Multi-hyphenate talent David Duchovny gave us so much, but what did we give him in return?
Duchovny hit the jackpot when he landed the role of Fox Mulder X-Files Back in 1993. What started as a three-season contract paying $150,000 per episode became lucrative for $240,000 per episode starting in the fourth season. Remember, this was back when shows did 24 episodes per season. He was fine – probably exhausted, but okay.
His journey in the entertainment industry was just beginning in his X-Files days, and throughout his long career in the entertainment industry, his net worth grew with each new project added to his filmography. If you’re wondering what nest egg he’s built up, you’ve come to the right place.
How much is David Duchovny’s net worth?
Accordingly Celebrity Net Worth, Duchovny is worth $80 million — and let’s face it, that’s a lot of money. Where did all this come from? Being an internationally known film and television star certainly didn’t hurt. As we’ve already mentioned, being the face of one of the biggest TV hits of the 1990s definitely had its perks.
Then there were the films. The X-Files: Fighting the Future debuted in 1998 and reportedly earned Duchovny a $4 million paycheck. The continuation, The X-Files: I want to believe A decade later, the film was released in theaters and earned the star $6 million. Since it is a business, Duchovny also sued the makers of X-Files for cutting him out of the show’s profits and pocketed another $20 million for his efforts.
The winning streak continued and Duchovny earned an estimated $2.7 million per season from his Showtime series Californianization, which ran from 2007 to 2014.
Great glory gives and great glory takes away. In 2011, Duchovny and his wife Tea Leoni separated after years of troubled dealings. Duchovny sought treatment for sex addiction in 2008. In 2014, their divorce was finalized and Duchovny had to deal with a monthly spousal support payment of $40,000 plus monthly alimony payments of $8,000. Based on his projected net worth, he will only be able to maintain these payments for 138 years before he has to find more work.
So as far as we’re concerned he’s doing quite well.