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How Jon Heder Achieved a Net Worth of $15 Million

Jon Heder

Jon Heder is an actor and filmmaker who played the main character in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite. How did he accumulate such a significant net worth? A big part of it was through his acting career, but Jon also has other sources of income. How does Jon Heder make money today?

1. How Jon Heder Earns Money as An Actor

According to, Jon is still an active actor. He has appeared in several TV shows and movies, including How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation, Weeds, The Simpsons, and many more. His most notable role was Napoleon Dynamite - it's been 15 years since the movie came out, so he still earns royalties from the film. How does Jon Heder make money as an actor? As of 2017, he has a net worth of $15 million. In addition to acting, he also earned about half that sum through other ventures like his production company Plain Sight Productions, and his voice-acting work in video games, including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and Grand Theft Auto V.

2. Through Entrepreneurship

Jon's first entrepreneurial venture was when he founded the modern teenage clothing line "JH Apparel" with friend Kyle Stephenson - they launched their clothes at sellout shows before college! He is now still involved in JH Apparel by designing collections for them on occasion. How did this pave the way for him to become one of Hollywood's most successful actors? His next entrepreneurial venture was his production company Plain Sight Productions. How did this pave the way for him to become one of Hollywood's most successful actors? He earned a net worth of $15 million by working hard and diversifying his income.

3. Through His Investments in PlayStation Network

Jon Heder is an American film actor, director, and producer who has achieved great success in his career. How did he achieve such remarkable financial success? He starred as the title character in "Napoleon Dynamite." On February 11th, 2004, the movie was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures to critical acclaim and became a sleeper hit with a lot of earning over its lifetime. This may have been where it all started for him but let's look at how much money he made from other projects before we get into that. On July 27th, 2005, Napoleon Dynamite released the Game on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. How much did he make from that? The game was released on July 27th, 2005, and it is available for download onto Xbox Live Arcade, Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console, and PlayStation Network. It has been rated E by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), which means this content is suitable for all audiences over 12 years old. In total, Jon Heder made an estimated amount of $16 million in revenue just from Napoleon Dynamite: The Game alone. Jon Heder also starred as lovable bully Lloyd Christmas in Dumb & Dumber alongside comedian Jim Carrey, who played Harry Dunne.

4. Starring Films

How much money would he have made from Dumb & Dumber? Well, it was released on December 16th, 1994 and the total gross earnings for this movie is a whopping $247 million. How does that translate into dollars? Jon Heder should have received about $12-$14 million just for starring in one film. Jon Heder also starred in Blades of Glory as Jimmy MacElroy with Will Ferrell, who played Chazz Michael Michaels. How well did they do when they collaborated to make this comedy hit? The movie was released on October 14th, 2007, and has had a lifetime gross of several million which means Jon Heder probably got close to around $16 million, if not more.

5. Shooting Of Series Movies

On December 19th, 2006, Heder contributed alongside several others to create the short-lived series "The Troubleshooters." Ten episodes were filmed for this show, but only two aired on Fox before they canceled due to low ratings. It was set up against shows like Law & Order SVU, which had such high viewership that none of them could make anything out of it. That doesn't mean we should count him out, though. How much money would he have made from this show? The Troubleshooters was set up against the popular TV series Law & Order SVU, and due to its low ratings, only two episodes were aired before it got canceled. Jon Heder likely received some sort of settlement that is hard to put a number on or anything else, which means we'll never know how much he could have possibly been paid.

6. Through Awards

According to, other acting credits include the ‘The Troubleshooters" TV show - the only role he starred in Blades of Glory as Jimmy MacElroy with Will Ferrell who played Chazz Michael Michaels. He has been nominated for two awards so far that I know about the MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo in a Movie for Blades of Glory (2007) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy for Arrested Development. How much money has he won from these two awards? How much money has he won so far from his nominations at MTV Movie Awards and the Golden Film Awards? He's been nominated twice: first, as an actor alongside Will Ferrell in Blade of Gloires; second, as an actress alongside Jason Bateman in Arrested Development.

7. Through Collaboration in Acting Projects

There were plenty of other actors on the project, with over 40 people credited for playing some role. How many did Jon Heder act alongside? Well, he was only credited as an actor for this movie, so we'll never know how much his fee would have been, but we can make a guess at $100-150 thousand dollars which is still pretty good considering there were 41 people invested in "17 Again" along with side him.

Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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