Not many actors have had the luck of bringing an iconic character to life, but Carrie Fisher did it with Princess Leia in “Star Wars.” She appeared in the “Star Wars” trilogy from 1977 to 1983, per IMDb, and reprised her role in 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Given Fisher’s star-making performance as Princess Leia, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that most of her net worth came from the franchise.
Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Fisher’s net worth, at the time of her death, was approximately $25 million. Thanks to George Lucas, the director of the “Star Wars” films, Fisher was able to get a percentage cut for the film’s box office success, according to the Denver Post. In addition to her film credits, Fisher was also a writer, writing screenplays and publishing several books throughout her career.
Money, though, was secondary to her need for satisfaction, especially early on in her career when she turned to drugs. “‘I’m just like other people, only more so,” she told The New York Times in 1987. “I was world-weary at 20. I had unlimited access, money, fame and acceptance. I was accepted by my heroes before I could imagine what I’d say if I met them.”
Although her death left a void in many “Star Wars” fans’ hearts, Fisher’s legacy will continue to live on.