If you are a fan of Gaten, you must also know that he was born with a rare condition called ‘CleidoCranial Dysplasia’ (CCD). Well, being one of the patients of CCD, he must have experienced had many bad memories so he spends some share of his net worth on donations to the CCD patients.
Let’s start off with how much Gaten Matarazzo is worth currently? According to Heatworld, Gaten’s current estimated net worth is $2 million. At the start of the series, in the first season, Gaten with other Stranger Things’ kids were paid about $10,000 per episode. It gradually increased to $30,000 per episode in the second season.
Now that the young stars have already become celebrities, their pay has drastically increased and Gaten Matarazzo’s pay per episode in the third season is assured to be $250,000 per episode. Shocked?
Well, this is just the third season, just imagine how far the director will go and by the last season, these stars will surely be millionaires.
As you all know, Gaten was born with a CCD, which affected his teeth and bones, you must also know that he has undergone several corrective surgeries while growing up, especially for his jaws and teeth. He has had a tough childhood, from having to use dentures from a young age and for not having collarbone and teeth.
According to National Library of Medicine, one in one million people is born with CCD. That is how rare it is. So, Gaten has used his fame to raise awareness about the condition. He launched a non-profit organization, CCD Smiles in 2016. It provides fund research to address CCD, provides dental care and if necessary free dental surgery as well.
About this, Gaten once told,
A lot of people can’t afford (dental surgery), so we’re here to help them get their smiles back through dental surgery or any other surgeries they might need.
Gaten found these nine individuals with the same condition and offered to provide a free dental surgery to all of them. Most of them were in tears with happiness as it was finally going to be an end to their bully.
So, these were some minor details on how Getan is doing in his acting career, for more updates, stay with hitberry.