Carrie Fisher's Net Worth: How Much Was The Actor Worth When She Died?

Best known for her role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars," Carrie Fisher was a mega star in Hollywood. She came from a film dynasty, as her mother was famed actress Debbie Reynolds and her father was singer Eddie Fisher. Per, Fisher entered the entertainment business at the age of 15, appearing in the broadway production "Irene" alongside her mother. She would not make her film debut years later in 1975 when she acted in "Shampoo" with Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, and Goldie Hawn. Fisher, though, became a household name when she was cast in 1977's "Star Wars" as Princess Leia — a role that has become transcendent for her, even after her death.

Fisher tragically died on December 26, 2016, after suffering a heart attack during a transatlantic flight, per CNN. Fisher was initially transported to hospital and stayed there for four days until her daughter, Billie Lourd, announced her death. Fisher was 60 years old when she died.

With more than 40 years of acting experience to her name at the time of her death, Fisher undoubtedly earned a lot from her movie roles. So, how much was she worth when she died? Find out below.

Carrie Fisher made most of her money from Star Wars

Not many actors have had the luck of bringing an iconic character to life, but Carrie Fisher did it with Princess Leia in "Star Wars." She appeared in the "Star Wars" trilogy from 1977 to 1983, per IMDb, and reprised her role in 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Given Fisher's star-making performance as Princess Leia, it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that most of her net worth came from the franchise.

Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Fisher's net worth, at the time of her death, was approximately $25 million. Thanks to George Lucas, the director of the "Star Wars" films, Fisher was able to get a percentage cut for the film's box office success, according to the Denver Post. In addition to her film credits, Fisher was also a writer, writing screenplays and publishing several books throughout her career.

Money, though, was secondary to her need for satisfaction, especially early on in her career when she turned to drugs. "'I'm just like other people, only more so,” she told The New York Times in 1987. "I was world-weary at 20. I had unlimited access, money, fame and acceptance. I was accepted by my heroes before I could imagine what I'd say if I met them." 

Although her death left a void in many "Star Wars" fans' hearts, Fisher's legacy will continue to live on.