American actor, Christopher John Grace, popular as Topher Grace made it to stardom by playing Eric Forman in Fox’s hit sitcom, That 70’s Show (1998-2006). Born on July 12th, 1978 to middle-class parents, Topher Grace practically had nothing to his name prior to the multiple award-winning show. For the period the show lasted, it grabbed a whopping 91 award nominations out of which it won 14, including a Primetime Emmy Award. Being a highly received and successful project, That 70’s Show equally brought great fortunes to its stars, especially Grace who took the lead. Here is a detailed look at how That 70’s Show built Topher Grace’s net worth, as well as the actor’s financial status since after leaving the show.
Topher Grace’s Net Worth – His Career Beginnings
Topher Grace grew up in Darien, Connecticut with his sister, Jenny Grace. After his early education, he attended Brewster Academy, a boarding school in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. At Brewster, Grace was an active member of his school’s theater group, playing major roles in numerous stage performance.
Coincidentally, That 70’s Show producers, the Turner brothers happened to be guardians of one of the cast members of Brewster Academy’s production of A Funny Thing Happened in which Topher played the lead as well as performed excellently. Despite already studying at the University of Southern California at the time they approached him for a role on the show, Grace seized the opportunity without reluctance. He consequently abandoned his education for full-time acting after his first year at USC.
Topher Grace’s Earnings During ‘That 70’s Show’
That 70’s Show was Topher Grace’s first professional acting experience. Despite being his debut screen appearance, the role remains his most popular and rewarding so far in his acting career. From 2003, Topher earned between $250,000 and $300,000 per episode of That 70s Show. This amounted to $6 to $8 million for a season.
Speaking in an interview with Eric Kohn of IndiWire at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Grace made a statement that confirmed that he actually made plenty of cash from That 70’s Show. According to the actor, about seven years after being on a sitcom that lasted for several years, he still “didn’t really need a lot more money”. Grace had invested some of his income in real estate, some of which he still reaps the dividend. In 2004, he purchased a $2.2 million home in Manhattan which he sold in 2017 for $4.2 million.
Meanwhile, Topher Grace appeared in several other movies which also impacted his net worth positively while starring on That 70s Show. Some of the grossing projects he featured in within the period include Traffic (2000), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), and In Good Company (2004). He also hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2005.
What Is Topher Grace’s Net Worth Since He Left ‘That ‘70s Show’?
Topher Grace’s career didn’t quite soar with such speed as expected considering his success on That 70’s Show. This left many of his fans wondering what has been his wealth status following the series. It has, however, not been bad for Topher as he has since appeared, as well as starred in numerous movies, some of which turned out box office hits. Among the successful works he has featured in are Spider-Man 3 (video game; 2007), Predators (2010), Valentine’s Day (2010) Take Me Home Tonight (2011), The Beauty Inside (2012), The Calling (2014), and American Ultra (2015).
In 2018, Grace starred in two successful movies – Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake. The two films happened to be the only American movies that competed for Cannes’ Palme d’Or in 2018 propelling Grace, further into the limelight. Topher’s role on BlacKkKlansman also earned him two awards – an Artist of Distinction and a Cinema Vanguard.
As of 2019, Topher Grace’s net worth is estimated at $10 million. There is meanwhile, no stopping for the talented actor. He starred in the successful 2019 movie and TV film, Breakthrough and The Hot Zone. He booked a starring role in Jon Stewart’s comedy film, Irresistible. There are hopes that Topher Grace’s net worth will gradually increase in the coming years, all things being equal.