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Eric Braeden’s episode appearance fee is ridiculous, and he's done over 12,000

Darcy Rafter November 5, 2021
Eric Braeden’s episode appearance fee is ridiculous, and he's done over 12,000
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Eric Braeden is a German-American film and television actor, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the soap opera The Young And The Restless.

With an outstanding resume of accolades, fans of the soap are keen to know what his net worth is; particularly how much he makes per episode.

Keep in mind that he’s appeared in over 12,000 episodes of the show so his pricing per episode is bound to be a hefty fee.

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Eric Braeden’s episode appearance fee is ridiculous

Eric Braeden has a net worth of $25 million dollars. Having over 40 years on Y&R the majority of his income is from the soap opera, but not all.

At 80 years old, he has spent a lifetime acting and with over four decades under his belt portraying Victor Newman he has done quite the stint…and earned himself an outrageous amount of money.

Eric Braeden has been featured on the show since 1980 so it can only be suggested that he’s making over $5k per episode.

This means he is making $4.25 million per year and if we’re to split that into months it would be $354,166.67. Per week Eric will therefore be making around $81,730.77 which is $11,643.84 a day. Wow, wouldn’t we all love to be making $8.09 per minute?

Braeden won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1998 for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Victor Newman. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

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Who is Eric Braeden?

Eric Braeden was born Hans-Jörg Gudegast on April 3, 1941 in Bredenbek, Germany. His father was once a mayor of Bredenek but the family later moved to the USA in 1959 for a better life.

Eric graduated from The University of Montana in Missoula and later decided that he wanted to get into acting. Besides his role on The Young and the Restless, you may also recognise him as Hans Dietrich in the 1960s TV series The Rat Patrol.

On the Y&R he has been married 14 times but in real life, it is quite the opposite. He has been married only once, to childhood sweetheart, Dale Russell Gudegast who has been his wife since 1966.

Eric Braeden’s previous roles

Some of Braeden’s first appearances are in shows such as Combat, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and 12 O’Clock High which he did in the early 1960s.

Eric also played John Jacob Astor IV in one of the most iconic films of all time, the 1997 Titanic. He also had a starring role in the 1970 movie Colossus: The Forbin Project.

Colossus: The Forbin Project is the film where he got his stage name ‘Eric Braeden’ from. The reason he changed his name is because Lew Wasserman told him that he wouldn’t be able to star in an American film if he had a German name.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.