Stars Of Grease: How Much Are They Worth Now?Published on March 21, 2016.
The movie version of the hit musical Grease has earned fans across generations. When it was released in 1978, fans set out in drones to catch a glimpse of the cast and it became the highest grossing film for the year! It was critically hailed and received 5 Golden Globe nominations and 1 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. To this day, it remains the highest-grossing movie musical in U.S. history and has garnered a serious cult following. This list takes a look at the most prolific members of the cast and just how much their bank accounts have grown over all these years!
4. John Travolta
Estimated Net Worth: $170 Million. The latter part of the ’70s was all about Travolta, with hit flicks like Saturday Night Fever, Grease, and Urban Cowboy, as well as a music career and a Billboard number-ten single with “Let Her In.” And while John struggled to keep his success going throughout the 1980s, he reprised his career in the early 90s with Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. This led to other noteworthy roles like Get Shorty, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical of Comedy, Face/Off and Hairspray. This year he’ll appear in the highly anticipated The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and the action film I am Wrath. All of this success has earned him a huge fortune of $170 million, a sum the Church of Scientology is pretty happy about…
3. Olivia Newton-John
Estimated Net Worth: $40 Million. Olivia got her singing start early on when she and her classmates formed Sol Four when she was only 14-years-old. She landed her first record deal in 1971 and from there began pursuing roles in films, making her big break debut as Sandy in Grease. Over the years she has continued to appear in film and on television on shows like Glee, and she has released almost 30 albums, not to mention all of her work on songs for movie soundtracks. Her prolific career has garnered her a massive net worth of an estimated $40 million!
2. Stockard Channing
Estimated Net Worth: $5 Million. Stockard Channing has had an extensive career in the musical and Broadway scenes. Over the years she has been nominated for 7 Tony Awards and won 1. She’s appeared in television shows like The Girl Most Likely To…, Out of Practice, and The West Wing, but she’s probably best remembered for her portrayal of Rizzo in the movie adaptation of Grease. She’s also appeared in Six Degrees of Separation, The First Wives Club, and Practical Magic. Her unique style has kept her in demand over all of the years and she has built up an estimated net worth of $5 million!
1. Jeff Conaway
Estimated Net Worth: $750,000. Jeff Conaway broke into film in 1971 with Jennifer On My Mind and from there made a number of guest spots in various television series including Happy Days. While working as an understudy for the musical production of Grease, he met fellow budding actor John Travolta. Eventually the two would make the transition from stage performance to the film adaptation of the musical. Conaway played the beloved bad boy Kenickie, which proved to be an apt role for him. His later struggle with drug abuse ended his time on the TV series Taxi and eventually landed him on the second season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. His lifestyle caught up with him and at the age of 60 he passed away from pneumonia with sepsis, a condition that went untreated for too long due to Conaway’s drug usage. In 2011, at the time of his death, his estimated net worth was $750,000.