‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan’s Net Worth Has Skyrocketed
— Updated on 16 January 2024

‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan’s Net Worth Has Skyrocketed

— Updated on 16 January 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Nothing better encapsulates the American dream than Taylor Sheridan’s net worth.

Roughly a decade ago, the struggling actor best known for minor roles in Walker, Texas Ranger (Vernon), Veronica Mars (Danny Boyd), and Sons of Anarchy (Deputy Chief David Hale) was down to his last $800.

That’s when he became one of the most exciting screenwriters in Hollywood — penning everything from Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario to David Mackenzie’s Hell or High Water; both of which earned Academy Award Nominations.

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Along the way, Sheridan also collected a Writers Guild of America Award nomination, found time to write and direct the thrilling Wind River, craft the sequel flick Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and was even inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

But his greatest achievement is, without a doubt, co-creating Paramount Network’s Yellowstone with John Linson. Not only will Taylor Sheridan be immortalised within the annals of pop culture because of his neo-western drama series… it’ll also be the source of his family’s potentially dynastic wealth.

**Note: All $$$ referenced = USD; not adjusted for inflation

Taylor Sheridan Overview

Name: Sheridan Taylor Gibler Jr
Age: 53
Date of Birth: May 21, 1970
Nationality: American
Residence: Weatherford, Texas
Profession: Actor, writer, producer, director
Estimated Net Worth: $20 million to $200 million
Social Media Accounts: N/A
Taylor Sheridan Family:
Nicole Muirbrook (wife), Gus Sheridan (son)

Taylor Sheridan Net Worth: $20 million… or $200 million?

Taylor Sheridan has come a long way from portraying David Hale in Sons of Anarchy. Although the precise dimensions of his present-day fortune require some investigation (and a whole lot of estimation).

What we do know for certain, however, is that the vast majority of the Texas State University dropout’s net worth can be attributed to the acquisition of a historic mega ranch: Four Sixes Ranch (AKA 6666 Ranch).

Hence why any suggestions that he’s only worth $10 million, $15 million, $18 million, or even $70 million are likely false and borderline laughable.

Here’s what we’ve discovered.

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Four Sixes Ranch (AKA 6666 Ranch)

Taylor Sheridan Net Worth (2023) - Four Sixes Ranch, 6666 Ranch

During a feature interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Taylor Sheridan provided some insight into the financial aspect of his purchase.

Shortly after the unexpected death of then-owner Anne Marion, Sheridan received a call from her estate, which offered the powerhouse creative a chance to snap the storied 142,000-acre property up wholesale; thereby preventing it from being broken up a la Yellowstone.

“I said, ‘How much?’ They said, ‘It’s $350 million.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m about 330 short. But please, you thought enough to call me, will you give me two weeks?’” Taylor Sheridan recounted.

While he’d always valued his independence and ability to operate as a “hired gun” as opposed to a company man, Sheridan decided to expand his overall deal with Paramount Global (formerly Viacom CBS) to secure a reported sum of $200 million, which certainly came in handy here.

As for the remaining millions, he’d “wrangle” some additional investors to bridge the gap.

“I was real rich for 45 minutes. Then I was broke again. That was the trade… I do the shows for the ranch.”

Local publication Fort Worth Star-Telegram indicates Four Sixes Ranch (AKA 6666 Ranch) was sold for $192.2 million. It’s unclear what percentage of the purchase price was fronted by the big fella himself; nor how much Four Sixes’ thriving horse + cattle operation accounts for Sheridan’s annual income.

But suffice it to say, the investment is definitely a life/generation-changing one.

Taylor Sheridan also owns two considerably smaller ranches in Texas.

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How much money has Taylor Sheridan made from Yellowstone?

While it’s unclear where Taylor Sheridan’s $200 million overall deal with Paramount ends and his Yellowstone salary begins, reports indicate he earns anywhere between $250,000 and $1.3 million per episode.

Although it would be remiss to characterise the above as his sole Yellowstone-related revenue stream.

Shortly after it came to light that Paramount Global sustained Q1 (2023) losses of nearly $1.12 billion — $511 million from streaming alone — the big-budget production’s expenditure came under intense scrutiny.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Taylor Sheridan charges Paramount $50,000 per week to rent his ranches as filming locations, $214,979 per week to put the show’s actors through “cowboy camp,” $25 per head for herds of cattle to appear onscreen, and plenty more.

“It’s not double dipping,” asserts Sheridan’s producing partner David Glasser.

“Everything we do has a three-bid system, and Viacom has an audit team. Like shooting [Yellowstone prequel 1883] on Taylor’s ranch [for a reported $50,000 a week] was at a comparable price to the ranch next door.”

Taylor Sheridan Net Worth (2023) - Yellowstone Salary

“We rent a lot of ranches and know how much they cost.”

“They gave me a budget of $175 million [for 1883]. I thought it was going to be $225 million with the rush costs. We did it for $169 million. And it was the biggest show,” said Taylor Sheridan.

“I know these are huge bets Paramount makes on me every time. I’m asking them to give me Game of Thrones season 6 money for what is essentially a pilot every year, and that’s a big ask.”

“If I’m parking 20 million people in front of a television, if I’m beating NFL Sunday Night Football routinely, I think the fact I wanted four cameras and worked late into Friday — I don’t think that’s a bad trade.”

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Bosque Ranch Productions

In addition to owning a primary location where Yellowstone is filmed (and a primary location where another forthcoming spin-off will be filmed), like many creatives in this space, Taylor Sheridan also owns a production company — named after the Cranfills Gap in Bosque County, Texas where he grew up — which gets a piece of the action every time cameras roll.

Taylor Sheridan’s Content Empire

Currently, Paramount spends approximately $500 million producing Taylor Sheridan’s television projects.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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