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Penn Badgley is an award-winning American actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Dan Humphrey in The CW teen drama series ‘Gossip Girl(2007– 2012) and as Joe Goldberg in the Netflix thriller series ‘You’ (2018–present)
What Is Penn Badgley’s Net Worth
Penn Badgley’s net worth is estimated at $8 million as of 2023. Penn earns a lot of money from his acting and singing career and social media earnings, and endorsement deals.
Top of Bradley’s earnings now come from his role in the Netflix series, “You,” featuring other top acts like Ed Speleers, Tilly Keeper, Lukas Gage, and Amy-Leigh Hickman, among others.
Penn Badgley’s Net Worth Annually
Penn Badgley’s net worth growth has been steady over the last decade. He has moved from one high-paying role to another while establishing more fame and standards.
Currently, his annual earnings are estimated at $1 million. This means a combination of all his earnings from acting, singing, and social media earnings. It also includes his profits from endorsement deals.
With his current status, Penn’s annual earnings are expected to increase. This is especially true if he continues to appear in subsequent episodes of the Netflix series “You,” where he is one of the top actors.
How Did Penn Badgley Get Rich?
We just said that Penn Badgley earns about $1 million annually. But how?? Let’s briefly overview Penn’s earnings from top movie roles and see how far it justifies the estimated annual payments.
From 2007 to 2012, Penn played the role of Dan Humphrey in The CW teen drama series “Gossip Girl,” where he earned around $40,000 per episode. Many loved him in the series, and he was one of the diamond acts.
Similarly, Penn earned $55,000 per episode for season one of the Netflix thriller series, “You,” where he plays the role of Joe Goldberg, a New Yorker with a love of books and an even greater love of Beck, a Poet in her 20s.
The show is in season 4, and Penn is still a part of it. He even directed the 9th episode of the season, making him one of the most valued acts in the series. We can agree that he may be earning over $70,000 per episode currently, considering what he achieved in season one.
Overall, Penn has made $8 million in net worth from playing significant roles in popular TV shows and Netflix series. Not to forget, his endorsement deals with top brands like NOMOS, H&C, and Coach.
Penn Dayton Badgley was born on November 1, 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, to Duff Badgley and Lynne Murphy. His father, Duff, was a newspaper reporter and a carpenter.
Penn’s parents divorced when he was only 12, and he had to stay with both parents at intervals, shuttling between Woodlake, Virginia, and Seattle, Washington. He eventually stayed with his mom in Woodlake, California, to pursue acting.
As for his educational background, he started his educational journey at Woolridge Elementary. He said he had skipped high school entirely, and at age 14, he took a proficiency exam and began attending Santa Monica College.
Penn then got admission to the University of Southern California but deferred admission due to contractual obligations. Later he enrolled for two years at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
|Full Name:||Penn Dayton Badgley|
|Stage Name:||Penn Badgley|
|Birth Place:||Baltimore, Maryland, USA|
|Birthday:||November 1, 1986|
|Weight:||75 kg (175 lbs)|
|Height/ How Tall:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Children:||Son: James Badgley|
|College:||Lewis & Clark College|
|Profession:||Actor and singer|
|Popular for:||The CW teen drama series ‘Gossip Girl Netflix thriller series ‘You.’|
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Appearing on an episode of the then-popular sitcom, ‘Will & Grace’ was his first on-screen acting credit. Penn Badgley voiced the video games, ‘Mario Golf 64’ and ‘Mario Tennis 64’ in 1999 and 2000, respectively.
From 2000 to 2001, he played Phillip Chancellor IV on the hit serial opera “The Young and the Restless,” which was his breakout performance. For his work, he received a nomination for a 2001 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Daytime Series.
The following year, he played Joel Larsen, a 34-year-old man given a second opportunity to make things right in his life, in The WB’s comedy-drama series “Do-Over.”
His major break came when Badgley was chosen to play Dan Humphrey in The CW’s teen drama series “Gossip Girl” in 2007. Cecily von Ziegesar’s same-titled book series served as the inspiration for the television show.
He played the serial killer’s stepson in the 2009 thriller The Stepfather, a remake of the 1987 classic. Then in “Easy A,” Badgley as Todd, Olive’s (Emma Stone) romantic interest.
Penn is also known for his role in the Netflix thriller series ‘You.’ He plays the famous part of Joe Goldberg, a New Yorker with a love of books and an even greater love of Beck, a Poet in her 20s. The series has been going on since 2018.
Awards And Achievements
- Six Teen Choice Award nominations for ‘Gossip Girl” and MTV Movie
- TV Award and Saturn Award nominations for “You.”
Aside from acting and singing, Penn has also made much money from endorsement and partnership deals. In 2018, he became a brand ambassador for the famous luxury watch bOMOS Glashütte. Also, he has had contracts with other prominent brands, including Coach and H&M.
Penn Badgley is married to Singer, Actress, and Doula Domino Kirke. The couple has been married for six years now (since 2017). They have a child, James Badgley, who is an actor and musician like his father.
Kirke has been passionate about her work as a doula, seeing it as a privilege to help mothers and children. So she co-founded Carriage House Birth, a company that cares for pregnant women.
Penn and his wife, Domini, bought a house in Brooklyn, New York City, for $1.8 million in 2021. The house is a luxurious three bedrooms and two bathrooms mansion with a treetop view advantage. The house was designed by the famous architect Martyn N. Weinstein.
Although we don’t have information about his car collection, we believe he has some luxurious cars in his garage, being a celebrity with that much of a net worth
What is Penn Badgley’s band called?
Aside from acting, Penn Badgley is also a singer. He has done a couple of songs and even has a band called MOTHXR which he formed with three friends.
The band plays indie pop and is based in Brooklyn, NY. Although not much is known about the band, they released their first EP, “Easy,” in 2014.
Is Penn Badgley Bisexual?
We understand where this question is arising from. First, Penn has played gay roles in movies before, and no doubt, the dude was so good at it. However, that doesn’t mean he is gay or Bi.
But what we do know is that he supports the LGBTQ community. He advocates for their rights, and it’s evident from his Instagram posts where he has posted pictures to show his solidarity for the movement.
Did Penn date Blake?
Penn Badgley and Blake Lively were in the popular CW teen drama series “Gossip Girl” from 2007 to 2012. During that period, Penn and Blake dated for three years. That was the first three seasons of the series.
Blake, who was cast as Serena van der Woodsen, was the highest-paid actor in the show, earning $60,000 per episode. Blake is currently dating Canadian-American actor Ray Reynolds.
Is Penn Badgley religious?
Penn Badgley is an ardent follower of the Baha’i Faith. Since joining the Baha’i Faith in 2015, Badgley has been a vocal opponent of Iranian authorities’ mistreatment of Bahá’s.
The Bahá’i Faith was founded in the 19th century. It is a religion that emphasizes the universality of all faiths and their intrinsic value.