Popular General Hospital Stars: How Much Are They Worth?Published on March 10, 2016. Updated September 30, 2019
General Hospital is an American medical drama soap opera series that takes places in the fictional city of Port Charles in New York. On air since 1963, the series is one of the longest running dramas on American television and holds a record for most Daytime Emmy Awards for an Outstanding Drama Series! Similar to most soap opera series, the show revolves around some major families like the Quartermaines and the Spencers and has no shortage of drama, scheming, and of course, romance. With such a long running series, characters come and go all the time and viewers have seen some incredible actors on this show. Here’s a look at 12 recent General Hospital stars and how much they are worth:
12. Laura Wright
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million. Laura Wright is well recognized for her two most recent leading roles on daytime television. Her first lead was an Emmy winning role as Cassie Layne Winslow on Guiding Light, a character she portrayed from 1997 to 2005. Right after she left that show, she moved onto Carly Corinthos on General Hospital and earned another Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. Clearly, Laura’s been quite successful in her soap opera career, but what’s even more respectable is that she’s had leading roles in all of her job opportunities. When she first started out she was in a main role on the soap opera Loving, and her next job was on a soap spin off, The City in another main role! She has one film credit which was a recent cameo appearance in the 2015 feature film called Joy. With her prominent roles in big series and a feature film credit we think her net worth is higher, but right now it’s estimated at $3 million.
11. Nancy Lee Grahn
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million. Nancy Lee Grahn is an American actress who’s most prominently known for her soap opera roles, but she also has quite a few other television credits to her name. She started her career doing an episode of Little House on the Prairie, but then quickly moved in to soap operas with a role on One Life to Live filming 200 episodes. Some of her other television appearances have been on Magnum, P.I., The Phoenix, Knight Rider, Murder, She Wrote, Castle, and recurring roles on 7th Heaven and Melrose Place. She’s been in a few films, but nothing major, her longest, most profitable and Emmy winning roles have been on the soaps Santa Barbara as Julia Wainwright Capwell and Alexis Davis on General Hospital. Her long career has earned her an estimated net worth of $3 million.
10. Kirsten Storms
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million. Kirsten Storms is definitely a Disney child star, but she beat the odds because she’s now a successful soap opera actress. Her first big role was a lead role in the films Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century and all of it’s sequels. She’s done some guest appearances on shows like 7th Heaven, voicing Bonnie on Kim Possible, as well as That’s So Raven, CSI: Miami and Clubhouse. She’s also done a bunch of Disney television movies, but her biggest roles that have presumably made her most of her income are on Days of Our Lives from 1999 to 2004 as Belle Black and her current on and off again role on General Hospital as Maxie Jones. Her Disney stardom and major soap roles have lead her to an estimated net worth of $3 million.
9. Rebecca Herbst
Estimated Net Worth: $2 million. Rebecca Herbst is the beautiful, kind nurse known as Elizabeth Webber on General Hospital. This role has been her biggest career success, she’s only had one other series regular role, and that was on show Space Cases from 1996 t0 1997. Aside from that she’s only done appearances on shows, starting out on L.A. Law, Beverly Hill, 90210, Boy Meets World, and Sister, Sister. She’s had recurring roles on Brotherly Love and done a few television movies, but her biggest money maker is most definitely on GH, a role she’s had consistently for almost 20 years! In addition to her television work, she’s appeared in two films, one back in 1990 as a little girl in Why Me? and Shrunken Heads. Today, she’s focused on her family and her soap opera role as Elizabeth Webber which has garnered her an estimated net worth of $2 million.
8. Maurice Benard
Estimated Net Worth: $2 million. This American actor is widely recognized for his role as the mobster Sonny Corinthos on General Hospital, a role he’s had consecutively since 1993. Like most soap stars, Maurice has pretty much remained within the soap opera industry in terms of jobs. He started out in a main role on All My Children back in the late ’80s. He did a few guest appearances on shows before he settled into his role on General Hospital. In addition to this he’s been in a few films, but the only notable one was his most recent small role in Joy alongside his soap opera co-star Laura Wright. His income mainly comes from GH earning him a small, but mighty fortune of $2 million.
