Dan Aykroyd Net Worth : Career & Investment

The Canadian actor, comedian, filmmaker and entrepreneur, Dan Aykroyd has an astounding net worth of $200 million.

Further, he is well renowned for his role as Ray Stantz in the “Ghostbusters film series.

Moreover, the Canadian star Aykroyd is  one of the original crew members of the famous talk show “Saturday Night Live.”

Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd

Aykroyd is indeed a performer of The Blues Brothers, a famous traveling band that originated as a “Saturday Night Live” comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

Besides, Their  “Briefcase Full of Blues” album in 1978 was double platinum, selling 3.5 million copies.

Additionally, in 1992,  Aykroyd co-founded the House of Blues music performance complex.

In addition, he invested $600,000 to develop the well-known Crystal Head Vodka in 2007.

Furthermore, the vodka is packaged in crystal skull-shaped containers, and the firm’s sales in 2018 surpassed $80 million.

Quick Facts

Let’s check out some quick facts about the Canadian star actor Dan Aykroyd.

Born Name Dan Edward Aykroyd
Nickname/Celebrated Name Dan Aykroyd
Date of Birth 1 July 1952
Height 6 feet (1.85 m)
Weight 113 kg (249 lbs)
Age 70 Years Old
Country of Origin Canada
Nationality Canadian, American
Birth Place/City Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Religion Roman Catholic
Career 1971 – present
Profession Actor, Comedian, Entrepreneur, Producer, Filmmaker
Genre Improvisational comedy, Sketch comedy, musical comedy
Net Worth $200 Million
Gender Male
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color Hazel
Sexual Orientation Straight
Zodiac Sign Cancer
School
  •  St. Pius X High School
  •  St. Patrick’s High School
College Carleton University
Father’s Name Samuel Peter
Mother’s Name Lorraine Helene
Siblings Peter Aykroyd (brother)
Marital Status Married
Spouse/Wife Name Donna Dixon (m. 1983 – present)
Children/Kids Name 4 kids (Vera Sola Aykroyd, Stella Irene August  Aykroyd, Danielle Aykroyd)
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Last Update October, 2022

Net Worth & Income

As of now, Dan Aykroyd has a $200 million net worth.

Further, His net worth has been amassed primarily via his work as an actor and comedian.

Besides, He has also made investments in the music business and established the House of Blues, a network of live music cafes and venues.

Moreover, Dan also entered the film industry in 1984 and has written and produced several blockbuster movies, including the Ghostbusters.

This film was such a success that it grossed $300 million which was made with a  budget of $30 million.

Besides, the Ghostbuster movie eventually became a basis for a lucrative series.

Further, The Canadian actor also made an investment in the liquor market in 2007.

Dan Aykroyd and his business partner, John Alexander, founded a liquor company called Crystal Head Vodka in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Moreover, this brand is well-known for its distinctive crystal containers in the shape of a skull.

Likewise, Aykroyd has also made investments in the vineyard and tequila industries in Canada.

In addition, Crystal Head vodka generates around $80 million in annual sales.

Lifestyle

Daniel Edward Aykroyd, by name Dan Aykroyd, was born on July 1, 1952.

Further, He was born to Lorraine Aykroyd, who sadly lost her life in 2018, and Samuel Aykroyd, who is a special adviser in the Liberal government of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

The Canadian actor Dan grew up with his younger brother, who, in fact, is also an actor and screenwriter.

Unfortunately,  Aykroyd had webbed feet and was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and Asperger’s syndrome at the age of 12 years old.

Furthermore, He was reared in a Catholic family and aspired to be a pastor.

Evidently, Aykroyd then changed his mind and enrolled in St. Patrick’s High School.

Nevertheless, he studied sociology and criminology at Carleton University before dropping out to perform comedy in Canadian bars.

Houses, Cars & Watches

Houses

Dan and his brother bought $732,500 for a 4,176-square-foot home in Los Angeles in 1988,

Subsequently, he sold this mansion for $2.13 million in 2008.

Further, Aykroyd paid $14.5 million for a four-bedroom house in Pacific Palisades in 2007.

Dan Aykroyd's Pacific Palisade
Dan Aykroyd’s Pacific Palisade

Furthermore, he also owned a gorgeous house in Hollywood Hills with an area of 4,828-square-feet space.

In addition, he later sold it for $3.8 million in 2008.

Dan listed the Pacific Palisades property for rent in 2014, asking $45,000 per month.

Cars

The multi-millionaire Aykroyd can ride any automobiles he wants to and has a huge collection of automobiles.

Surprisingly, Aykroyd is a huge fan of vintage cars and has numerous vintage cars in his garage.

Aykroyd with his vintage car in 1990s
Aykroyd with his vintage car in the 1990s

Firstly, he has a classy Buick straight 8, which is worth $25,000.

Secondly, the Canadian star has an astonishing 1940 Ford Convertible that costs $48000.

Thirdly, the 1949 Bentley Mark VI is yet another vintage car in his garage.

Lastly, Dan Aykroyd has a classic 1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54  car which has an estimated price of $67,000.

Besides, vintage cars the Canadian actor also owns a luxurious SUV, Ford Expedition, with starting price of $52810 and may rise to $74500.

Additionally, Aykroyd posses Audi R8, one of the most prized cars of the 21st century,

In fact, this luxury car has a starting price of $147,000 and can go up to $208,100.

