About William Shatner
It has been announced that William Shatner net worth has an estimate of 300 million dollars, which is a huge sum of money. Born in Quebec, Canada, William Shatner accumulated his net worth through his careers as an actor, spokesman and a very successful novelist. His career has been in a public’s eye for more than 60 years, which is a huge amount of time. Thus, it is no wonder why William Shatner net worth is so high.
To the public, he started to gain popularity as a Captain Kirk, the character which he portrayed in the sci-fi series called “Star Trek”. Moreover, later William Shatner was invited to appear in other TV shows including “T.J. Hooker”, “The Practice” and “Boston Legal”. William Shatner’s success in television might be proved by the fact that the actor has won a Golden Globe award once and Emmy awards twice.
Also, it has been announced that the actor receives 150 thousand dollars for every episode on TV he appears, which also increases the total amount of William Shatner net worth. Another interesting thing is that most of the people who have been following his career are familiar with the debate, which states that William Shatner was given 600 million dollars for his appearance in the TV commercial of Priceline.com. In 1997, he signed a contract with Priceline in order to be the travel agency’s commercial face. This was the time when the internet was on its way to reach the peak and Priceline was said to get huge stock market valuations.
Therefore, William Shatner wanted to get a stock instead of getting cash as his payment. However, soon the internet bubble burst and Priceline stocks value dropped. In 2000, it felt so much that one stock of the Priceline was worth barely 1.80 dollars per share. One decade passed and Priceline seems to be on its foot again and also it has been said that William Shatner came back to do Priceline commercials again. Now its shares are worth 300 dollars. However, when the internet bubble burst, William Shatner did not sell any of his shares, which makes people speculate that by now his shares might be worth around 600 million dollars. But no official statements have been made about it, so it leads to only guesses and speculations. In case that it becomes true, William Shatner net worth would increase big time. However, William Shatner keeps on denying all these rumors.