How Much is Eric Braeden’s Net Worth as of 2023?

Eric Braeden Net Worth

Hos much is Eric Braeden worth?

The actor has amassed a net worth of $25 million.

Eric Braeden – Quick Facts
Net Worth: $25 million
Date of birth: April 3, 1941 (83 years old)
Gender: Male
Height: 185
Profession: Actor
Nationality: German

Biography – A Short Wiki

Eric Braeden Net Worth: Eric Braeden is a German-American film and television actor, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”. Eric Braeden has a net worth of $25 million dollars. Eric Braeden was born Hans-Jörg Gudegast on April 3, 1941 in Bredenbek, Germany (where his father was once mayor. He immigrated to the USA in 1959. In the United States, Braeden attended The University of Montana in Missoula. Besides his role on “The Young and the Restless”, Braeden is best known for his roles as Hans Dietrich in the 1960s TV series “The Rat Patrol”, and as John Jacob Astor IV in the blockbuster 1997 film “Titanic”. Braeden won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1998 for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Victor Newman. He also had a starring role in the 1970 movie “Colossus: The Forbin Project”), in which he first took the stage name of Eric Braeden after Universal Picture’s Lew Wasserman told him that no one would be allowed to star in an American film if they had a German name.


Eric Braeden’s acting career started in the 1960s after arriving in America. He first appeared in Combat, a Second World War drama between 1962 and 1967. In the film, he starred as a German soldier. In 1965, he appeared as Marlon Brando in Morituri. In the late 1960s, he guest-starred in several films such as The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Twelve O’clock High, and Blue Light. He later took significant roles in The Rat Patrol, 100 Rifles, and Colossus: The Forbin Project. In this movie colossus, Hans-Jorg adopted his stage name, Eric Braeden.

Personal Life

He married Dale Gudegast in 1966; they had a son named Christian who wrote the film A Man Apart starring Vin Diesel.

He had a short recurring role on the television series, How I Met Your Mother alongside Neil Patrick Harris.


“Raising children is an enormously important part of life. I think one of the most important, or the most important, period.”

— Eric Braeden

“To support my brothers and me, my mother got a job so menial that we never discussed it.”

— Eric Braeden

“The challenge in daytime in particular, I think, is to go against all the traditional cliches of daytime and try to make it real.”

— Eric Braeden

“I think ‘Y&R’s future is contingent upon the ratings. Obviously, none of the soaps are kept alive for the sake of loyalty. It’s all about ratings. It’s show business. Period.”

— Eric Braeden

“I’m not a politician.”

— Eric Braeden