The Fox drama Empire has stormed TV in a way few series have over the course of television history. Although all writers, producers and networks hope their new series will be hits, they can never tell what fans will respond to and as it turns out everyone has responded incredibly well to Empire. Following its first season, the show surpassed The Big Bang Theory as the highest rated scripted series in the 2014-2105 season, and with so much success after just one season, there is no doubt Empire will enjoy a lengthy run on television. Of course, a huge draw is the excellent cast including some big Hollywood names, and some newcomers who are all receiving sizeable paychecks thanks to the show’s success. Check out how much the cast of Empire is worth!
9. Gabourey Sidibe
Estimated Net Worth: $6 Million. Actress Gabourey Sidibe made her entrance into Hollywood in a big way. Her very first acting role was starring in the 2009 film Precious for which she was nominated for numerous awards. She went on to appear in the films Yelling to the Sky, Tower Heist and Seven Psychopaths and landed a recurring role on The Big C. She also starred in American Horror Story: Coven, and now plays Becky on Empire. Her career may have only started in 2009, but she is doing very well with a net worth of $6 million.