Ian Somerhalder Net Worth, Money & More
NET WORTH: $14 MILLION
CAREER/ PROFESSION: ACTOR/ MODEL
If a vampire is as hot as Ian Somerhalder who wouldn’t want to get bitten by him? Ian Joseph Somerhalder also known as Ian Somerhalder or “Damon” was born on 8th December, 1978. He has been breaking hearts of little girls since the tender age of 10. He is a famous award winning model who turned actor and has been successfully working in various television shows and movies. He started his modelling career at the age of 10 years and by the time he turned 17 he decided to go into acting. He is best known for his role as Bonne Carlyle in the television drama “Lost” and as Damon Salvatore in “The Vampire Diaries”. His role in the television show “Lost” was his first breakthrough, despite the fact that his character died in the first season, he had various recurring roles including the series finale. By 2009, Ian had landed the role in “The Vampire Diaries” as a series regular. Girls have been going gaga over his character and his intense looks. Due to his performance, the television series received highest rated series on its channel.
Having good looks and an amazing personality takes you a long way and Ian has both of them. He has a net worth of $14 Million and he has worked really hard to prove his worth. Ian receives $40,000 for every episode of “The Vampire Diaries”. His role in “The rules of attraction” alongside Jessica Biel, James Van Der Beek and Shannyn Sossamon was a hit as it made$11,819,244 on a budget of $4 Million.
Annual Earnings: $720,000
This figure does not include his modelling contracts and commercials which earn him over a $100,000 every year.
He has been awarded the People’s Choice Award for “Favourite Fantasy Television Actor” and “Favourite on Screen Chemistry”. He has started to make a huge name for himself at a very early age.
Smart and Dashing Ian Somerhalder drives the Audi Q7 TDI which uses clean diesel technology. Being an eco-conscious actor, he promotes the use of hybrids and other non-polluting vehicles. He was first in line to get the German automaker’s new Audi A3 e-tron Hybrid.
Ian is the owner of a beach bungalow situated in Santa Monica, CA. Recently, he has put up his house for rent with an asking price of $4,200 per month. The 1,007 square feet house with two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms is a very beautiful beach cottage. The entire property is wall, gated and landscaped for maximum privacy and is entered through Balinese style carved wood gates that swing open to a small, shady front yard where square concrete pavers set into gravel pathways lead around both sides of the house and a curving concrete path lined with large rocks meanders up to the wood framed and frosted glass front door. One has to wonder why would he put up his house on market?
On his 32nd birthday, Ian set up the “Ian Somerhalder Foundation” launched on December 8, 2010. His project aims at educating people on the importance of protecting the environment and animals. He wants to create a project which protects our habitat and nurture “our furry friends”. It is his own NGO with the express aim to raise public awareness about critical environmental issues. He educates and works with people in order to leave a positive impact on the environment.
IT GETS BETTER
Ian along with his co-stars Candice Accola and Micheal Trevino supports this “It Gets Better” project. The goal of the project is to prevent suicide among LGBT youth. This project is associated with “The Trevor Project” with which Ian has been extensively campaigning. Moreover, this project also aiims to increase the social acceptance of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender community.
With “The Vampire Diaries” came success, fame, acceptance and a hot girlfriend. Ian Somerhalder was dating his co-star Nina Dobrev for two years. However, the relationship ended on May 2013. Their on screen chemistry have burned various people’s heart. His seductive looks and her everlasting beauty had made them the most envied couple. We all were sorry to hear about their split (okay, maybe not!).
Everyone is aware about Ian’s love for animals. His pose with his cat for People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive 2013 spread made girls and ladies mouth water. Ian actually rescued his orange- haired pet while filming in Hawaii (Guess it was love at first sight). He claims that Moke, his cat, has got him a lot of dates with the ladies.
“I don’t care how hot a girl is – if she doesn’t like animals, it would be a major, major problem.”
“I don’t know how to do anything else other than be an actor. If I wasn’t in this, I would be in alternative energy and conservation.”
“When you’re really close to someone, they can make fun of you a lot and get away with it. But they sort of poke you in all of the right places.”