How Much Is Jason Momoa's Net Worth?

Jason Momoa is an actor known for his work in "Game of Thrones" who has amassed a net worth of approximately $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. And it's not difficult to see how he's gained such an impressive financial standing.

After all, it's tough to go anywhere and not hear something about Momoa these days. As Aquaman, he has brought to life one of the more intriguing superheroes out there. His career has really taken off in recent years, and it would be easy to forget that he once got his start on "Baywatch" after going to the open casting call on a whim to meet girls. While there have been numerous lows (including the period following Momoa's time on the first season of "Game of Thrones," during which he said that he and his family were starving), Momoa's recent years have been filled with more than enough highs to nearly erase them all.

Here's a look at how he earned it all.

Jason Momoa was discovered in high school

Jason Momoa was born in Hawaii but actually spent a lot of his childhood and formative years in Iowa. He returned to Hawaii after he graduated high school and was almost immediately discovered. He quickly fell into modeling, which eventually led to parts on both the small and big screens (per Biography).

While that might sound like the dream, Momoa has often lamented his "pretty boy" childhood despite landing a modeling career that led to the success he currently enjoys today. He's often insisted that there's more to him than meets the eye. As he told the New York Post, each time there's an article about his shirt being off, he feels prickly. He explained, "It's not funny! I grew up in the Midwest. I'm raised to actually think, to use my brain."

Momoa also told the publication that he wasn't upset that his 2009 bar fight landed him in the hospital requiring stitches after being hit in the eye with a glass. While he hoped the resulting scar would somehow mar his looks — he said, "If anything, it's like, 'Good.' It's not my thing now." — if his success is any indication, scars are definitely not an issue.

Jason Momoa worked several odd jobs and almost quit pursuing acting

Like a lot of up-and-coming Hollywood stars, Jason Momoa had his fair share of odd jobs as he struggled to make it. During an appearance on the "The Late Late Show With James Corden," Momoa explained that one of his more unusual jobs was working as a "professional shusher."

Confused? We were too. Momoa began the story by admitting that he tried to become a bouncer first, but couldn't get a job. While he contemplated quitting acting all together, he was hired on as a shusher, which is actually what it sounds like. He said, "But I was actually the guy that stayed outside in Santa Monica and kept everyone quiet as they came out from the club at two in the morning."

While Corden managed to make a joke out of the admission, referring to Momoa as an "elevated librarian," Momoa himself seemed to take it pretty hard that he wasn't a bouncer in the end. There's no word on how much being a shusher contributed to Momoa's overall net worth, but luckily he began to make professional moves that extended beyond what happens outside a club in the middle of the night.

His first big break was Baywatch

Eventually, Jason Momoa's career began to pick up steam, and he earned a role on "Baywatch." While he was probably pretty excited about the job at the time, Momoa later told Australian radio show "Fitzy and Wippa" that he has no plans to ever let his young children, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf, watch the show. Ever. As he put it, "We don't say the B-word at home! We hide all of that, mate! Never happened, mate!"

Momoa played lifeguard Jason Ioane on the show from 1999 to 2001. As reported by InStyle, he was only 19 years old when he found out the show was casting. He admitted that his original goal was to meet other women his age, telling the publication, "So I went down with all my cousins," he said. "We just wanted to meet chicks. About 1,300 people showed up." 

One thing led to another, and Momoa was offered a role on the series. He abandoned his plans to major in marine biology at college and decided to be an actor instead. The move was a bold one to make, especially as Momoa later found out that being on "Baywatch" wasn't enough to get him an agent in Los Angeles, but it definitely put him on the path toward becoming the actor we all know today.

From there, Jason Momoa spent even more time on TV

Jason Momoa's time on "Baywatch" did end up earning him more television roles. After hopping from job to job, Momoa landed a role on "Stargate: Atlantis" for four seasons. Momoa later credited his time on "Stargate: Atlantis" with teaching him invaluable lessons about being an actor and working in Hollywood in general. 

While speaking to Esquire in 2019, Momoa explained that while he wasn't exactly the most enthusiastic fan of the show, he did appear in 78 episodes and enjoyed security while doing so. He was also able to get a grasp on the realities of shooting an in-demand television show in Los Angeles, revealing that the rather grueling work schedule was illuminating. As he put it, "It was where I learned how to shoot, how to write, how to do it all. We made twenty-two episodes in nine months. Day in, day out. The machine."

