Paul Wesley is an American actor, director, and producer who has a net worth of $6 million. He is most known as Stefan Salvatore in The CW vampire romance drama, The Vampire Diaries.

Most recently, he has had major roles in CBS’s Tell Me a Story and Apple+’s Defending Jacob. In this article, we look at the career of Paul Wesley and breakdown his net worth.

Paul Wesley Net Worth Breakdown: Salary & Earnings

Paul Wesley’s net worth comes from his earnings as an actor, director, and producer, with the lion’s share of it coming from his eight-year starring role in The Vampire Diaries.

Notwithstanding his Vampire Diaries role, Wesley has had appearances in nearly 50 other movies and TV shows since his debut in 1999.

His first on-screen appearance came as Max Nickerson in the long-running CBS soap opera Guiding Light. He landed the role when he was a junior in high school.

He had a small role in another NBC soap opera, Another World, and appeared in the TV movie, Shot in the Heart.

From 2001 to 2002, Wesley, while still using the name Paul Wasilewski, starred as Lucas “Luke” Cates in the CBS supernatural drama series Wolf Lake.

He went on to make numerous guest appearances in TV shows like Law & Order: Criminal, Intent Young, Arthur Smallville, and The O.C.

He had a recurring role as Tommy DeFelice in the NBC drama series American Dreams from 2002 to 2005, and as Tommy Callahan in The WB drama series Everwood from 2003 to 2004.

Left to right: Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and Ian Somerhalder in The Vampire Diaries
Left to right: Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and Ian Somerhalder in The Vampire Diaries
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In 2009, Wesley landed his most successful role to date as Stefan Salvatore alongside Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder in The CW supernatural romance drama series, The Vampire Diaries. In later seasons, Wesley occasionally directed and became a producer since the eighth season of the show.

In between filming for The Vampire Diaries, Wesley built his movie portfolio with roles in Before I Disappear, Amira and Sam, and The Late Bloomer.

Wesley is also part of the main cast of the CBS psychological thriller anthology series Tell Me a Story, playing Eddie Longo in season 1 and Tucker Reed in season 2.

Wesley recently played Bobby in the Apple+ drama miniseries Defending Jacob starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery,  and J.K. Simmons, among others.

How Old is Paul Wesley? What is His Height?

Paul Wesley was born Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski, the second of four children, to Polish parents Tomasz and Agnieszka Wasilewski in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Born on July 23, 1982, the 37-year-old stands at 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters). He and his sisters Monika, Leah, and Julia spent four months every year in Poland until they turned 16.

He attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey, Marlboro High School in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, and Lakewood Prep School in Howell, New Jersey.

He was a junior in high school when he landed his first acting role in Guiding Light. He also attended Rutgers University in New Jersey but dropped out after a semester when his acting career took off.

Is Paul Wesley Married?

As of February 2019, Paul Wesley is married to Ines de Ramon. Their wedding ceremony was held in secrecy and it was later confirmed by each sporting a wedding band while out together.

Paul Wesley and wife Ines de Ramon
Paul Wesley and wife Ines de Ramon
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Their marriage marks Wesley’s first marriage: he was previously married to his Killer Movie, and later The Vampire Diaries, co-star Torrey DeVitto. 

They met on-set of the 2008 slasher movie and began going out. Their marriage was held in secret on April 16, 2011. They separated after two years and their divorce was finalized on December 23, 2013.

After his divorce, Wesley started dating another of his Vampire Diaries co-stars, Phoebe Tonkin, in 2013. They had an on-off relationship that ended for good in 2017.