Dan Aykroyd Net Worth: One of the Rich Comedians in 21st Century

As an actor with multiple talents, Dan Aykroyd net worth is one of the highest among his fellow comedians in the industry.

Besides his career in Hollywood, he also branches out to venture into business while also actively engaged in charitable works.

Read on to find out the details regarding Dan Aykroyd net worth and his remarkable career so far.

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Stage Name Dan Aykroyd
Legal Name Daniel Edward Aykroyd
Date of Birth July 1, 1952 
Gender Male
Height 6’0” (183 cm)
Net worth $200 million
Salary / earning / income per year $20-$35 million
Profession Actor, comedian, producer, musician, writer
Nationality Canadian

Who is Dan Aykroyd? (Biography)

Besides the amount of Dan Aykroyd net worth, there are other interesting facts you might not know yet from this SNL alumn.

Legal Name & stage name

Known better as Dan Aykroyd, the Canadian actor was born as Daniel Edward Aykroyd.

Date of Birth

Dan Aykroyd’s birthday is July 1. He was born in 1952 and currently is 69 years old.

Gender & Height

He is a 6’0” (183 cm) male.


Although he builds his career in the US, Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian.

What is Dan Aykroyd Best Known for?

As a world-renowned comedian, Dan Aykroyd is known for many things. He starred in Saturday Night Live (1975-1979), The Blues Brothers, and also the famous original Ghostbuster. He also directed and wrote some of his movies, such as Nothing but Trouble and Soul Man. Dan Aykroyd net worth and success also is generated from his vodka brand and other business endeavors.


Early life of Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd and his actor brother, Peter Aykord, were born and raised in Canada. Their parents both worked formal jobs, one as a policy adviser and the other as a secretary. Their family has French Canadian blood from the mother’s side, and mixed European descent from the father’s side.


Dan Aykroyd went to St. Pius X and also St. Patrick’s for his high school education. He then continued to study Sociology and Criminology at Carleton University, but he didn’t continue his study and failed to complete his degree. He chose to pursue his passion for comedy by working in various Canadian nightclubs as a comedian.

Personal life (family, spouse, kids)

Dan Aykroyd’s father is Samuel Aykroyd and his mother is Lorraine Marie. He is a proud Canadian who maintains his root by being a longtime citizen of Sydenham in Ontario.

Before he married Donna Dixon in 1983, he was briefly in a relationship with Carrie Fisher. The two of them were even engaged before they broke it off due to the reconcilement of Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon.

From his marriage with Donna Dixon, Dan Aykroyd is blessed with three daughters, Danielle (or known as Vera Sola on stage), Stella, and Belle.

Dan Aykroyd’s Career

The story of Dan Aykroyd’s professional career as a comedian began when he was 17 years old. He got his first gig as one of the cast members of The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour which feature SNL’s Lorne Michaels. The Canadian show ended not long after it was aired, but it kickstarted his career on TV.

Dan Aykroyd net worth and his career as a comedian were significantly improved after he joined SNL as the youngest original cast member. At first, he was joined as a writer but then appointed as one of the cast since the show aired its first season from 1975 to 1979.

During his time on SNL, he collaborates with his buddy John Belushi to do a musical sketch under the name the Blue Brothers. They later formed a real band with the same name and even starred in the movie The Blue Brothers. He also revived the musical act a few times during his guest appearance on SNL.

Dan Aykroyd movies

Dan Aykroyd net worth also comes from his portrayal of several iconic roles in movies. He starred in Trading Places, Ghostbuster, Spies Like Us, and Driving Miss Daisy. His first experience directing a movie was in Nothing but Trouble.


Dan Aykroyd tv-shows

Besides SNL, Dan Aykroyd net worth also was generated from his contract to appear in other tv shows, such as: Coming Up RosieThe Nanny, Soul Man, and The Defenders.

Dan Aykroyd radio show

Although his radio show career didn’t significantly contribute to Dan Aykroyd net worth as his other type of work, he hosted the internationally recognized radio show. The title of the show is Elwood’s BluesMobile, taken from his other persona’s name he used in Blues Brother, Elwood Blues. The show was known at first as the House of Blues Radio Hour.

Awards & nominations

There are several remarkable awards received by Dan Aykroyd. He received an Emmy in 1977 for his writing in SNL and was nominated for an Oscar in 1990 for his role in Driving Miss Daisy.

Dan Aykroyd Net worth

As one of the richest comedians up until 2022, Dan Aykroyd net worth reaches around $200 million. There are a few other resources of his wealth and fortune.


Dan Aykroyd net worth is also generated from his business ventures, from founding the musical venue, House of Blues, to creating a high-end vodka brand, Crystal Head Vodka. He also owns several wineries and party owns a tequila distributor company.


Real estate (Mansion / house / home / apartment)

One of his property investment that was contributed to Dan Aykroyd net worth is a house at Hollywood Hills that he sold in 2008 for $3.8 million.

Sport cars / yacht / vehicles

As an avid fan of cars, Dan Aykroyd net worth is also influenced by his vehicle ownership. The actor is especially interested in collecting police cars.

How much Dan Aykroyd make per year? (Salary / Earning / Income)

With the total amount of Dan Aykroyd net worth, it is estimated that he received around $20-$35 million salary per year.

How much did Dan Aykroyd make from ghostbusters?

It is unknown how much exactly Dan Aykroyd net worth is from the Ghostbusters franchise, considering he involved both as the film creator and the actor.

How does Dan Aykroyd make money?

To sum up, Dan Aykroyd net worth is accumulated from his work as an actor, comedian, producer, musician, and writer.

Is Dan Aykroyd Retired?

Dan Aykroyd still makes appearances in movies, tv shows, and musical performances as of 2022.

What is Dan Aykroyd Doing now?

Besides doing his work in the entertainment industry, Dan Aykroyd is still actively maintaining his business lines.

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