Adam Driver's Net Worth: How Much Is The Star Wars Actor Really Worth?

A lot of things have changed for Adam Driver since he became a member of the beloved Star Wars galaxy. For instance, before he was famous, the unconventionally attractive actor likely didn't have anywhere near the amount of money he has these days. How much has he raked in while building his impressive resume, which happens to include two Academy Award nominations?

Driver (a.k.a. Kylo Ren, a.k.a. Ben Solo) has around $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Along with his work in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, the actor's fortune has also been bolstered by paychecks that came along with prestigious work in BlacKkKlansman, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and Marriage Story, as well as his breakout role as Adam Sackler on the Lena Dunham-led TV series Girls.

When asked by Vulture if money and fame distort Driver's "thinking and feeling about work," he admitted, "Does money? Yeah, it does." However, it might not change him as much as it potentially could if he were making more. To be honest, $10 million doesn't seem like a lot of money for someone who's starred in one of the biggest film franchises ever to come out of Hollywood. Does being in Star Wars not pay off financially?

How does Adam Driver's fortune compare to other Star Wars stars?

Adam Driver's fortune may not be as big as you might have thought, but it's pretty much in line with what the younger leads of Star Wars are worth. Frankly, some of these stars may not make as much money as you thought, while others are totally loaded.

Daisy Ridley's Rey might stand proudly among the pantheon of Star Wars heroes, but the actress has yet to build a resume as sizable as Driver's. It's no surprise, then, that she's a little behind him financially, at around $6 million. Finn himself, John Boyega, reportedly has about the same. Their costar, Oscar Isaac, thrilled audiences as Poe Dameron and has further proven himself in movies like Ex Machina and the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. All of that has put him in the same bracket as Driver, with about $10 million. Not too shabby, but not overly impressive either.

The original members of the film franchise who also returned to wrap up the story have quite a bit more than their junior castmates. Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, has $18 million. His onscreen sister, the late Carrie Fisher, had $25 million at the time of her passing. As for Harrison Ford, his blockbuster career has earned him a massive fortune that's sitting at around $300 million. May the force — and the fortune — be with you!

Adam Driver is 'trying not to work a lot'

Thanks to his role in the Star Wars universe, Adam Driver has made millions of dollars. While money may or may not have been part of his motivation for taking the gig in the first place, he doesn't necessarily have to take that paycheck into consideration when choosing acting jobs these days. Frankly, he has another priority. As he told Rolling Stone in December 2019, "I'm trying to not work a lot."

That may seem like an odd decision for someone who's at the top of the Hollywood game, but Driver can explain. "The stakes are different now. It really has to be worth it, because you have to be gone a lot," he said. The guy has a good reason for not wanting to be gone a lot. Actually, he has two very good reasons: his wife and child. According to Rolling Stone"His packed schedule is getting to him; as his son gets older, it's getting more painful to leave him and Joanne Tucker, his wife of six years."

Hopefully, Driver's acting work doesn't keep him away from his loved ones as much as his past career — which was very different and far less lucrative — would have done.

Adam Driver used to serve in the Marine Corps

Adam Driver's job as a Hollywood actor has helped him build up a net worth that is significantly higher than what he would have been making in his former career. Driver was once a military man, volunteering to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantryman following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He was 17. 

During a 2016 Ted Talk, the Hollywood star said he "loved being a Marine. It's one of the things I'm most proud of having done in my life." But a mountain biking accident cut his career short after just three years. After his injury, he said watching his comrades deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan without him was "devastating" and the transition back to civilian life was tough. 

While we don't know exactly how much Driver socked away before concluding his service as a lance corporal, Business Insider analyzed U.S. military salaries in 2019, and let's just say — it's not red carpet kinda pay. According to its report, the lowest enlisted rank makes about $20,172 per year and the highest rank — four-star generals — are capped at $15,800 per month. In other words, Driver would have made far, far less as a real-life warrior than he does battling it out in a galaxy far, far away, though something tells us he wouldn't have cared.