How much is Kit Harington worth? $12 million
How did Kit Harington earn his money and wealth?
Christopher Catesby Harington was born on the 26th of December in 1986 in Acton, London. He is an actor and producer best noted for playing the character of Jon Snow in TV series Game of Thrones. After graduating from Chantry High School in Martley, Kit went on to study Drama and Theatre at the Worcester Sixth Form College. At the age of 18, he moved back to London and attended the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Harrington set ablaze his acting career while at drama school by landing the role of Albert in the National Theatre’s adaptation of War Horse. The play went on to win two Olivier Awards and Harington was much noticed for his acting skills. Soon after War Horse, Kit Harrington auditioned for HBO’s Game Thrones and landed himself the role of Jon Snow. The show premiered on HBO on April 17, 2011, to a much-celebrated audience response and went on to become one of the most talked about shows in the television history. The show went on to run 7 successful seasons and the eighth and final season is due to premiere in 2019. Kit Harrington not just earned a huge fan following and critique appreciation for Game of Thrones, but also got tagged as one of the highest paid actors on television with a salary of $2.5 million per episode.
Following his popularity as Jon Snow, Kit Harington is known to have managed to avoid getting a parking ticket by an officer who let him know if Harington revealed the fate of his character, he would be let go. He obliged. In the year 2012, Kit hit the big screens as Vincent Cooper in Michael J. Bassett’s horror film Silent Hill: Revelation. The movie grossed at $52.3 million and Kit bagged the Actor of the Year award at the Young Hollywood Awards 2013. His second movie was Pompeii that released in 2014. He played the major lead as Milo in the 3D romantic historical disaster film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film modestly succeeded at the box office at a $117.8 million against its $80 million budget. The same year he lent voice to Eret in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Other major roles of Harington include Billy Bradley in the film Seventh Son and Charles Poole in the 2015 HBO comedy 7 Days in Hell. He’s also all set to appear in the title role of the upcoming movie The Death and Life of John F. Donovan and Martin Koolhoven’s upcoming western thriller film Brimstone.