In 2011, Jason Momoa signed on for Game of Thrones

A few years later in 2011, it seemed like Jason Momoa might be finally on the verge of making it big. The actor was cast as Khal Drogo on "Game of Thrones." His role was important, but it only lasted one season; in fact, Momoa has since revealed that because he joined the show before it found tremendous success, he found himself in the painful position of having completed a successful season on a big show and still being unable to make ends meet at home.

In fact, Momoa told InStyle that following his season on "Game of Thrones," he and then-wife Lisa Bonet were struggling to feed themselves and their two young children. As he put it, things were truly dire. Momoa told the publication that, despite his turn as Drago, he wasn't able to find another job quickly. He said, "I mean, we were starving after 'Game of Thrones.' I couldn't get work. It's very challenging when you have babies and you're completely in debt."

Landing the role of Aquaman changed everything for Jason Momoa

By 2016, both fortune and favor smiled heavily on Jason Momoa, and he was cast as Aquaman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." He then went on to reprise the character in a slew of movies, including two about the character's own adventures: 2018's "Aquaman" and the upcoming sequel, "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom."

It's probably not a surprise that landing the superhero role changed the game completely for Momoa. He was paid a reported $15 million for the first solo "Aquaman" film (per Yahoo! Finance), and one can assume he will receive at least that much for its sequel. 

Momoa was also able to play a character that some could have seen as one-dimensional and gruff and turn him into someone who is clearly a strong leader but who still retains his humanity. As he described the character to Redbull, his version of Aquaman displays "compassion, strength, vulnerability and love," noting, "It takes all of that to be a king. You have to think of others, take care of them and be selfless."

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet own a $3.5 million home

While at least one person's bound to move out since their split, Jason Momoa and ex-wife Lisa Bonet, who share two children together, lived in a $3.5 million home in Topanga, California, as noted by Hello! magazine. Men's Health revealed that the home includes both a skateboard ramp, an axe-throwing range, and a 25-foot-tall climbing wall. 

Hello! magazine also revealed that the home sits on 10 acres and is said to contain Momoa's impressive collection of electric guitars and motorbikes. As impressive as that is, it turns out the home was likely rivaled by the $27 million 8-bedroom, 11-bathroom mansion that the star rented in London as he recovered from having COVID-19 in October 2021. That property featured a pool, a climbing wall, a cinema, and a bowling alley! As the Daily Mail reported, Momoa caught the virus while filming the upcoming "Aquaman" sequel. 

In 2020, Jason Momoa took on an endorsement deal with Rocket Mortgage

In 2020, Jason Momoa's net worth got a boost when he entered into an endorsement deal with Rocket Mortgage. Momoa starred in the company's 2020 Super Bowl commercial, and in doing so, he offered a brand new side of himself. In the commercial, Momoa is seen pulling into his home and explaining, "What does home mean to me? It's my sanctuary. It's the one place I can let my guard down."

From there, Momoa begins unwinding and relaxing ... and removing his muscular arms one by one before taking off his abs, followed by removing parts of his hair to reveal a giant bald patch on top of his head (per Insider). While the commercial is clearly just a joke, plenty of fans were left distraught by the end of it. While it's not clear how much Momoa was paid for the spot, it ended up ranking as the fifth most-popular Super Bowl commercial in a USA Today's list of top ads of the year.

It's unclear how Jason Momoa's divorce will impact his finances

When Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet announced their intention to separate in early January 2022, fans around the world were surprised. After all, the two had seemed so in love for so long, and it was hard to imagine their marriage coming to an end.

Of course, others were curious about the legal and financial possibilities surrounding the pair's divorce. While it's not clear if they signed a prenuptial agreement ahead of their October 2017 wedding (via People), it's definitely been noted that Bonet and Momoa got married a month before Momoa's movie "Justice League" was released. The movie was Momoa's biggest at the time and likely resulted in a paycheck that matches, so he may have to share some of his accrued wealth when they ultimately divorce. On top of his run as Aquaman, Momoa added to his net worth when he joined the cast of Apple TV+'s "See." As Variety noted, Momoa is paid $600,000 per episode, which is likely a far cry from his days back on "Baywatch."

However, it's worth noting that Bonet presumably has her own wealth stemming from her days as one of the kids on "The Cosby Show." We'll just have to wait and see how their divorce influences Jason Momoa's net worth.