It’s hard to remember a time without Riverdale. Since its premiere in 2017, the show has become of The CW’s most-watched series. But how much does the Riverdale cast make per episode in 2019? The short answer: A lot. Riverdale, a noir mystery take on the Archie Comics, is watched by almost three million each week (double what the series started off with.) Overnight, stars like Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa and Camila Mendes went from relative unknowns to household names, with million of followers on Instagram, Twitter and other social media.
Since the start of Riverdale, the stars have used their fame to land beauty and fashion campaigns, movie roles and YouTube careers, while still collecting fat checks as Archie Comics characters. Like the fame of its stars, the Riverdale cast’s salary—and net worths—have also seen a serious increase since the series’ start two and a half years ago. Though the series isn’t what it used to be in terms of storyline and critical acclaim, it’s still watched by teens around the world, and it doesn’t look like the success of its stars (or their bank accounts) are going to stop
Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom)
Net worth: $1 million
Though she’s one of Riverdale‘s original cast members, Petsch, who plays Cheryl Blossom, also isn’t included in show’s $40,000-per-episode deal for the series’ leads. Still, as one of the show’s most iconic characters, we’re sure that Petsch’s pay isn’t too off from what the leads are making. Along with Riverdale, will also star in the upcoming film Polaroid with Kathryn Prescott and Katie Stevens. She is also a spokesperson for the skin care brand Bioré, as well as has a sunglasses collection with Prive Revaux. Petsch also has her own YouTube channel with more than 4 million subscribers, so she’s also reaping the benefits of that. According to Coed, Petsch’s net worth is $1 million.