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How Much Did Jussie Smollett Make on 'Empire'?


For a time, former Empire star Jussie Smollett seemed like he was on top of the world. He had a starring role in a hit TV show, and a bright future ahead of him. That all changed when Jussie claimed to have been the victim of a hate crime that left him badly injured, and it was then alleged that Jussie had faked the attack. 

What was Jussie’s salary on ‘Empire’?

Prior to the drama around his possible attack, Smollett played Jamal Lyon on Empire. Jamal was the middle son of hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon on the show, and he was also an aspiring pop star. In addition to playing the part, Jussie also performed a number of songs during his time on the show.