One of Canada’s best-known entertainers, Dan Aykroyd is worth $250 million USD. “Saturday Night Live” cast member and “Ghostbusters” star Ray Stantz are two of Aykroyd’s most well-known accomplishments.
As a member of The Blues Brothers, Dan and John Belushi’s “Saturday Night Live” comedy became a touring band; their 1978 album “Briefcase Full of Blues” sold 3.5 million copies.
When Aykroyd formed the House of Blues concert venue/restaurant business in 1992, he invested $600,000 into Crystal Head Vodka; the vodka is marketed in crystal skull-shaped bottles and the company’s revenue hit $80 million by 2018.
‘The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour’ was when Aykroyd began his professional acting career in television. He created a comedic partnership with Valerie Bromfield after moving to Toronto.
As a member of Second City, he had the opportunity to work with Bill Murray, John Candy, and Gilda Radner among others.
In 1992, he founded the House of Blues, a chain of 13 live music concert venues dedicated to the promotion of African-American cultural contributions to blues music and folk art in the United States.
‘Nothing but Trouble’ was his directorial debut. At the box office, it didn’t do well at all.
Elwood Delaney, aka Elwood Blues, hosts the weekly show ‘House of Blues Radio Hour’ on Jazz FM as Elwood Delaney. He’s currently on the road with the Blues Brothers, as well.
Dan Aykroyd has a net worth of $200 million as of 2022.
Carrie Fisher, Dan’s co-star in 1980’s “The Blues Brothers,” broke up with him for Paul Simon. It was on April 29, 1983, that Aykroyd married actress Donna Dixon, and they have three kids together: Danielle (born in November 1989), Belle (born in June 1993), and Stella (born in April 1998). When John Belushi died, Dan was heartbroken, and he referred to him as a brother and a kindred soul.
Dan has had reserve positions with the police departments in Harahan, Louisiana, and Hinds County, Mississippi. Michael Aykroyd, a spiritualist and UFO enthusiast, is the MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) Hollywood consultant and a member of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network).
It was because of his fascination with UFOs that he hosted “Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal” and produced the DVD “Dan Aykroyd: Unplugged on UFOs.” It was Dan who authored the book’s introduction and promoted Peter Aykroyd’s 2009 publication “A History of Ghosts,” which chronicled the Aykroyd family’s long history with Spiritualism.
Aykroyd, Daniel Edward, was born on July 1, 1952, in Ottawa, Canada. He is an American actor and comedian. Aykroyd was born in London, England, to British-Canadian parents Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, and Lorraine Helene.
Aykroyd was raised Catholic. For as long as he could remember, his lifelong ambition was to become an altar boy. In Ottawa, he went to St. Pius X High School. St. Patrick’s High School in Ottawa served as the location of his secondary education.
The estimated net worth of Dan Aykroyd is $250 million.
In addition to his appearances in Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live, his net worth is mostly due to his work in the entertainment industry.
Dan and John Belushi’s Saturday Night Live comic team, The Blues Brothers, also had a member in him. It was in 1978 that they released the album Briefcase Full of Blues as a full-fledged band.
A sampling of Dan’s acting credits includes Ghostbusters: Afterlife, The Simpsons, Hotel Paranormal, Workin’ Mom, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, Yogi Bear, Happily Divorced, and Pearl Harbor.
The House of Blues performance venue/restaurant corporation was co-founded by Dan, 69, in 1992, despite his considerable success as a performer.
It took him six years and $600,000 to launch Crystal Head Vodka in 2007; the company’s annual revenue has now grown to more than $80 million.