Scream was released in 1996 to a massive viewership that earned the film $173 million! Its success and cult status revitalized the horror genre in the ‘90s, and the film is the highest-grossing slasher film in US history. The success of the film can be attributed to the casting of actors who already had established careers and fan bases. This list takes a look at those celebrities who helped to make Scream a classic, and just how much they’re worth 20 years later.
9. Drew Barrymore
Estimated Net Worth: $125 Million. Drew Barrymore was relaunching her career and accepted the very minor role of Casey Becker in Scream. While she died almost immediately, it was enough to sell her to a new generation of film-goers and she was subsequently in The Wedding Singer, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, and Never Been Kissed. She has transitioned to Hollywood’s A-list, where she’s remained as an actress, director and producer. In 2010, she received the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens. In 2016, she’ll play producer for How to be Single and Freak Show. The longevity of her successful career has amassed her a huge estimated fortune of $125 million!