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Sir David Jason still earns unbelievable amount of money 20 years after Only Fools and Horses

Sir David Jason still earns unbelievable amount of money 20 years after Only Fools and Horses

Sir David Jason is well-known as Del Boy who famously said: “This time next year, we’ll be millionaires.”

It’s been two decades since Only Fools and Horses aired its final episode.

The classic sitcom broadcast from 1981 to 1991, with a string of Christmas specials until it came to a complete close in 2003.

But it’s never really left us.

You can usually find a rerun somewhere on the telly, or iconic Only Fools and Horses moments circulating on social media or even on stage with the musical special.

And it seems it’s paying off for the stars, like the legendary Sir David Jason.

The 83-year-old is best known as Del Boy in the British series and received his OBE in 1993 before being knighted for services to acting and comedy in 2005.

Jason won a string of BAFTA TV Awards, National Television Awards and British Comedy Awards for his role in Only Fools and Horses.

And despite it being 20 years since the sitcom ended, the actor has reportedly been raking in a million pounds a year.

Sir David Jason in Only Fools and Horses.

Companies House papers reveal that his company, Peglington Productions (previously named David Jason Entertainments Limited), had a whopping £803,108 in cash and assets in 2022.

In 2021, the company paid out £402,830 in corporating tax – making Jason’s income for those two years a mega £2.1million.

With Only Fools and Horses never really going away, the Del Boy star takes in regular royalties.

Plus, he earns money from various TV, theatrical and voiceover gigs.

Then on top of all that, the A Touch of Frost actor also has various books, such as his best-selling memoir A Del of a Life: Lessons I’ve Learned from 2020.

Quite the Del Boy, Jason also reportedly hires out his helicopter – alright for some.

Earlier this year, the actor had to drop out of an appearance at this month’s Only Fools and Horses Convention in Milton Keynes.

Sir David Jason.
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It has now been rescheduled to January due to Jason’s health problem.

He said in a statement: “I am so very sorry for the disappointment and all the inconvenience it may cause but we are having to change the date of the forthcoming Only Fools and Horses Convention.

“Unfortunately I have just been advised I need a new bionic body part fitted. I won’t tell you which part it is, or you will all want one! And don’t worry it’s not being supplied by Monkey Harris, it’ll be the pukka gear.”

And as Del Boy says: “This time next year, we’ll be millionaires.”

Featured Image Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images/BBC

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Money