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Penn Badgley Net Worth 2024

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What is Penn Badgley’s Net Worth?

Penn Badgley’s net worth is estimated to be around $8 million. Penn Badgley is an American actor, musician, and producer best known for his roles in hit television series such as Gossip Girl and You. Active in the entertainment industry since the early 2000s, the bulk of his earnings come from his acting roles and music career.


Quick Facts about Penn Badgley

Date of BirthNovember 1, 1986
Place of BirthBaltimore, Maryland USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
ProfessionActor, Director, Producer, Musician
EducationGraduated high school at 13 years old, but never finished college
SpouseDomino Kirke (married 2017)
ParentsDuff Badgley, Lynne Badgley


Early Life

Penn Dayton Badgley was born on November 1, 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up in Richmond, Virginia, where he attended Charles Wright Academy. His parents, Duff and Lynne Badgley, were both musicians, and Penn developed a love for music at an early age. He began playing the guitar and singing in a band when he was just 12 years old.



Penn Badgley began his acting career in the early 2000s, with small roles in television series such as Will & Grace and The Young and the Restless. In 2006, he landed his breakthrough role as Dan Humphrey in the hit teen drama series Gossip Girl. The show, which aired for six seasons, was a massive success and helped to catapult Badgley to stardom.

Following the end of Gossip Girl in 2012, Badgley continued to work more in movies appearing in several films, including Easy A, Margin Call, and Greetings from Tim Buckley. He also starred in the short-lived series The Slap but it wasn’t until 2018 when he landed the lead role in the psychological thriller series You that he found another mainstream hit.

Badgley’s work on You has earned him critical acclaim, with many praising his performance as the charismatic and chilling stalker Joe Goldberg. 


Personal Life

Penn Badgley is notoriously private about his personal life, but he has been in a long-term relationship with musician Domino Kirke since 2014. The couple married in 2017 and welcomed their first child together in 2020.

While filming Gossip Girl, he secretly dated his co-star Blake Lively for almost three years.

Badgley is also known for his activism and involvement in social justice causes. He has been a vocal advocate for issues such as climate change, gun control, and LGBTQ+ rights, and has worked with organizations such as The Climate Reality Project and Everytown for Gun Safety.


Awards and Nominations

During his time on Gossip Girl Penn earned two Teen Choice Award nominations as well as a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actor On Television in 2011. For You Penn again received two Teen Choice Award nominations plus an additional nomination for a Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Actor In A Drama Series in 2019. 


Investments, Side Jobs, Endorsements

Penn Badgley’s primary source of income comes from his work in the entertainment industry. However, he has also taken on a few side jobs over the years. In 2015, he worked as a barista at a coffee shop in New York City to prepare for his role in the film Cymbeline. He also co-founded the Brooklyn-based indie rock band MOTHXR, which released their debut album in 2016.

Penn has appeared both solo or alongside other celebrities such as Michelle Williams or Dax Shepard modeling designer clothing lines like Marc Jacobs or TOMS shoes respectively. He also endorses watch brands such as Mr. Jones Watches who also sponsored him during promotional events across Europe earlier this year (2019).


Real Estate, Primary Home, Vacation Homes

As of 2021, Penn and his wife Domino live in a three-bedroom Brooklyn, New York apartment that they bought for $1.825 million.

Before that, they owned a loft in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg borough which they sold for $2.19 million in 2019.

Like many celebrities these days, Penn likes to invest his money into real estate rentals. It has been reported that he owns multiple properties across North America including an apartment building situated within Brooklyn Heights though exact locations are largely unknown outside of public records showing them being owned by anonymous LLC’s linked back to him legally through further research conducted by TMZ & other paparazzi outlets over the years .

When away from filming duties here it is believed he also rents out villas/condos/resorts primarily near areas known for their skiing facilities located throughout Utah & Colorado