Published on April 9 2014
Kaley Cuoco Net Worth $20 Million
Kaley Cuoco is an American movie and television actress who started acting at a young age of 6. Now at 28, after numerous successful performances in many television series and movies, Cuoco has an estimated net worth of $20 million. She did her first movie, Quicksand: No Escape in the year 1992. Her best-known role is in the popular situation comedy, “The Big Bang Theory” (TBBT).
In TBBT, Cuoco plays Penny, a waitress in a local restaurant who also wants to become an actress. While Cuoco had already started earning big from her acting career, the resounding success of TBBT massively enriched her commercial fortunes. The pay per episode of TBBT started with $60000 in Season 1, for each of the regular stars of the show and it remained at the same level till Season 3.
In Season 4, it got enhanced to $200,000 per episode for the main cast. Since then, it has steadily increased for each subsequent season of TBBT. Now in Season 7, their pay stands at $350,000 per episode. Cuoco has been there in TBBT since the beginning and has appeared in almost all the 150 odd episodes of the sitcom.
It is no wonder then that her net worth, which stood at $10 million at the end of Season 5 of TBBT, has doubled and is now estimated to be $20 million. More recently, it has been reported that the lead actors are now demanding $1 million per episode of TBBT. Cuoco owns a posh-pad in California worth $2.4 million.
Before TBBT, Cuoco did another TV series 8 Simple Rules that aired from 2002 to 2005. She played Bridget Hennessy, a dim-witted blonde girl. She did 76 episodes of this series. Later, she worked in the fantasy series Charmed and several movies such Alley Cats Strike, Growing up Brady, Debating Robert Lee, Lucky 13 and Crimes of Fashion all of which did well to enhance her prosperity.
Brand Cuoco grew steadily as she amassed several deserving awards in recognition of her wonderful performances. In 2005 Cuoco got ranked 77th in the sexiest 100 women in the list of FHM-US and climbed sharply to 21st position in 2008. She was also listed number 13 in Maxim’s Hot 100 Women list. She dated her co-star in TBBT Johnny Galecki for some time before they broke up. Cuoco recently got married to the tennis star Ryan Sweeting.