The crew of the 1990s teenage soap Beverly Hills, 90210, is returning for another season in BH90210. The show brings back the cast as they attempt to get the revival off the ground. This six-part Fox show starts on Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT.
The first Beverly Hills, 90210, followed the Walsh twins’ move from boring Minnesota to glamorous and costly California. What has changed in the financial lives of actors since the time they left? Who is the wealthiest BH90210 actor currently? Is Tori Spelling OK?
Spelling’s financial situation is the equivalent of a Donna Martin-style catastrophe. Her father, Aaron Spelling, died in 2006; it was reported that he only left her $800,000 out of his total of $600 million. In 2012, she and her spouse Dean McDermott took out a $400,000 loan they immediately ended up not paying back. Then, in 2014 her mother told the New York Times that Spelling was known for her “crazy” spending habits where “she would close a store and drop $50,000 to $60,000.” In 2016, E! News revealed they had learned that American Express was suing her for failing to pay a $38,000 credit card debt.
This is on top of unpaid tax bill, inability to afford a vasectomy, and much more. Based on Celebrity Net Worth, which is based on news and public records to calculate its figures that she’s worth $500,000.
Carteris, the actress who played Andrea Zuckerman, was a huge deal in Beverly Hills, 90210: “I ate with royalty; I flew on private jets; I was mobbed in every country we visited,” she said once at the Sarah Lawrence College conference.
She’s still making headlines as SAG-AFTRA’s president. Union, which is the union that represents 160,000 entertainment and media employees. Carteris has been involved with everything from the fight for anti-discrimination laws to disputes over the pay of video game voice actors and is currently running a tense campaign to win the re-election. Carteris, her net worth is estimated at $3 million.
Brian Austin Green
The actor was subject to the greatest glow-ups, between his role as David Silver on Beverly Hills 90210 and getting married to actor Megan Fox in 2010. According to media report, his net worth has increased to $4 million.
“When I started doing 90210, my dad was my manager, and my mother was my business manager. So they made really good money because I was making good money,” Austin said to AARP The Magazine recently. “[Now] the house is paid off. They have money in the bank. They are blessed that way.”
However, he’s had a turbulent relationship with money and with love. Green brought a lawsuit in 2012 demanding that his former wife, Vanessa Marcil, pay the $200,000 loan he made to her during their marriage. (It was later dropped.) When Fox and Fox began divorcing in 2015, the former bachelor rented a $22,000 monthly home. The couple then sold their homes to the value of $2.6 million and $1.25 million. (Fox Green and Fox Green then decided later to remain together.)
Garth might have been the famous and wealthy Kelly Taylor in the show; however, she was shocked at her income in real life.
“Being on a successful television series like Beverly Hills, 90210 seems like a dream come true, right? In so many ways, it truly is,” Garth wrote in her memoir 2014, Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde. “First of all, it is good money — money on a level that I didn’t understand when I was a teenager. But I understood that it took a ton of financial pressure off of my family, which felt good. Suddenly, I could buy things for the people I loved, send presents and treat people to dinners. I supported myself and became financially independent at a young age.”
Following the show’s end, Garth played a few roles in TV films and TV shows. Her most memorable appearances were What I Like About You, which also starred Amanda Bynes, and 90210, the spinoff where she was an adviser. Her net worth is estimated at $8 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.
The Steve Sanders actor has sharks to be grateful for his post-Beverly Hills 90210 cash-in. Ziering portrays Fin Shepard in the Sharknado series, simultaneously hilarious and a shrewd money-maker. In the words of The Hollywood Reporter, he earned $500,000 from Sharknado five.
But he wasn’t always on his toes with the idea. His financial situation drove him to accept the job.
“As an actor, I get my insurance from the Screen Actor’s Guild by the union, and you have to make so much every year to get that type 1 insurance,” the actor told ABC News in 2013. “Halfway through the script, I told my wife, ‘Honey, I don’t know about this.’ She didn’t miss a beat; she said, ‘Look, you’re going to have two babies [by] this spring; you need to go to work.”
Over the years, Ziering has also launched a short-lived travel site called CelebrityHideaways.com, appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice, started a clothing line named Chainsaw Brands, competed on Dancing With the Stars, performed at Chippendales and dabbled in selling skin care products. His fees for speaking range between $20,000 and $50,000. Ziering has a profile on LinkedIn and also has a blog along with his wife, Erin.
They all add together: By Celebrity Net Worth, Ziering’s net worth is around $8 million.
Doherty stepped down from her character of Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210 after the fourth season because of several dramas (lateness or attitude, fighting with the other cast members and the rest of it). In a 1993 Entertainment Weekly article, Doherty admitted to having less than stellar spending habits, including an unreported debt of $36,000 at 22.
Doherty is ranked second in this ranking due to her net worth of $10 million. She’s now in remission and hoping to resume her work.