Sam Heughan Net Worth - Income and Salary From The Outlander

BY NIHAL BHANDARY Updated on 12 March, 2021

Sam Heughan's net worth is estimated to be $5 million. Photo Source: Getty Images.

The award-winning Scottish actor has seen his earnings soar since gaining international prominence with his role as a Highland warrior in the historical drama, Outlander. The talented Sam Heughan's net worth is estimated to be a staggering $5 million. He has acquired this incredible wealth from his profitable career as a television and movie actor.

On-screen husband of Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan hails from Balmaclellan, Scotland and was born on the 30th of April, 1980. He is also a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama which helped him build a strong acting foundation. This is precisely the reason he has reached seemingly unattainable heights in such a short period. Information about Sam Hueghen's relationship is still kept under the wraps but that doesn't keep fans from exaggerating the romance between him and his on-screen wife, Caitriona Balfe.

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Net Worth and Sources of Income

The Scottish star, Sam Heughan's net worth is estimated to be $5 million which he has gathered from his profitable career in showbiz. Voted as the Sexiest Celebrity of 2019 by the fans of Outlander, the series that brought him international prominence, Sam Heughan is quickly climbing up the list of world's highest-paid celebrities.

Income from Television

It's a well-established fact that a significant fragment of Sam Heughen's net worth comes from his income from television series. Among a plethora of series he has made his appearance in, Outlander is what brought him the most popularity and fortune. According to Variety, Heughan earns around $100K per episode from Outlander.

Sam Heughen net worth

Then you take 4 seasons, each consisting of 10 episodes over the span of five years. Doing the maths and putting two and two together, we could easily figure that Heughan's aggregate earnings from Starz's Outlanders must have been tremendously hefty. Moreover, being one of the major characters, Sam Heughan's on-screen wife, Caitriona Balfe and on-screen daughter, Sophie Skelton's salary must also be on par with the actor himself.

And we haven't even covered Sam's contract and income for the upcoming season 5 of Outlander. 

The fan-favorite character on the show hasn't restricted his role to only acting, instead, he has taken his place as the executive producer for a few episodes of the show for the upcoming season. We can't even begin to speculate Heughan's income per episode in the future. We can't wait to watch the charismatic Highlander, Jamie Fraser come to life again, next season.

Apart from his breakthrough show, Sam has also expanded his horizons of acting to other series. His part in David Greig’s Outlying Islands had him nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for the most promising new performer. Prior to this, his roles included parts in River City, Midsomer Murders, the BBC soap opera Doctors, just to name a few. You put all these together and get a nice little package of $5 million. 

A briefer list of Sam Heughan's TV series can be accessed through IMDB. It doesn't really come off as a surprise that Sam Heughan is raking in some serious sum, considering the incredible acting resume he has built in the past couple of years.

The Outlander Effect

After people started viewing Outlander, it winded up creating a lucrative butterfly effect. It boosted Scotland’s economy as the number of visitors to the historic sites spiked up to five million for the first time in 2017 with fans pouring in the country to see filming locations for the show.

Sam Heughan company profit

And it seems, this popularity had subsequently also boosted Heughan’s bank balance after his company saw some impressive set of results in their property values. According to THE SCOTSMAN, accounts filed at Companies House for his firm Cairn Mor Creative Show were benefitted by a huge margin. Heughan set up the company in the month of April in 2015, after the set wrapped up the filming of season one of Outlander.

Income from Movies

It wouldn't be an overestimation if we stated that Sam instills in him, all the qualities necessary to overcome the challenges it takes to land a role in a big movie. The list of his movies is also reasonably extensive.

Sam Heughan shows and movies

One of Sam's most profitable roles was in the movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me where he plays a secret agent next to Mila Kunis and the action movie also stars, Gillian AndersonIn fact, the movie's global reach must have helped Heughen earn his fair share from its box office collection of $75 million. Aside from this, he also starred in other great movies like Emulsion, Small Moments and A Very British Sex Scandal.

With a peek into Sam's future movie projects, we gather that he has two movies, SAS: Red Notice and Bloodshot in Post-Production. And the charming actor, Heughen is bound to stack up some serious cash from these movies. 

Income from Theatrical Performance

Observing some of Heughen's theatrical performances will unquestionably put you in utter shock and fascination. He has stepped in on Royal Exchange Theatre for The Cortex, on Royal Exchange Theatre for Hamlet and on many others for Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, just to name a few.

Sam Heughan theatre

We can be certain of the fact that Sam has pulled in a hefty sum from his impeccable performances in the theatrical department too and he will most certainly keep doing so.

Other Ventures

From Sam Heughen's Instagram, it's apparent that he also has an entrepreneurial mindset. The fitness fanatic is the founder of the My Peak Challenge movement which follows a fitness challenge program to bring about positive changes in everyone's lives. It's always heart-warming and wholesome to see big celebrities and superstars taking time out of their schedule to extrapolate positivity around the world. Sam Heughan is no exception to this. 

Sam Heughan Whiskey and Clothing

Sam is also the creator of a lavish whiskey brand named Sassenach SpiritsAdditionally, he is also the founder of Sassenach tartan, a company that produces garments using ancient skills and are crafted with purely natural fibers. Just a few of countless ventures responsible for Sam Heughen's ever-increasing grand net worth.

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Published on 20 December, 2019

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