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We all love animations, be it The Simpsons or our favorite cartoons. We remember the characters but do we remember the actors who voiced those characters? Umm! Maybe not! That’s why we bring you this article on “Highest Paid Voice Actors In The World”, to give well-deserving credit to these talented artists who have made a fortune out of their passion. 

We recognize these voices as our favorite animated characters and it is because of these voice actors that we love watching animations. Also, many think that Voice Acting isn’t a money-making profession. Well, we are here to differ. You will be surprised to know about their massive net-worths and the roles they have done. 

Do you know? The second person on this list of highest paid voice actors had drawn a character when he was only two. Yes!! He was just two years old and when he was nine, he started his own weekly comic books. Such are the talents in this list and you will know all about them here. 

10 Highest Paid Voice Actors You Didn’t Knew About

These voice actors are millionaires and if you have a great voice too, you can be one of them. The profession is as respected like any other. The richest paid actors started their journeys when they were pretty young. 

Check out this complete list and go through all of them thoroughly. 

10. Mike Judge 

A man with multiple skills, Mike Judge is an actor, animator, producer, director, and very talented voice actor. He is the sole creator of Beavis and Butt-Head. Mike Judge has also co-created many other animated television series. 

Mike Judge is a graduate in physics from the University of California but due to his lack of interest in science, he was fascinated by animation and pursued it as a career. Mike Judge is a super successful voice actor having won two Annie Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award for King of the Hill. The net worth of Mike Judge is $75 million and he is currently tenth on the list of highest paid voice actors in the world. 

Mike Judge’s Voiced CharactersMovies and Shows
BeavisBeavis and Butt-Head Movie (TBA Movie)
Butt-HeadBeavis and Butt-Head Movie (TBA Movie)
ArchieNerdland
DeadosR.I.P.D. (2013 Movie)
BeavisJackass 3D (2010 Movie)
Butt-HeadJackass 3D (2010 Movie)
Hank HillThe Cleveland Show (2009 TV Show)
Gerald GoodeThe Goode Family (2009 TV Show)
Alien 2Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000 TV Show)
Hank HillKing of the Hill (2000 Video Game)
Jeff BoomhauerKing of the Hill (2000 Video Game)
Kenny McCormickSouth Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999 Movie)
Tom AndersoBeavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996 Movie)
Mr. Van DriessenBeavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996 Movie)
Principal McVickerBeavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996 Movie)
Hank HillThe Simpsons (1989 TV Show)
God Channel AnnouncerAdult Swim 
ShabuWill Rogers Institute 

9. Nancy Cartwright 

I’m Bart Simpson. Who the hell are you?

I hope you remember this line from The Simpsons’ eldest kid. This long-running role has been voiced by Nancy Cartwright. Currently, she’s one of the highest paid voice actors in anime and she always wanted to pursue this career. However, Nancy Cartwright is also an artist and sculptor. 

You cannot count the number of roles she has voiced in her 30-year long career. From Richie Rich to The Simpsons she has been everywhere doing very versatile roles. Many people don’t know this but she’s the aunt of Sabrina Carpenter. Nancy Cartwright has received an Annie Award for Best Voice Acting and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, both for her role as Bart. 

Nancy Cartwright’s Voiced CharactersMovies and Shows
Gloria Richie Rich
Chuckie FinsterRugrats (2021) (2021 TV Show)
Bart SimpsonThe Simpsons (2020 Short)
Ralph WiggumRalph Wiggum
Rufus Kim Possible (2019 Movie)
GoldilocksThe 7D (2014 TV Show)
Bart SimpsonFOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012 TV Show)
Chum ChumFanboy & Chum Chum (2009 TV Show)
Chum ChumRandom! Cartoons (2008 TV Show)
Kid 1 (Fanboy and Chum Chum)Random! Cartoons (2008 TV Show)
Todd DarlingThe Replacements (2006 TV Show)
ChuckieRugrats Tales from the Crib: Snow White (2005 Movie)
Bart SimpsonAmerican Dad! (2005 TV Show)
Chip KellyThe Kellys (2005 TV Show)
PhantasmoLilo & Stitch (2003 TV Show)
Earl SquirrelTimber Wolf (2001 TV Show)
Megan AlmanGod, The Devil, and Bob (2000 TV Show)
Princess LuluMike, Lu & Og (1999 TV Show)
MindyAnimaniacs: Wakko’s Wish (1999 Movie)
Melissa ScreechToonsylvania (1998 TV Show)
Putt-PuttPutt-Putt Enters the Race (1998 Video Game) 

