What Is Elijah Wood's Net Worth? 'The Lord Of The Rings' Star Has Been Smart With His Money

January 10, 2020

Elijah Wood, actor forever destined to be called Frodo owing to the smashing success of his, probably, most famous movie franchise The Lord of the Rings. He was able to fill up his bank account nicely after the films hit the theaters, but has he been smart with his money?

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How much did Elijah Wood make on The Lord of the Rings?

The Lord of the Rings franchise has grossed nearly $3 billion at the worldwide box office, not to mention sales of DVDs, Blu-Rays, and various merchandise, which continue to sell like hot pies. Those movies are still relevant and loved today, and we don't expect it to change any time soon.

Despite such a massive gross at the box office, you'd be surprised to know that the actors weren't paid a lot in the beginning. Elijah Wood received only $250,000 for his appearance in all 3 films (!). Sounds like a lot of work for not that much money, at least according to Hollywood standards.

© The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) / New Line Cinema

But, and it's a huge but, after the movies came out, all actors received a percentage of sales, including Wood obviously. So we can only imagine how much the actor received for his work on the famous franchise.

We're also pretty sure he continues to collect those bonus checks.

What is Elijah Wood's net worth?

Now, the question is, what is Elijah Wood's net worth today? Well, although Elijah's career has pretty much ran its course he, reportedly, was smart with his money and saved up quite a bit.

It's also worth mentioning that Wood's movies post The Lord of the Rings fame received $730 million at the box office collectively (as of 2015).

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Currently, the actor's net worth is estimated at $30 million, which is pretty good for an actor who's doing one movie and couple of TV episodes a year tops. Elijah does, however, works actively as a producer on various projects.

We can also imagine it was helpful for Elijah to be asked to make a brief appearance in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to relieve the glory days. Oh, and he also received $1 million for a 2-minute performance in the film, that's pretty good, don't you think?

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How is Elijah doing today?

You might think we're being hard on Elijah Wood's career but we actually have a lot of respect for the guy. He managed to be smart with his money and never got celebrity-crazy.

Elijah has the luxury of working on the projects he's genuinely passionate about. He also seems like a really nice and humble guy.

Wood also appears on many movie panels and online shows talking about his favorite franchises and gladly giving insight into his work on The Lord of the Rings, which many fans greatly appreciate.

© The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) / New Line Cinema

That being said, due to a certain calm in his career, Elijah ranks quite low compared to his The Lord of the Rings co-stars on the most successful actors list. Check out the top 10:

  1. Andy Serkis;
  2. Hugo Weaving;
  3. Christopher Lee;
  4. Cate Blanchett;
  5. Orlando Bloom;
  6. Ian McKellen;
  7. Sean Bean;
  8. Sean Astin;
  9. Elijah Wood;
  10. Liv Tyler.

These names are a tough competition to be fair. Nevertheless, Elijah Wood deserves are respect for staying grounded and humble. We wish Elijah best of luck in his many future endeavors!