Interested to learn how much Jesse Williams really made from “Grey’s Anatomy”? Well, we have the answer. The amount he earned from the show was revealed in court documents filed on March 29 and seen by Hollywood Life, as Williams requested to have the amount he pays in child support to his ex-wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, reduced. It turns out he began paying $40,000 a month to Drake-Lee in 2019, but claimed that figure was based on his Jackson Avery salary, with his income now much less.
His “Grey’s” income? A huge $6.2 million as well as a further $183,000 in residuals. That’s around half of Williams’ estimated net worth, which Celebrity Net Worth puts at $12 million. It certainly pays to be on “Grey’s”! Williams claimed that number had fallen significantly, though, revealing in the documents that his weekly salary for appearing in the production “Take Me Out” is $1,668.
Williams and Drake-Lee share two children together, but their relationship, and the demise of, became tabloid fodder when they announced their breakup. There were rumors infidelity could have played a part after Williams moved on with Minka Kelly (something Kelly and Williams have both denied), while Drake-Lee told People in 2019, “I resisted this for the last 10 years, having a public profile, and then I got dragged into it against my will. It was possibly my worst nightmare. And then it played out, and now I’m better off for it.”
Source: Nicki Swift