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What Is 'Breaking Bad' Star Aaron Paul's Net Worth?

Aaron Paul mainly earned from the movies and the hit AMC show, "Breaking Bad."
UPDATED DEC 11, 2023
Aaron Paul, Getty Images | Frazer Harrison
Aaron Paul, Getty Images | Frazer Harrison
Name Aaron Paul
Net Worth $20 Million
Salary $200 Thousand Per Episode
Sources of Salary Acting, Voice Acting 
Gender Male
Date of Birth August 27, 1979
Age 44 Years
Profession Actor, Voice Actor
Nationality United States of America

The celebrated actor Aaron Paul, better known to the world as Jesse Pinkman from the smash-hit series "Breaking Bad", is worth quite a lot. Outside of the show, he has also appeared in series like "BoJack Horseman," "Westworld," and "Big Love." Paul has also appeared in many movies as well. He has bagged many accolades including the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film, and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series or more.  Aaron Paul is worth $20 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.

Aaron Paul | Getty Images | Kym Illman
Aaron Paul | Getty Images | Kym Illman

Aaron Paul mainly earned from the movies and shows he did. However, it's safe to say that he has mainly earned from the hit AMC show, "Breaking Bad". Paul has produced movies like, "El Camino, A Breaking Bad Movie," and also "The Parts You Lose." At the very peak of the show, Aaron Paul earned around $200,000 per episode. That means, Paul earned close to $6 million from two seasons alone. 

Aaron Paul's career

In 1996, Paul participated in the International Modeling and Talent Association and ended up winning the runner-up trophy. This led to him signing with a manager. He was first seen in the song by Korn titled, "Thoughtless" and then in another music video titled "White Trash Beautiful" by Everlast. He then went on to feature in some commercials for Vanilla Coke, Juicy Fruity, and Corn Pop. He was soon in "Whatever It Takes", a film that came in the year 2000. Other initial projects of his include, "National Lampoon's Van Wilder", "Mission: Impossible III", "Bad Girls From Valley High", "The Last House on the Left", "Need for Speed", and many more.

His breakthrough came in the year 2008 when he was seen in the role of Scott Quittman on HBO's "Big Love", in which he appeared fourteen times. He soon bagged the role of Jesse Pinkman on the AMC series "Breaking Bad", and he went on to become one of the most celebrated characters in the history of television. His character was so loved that the makers decided to keep his character despite planning to kill him off at the end of the first season. Paul was also seen in the movie "Smashed" which was one of the official; selections for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. 

In 2012, Paul bought a home just above the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. He listed this home in 2019 and sold it for $2.2 million. In the same year, he bought a home in Los Angeles for a cool $6.95 million. He also has a Boise house with a hot spring but he has recently listed the property as well. Aaron Paul also has stocks in companies like DuPont, PayPal, Cognizant, Intel, and ExxonMobil. On top of all that, he boasts an amazing car collection with cars like BMW X5, Jaguar F-TYPE, Lexus GX, Jaguar XE, and more.

Instagram 6.5 Million Followers
Facebook 1.7 Million Followers
Twitter 2.4 Million Followers

Aaron Paul Sturtevant was born in Emmett, Idaho to Darla and Robert Sturtevant. His father was a Baptist minister, and his mother was a homemaker. Paul started as a model and signed with a manager after winning a modeling competition in Los Angeles. He began appearing in music videos and finally bagged his first role in a movie called, "Whatever it Takes."

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Paul has been married to Lauren Parsekian since the summer of 2013. The two welcomed their first daughter, Annabelle in 2018 and their son, Ryden in 2022.

Aaron Paul runs a non-profit organization, the Kind Campaign, that works against bullying. Paul and his wife helped raise close to $1.8 million for the organization back in 2013. They raised the money via a contest that were giving a trip to Hollywood Forever Cemetery screening of the final episode of "Breaking Bad." as the prize.

Getty Images | Aaron Paul (L) and Bryan Cranston
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston. Getty Images | Kevin Winter

Aaron Paul has won many awards in his career. He has received the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television, the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and the Satellite Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film. He has also bagged a Golden Globe nomination.

Aaron Paul's quotes

"Viral Stanley Cup TikTok Earns Woman Brand New Car."

"The best way to watch Breaking Bad is in the fetal position, sobbing."

"That’s the wonder of the internet. It’s the power of numbers: get enough people to retweet something, someone might see it."

"My end goal is just to do projects at the end of the day that I’m proud of."

"Thank you, Hollywood, for allowing me to be part of your group."

"I just don’t like to ask for things."


Are Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul friends?

The iconic duo are pretty good friends in real life, so much so that Paul asked Cranston to be the godfather of their new baby.

Did Aaron Paul win an Emmy?

Yes, he has won three Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Jesse Pinkman in "Breaking Bad."

Did Aaron Paul play in "Black Mirror?"

Yes, Aaron Paul appears in the episode, "Beyond the Sea."

How tall is Aaron Paul?

His height is 1.73 m.

How old is Aaron Paul?

He is 44 years old.

How much did Aaron Paul make for "Breaking Bad"?

He made around $150,000 per episode.

Who played Jesse Pinkman?

The character in the hit series "Breaking Bad" was played by Aaron Paul. 

Is "Breaking Bad" on Netflix?

Yes, all 5 seasons can be found on Netflix.

Does Aaron Paul get royalties?

No, he doesn't receive any royalties for "Breaking Bad".

Does Aaron Paul have a wife?

He is married to Lauren Parsekian.

Why is Aaron Paul so popular?

He is best known for playing the character of Jesse Pinkman in "Breaking Bad".

What is Aaron Paul’s net worth?

His net worth is around $25 million.