Dan Aykroyd's Net Worth

What is Dan Aykroyd’s Net Worth?

Dan Aykroyd has a net worth of $250 million USD. He is a Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter, and entrepreneur. Aykroyd is most recognized for his portrayal as Ray Stantz in the “Ghostbusters” trilogy and for being one of the original cast members of “Saturday Night Live.” He’s also a member of The Blues Brothers, a touring band that began as a “Saturday Night Live” spoof starring Dan and John Belushi in 1978. Their album “Briefcase Full of Blues” went double platinum, selling 3.5 million copies.

Early Life and Career

Dan Aykroyd was born Daniel Edward Aykroyd in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on July 1, 1952. His mother, Lorraine, was a secretary, and his father, Samuel (who used the middle name “Peter”), was a civil engineer and author.

Dan was born with webbed feet and was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and Asperger’s syndrome at the age of 12 and in the early 1980s, respectively. He was reared in a Catholic family and had intended to become a priest until he changed his mind at the age of 17. Aykroyd went to St. Pius X High School and St. Patrick’s High School before going to Carleton University to study sociology and criminology.

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Aykroyd worked as an after-hours manager at a speakeasy in Toronto as a young adult and did stand-up comedy at numerous venues.

Between 1976 and 1979, Aykroyd authored approximately 60 episodes for Saturday Night Live as one of the original cast members. He played a variety of characters during the first four seasons of the show and was best recognized for his impersonations.

He became close friends with John Belushi and has returned to SNL several times since his departure.

Aykroyd got an honorary doctorate from Carleton University in 1994, and four years later, he was named a Member of the Order of Canada.

Personal Life

Donna Dixon, Dan’s wife, is a prominent actress who he married in 1983. Her estimated net worth is $5 million.

On the set of their comedy movie Doctor Detroit, Donna and Dan met for the first time. Later on, the couple co-starred in films such as Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Spies Like Us (1985), The Couch Trip (1988), and Exit to Eden (1994).

After 39 years of marriage, comedian Dan Aykroyd and actress Donna Dixon have announced their divorce.

Dan Aykroyd's Net Worth

“After 39 years as a married, we are embarking on separate life paths,” the couple announced in a statement to People. We’re still legally married, as well as co-parents, coworkers, and business partners.”

Vera Sola, Stella Irene August Aykroyd, and Belle Kingston Aykroyd are Dan and Donna’s three adult daughters.

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Danielle Aykroyd’s true name is Vera Sola, and she is a singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist.

She began her career as a poet at Harvard University, where she studied under Jorie Graham.

Belle Aykroyd is a 28-year-old actress who has been in films such as Workin’ Moms and IRL (2021).

24-year-old Stella is also a rising actress who just appeared in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

 

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