Archie and Jughead come from very different backgrounds, one experiencing an archetypal home life and the other living on the fringe South Side of Riverdale. But in reality, the actors who play them, KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse, have amassed substantial wealth. This is how the stars stack up when it comes to net worth.
Both Riverdale stars have laid the foundation for stardom, just as their characters Archie and Jughead, Apa, and Sprouse appear to be headed for even greater success. When he landed the lead role of Archie, Apa was relatively new to Hollywood compared to Sprouse, who spent much of his teenage years on a high-profile television series (more on that later).
But both Riverdale stars have racked upside concerts during their time on the show, adding to their fame and fortune. Before Riverdale, Apa was best known in New Zealand for his stints in two dramas, Shortland Street and The Cul De Sac.
After landing the role of Archie, Apa had a hot streak and starred in several movies during Riverdale’s filming breaks. Moviegoers may remember him from titles like A Dog’s Purpose, The Hate U Give, and I Still Believe.
Before Riverdale, Sprouse had already racked up dozens of on-screen appearances in television shows, shorts, and movies, along with voice acting on amined projects. As a child actor, one of his most notable parts was the recurring gig on Friends as Ross Gellar’s son Ben. Sprouse continued to appear on various projects before getting his big break.
Sprouse rose to stratospheric fame when he and his brother, Dylan Sprouse, landed co-starring roles on The Suite Life With Zack and Cody. The smash-hit show spawned spin-offs, TV movies, and specials, making the Sprouse brothers become stars.
Sprouse continues to juggle projects between seasons of Riverdale, including the teen romance film Five Feet Apart and the upcoming comedy Undercover. The artist also makes a living working as a photographer, filming haute couture items for magazines like Elle. Sprouse’s lucrative hustle adds to his growing net worth.
In reality, both Apa and Sprouse have accumulated considerable wealth. But Jughead’s portraitist Sprouse has surpassed his co-star so far. A recent ranking estimates that is worth $ 3 million, but his scene partner’s total wealth almost triples that amount, while Sprouse has accumulated a fortune of approximately $ 8 million, according to statistics.