Chandler Riggs is an actor who is best known as Carl Grimes from The Walking Dead. He is all of 18 years old, and is said to have earned a fortune that only few can imagine of in their lives. The teen sensation also played various impressive roles in movies such as The Wronged Man, Mercy, and Keep Watching, all of which contributed to his huge bank balance. Keep reading to know more about Chandler Riggs’ net worth right here.
How Rich Is Chandler Riggs?
Throughout his television career, Chandler Riggs’ salary has been consistently high. So, how much does Chandler Riggs earn per episode of The Walking Dead?
The young actor is said to clock in thousands for each episode of The Walking Dead. It is estimated that Riggs earns a whopping $30,000 for each episode of the TV series. While that amount is much less compared to that of his co-stars, it is nonetheless huge, given his age and limited experience in acting.
Riggs, who plays Carl Grimes on the show, is said to be leaving the show after this season, a revelation made in the mid-season finale when we saw that he was bit by a walker.
He said in an interview, “It was devastating for me and my family because the show has been such a huge part of my life for so long … I didn’t expect for Carl to ever get killed off.”
Even though Chandler Riggs’ The Walking Dead journey is ending, he has several plans in the pipeline. The teen actor is currently shooting an independent film in Los Angeles, and is preparing to further his education.
Chandler Riggs’ current net worth is estimated at a cool $2.0 million. Now that’s an amount that we could barely dream of making in our teens!
Owing to his increasing worth, the actor purchased many properties, including a sprawling new house in Senoia earlier this year.
Chandler Riggs’s Acting Career
Chandler Riggs started acting at the young age of seven with Atlanta’s Fox Theater production of The Wizard of Oz.
When he was nine, Riggs played Tom in the film, Get Low, and Ryan in the television movie, The Wronged Man. However, it was AMC’s horror drama, The Walking Dead, that turned his career around.
Chandler Riggs’ TV shows earned him the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in 2014, and the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in 2016.
Chandler Rigg’s movies include roles in Terminus, Mercy, and Keep Watching, and he played small roles in shows such as The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking.
Chandler Riggs’ College Plans
Chandler Riggs was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 17, 1999, to Gina Ann and William Riggs. After finishing his education from Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia, he strictly focused on acting.
About a year ago, Riggs was scheduled to attend Auburn University, which some believed he would attend after leaving the show. Now, sources say he plans to move to Los Angeles instead to focus on his career.
Riggs said in an interview, “I was planning on going to college until I found out [about his exit from The Walking Dead]. I decided that I wanted to not go to college for at least a year and move to L.A. and focus on acting and music. It ended up being a great thing because now I get to do all kinds of other stuff that I haven’t been able to do in the last eight years.”
In addition to acting, the teen enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He is also a self-proclaimed video-game buff and has a YouTube channel that shows him playing his favorite games.
Chandler Riggs also believes in being benevolent and was part of several fundraisers for the Isaiah Alonso Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising awareness for childhood cancer.