All About ‘Succession’ Star Brian Cox’s Net Worth (& How He Earned His Fortune)

Seems that Cox has been quite busy

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We all know Brian Cox as the cutthroat, fearless CEO of Waystar Royco on HBO’s Succession. Throughout all four seasons, the 77-year-old actor has wowed audiences with his layered portrayal of the famed patriarch as he fights to save his multibillion-dollar empire.

And not surprisingly, his performance earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, along with a 2024 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor (Drama). But now, we want to learn more about Brian Cox’s net worth (which totals around $15 million).

For instance, how much did he make for his role on Succession? And how does his voice work factor into his overall earnings? Keep reading for all the details on Cox's net worth.

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1. What Is Brian Cox’s Net Worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cox is worth an estimated $15 million. With more than 200 acting credits on his resume, this comes as no surprise. 

2. How Much Did He Make on Succession?

The Scottish actor raked in $200,000 per episode for seasons one and two, which totaled $4 million. And in season three, Cox got a nice salary bump, earning a solid $500,000 per episode ($5 million in total). Therefore, he made around $9 million from Succession before season four even began filming, per Celebrity Net Worth.

3. How Much Does Cox Make From His Plays? 

Fun fact, Cox got his start in theater at just 14 years old. After making his stage debut in 1965 with The Servant of Two Masters, he went on to perform in dozens of plays, from King Lear and St. Nicholas to The Great Society

The actor has also directed a few plays, including The Master Builder, The Philanderer, The Crucible and Julius Caesar. His salary for these projects haven’t been confirmed, but we’re sure he earned a pretty penny.

Cox recently opened up about his latest stage production, where he will portray famed composer Johann Sebastian Bach. “I’m a glutton for terrible punishment,” he told The Guardian. “I’m at a certain age now and I just wanted to know if I could still learn lines. And it has been difficult because we’ve done it in such a short period, with a play we are constantly changing, constantly cutting.”

4. What About His Movie and TV Roles?

Per IMDB, Cox has a whopping 237 acting credits to his name. And though his salaries for these are unknown, we imagine his earnings account for a huge portion of his net worth.

Aside from Succession, his most notable shows include Nuremberg (which earned him an Emmy), Deadwood, Medici: Masters of Florence, War & Peace and Penny Dreadful. You might also recognize the actor from films like Manhunter, Rob Roy, Braveheart, Troy, The Ring and The Bourne Identity.

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5. How Much Did Cox Earn From His Voice Work?

On-screen roles and theatrical performances aren’t his only sources of income. In addition, the seasoned actor used his voice-over skills for several documentaries and animated shows. For instance, he provided the voice of Macbeth in Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, Dr. Earl Garver in Superman: The Animated Series and Pariah Dark in Danny Phantom. He’s also narrated short films and documentaries like Zulu, The Martyr's Crown, The Legend of Loch Lomond and The Revelation of the Pyramids.

And if you think that’s impressive, just wait until you see his work in the video game industry. Cox not only did the voice of emperor Scolar Visari in Killzone (and both of its sequels), but he also voiced Lionel Starkweather for the game Manhunt. Most recently, he voiced Jack Denham in a reboot of the game Syndicate.

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6. Does He Have Real Estate?

Of course. The actor and his wife, Nicole Ansari, own multiple properties across the globe. Their main residence is a penthouse located in downtown Brooklyn. “It’s wonderful living above the clouds,” Cox told the New York Times. They also own homes in upstate New York and London, but who’s counting?

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7. Where Does He Live?

In an interview with Variety, Cox revealed that he’s settled down in New York. “Brooklyn is finally the place where I’ve felt at home. It’s taken me a long time to feel at home in this country. I used to live in Los Angeles, but as I say, I ran out of farmers markets. What am I going to do in Los Angeles? Everybody’s so miserable. They pretend they’re happy, but they’re deeply miserable.”

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8. What About Cox’s Books?

The Emmy winner has published three books. There’s Salem to Moscow: An Actor's Odyssey, The Lear Diaries and his 2022 autobiography, Putting the Rabbit in the Hat

Looks like hard work and ambition are two things Logan Roy and Cox have in common.

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