David Prowse Net Worth - Income And Earnings From Acting And Books

BY PALISTHA Updated on 16 March, 2021

David Prowse Net Worth
$3 million (£2.3million)

David Prowse's net worth is estimated to be $3 million. Photo Source: Getty Images.

Birth Name David Charles Prowse
Birth place Bristol, England
Profession Bodybuilder, Actor and Weightlifter
Nationality English
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Hair Color Grey

The man behind the Star Wars' Darth Vader was none other than the multitalented David Prowse, thanks to his firm bodybuilding background, which helped him give off that terrifying and formidable vibe as a character. Stepping in the shoes of one of the most iconic characters in the history of the movie industry, the actor enjoyed an extraordinary amount of popularity and fortune from his acting career.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, David Prowse's net worth was estimated to be $3 million at the time of his death, which can be safely attributed to the fantastic performance he has put on display in various hit movies throughout the course of his career.

Peter Mayhew Net Worth - Income and Earnings Especially From His Character As Chewbacca

Net Worth and Sources of Income

As mentioned above, David Prowse's net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be $3 million, thanks to his innate talent and consistent involvement in the showbiz industry.

Income from Movies

David Prowse, no doubt, was a brilliant actor. He was best known for physically portraying Darth Vader in the original Star Wars Trilogy. However, the credit for the wicked signature voice behind the mask goes to James Earl Jones.

David Prowse Star Wars income

That's where a significant portion of David Prowse's net worth comes from, considering how gigantic of a franchise Star Wars is. Besides his involvement in the multi-billion dollar franchise, he pulled in some other profitable roles in the past. Some of these movies, alongside their box office collection, are listed down here:

Movies Box Office Collection
Casino Royale $606.1 Million
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back $400 Million
A Clockwork Orange $26.6 Million
Black Snake $10.9 Million

Glancing at these humongous numbers surely gives us an outline of how hefty David Prowse's earnings must have been from the fair share he received from the above mentioned and numerous other great pieces.

Income from Series

David Prowse's television career also turned out to be quite profitable for him. He starred in huge series including Space: 1999, The Rose Medallion, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, A Horseman Riding By, Doctor Who, just to name a few.

Seventy-five acting credits during the span of one's career is an extraordinary feat to accomplish. Nevertheless, for David, who showcased his incredible skills and acting abilities in both reprising and guest roles in several tv series and shows, sure boosted his fortune significantly.

Income from Books

The successful actor was also a brilliant author. David Prowse's books include Straight From The Force's Mouth: The Autobiography of Dave Prowse MBE priced at $4.39, Straight from the Force's Mouth: PT. 1 that can be purchased for $93.22 and another one which is a sequel to the first, PT. 2: A Career Most Extraordinary will costs you $77.11 for the paperback edition.

David Prowse Net Worth and Book Sales.

All of the books can be bought on Amazonand we can be pretty confident of the fact that even after his death, Dave Prowse's net worth must be receiving a commendable bump from the sales of his pieces of work.

Bodybuilding and Weightlifting

Long before securing the part of Darth Vader in the Star Wars trilogy, the actor with towering height and muscular physique was Christopher Reeve's trainer for the role of the first Superman movie and the sequels. Furthermore, David Prowse also trained Cary Elwes for his role in The Princess Bride.

David Prowse young, bodybuilding

Prowse was also the proud winner of the British Heavyweight Weightlifting Championship in 1962, 1963, and 1964. Not to mention that he was the representative for his home country in the weightlifting event at the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Perth. Later on, he became a fitness consultant to big companies and opened a series of gymnasiums, the most noteworthy one being, The Dave Prowse Fitness Centre in Southwark, London.

So it wouldn't be far fetched to wind up with the assumption that his passion for bodybuilding had substantially heightened David Prowse's net worth, popularity, and reputation.


  • David Charles Prowse was born on July 1, 1935, in Bristol, England.
  • He stood at 6 feet 6 inches which help him secure the part of Darth Vader.
  • He won the British heavyweight weightlifting championship in 1962.
  • Prowse was married to Norma E. Scammell, since 1963, and the unbreakable couple was a parent to three children.

Get More Updates In NewsEntertainmentNet Worth, and Wikis In eCelebrity Spy.

Published on 11 February, 2020

Related Post

Net Worth