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Barbara Eden Net Worth: How Much Did the ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ Star Earn?

Barbara Eden Net Worth: How Much Did the ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ Star Earn?

Barbara Eden has been the world’s favorite Jeannie for six decades, and it has helped the actress build her net worth. Eden starred in I Dream of Jeannie for five seasons alongside Larry Hagman. Yet the classic TV show was not her first introduction to television viewers.

Eden popped up on TV shows like The Johnny Carson Show (Carson’s pre-Tonight Show show), Perry Mason, I Love Lucy, Father Knows Best, Route 66, and The Andy Griffith Show. Getting these types of guest-starring roles kept her in the public eye, too. Film work also provided Eden more exposure, including Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Five Weeks in a Balloon, and Flaming Star. That movie in 1960 saw Eden work with Elvis Presley.

All of that led to Eden’s tackling her most famous role on I Dream of Jeannie, starting in 1965. This also played a part in helping Barbara Eden build her net worth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Eden’s total is $10 million. Eden played the magical role alongside Hagman, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke, Barton MacLane, and a host of guest stars from the late 1960s.

Barbara Eden Stays A Star In Reruns

I Dream of Jeannie lasted just five seasons on NBC, but it’s been a smash hit in syndication. The show has pretty much been in rerun land for five decades. Eden made a deal within her contract around receiving residuals. That’s helped keep Eden afloat during the hard times.

Of course, a lot of sitcom stars find themselves without much in terms of work going forward. That long-running series ends and they have no new role lined up. For Eden, though, this didn’t happen with her. She has a career as a singer to lean back upon. Eden worked up a Las Vegas act and would get booked at some of the famous Las Vegas hotels.

Yet Eden also picked up movie work, including A Howling in the Woods and The Feminist and the Fuzz. Then, in 1974, Eden happened to play a woman who became pregnant thanks to aliens. That movie’s name? The Stranger Within. Around the 1980s, Eden co-produced and starred in The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick. She also had another turn in the world of sitcoms thanks to Harper Valley, PTA.

As the 1990s roll around, Eden finds herself as part of the cast on Dallas. She reconnected with theater work while also picking up voiceover work.