Christopher Lee net worth was $25 million at the time of his death in 2015. The British actor had amassed a sizable fortune from his acting career. He is best known for his roles as Dracula in several Hammer horror films. He played the role nine times in a total of 20 films. He also starred in many other movies and television shows.
He was knighted in 2009 for his services to drama and charity. Lee's acting career began in the late 1950s. He started with small roles in two TV shows. Eventually, he got better and more leading roles. He starred in films such as 'Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents' from 1953 to 1956, 'Sailor of Fortune' in 1955, 'The Errol Flynn Theatre' in 1957, and 'Ivanhoe' in 1958.
In 1960, he appeared in 'Poor Devil' and then 'Tales of the Vikings' in 1973. He also starred in 'Space: 1999' in 1976. Despite being known for his villainous roles, he was a genuinely compassionate person in real life. He was a supporter of UNICEF and even backed PETA's campaign against live animal testing.
Lee was married twice and had a daughter, Christina. He died in 2015 at the age of 93 due to respiratory problems. He was buried at St Mary's Church in Belgravia, London. He is survived by his wife Brigit and their daughter. His grave is next to the famous actor Sir John Gielgud.