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The Richest 'Elf' Cast Members Ranked from Lowest to Highest (& the Wealthiest Has a Net Worth of $160 Million)

It’s hard to think of modern Christmas content that is more iconic and beloved than Elf.

The holiday movie ranks up with Mariah Carey‘s always chart-topping “All I Want for Christmas Is You” in terms of modern festive classics, and many of the movie’s stars have enjoyed successful careers and amassed impressive net worths since it was released in 2003.

Of course, two of the movie’s most recognizable stars are Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel who played off each other as a romantic pairing. However, it also features the likes of Peter Dinklage, James Caan and Mary Steenburgen.

Since it’s debut, Elf has likely been viewed annually in homes across the globe. It features iconic lines – “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color,” for example – and is funny but heartwarming. What’s not to love?!

Believe it or not, this year marks the classic film’s 19th anniversary! As the holidays are looming, we decided to check out the cast members’ estimated net worth. The wealthiest star from the film is worth $160 million. Can you guess what everyone else is worth?

Click inside to check out the richest stars from Elf ranked from lowest to highest…

What Happened to 'Elf' Star Daniel Tay Who Played Buddy's Half-Brother Michael Hobbs In the Beloved Christmas Movie

Believe it or not, it’s been almost 20 years since Elf became an instant holiday classic upon its release in 2003.

The Christmas movie did more than introduce fans to Will Ferrell‘s spirited Buddy the Elf and his iconic lines – think “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” and “Buddy the elf, what’s your favorite color.”

It also served as an introduction to Daniel Tay, who played Buddy’s half-brother Michael Hobbs in the movie.

At the time, Daniel was 11 and had one credit to his name, a role in American Splendor, which also premiered in 2003. He was a Hollywood newcomer who caught lightning in a bottle with his second movie.

However, Elf remains his biggest role to date, and we haven’t seen Daniel in any recent blockbusters.

That’s because his life took a different path.

Click inside to find out what Daniel Tay has been up to since starring in Elf…More Here! »

Zooey Deschanel Shares Why Her Children Aren't Fans of Her Christmas Classic 'Elf'

The holidays are right around the corner, which means that families across the globe are likely getting ready to watch Elf again. However, Zooey Deschanel can’t say the same for her family.

The 42-year-old actress starred in the Christmas classic as Will Ferrell‘s love interest. However, she revealed that her children – Charlie Wolf, 5, and Elsie Otter, 7 – still aren’t old enough to enjoy her movie just yet.

Click inside to find out why Zooey Deschanel’s kids aren’t Elf fans…More Here! »

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Will Ferrell Explains Why He Turned Down 'Elf' Sequel, Despite $29 Million Paycheck

Will Ferrell is opening up about his decision not to do an Elf sequel.

In a new interview, the 54-year-old actor explained why he turned down the opportunity to do a sequel to his iconic holiday movie, despite being offered a $29 million paycheck.

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Bob Newhart Reflects on His Classic Role in 'Elf'!

Bob Newhart always knew his film Elf was going to be a hit!

The 91-year-old actor recently reflected on the success of the iconic Christmas movie, which stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human raised by Santa’s elves who sets out to find his biological father in New York City. Bob plays Buddy’s adoptive father Papa Elf.

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Bob told The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s been phenomenal. When they sent me the script [for Elf], I said to my wife, “Honey, this is going to be a perennial. This is going to be like Miracle on 34th Street.” And that is exactly what happened. That is a wonderful thing, to be part of kids’ enjoyment of the Christmas season.”

Another star of Elf just revealed why the hit movie was never followed up with a sequel – see the surprising reason here!

There Was An 'Elf' Joke in Netflix's 'Eurovision' That No One Picked Up On According to Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell is opening up about the one joke in Eurovision that nobody picked up on.

During his interview with Variety, the 53-year-old actor dished about how in the Netflix movie, everybody believes that elves exist, which was actually designed to be a nod to Elf.

“You know what’s funny? Nobody got the subtext to that,” Will shared. “We were trying to put in this bit about how Lars has issues with elves and elves are stupid and thought, ‘That’s going to get such a funny laugh because of Buddy the Elf’.”

However, it “just went over everyone’s head.”

Will added that it was “supposed to be such an obvious joke that we should have my character just hate all things elf-related, and I starred in Elf. And that just kind of flew by.”

Elf has become a cultural holiday classic movie since its release in 2003, and it also starred Zooey Deschanel, James Caan and Mary Steenbergen.

One of the stars also opened up about why there was never a sequel to the movie. Find out here…

Man Dresses as Buddy from 'Elf' to Meet His Father for First Time

If you love the movie Elf, you’re going to love this story!

A man named Doug Henning, who is in his 40s, grew up with a set of adopted parents and he just discovered his biological father thanks to His father, Raul, actually didn’t know he existed until Doug reached out.

Henning planned his first in-person meetup with his dad for Thanksgiving weekend and he came up with the idea to dress up as Buddy after watching the Will Ferrell movie Elf with his family just days before the visit.

In Elf, Buddy meets his biological father, who doesn’t know about him, and breaks into song. Doug decided to do the same thing when his father Raul walked up to him at the airport. Watch below!

“When he came out of the airport, he probably thought I was a lunatic,” Henning told “It was a really good way to break the ice.”

Henning‘s father had never seen the movie, so he likely had no clue what was going on. “We ultimately sat down as a family and watched the movie,” he said.

You can watch the scene from the movie below!

One of the stars of Elf recently revealed why a sequel never happened.