of TV shows, playing minor roles in a couple of episodes, with the exception being her role as Juliet Droil in the show, Veritas: The Quest and in The L Word as Leigh Ostin.
Like other major cast members of the show, Cobie Smulders, who played the love interest of Ted Mosby, appeared in every single episode of the show and like the rest of the cast, earned $225,000 per episode towards the end of the show.
Since the show ended in 2014, Cobie Smulders has moved on to other projects, most notably playing Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where she has appeared in movies like Spider-Man: Far from Home, Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Age of Ultron. She has also appeared in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and in other shows like Nature Cat, Friends from College, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Through a growing filmography that has already featured over 45 movies and TV shows, Cobie Smulders has amassed a net worth of $18 million.
4. Neil Patrick Harris – $40 million
As far as beloved characters are in sitcom history, Neil Patrick Harris’ character, Barney Stinson was one of the most popular and beloved characters in sitcom history, one that not only cemented his place in the heart of movie and TV fans but also critics, as he was nominated for four Emmy Awards during his run on the show.
He started his career as a child actor, appearing on the show, Doogie Howser, M.D and he has appeared in other popular projects, such as the Harold & Kumar series, The Smurfs 2, A Million Ways to Die in the West and Gone Girl.
Neil Patrick Harris, who is a bit of a creative do-it-all, is also a comedian, a writer, producer, singer, and magician, with the last two heavily featuring in his character traits during his time on How I Met Your Mother.
One of the popular actors who was cast on the show, he played the controversial serial playboy who used a variety of outrageous strategies to seduce women. So far, Neil Patrick Harris, who is also a Broadway actor, has appeared in over 90 movies and TV shows and amassed a personal net worth of $40 million over the course of his career.
5. Alyson Hannigan – $30 million
For those who have been following her career, Alyson Hannigan can be remembered from movies like American Pie and the show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She played Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie movies and Willow Rosenberg on the vampire show.
Unlike the majority of her How I Met Your Mother cast members, Alyson began her career in 1986 and has spent over three decades in the industry, during which she has built up a filmography with over 50 movies and TV shows.
Just like the cast members, Alyson Hannigan earned as much as $225 thousand per episode on How I Met Your Mother, playing Lily Aldrin, a kindergarten teacher who happens to be the wife of Marshall Eriksen played by Jason Segel.
Other than How I Met Your Mother which remains one of her most popular projects, Alyson Hannigan has other major appearances in other popular projects such as Fancy Nancy, Free Spirit. Also, a TV presenter, Alyson has worked on shows like Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and a couple of others, all of which has contributed to her significant net worth of $30 million.
6. Cristin Milioti – $2 million
Cristin Milioti appeared in a small number of episodes during the entire show, in a total of 25 episodes, but she played an important role on the show, as Tracy McConnell, the wife of Ted Mosby. She began appearing on the show in the eighth season as a guest actress and played a major role in the ninth and last season of the show.
She is also was one of the relatively new faces that played important roles on the show, having only been an actress for less than six years with a handful of minor appearances in a couple of projects before she was cast on the show.
Prior to appearing on How I Met Your Mother, Cristin Milioti had only appeared as a guest star in episodes of shows like The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Nurse Jackie, The Unusuals and The Sopranos.
Since her time on the show came to an end, Cristin has appeared in other works like A to Z, Fargo, The Mindy Project and the Venture Bros, all of which have helped her build a filmography with over 25 movies and TV shows and a personal net worth of $2 million.
7. Lyndsy Fonseca – $2 million
Like Cristin Milioti, Lyndsy had a limited appearance on the show, playing the daughter and one of the children of Ted Mosby whom he narrated the events of the entire series to. Lyndsy Fonseca began appearing on the show right from its pilot episode and appeared in a total of 65 episodes throughout the entire run of the show, in a minor role, as one of the two listeners of Ted Mosby’s stories.
Other than her appearance on the show, Lyndsy has appeared on The Young and the Restless, Nikita, Big Love, Desperate Housewives and a couple more, all of which has earned her a personal net worth of $2 million.
8. David Henrie – $3 million
David Henrie starred alongside Lyndsy Fonseca as the children of Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother. Just like her, he appeared in 65 episodes, all of which were reportedly filmed at once.
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Other the minor role on the show, David has appeared in other projects like NCIS, Judging Amy, This Is the Year, and a few others, all of which has earned him a modest net worth of $3 million.
Another noteworthy cast member of the show is Bob Saget, who played the future version of Ted Mosby and narrated the show. He only performed a voice role on the show, never appearing onscreen. Bob Saget is an iconic actor and comedian, and he is the richest cast member of the show with a net worth of $100 million.