Prior to being convicted of two counts of rape in May 2023, Danny Masterson built a successful career in TV and movies — and, because of that, his net worth remains pretty impressive. Thanks in large part to his starring role on That ‘70s Show, the actor has amassed a multimillion-dollar fortune. But how much is he actually worth? Get the details below.
What Is Danny Masterson’s Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Masterson has an estimated net worth of $8 million in 2023. Combined with his estranged wife, Bijou Phillips, the pair have a combined net worth of about $16 million. Both stars started working from a young age and their salaries have only continued to grow over the years.
Danny Masterson Was a Successful Actor
After getting his start on Broadway when he was only 8 years old, the former star of The Ranch graduated to commercials and then later film and television.
After landing his first major role in Beethoven’s 2nd in 1993, he went on to star in TV shows Joe’s Life, Extreme and Cybill. In 1998, he made his debut as Steven Hyde on That ‘70s Show — and, by the time the eight-season series ended in 2006, he was making a pretty penny. Though his exact salary isn’t known, Entertainment Weekly reports costars like Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher were making $250,000 to $300,000 per episode. That’s $6 million to $8 million per season.
How Else Did Danny Masterson Make Money?
But acting wasn’t Masterson’s only source of income. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he’s also a real estate investor and, at one point, was the owner or partial owner of several restaurants. On top of that, he’s also worked as a DJ, going by the stage names DJ Donkey Punch and DJ Mom Jeans.
Danny Masterson Was Convicted of Rape
In recent years, however, his career accomplishments have been overshadowed by personal scandals. In March 2017, multiple women filed sexual assault allegations against the star. Though he denied them, the accusations led to him losing his starring role on The Ranch on Netflix. In June 2020, those allegations were finally taken to the next step when the Men at Work alum was officially charged with three counts of sexual assault.
According to court documents obtained by In Touch, the incidents referenced took place between 2001 and 2003, before he started dating his now-wife. In a statement shared with In Touch, Masterson’s criminal attorney, Tom Mesereau, claimed he’s “innocent” and will be “exonerated” at trial. It seems the star has a lengthy legal battle ahead of him — and his net worth is sure to feel the effects.
Masterson’s first trial resulted in a mistrial after the jury failed to come to a unanimous decision. However, in May 2023, the former actor was found guilty by a Los Angeles jury on two out of three counts of rape in a retrial from his 2022 case.
He was sentenced to 30 years in prison during a September 7 sentencing hearing. “Mr. Masterson, you are not the victim here. Your actions 20 years ago took away another person’s choice and voice,” the judge said. “Your actions 20 years ago today were criminal, and that’s why you are here.”
Are Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips Still Together?
Masterson plans to appeal his conviction, however, just two weeks after he was sentenced, his wife filed for divorce in Santa Barbara, California, on September 18, In Touch confirmed. The couple share 9-year-old daughter Fianna Francis Masterson.
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