“Mad Man” isn’t quite a TV drama about crazy or angry people, but you do meet a few of those too along the way. AMC’s blockbuster ratings winner and Emmy Award magnet has thrilled audiences for five seasons now, and there’s really no end in sight. It’s a period drama, set in the turbulent 1960’s, and explores the fascinating advertising world of New York City’s Madison Avenue. Don Draper played by actor Jon Hamm leads a cast of intriguing characters who use a witty flair to sell soap, hamburgers, booze and practically everything else. So, just how much are the real mad men and women of “Mad Men” worth?
He plays the suave and ever in command Don Draper, whose real identity is still something of a mystery. We never know quite what Don Draper has up his sleeve in terms of business tactics, and we certainly aren’t sure about just where his love life is going to go. Hamm came to his stardom a bit late in life, but it didn’t really faze him. He kept waiting tables and going on auditions, and then beat out 80 other actors to land the plum AMC show lead. Hamm may not have all of Don Draper’s attributes, but his net worth is something Draper would be proud to call his own. Hamm’s estimated net worth is $15 million dollars.
She started off as Don Draper’s attentive, though seemingly terminally bored wife, Betty Draper, but the marriage didn’t last. She always clashes with her daughter who could accurately be called willful and her new marriage isn’t exactly going wonderfully. Somehow through all the weirdness that Betty suffers, Jones makes the character likeable, if only to see what turmoil will befall her next and how she’ll handle it. Jones has also appeared in big movies like “X-Men: First Class” as the icy Emma Frost and will be appearing in another outing, “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”. Jones has a bright future whatever character she inhabits and she’s worth an estimated $5.5 million dollars.
Joan Harris is the office manager with the perfect hourglass figure that simply doesn’t quit, and the actress who portrays her isn’t too unattractive herself. In 2010, a poll of Esquire magazine readers rated her the ‘sexiest woman in the world.’ and she was voted ‘Best Looking American Woman’ by the same publication. Joan Harris is the clerical glue holding the fictional firm of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce together. Hendricks appeared with Ryan Gosling in the high octane thriller, “Drive” and was the voice of the iconic comic book character Lois Lane in the animated film, “All-Star Superman”. Hendricks is a star on the rise and she has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars.
He’s created something of a modern, retro classic in his “Mad Men” and nobody is mad in the least at creator Matthew Seiner for doing so. Weiner worked as a staff writer on “The Sopranos” and it isn’t hard to compare the two hit shows as fictional family vehicles which veer just a wee bit off center from the mainstream normal storytelling landscape. No matter what else Weiner does in the entertainment business, it’s a safe bet to say that his 1960’s showcase of advertising angst will be one of the real standouts on his resume. For all that marvelous madness, Weiner’s estimated net worth is a sterling $25 million dollars.