Nichelle Nichols Net Worth - Salary From Star Trek: The Original Series And Other Ventures

BY EWON Updated on 19 March, 2021

Nichelle Nichols Net Worth
$8 Million

Nichelle Nichols' net worth of $8 million comprises of her earnings as an actress and singer. Image Source: Social Media.

Birth Name Grace Dell Nichols
Birth place Robbins, Illinois, US
Profession Actress, Singer
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Hair Color White

Grace Dell Nichols, professionally known as Nichelle Nichols, is an American actress, singer, and voice artist best known as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series. Besides acting, she also volunteered her time to promote NASA's programs from 1977 to 2015.

Nichelle Nichols' net worth is estimated at $8 million, which she gathered from her career as an actress and singer. Many Star Trek fans probably loved watching her acting and charisma both on-screen and off-screen.

Since today's article is all about Nichelle Nichols's net worth, earnings, and income, let's get into how she made such a stunning fortune.

Nichelle Nichols Net Worth And Earnings

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nichelle Nichols' net worth is estimated at $8 million. No doubt, she made a great fortune from her incredible career journey. Well, as of now, her net worth has probably risen with time, and according to Wealthy Persons, it has increased to $12 million. Her wealth consists majority of earnings from her acting career.

Earnings From Acting Career

First of all, Nichelle Nichols's career breakthrough came in an appearance in Oscar Brown's highly touted but ill-fated 1961 musical, Kicks and Co. She was also featured on the cover of Ebony Magazine in 1967.

Nichelle Nichols' career

Nichelle appeared in The Roar of the Greasepaint and garnered high praise for her performance in the play Blues for Mister Charlie. Not only that, but she was also a guest actress on the TV series, The Lieutenant.

Then, Nichols starred as Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek and was one of the first black women featured in a major TV series. She became so famous for her role and undoubtedly created a huge fanbase too. No wonder Nichelle Nichols' salary from Star Trek seemed to be a promising one.

The talented actress's Star Trek projects include Star Trek (TV), Star Trek: The Animated Series (TV),  Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

Some of her other films are Made in Paris, Truck Turner, Are We There Yet? Lady Magdalene's, and so on. She is also a voice actor and made a good sum of money from Star Trek: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, The Simpsons, and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster.

Earnings As A Singer

Nichelle Nichols also had stepped into the music industry and had released two music albums, Down to Earth and Out of This World, released in 1967 and 1991, respectively.

The album Down to Earth costs you $35.98 for Audio CD and $9.99 for MP3 and Out of This World, $14.98, and $9.49 for Audio CD and MP3 on Amazon. The sales of albums apparently count inside Nichelle Nichols' huge net worth.

Earnings As An Author

Not only did she tried her luck as a singer but also as an author. Nichelle Nichols wrote two books called Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories and Saturn's Child. The prices of the books on Amazon are tabled down.

Books Price
Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories


$56.76 (Paperback)

Saturn's Child (Hardcover) $18.20

We assume the Stark Trek fans were the favorite readers of the book Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories as it's her autobiography published in 1994. So, she seems to have made a fulfilling fortune as an author also.

Earnings From Other Sources

Nichelle Nichols also has a website. If you go through the 'shop' section, you can find lots of paintings and figures of the actress with her autographs. Here are some products offered by the site with their prices.

Merch Price

Frank Kelly Frames ‘Uhura’ 20×28 Large Giclee, Autographed by Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols Figure $35
Galaxy Pendant $95
Nichelle Diptych Autographed $595
The Kiss Limited Print $299

We can definitely say that Star Trek was a great platform for the actress, which allowed her to amass quite a fortune. She must be having satisfying earnings from the sales of her products.

Nichelle Nichols' Lifestyle

Going through Nichelle Nichols' Instagram, she seems to be living a very comfortable life. She loves doing fan meet with her fans and also shows up frequently at shows and red carpets.

However, the Star Trek icon's family decided to seek GoFundMe Help recently to raise money for Kyle Johnson's case, which is Nichols' son. She is engaged in a legal battle against her manager, Gilbert Bell, who is accused of elder abuse.


  • Nichelle Nichols was born on Dec 28, 1932, in Robbins, Illinois.
  • A conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King changed her mind when she was tempted to leave the series.
  • She was also invited by Hugh Hefner to perform as a singer at his Chicago Playboy Club.
  • She had married a dancer, Foster Johnson, in 1951 and divorced the same year. They had a son together named Kyle Johnson.
  • Her marriage with Duke Mondy in 1968 also ended with a divorce in 1972.
  • In 2010, Nichelle Nichols received an honorary degree from Los Angeles Misson College.
  • She also received The Life Career Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films in 2016.

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Published on 26 August, 2020

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