Dan Aykroyd Net Worth is $180 Million (as of 2020)
As for the day, Dan Aykroyd net worth amounts to an amazing $135 million dollars. Yes, he is incredibly rich, but this kind of makes sense if you keep in consideration that Dan already has 94 credits as an actor, 25 credits as a writer and 6 credits as a producer. You have heard his name, but can’t actually remember the face of this actor? Well, maybe this will help.
|Net Worth:||$180 Million|
|Age:||70 years old|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Date of birth:||Jul 01, 1952|
|Occupation:||Comedian, Singer, Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer, Film Producer, Voice Actor|
Once when asked whether he ever gets recognized in the street or any other public place, Aykroyd has said: “I have this young female demographic that recognizes me as the dad from My Girl and this older female demographic that recognizes me as the son from Driving Miss Daisy“. If you are a female, you will probably recall these roles too. And if you are a guy (or just a 80s-90s kid, who grew up watching Ghostbusters) you will probably know him as Dr. Raymond Stantz. By the way, not only the actor has played one of the leading roles in Ghostbusters films, he is also the writer behind the projects. Needless to say, the success of these movies played a key role in speeding up the growth of Dan Aykroyd net worth. It has also paved his way towards global recognition. But let‘s look at Dan‘s career from the beginning.
Dan Aykroyd net worth started to grow in the mid-1970s, as he became an original member of Saturday Night Live Cast. His work on this show has garnered Dan a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 1977 (he was also nominated for it twice during the following two years, but did not win) and a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. Aykroyd gained further recognition as a writer and actor in 1984, as the first of Ghostbuster movies reached the cinemas. The supernatural comedy film became a huge commercial success, grossing $291 million on a budget of $30 million. Ghostbusters II, which was finished five years later, was a little less profitable, but still grossed an impressive $215 million against a budget of $37 million. I think it is safe to say that Dan has enjoyed working on these couple of films, because he is quoted saying: „I love fiction of all kinds. I’ve always been a big fan of science fiction and of the worlds of the spiritual and the mystic“. And just like most of us, he wanted the third part of Ghostbusters to be produced. Apparently, this did not happen because Bill Murray, who played one of the leading roles in the first two movies, used his right of veto. I can only imagine how great Dan Aykroyd net worth would be today, if Ghostbusters III has ever reached the cinemas…