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This Is How Much Money Law & Order's Christopher Meloni Is Actually Worth

Created by Dick Wolf, "Law & Order" is one of NBC's most popular franchises. The procedural series of the same name debuted in 1990 and the rest is television history. In 1999, Wolf and NBC debuted "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," the first spin-off from the mainline "Law & Order" franchise. The NBC spin-off proved to be a success and paved the way for future iterations in the franchise, like "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and the most recent "Law & Order: Organized Crime."

While the "Law & Order" franchise has featured a revolving door of main characters, one hero who keeps on popping up is NYPD detective Elliot Stabler. Played by Christopher Meloni, Stabler headlined the first 12 Seasons of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," before bowing out of the franchise. The star returned to the franchise a decade later to reprise his role in "Law & Order: Organized Crime."

Meloni has had a healthy and interesting career outside of "Law & Order," having appeared in films like "Man of Steel," "42," "Wet Hot American Summer," and its various serialized spin-offs on Netflix (via IMDb). The star also notably appeared in the "Harold & Kumar" films as Freakshow and the Grand Wizard.

With an impressive portfolio that includes two "Law & Order" shows, it's no surprise that Meloni has a decent chunk of change kept away for a rainy day.

Christopher Meloni is reportedly worth $30 million

It's hard to pinpoint just how well off Christopher Meloni is, but Celebrity Net Worth suggests that the "Law & Order" star is worth around $30 million. One major contribution to that number must be his "Law & Order" salary. The outlet goes on to report that the star's peak salary for "Special Victims Unit" was $395,000 per episode. It's unclear how much Meloni is racking up for his current stint on "Organized Crime" but one can imagine that as a seasoned "Law & Order" veteran he's making a hefty sum.

Meloni also seems to be making wise financial investments in the real estate market. Dirt reported in 2020 that the "Law & Order" star listed his Hollywood Hills home for a whopping $6.5 million, which he and his wife originally purchased for $5.25 million in 2014.

Seeing as Meloni is currently spearheading "Law & Order: Organized Crime," we hope the star finds the team to continue appearing in other projects, like in a potential fourth "Harold & Kumar" film.