Richard Dean Anderson Net worth, Salary, and Career

June 26, 2016
First published on:June 26, 2016
by HitBerry

American actor Richard Dean Anderson has amassed quite a load of net worth we must say. Starting his acting career in the mid-'70s Richard has made his name famous through various TV shows, movies and even as a producer.

Richard is perhaps best known for his role in Television series MacGyver. Similarly, Dean’s character as Jack O'Neill in 1997 Television series StarGate SG-1 is also one of his most memorable ones. Combining all his acting credits, property, assets and investments his net worth sums up to a staggering figure of $30 million. According to Richard’s annual income adds up to $2.5 million per year.

Dean got his first break from the soap opera General Hospital (1976). After various minor roles and guest appearances, Dean’s first major break came from the series MacGyver that aired between 1985 and 1987. In this series, he played the titular character Angus MacGyver. Dean’s role in the series nominated him for the TV land awards in 2005 and 2007.

As an aspiring actor, Richard had an urge to become a famous actor. As a result, he used to spend hours and hours watching plays. By the time he grew up he was a confident man. According to the sources, when Dean went for the audition of MacGyver they were surprised by his lack of pretension.

Richard Dean Anderson in MacGyver                                                                  Source:

Time went on and he started landing roles in more Medias and slowly he was a household name. In his arduous yet interesting journey to fame, he has struggled a lot. When he got the role of Jack O’Neill in, the StarGate spin-off, StarGate SG-1, he was the name in the town. Dean perfectly personified the U.S. Airforce Colonel. His performance didn’t go unnoticed as he was nominated for various awards including multiple Saturn Award nominations as well as a Gemini Award.

Not only did Dean appear in various Television series and movies but also made guest appearance in Stargate:Atlantis, National Geographic Explorer as well as in SNL.

Anderson in Legend-part 1:

Talking about his personal life Richard has neither been married nor divorced. However, it is not like he has never been in an affair. In fact, his name is linked to numerous actresses including Marlee Matlin, Sela Ward, Lara Flynn Boyle, etc. It has come to light that he has 18-year old daughter  Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson with Apryl Prose.

Although he was never a family man, Dean is quite a loving father. He has even stated that he left his trademark show Stargate SG-1 just to be with his daughter.

“Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work.”

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