Richard Dean Anderson Net worth, Salary, and Career

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 made his name famous through various TV shows, movies and even as a producer.

Richard is perhaps best known for his role in the Television series MacGyver. Similarly, Dean’s character as Jack O'Neill in the 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. But other sources also claim that his net value is around $40 million. 

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 which 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.

Richard CAPTION: Richard Dean Anderson during a shoot SOURCE: Twitter @macgyveronline

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.

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 he also made guest appearance in Stargate:Atlantis, National Geographic Explorer, as well as in SNL.

Movies Box Office Collection
Young Doctors in Love $30.69 million
Legend  $23.5 million
The Simpsons $30,758,269

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 a 23-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.”