How much was Kristoff St. John worth?
|Date of Birth:
|July 15, 1966 (aged 52)
|United States of America
|6 ft (1.85 m)
About Kristoff St. John
Kristoff St. John, whose real name is Christoff St. John, was an American actor, director, and producer. He began his career in the film industry during the 1970s and then, joined the cast of The Young and The Restless. He spent nearly thirty years portraying the role of Neil Winters in the CBS daytime soap opera, which earned him multiple awards and nominations for the likes of Daytime Emmys, Emmys, and NAACP Image Awards.
Kristoff St. John gained fame long before he joined the CBS soap opera when he starred in Big John, Little John, The Bad News Bears, and other productions. He was born on July 15, 1966, in New York City, New York. Both of his parents worked in the entertainment business. His mother, Marie, was an entertainer, and his father, Christopher St. John, is a well-known film and television actor, director, and producer, who’s known for his Remington Steele and Top of the Heap.
At the age of nine, thanks to the influence of his father in the cinema, he landed his first acting role in the television series That’s My Mama. The following year, he joined the cast of Big John, Little John where he was a series regular for eleven episodes. He attended both Calabasas and Nordhoff High Schools all in all while he was landing acting roles in television series. Throughout the rest of the 1970s, he continued to improve his acting skills and took part in productions such as Happy Days, Wonder Woman, The Champ, and Roots: The Next Generation(s).
The actor’s career skyrocketed when he joined The YR and so did his wealth. In the 1980s, he spent most of his time in television series and movies such as Sister, Sister, and A Different World. He also joined the cast of Charlie and Company for eighteen episodes, thanks to which he earned a small sum. In 1989, he joined the cast of Generations, where he portrayed the role of Adam Marshall for 208 episodes.
Shortly after the NBC soap opera Generations had ended from which he received an estimated $950,000 for, he joined the cast of The Young and The Restless. He went on to portray the main character of Neil Winters from 1991 to 2019 (until his death). His truly impressive acting skills earned him multiple NAACP Image Awards, two Emmys, and several nominations for Daytime Emmy Awards. In addition to winning awards and gaining international popularity, the role also helped him earn more than an estimated $3 million over the three decades that he was on the show.
Besides starring as both himself and other characters, in the past three decades, Kristoff St. John became a producer and director of several documentaries and television series. The first project that he produced was The Windy City from 1992. Among some of his other works as a director are CBS Soap Break, The Bridge to Nowhere, and Diamond X.
In 2016, he produced and directed the biographical documentary A Man Called God, which focuses on the lives of himself and his father, Christopher. Prior to his death in February 2019, most recently, he collaborated with Marc Clebanoff for the creation and writing of the television series Stripped.
Concurrently with starring in The Young and The Restless, he also took part in many films and television series. Among some of the most successful productions that he was part of are Hanging with Mr. Cooper, The Crew, Family Matters, and Everybody Hates Chris. His final role in a film was in the 2019 thriller Home Is Where the Killer Is.
St. John’s Total Net Worth
Kristoff St. John earned about half of his career earnings from his appearance as Neil Winters in The Young and the Restless. He first appeared on the show in 1991 and continued until the year that he died, 2019. St. John’s lifetime earnings from the show are estimated to be $3 million. He also appeared in Generations earlier in his career, from 1989 to 1991, for a total of 208 episodes. It is estimated that he earned $950,000 in total.
His earliest TV series appearances were in That’s My Mama and Happy Days, each for a single episode. St. John was then cast as Homer in Big John, Little John for 12 episodes in 1976. Other notable performances from his 45 acting credits, were A Man Called God, 20 Ft Below: The Darkness Descending and A Christmas Cruise. He also appeared for 27 episodes in The Bad News Bears, for 18 episodes in Charlie & Co. and for 6 episodes in Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.
From all of his acting appearances, excluding Generations and The Young and the Restless, but including his 6 producing credits and his 52 appearances as himself. It is estimated that Kristoff St. John earned $2.5 million. In total, his career earnings were therefore $6.45 million.
In terms of taxes, St. John had average yearly earnings of around $143,000 per year over his 45 year career (1974-2019). However some of those years had him earning more, others less. That said, it was not as extreme as some TV stars who earn tens of millions in a single year and nothing the next. No, Kristoff St. John was a steady earner who perhaps paid about 33% in tax over his career. There are various ways that taxes can be optimized but it is still around one third of an actor’s earnings, for Kristoff a little less. Therefore his post-tax earnings were $4.32 million, having paid $2.13 million in tax.
Kristoff St. John was a man of balanced demeanor who supported various causes that were important to him. He was married twice but both marriages ended in divorce. St. John married Mia St. John between 1991–1995 and later he married again, this time to Allana Nadal between 2001–2007. St. John’s career had already taken off by 1991, in fact Generations had just come to an end. His earnings between 1991 and 1995 were also small. It is unlikely that he was ordered to pay any more than $200,000 in a divorce settlement under these circumstances. However, the couple also had children and therefore it is expected that he has paid as much as $1.2 million in total to Mia St. John.
Again, when he married Allana Nadal in 2001 he was already a very established actor. It is not like Nadal helped him get there. Kristoff also did not work much at all during that period, he made only three appearances in fact. It is unclear how much of a divorce settlement he would have had to pay, if at all in certain cases. It is estimated as the same, some $200,000. However again they had one child together and it is estimated that in total Nadal received $600,000.
There is little evidence that St. John had poor financial skills or mismanaged more than average of his money. He died with a $33,000 American Express bill but this is not abnormal for a high earning individual who died so suddenly. He had no history of alcohol abuse and so on. It is likely that he held on to most of his wealth, with some minor losses but overall greater investment gains. When taking these other factors into account, and some likely living costs over the years, miscellaneous payments and so on. He will have also had some agent and management fees, It is estimated that Kristoff St. John had a net worth of $2 million.
Kristoff St. John is one of the most highly-praised soap opera actors to emerge from the 1970s. Joining the family of The Young and The Restless helped him achieve the success that he was planning to find in the film industry. His acting career started off when he was just seven years old and it eventually spanned over five decades. He spent nearly thirty years in the popular CBS soap opera and, at the same time, he also became a director, producer, and writer to several other television projects.