7. Billy Miller
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million. When Billy Miller first started out he was modeling and doing commercials in order to get his name out in the industry. His first role was a guest appearance in an episode of CSI: NY which lead to his next role as a series regular on All My Children which he did for a year. Right after he moved onto The Young and the Restless, won three Emmy Awards as a series regular and in 2014 he jumped ship over to General Hospital in the role of Jason Morgan. In between all of this he appeared on shows like Justified, Castle, Suits and CSI. He’s also done a few films — his most notable film was the critically acclaimed movie American Sniper alongside Bradley Cooper. Miller’s hard work has paid off because at the age of 36 he’s already worth $3 million!
6. Finola Hughes
Estimated Net Worth: $8 million. Finola Hughes is not only a soap opera star, but she’s also done a lot of work on prime time television and even directing and producing films. Hughes had a number of starring roles in series like, Jack’s Place, Blossom, Pacific Palisades, All My Children and her current role on General Hospital which she’s had on and off for over 30 years! In between her leading roles, she’s had a number of recurring roles on series like Charmed, Hope & Faith, CSI: NY, Melissa & Joey and Beware the Batman. In 2013 she directed and produced her first film called The Bet and in 2015 Byrd and the Bees. She’s done a number of voice over roles for animated films and appeared in feature films like Generation X and Like Crazy. But her role as Anna Devane on General Hospital has proved to be her longest and has even won her a Daytime Emmy Award and three Soap Opera Digest Awards. With all of these major credits it’s no wonder Hughes net wort his so high at an estimated $8 million!
5. Kimberly McCullough
Estimated Net Worth: $4 million. Kimberly McCullough has been appearing on General Hospital in an on again off again role since 1985. Her role originated as just a child with sporadic appearances, but she then grew into being a doctor and in 2012 signed on a series regular. She started her career out doing a few films before she landed GH, but in between appearing on the soap opera she made appearances in other television series like Party of Five, ER, All My Children, Judging Amy, Crossing Jordan, CSI and The Shield. She’s had recurring roles on Joan of Arcadia, Once and Again and The Stones. Despite her long list of television appearances, her net worth is largely due to her soap opera stardom which has earned her an estimated net worth of $4 million.
4. Kristen Alderson
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million. Kristen Alderson doesn’t have many acting credits to her name, in fact she only has two, but both are main roles on popular soap opera series. She got her first role at only 6-years-old in 1998 as Starr Manning on One Life to Live. She remained in this role until 2012 when she switched over to General Hospital first as Starr Manning and then to the character of Kiki Jerome. She’s won a Soap Opera Digest Award for her role on One Life to Live and GH. She’s only 24-years-old and has an amazing net worth of $3 million! It’s only going to get higher from here!
3. Genie Francis
Estimated Net Worth: $5 million. Genie Francis is best known for her role as Laura Spencer on General Hospital, a character she has portrayed since 1976. It was her very first acting credit and she maintained that role on and off again until recently in 2015! In between these appearances she had contracted roles on other popular series like Bare Essence, Days of Our Lives, All My Children, and The Young and the Restless. She’s also appeared on Murder, She Wrote, Loving, 3rd Rock from the Sun and Fantasy Island. She has a few film credits to her name, but nothing major, mainly television films. The majority of her income has been based on her various roles in the soap opera industry earning her an estimated net worth of $5 million.
2. Kelly Monaco
Estimated Net Worth: $4 million. This soap opera star is not only an actress, but also a model and reality television personality. Kelly Monaco has appeared on Dancing With the Stars twice, first in season 1 and then again in season 15. She’s been on the reality series Dirty Soap and modeled for Playboy magazine, but the majority of her acting credits have been in the soap opera genre, mainly General Hospital and the spin-off series Port Charles. She did appear in a few episodes of Baywatch, Spin City and the television movie Late Last Night. The majority of her income comes from her leading role as Sam McCall on GH which has presumably earned the majority of her estimated $4 million net worth.
1. Tyler Christopher
Estimated Net Worth: $7 million. Christopher has assumed the prominent role of Nikolas Cassadine and briefly as Connor Bishop on General Hospital on and off since 1993. He has many other acting credits, none as long as his time on GH, but he’s appeared in several big primetime series like Charmed, Angel, CSI, The Twilight Zone, Crossing Jordan, and The Pretender. He doesn’t have any major film credits or even any other main roles, so his high income has sprouted mainly from his soap opera career earning him a huge estimated net worth of $7 million.