8. Yeardley Smith 

Most of the artists in this list of highest paid voice actors are voice actors in The Simpsons, which brings us to Yeardley Smith. She has been the voice behind Lisa Simpson. Although this career made her a fortune of $85 million, voice acting wasn’t her first choice.

Yeardley Smith wanted to be an actor and has done many roles too, but because of her sharp voice quality, she was cast in The Simpsons. She told The Guardian in an interview that she’s doing the best job ever. The fact that she’s rarely recognized in public doesn’t bother her at all, in fact, she enjoys it. 

Yeardley Smith’s Voiced CharactersMovies and Shows
Lisa SimpsonThe Simpsons (2020 Short), FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012 TV Show), The Simpsons Ride (2008 Ride/Attraction), The Simpsons Game (2007 Video Game), The Simpsons Movie (2007 Movie), The Simpsons Bowling (2000 Video Game), Family Guy (1999 TV Show), The Simpsons Cartoon Studio (1996 Video Game) and all other Simpsons productions. 
Cecilia NuthatchWe’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993 Movie)
Lisa Jr, Maggie Simpson, Yeardley Smith, LisabellaThe Simpsons (1989 TV Show)

7. Julie Kavner 

Julie Kavner is the next one on our list of highest paid voice actors in the world. Since the early 70s she has been working as a voice actor, no doubt Kavner has a net worth of $85 million. 

For her role in Rhoda, Julie Kavner has got an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. In an article in the NYT, Julie Kavner was described as a “woman who is supportive, sympathetic or self-effacingly funny”. 

Julie Kavner’s Voiced CharactersMovies and Shows
Marge SimpsonFOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012 TV Show)
Selma Bouvier, Patty Bouvier, and Marge SimpsonThe Simpsons Ride (2008 Ride/Attraction)
MaThe Lion King (2004 Movie)
Pigeon (Female)Dr. Dolittle (1998 Movie)
Gladys Bouvier, Jacqueline BouvierThe Simpsons (1989 TV Show)
Marge SimpsonDisney Plus 

6. Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta is the lead voice in The Simpsons. He has been voicing Homer Simpsons for more than 30 years now. Born in Chicago, Dan is of Italian descent. Since he was a kid (16 years old) his mother got him into acting classes.

In his early career, his interest developed in voice acting when he did radio shows with his future wife Deb Lacusta. Castellaneta says he’s rarely ever noticed by the public even after playing such a popular role. Besides acting, he is also a great scriptwriter and a comedian. Having a net worth of $85 million Dan Castellaneta is one of the highest paid voice actors in the world.  

Dan Castellaneta’s Voiced CharactersMovies and Shows
Homer Simpson and Barney GumbleThe Simpsons (2020 Short)
GrandpaHey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie (2017 Movie)
GenieKingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (2008 Video Game)
Robot DevilFuturama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008 Movie)
Mr. Freidman, Squeaky Voiced Teen/ Jeremy Freedman, Hans Moleman, Groundskeeper Willie, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Abraham Simpson, and Homer SimpsonThe Simpsons Ride (2008 Ride/Attraction)
Earl Cartoon Network Racing (2006 Video Game)
Ramon and Elephant SealHappy Feet: The Video Game (2006 Video Game)
StretchCasper’s Scare School (2006 Movie)
Mr. Mysterio and Woodenleg WallyScooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (2006 Movie)
College ProfessorLoonatics Unleashed (2005 TV Show)
Nicholas LaPorte and MinisterAs Told by Ginger: The Wedding Frame (2004 Movie)
Mr. Snoots and Scarface/ Arnold WeskerThe Batman (2004 TV Show)
Martian Sage and Football Player #3Duck Dodgers (2003 TV Show)
Jonathan and Sailing InstructorRugrats: All Grown Up! (2003 TV Show)
Officer McBrideWhat’s New, Scooby-Doo? (2002 TV Show)
Mr. GeminiKim Possible (2002 TV Show)
MinisterJustice League (2001 TV Show)

5. Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer cannot be defined in a single line. He’s a producer, a writer, a comedian, a musician, a radio host, a voice actor, an actor, Phew!! I’m sure he’s also something else that Wikipedia isn’t telling us. 

Harry Shearer started working when he was still a child. In 1979, he worked as a writer for Saturday Night Live, which he defined as a “living hell” and “not a real pleasant place to work.” A decade later, Shearer started working in The Simpsons and his life changed. His net worth of $85 million makes Harry Shearer one of the highest paid voice actors in the world. 

Harry Shearer’s Voiced CharactersMovies and Shows
Charles Montgomery Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Principal Seymour Skinner, Lenny Leonard, Otto Mann, and GodThe Simpsons Game (2007 Video Game)
Dog AnnouncerChicken Little (2005 Movie)
The GeneralEdwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (2000 Short)
Punch-ItSmall Soldiers (1998 Movie)
Dr. Zigmond Fraud Blazing Dragons: The Video Game (1996 Video Game)
HarryDr. Katz: Professional Therapist (1995 TV Show)
Net FlatAnimaniacs (1993 TV Show)
Mike and Lawrence ElkThe Jackie Bison Show (1990 TV Show)
Carl SaganMy Stepmother Is an Alien (1988 Movie)
Big Tobacco CrocodileCalifornia Department of Public Health 

4. Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria is the fourth one on this list of highest paid voice actors in the world. Although he’s a comedian, actor, and producer, Hank Azaria is primarily known for voicing various characters in The Simpsons. For his work in this animated sitcom, Hank Azaria has won a Screen Actors Guild Award and 6 Emmy Awards. 

Hank Azaria has also featured in films like Godzilla and The Smurfs. In his early career, when he tried his hand in acting he did a Morning Maggie show with Mathew Perry. His net worth of $90 million makes him the fourth richest voice actor in the world. 

Hank Azaria’s Voiced CharactersMovies and Shows
Shellfish SheldonMack & Moxy (2016 TV Show)
GargamelThe Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (2013 Movie)
Moe SzyslakFOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012 TV Show)
The Mighty SvenHappy Feet Two (2011 Movie)
Carlos and PhilHop (2011 Movie)
Abraham Lincoln and The ThinkerNight at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009 Movie)
Joska Immigrants (2009 Movie)
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and Professor FrinkThe Simpsons Wrestling (2001 Video Game)
BartokBartok the Magnificent (1999 Movie)
Harold ZoidFuturama (1999 TV Show)
BartokAnastasia (1997 Movie)
ElmoWhat A Cartoon! (1995 TV Show)
Venom and Eddie BrockSpider-Man (1994) (1994 TV Show)
Chief Clancy WiggumBurger King 

3. Seth MacFarlane

From a very early age, Seth MacFarlane knew he wanted to be an animator. He began drawing Fred Flintstone and Woody Woodpecker when he was only 2. When he was 9 he published his weekly comic strip. Fast forward to his early twenties, Macfarlane worked for Cartoon Network as an animator. He has been the main animator of Dexter’s Laboratory and Johnny Bravo. 

Many people don’t know that Seth MacFarlane is a descendant of William Brewster, who was a Mayflower passenger. Later he voiced many characters in various television animated series, but most of his $300 million fortune comes from animation, making him one of the 

highest paid voice actors in the world.

