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What's Ian Somerhalder's Net Worth?

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By Nicholas Vrchoticky

We always find it fun to look at a star's beginnings and where they ended up. Seeing how much a celebrity is worth can be inspiring and exciting. Often, it will surprise you. Some celebs are worth way more than you can imagine, while others are nearly bankrupt.

Ian Somerhalder is best known for acting in two vampire-based dramas but that's not the only place his money comes from. Somerhalder has several business interests outside of his acting career. Let's see how he made his money and how much he's worth.

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Rising to fame

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Somerhalder was born in Louisiana and raised with two siblings. He broke into modeling as an adolescent before taking on acting in early adulthood in the late 1990s. He appeared on shows such as Young Americans and Smallville, and had small roles in feature films as well.

Somerhalder's breakout role was in an ABC drama that would have a serious following. That series was Lost. His fame would only increase after starring in the 2009 debut of CW's The Vampire Diaries. The show ran for eight seasons and Somerhalder starred in all of them.

'The Vampire Diaries' made Somerhalder more than an actor

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During his time on The Vampire Diaries, Somerhalder would add a couple of different credits to his resumé. His directorial debut credit would come from Season 6 Episode 16. From there, he'd go on to direct three more episodes. The show would also present him with the opportunity to produce over a dozen of the final season's episodes.

Following The Vampire Diaries, Somerhalder would go on to star in V Wars, another vampire drama. This new series would add executive producer credits and another directing opportunity to his already impressive resumé.

His entrepreneurial side

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The list of Somerhalder's business and charitable ventures is pretty extensive compared to that of the average actor. He's opened a pizzeria in his hometown, joined with his brother to start a furniture business, and created his own wine. He also founded the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which is a non-profit that "works to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures," according to their website.

Somerhalder's newest venture looks to be a bourbon created with his The Vampire Diaries co-star, Paul Wesley.

The big question

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When we look at all of the business ventures and the series and movies he's acted in and produced, we'd have to assume Somerhalder is worth a good chunk of change. So, here's the big question: What's he worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Somerhalder's net worth is right around $8 million. Sure, it's not the biggest amount that we've seen in Hollywood, but it's definitely not chump change. And, with Somerhalder's business ventures and acting talent, we can only expect his worth to rise.

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