In addition, he owns several other luxury cars such as Mercedes, Chevrolet, Cadillac, BMW.

Watches

Dan Aykroyd is a huge admirer of Rolex, a Swiss luxury watch brand.

Furthermore, he has a large collection of various Rolex watch models.

In addition, some of his Rolex timepieces include Rolex Submariner worth $11690, Rolex Daytona $13150 & Rolex GMT Master worth $9700.

Investments & Endorsement

Investments

Dan Aykroyd has invested his part of fortune to even add and earn more dollars.

Besides, he makes an estimated income of $80 million annually from his investment in different franchises.

The Canadian actor Dan Aykroyd launched the House of Blues music venue franchise in 1992.

Moreover, the goal of this enterprise is also to promote African-American cultural contributions such as blues music and folk art.

Further, He also established a cafe named Aykroyd’s Ghetto House Cafe in Ontario, Canada.

Similarly, Dan and a colleague (John Alexander) launched Crystal Head Vodka, a vodka company.

Aykroyd with his Crystal Head Vodka container
Aykroyd with his Crystal Head Vodka container

Furthermore, it is a triple-distilled vodka. It is supplied in eye-catching crystal bottles fashioned like human skulls.

By 2011, the company’s yearly revenue had surpassed $55 million. Annual revenue now exceeds $80-$100 million.

Endorsement

According to different sources, The Canadian actor has several lucrative endorsement deals with big companies and brands.

However, the name of companies and details about the endorsements has not been publicly released.

Nevertheless, we will be updating about Dan Aykroyd’s endorsement deals as soon as it is available. So, keep in touch with our website.

Dan Aykroyd’s Career

At the age of 17, Aykroyd made his television debut as Hart Pomerantz on the Canadian comedy-drama series “The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour,” which aired from 1970 to 1971.

In addition, Aykroyd was eventually hired as a writer and performer for “Saturday Night Live.”

From 1975 through 1979, Aykroyd appeared on the program as Yortuk Festrunk, Beldar Conehead, and Elwood Blues, along with other roles.

Further, Aykroyd and fellow actor Belushi both starred in several movies, including “1941” in 1979 and “Neighbors” in 1989.

Moreover, Aykroyd had scheduled to co-star with Belushi in “Ghostbusters,” which Aykroyd wrote in the early 1980s.

Besides, Dan recreated the character of Peter Venkman for Bill Murray after Belushi died of a heroin overdose in 1982.

The 1984 movie made $295.7 million at the box office, spawning a sequel in 1989

Furthermore, an animated series  “The Real Ghostbusters,” which ran from 1986 to 1991, is also a sequel of the Ghostbuster.

Besides, Dan is expected to make his return in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” which will be at the cinema in 2021.

Similarly, Dan co-starred in “Trading Places” with his fellow actor Eddie Murphy in 1983, then created and acted in Spies Like Us and Dragnet in 1987.

In addition, the Canadian actor Aykroyd also played a lonely priest in the ABC sitcom “Soul Man” between 1997 to 1998.

In the 2000s, Dan featured in over a dozen blockbuster movies, including 50 First Dates, Driving Miss Daisy, and Tammy.

Awards & Achievements

The Canadian actor Dan was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Driving Miss Daisy in 1990.

Further, he shared an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series with the “Saturday Night Live” writing crew in 1977.

Aykroyd in Emmy Awards show
Aykroyd in Emmy Awards show

In 1994, Dan Aykroyd completed his Ph.D. and received an honorary Doctorate in Literature degree from Carleton University.

Moreover, in 1997, he won a Snuffed Candle Award from the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry for his work on “Psi Factor.”

Likewise, he was listed in Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2002.

In addition, Canadian star Dan Aykroyd was inducted as Order of Canada in 1999 along with the Order of Ontario in 2017.

Charity Works

Aykroyd recorded a series of memoirs on his childhood in Canada for a charity CD named Dan Aykroyd’s Canada in 2009.

The Canadian actor Dan established a charity foundation named Blue Line Foundation in 2017.

This organization also sponsored the redevelopment of flood-damaged homes in New Orleans, as well as helping emergency rescuers.

Further, this Blue Line foundation also plans to renovate 400 residences for the victims in New Orleans.

In addition, Aykroyd has also participated in a Canadian charity organization named Artists Against Racism.

Some Interesting Facts

In 1973, after deciding on a career trajectory, Aykroyd decided to join the Second City improvisatory troupe. He began his career at Second City in Toronto before moving on to Second City in Chicago.

The Canadian star dan was married actress Donna Dixon in 1983; moreover, they co-starred in three films together: Doctor Detroit in 1983, Spies Like Us in 1985, and The Couch Trip in 1988.

Dan was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome during his childhood, which is a relatively common dysfunction caused by frequent motor tics.

Fortunately, Aykroyd did not have to deal with the illness as an adult because he recovered after a few years of therapy as a child.

FAQs about Dan Aykroyd

Who is Dan Aykroyd?

Most of us would not recognize him by the name; however, if we talk of the guy who scared us half to death in Ghostbusters, then I suppose most of us would recognize him immediately.

What is the net worth of Aykroyd?

Dan Aykroyd, the Canadian actor, comedian, and entrepreneur,  has a net worth of $200 million.

What are the hobbies of Dan Aykroyd?

The multi-millionaire Dan is fond of collecting vintage cars and also likes to go gambling occasionally.

 

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