Seth MacFarlane’s Voiced CharactersMovies and Shows
MikeSing (2016 Movie)
Ted and K.I.T.TTed 2 (2015 Movie)
Stewie Griffin and SeamusFamily Guy: Back to the Multiverse (2012 Video Game)
Emperor Palpatine/ Darth SidiousRobot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (2010 TV Show)
Intelligent Smart Robotic Animated Eraser LadyThe Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! (2010 Movie)
Bob Marley, Mario, Popeye, Bob DylanSeth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (2008 TV Show)
ManotaurYin Yang Yo! (2006 TV Show)
Stewie GriffinBones (2005 TV Show)
Wayne The Brain McClainAqua Teen Hunger Force (2000 TV Show)
SeymourFuturama (1999 TV Show)
Scott and Mr. MagicianJohnny Bravo (1997 TV Show)

2. Trey Parker

Trey Parker is primarily an animator, although he is also a writer, composer, voice actor, and director. He has co-created South Park with his friend Matt Stone. South Park has been the ultimate source of wealth for Trey Parker. His exceptional work in the animation series has landed him 5 Primetime Emmy Awards, 4 only Awards, and a Grammy.

Trey Parker is the second person on this list of highest paid voice actors with his massive net worth of $600 million.  

Trey Parker has done voice acting as-

  • Erik Cartman, Stan Marsh and many roles in South Park: Phone Destroyer (2017 Video Game)
  • Has played Multiple characters in South Park. 
  • Balthazar Bratt in Despicable Me 3 (2017 Movie)
  • The New Kid and Eric Cartman in South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014 Video Game)
  • Gary, Joe, Kim jong II, Hans Blix, Carson, and Tim Robbins in Team America: World Police (2004 Movie)

And many more…

Trey Parker’s Voiced CharactersMovies and Shows
Erik Cartman, Stan Marsh, and many rolesSouth Park: Phone Destroyer (2017 Video Game)
Balthazar BrattDespicable Me 3 (2017 Movie)
The New KidEric Cartman in South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014 Video Game)
Gary, Joe, Kim jong II, Hans Blix, Carson, and Tim RobbinsTeam America: World Police (2004 Movie)

1. Matt Stone

Matt Stone is the first person on the list of highest paid voice actors with a whopping net worth of $800 million. Both Stone and Parker worked very hard in the creation of South Park. Both of them have voiced their characters themselves and made the series super popular. 

Team America is another project of Matt Stone that was successful, however, the creation of the movie was super difficult. Today, Matt Stone defines himself as an atheist, and a libertarian. 

Matt Damon’s Voiced CharactersMovies and Shows
Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, Tweek Tweak, and many other roles South Park: Phone Destroyer (2017 Video Game)
Kyle Broflovski and Kenny McCormickThe Aristocrats (2005 Movie)
Chris and Matt DamonTeam America: World Police (2004 Movie)
Bilbo BagginsSpike Video Game Awards (2003 TV Show)
Kyle BroflovskiPython Night – 30 Years of Monty Python (1999 TV Show)
Commodus, Roman Crowd, Maximus’ FriendsMTV Movie Awards (1992 TV Show)
Leopold Butters StotchOmaze 

10 Highest Paid Voice Actors With Their Net Worth

RankHighest Paid Voice ActorsAgeNet-worthBest Popular For
Matt Stone50$700 MillionKyle Broflovski, Butters Stotch
2Trey Parker51$600 MillionStan Marsh, Eric Cartman
3Seth MacFarlane47$300 MillionBrian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire
4Hank Azaria57$90 MillionMoe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum
5Harry Shearer77$85 MillionPrincipal Skinner, Mr. Burns & more 
6Dan Castellaneta63$85 MillionHomer Simpson
7Julie Kavner71$85 MillionBrenda Morgenstern, Marge Simpson
8Yeardley Smith57$85 MillionLisa Simpson
9Nancy Cartwright63$80 MillionBart Simpson
10Mike Judge58$75 MillionBeavis and Butt-Head

Wrapping Up

That was all about the “Highest Paid Voice Actors In The World”. If you aspire to be the same one day, then start now! I hope this article was informative to you. If you found it helpful then comment below and let us know about it.

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