Who’s the richest Hocus Pocus witch? Net worths, ranked – from Sarah Jessica Parker’s Sex and the City fortune and Bette Midler’s music and stage millions, to Kathy Najimy, who gives back too

Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson in Disney’s Hocus Pocus 2. Photo: AP Photo
After almost 30 years of waiting, the Sanderson sisters are finally back on their broomsticks and terrifying the children of Salem once again. That’s right – Hocus Pocus 2 is finally here, starring its original 1993 cast Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. It was released for streaming on Disney+ on September 30.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy star in 1993’s OG Hocus Pocus. Photo: Handout

While the original film didn’t totally set the box office alight upon release, the annual celebration of Halloween has helped make this film a cult classic. And after years of begging for a sequel, the fans are finally getting just what they want this year.

This image released by Disney shows, from left, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in Hocus Pocus 2. Photo: Disney via AP

Understandably, a lot has happened to the film’s three actresses over the past three decades. So how does Midler, SJP and Najimy’s fortunes stack up all these years later?

Here’s how rich the Hocus Pocus witches are now, according to the internet whizzes at Celebrity Net Worth.

1. Bette Midler, 76

Estimated net worth: US$250 million

Bette Midler attends Disney’s Hocus Pocus 2 premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on September 27, in New York City. Photo: Getty Images/AFP

Even before Hocus Pocus, The Divine Miss M (as her 1972 album was titled) was already an award-winning superstar of film, television, music and the stage. Known for popular movies like Beaches and The Rose, Midler went on to star in a string of box office hits after Hocus Pocus, including The First Wives Club and That Old Feeling.

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Taylor Trensch, Bette Midler and Gavin Creel during a performance of Hello, Dolly! in New York. Photo: AP Photo

These days, the LGBTQ+ icon lives in New York with husband Martin von Haselberg, who she’s been married to since 1984. Following a successful career that has seen her rake in an estimated US$250 million fortune, Midler only stars in selective roles these days.

One thing she does not hold back on, however, is her dislike for Donald Trump, which has seen the pair engage in multiple wars of words on Twitter.

2. Sarah Jessica Parker, 57

Estimated net worth: US$200 million

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Hocus Pocus 2 premiere in New York City, New York, US, on September 27. Photo: Reuters

Back in 1993, SJP was largely considered as a newcomer actress and by far the least famous of the three witches. How times have changed!

Parker went on to star in the hugely successful TV series Sex in the City, which has spawned multiple films and a spin-off show, And Just Like That ...
Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall attend the Sex and the City seminar at the Museum of Television and Radio in October 2003, in New York City. Photo: Abaca Press/TNS

When she wasn’t playing Carrie Bradshaw, Parker focused on her movie career, starring in films such as The Family Stone and Failure to Launch. She also returned to the stage in 1996 (where she got her start), appearing in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying alongside her now husband, Matthew Broderick.

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Parker also capitalised on her status as a fashion icon by creating a clothing line named Bitten for Steve & Barry’s, and a shoe collection for Nordstrom’s called the SJP Collection.

3. Kathy Najimy, 65

Estimated net worth: US$8 million

Kathy Najimy attends the Hocus Pocus 2 premiere in New York City, US on September 27. Photo: Reuters

Actress Kathy Najimy’s wealth might not come close to her Hocus Pocus co-stars, but that doesn’t mean she’s been sitting back over the years.

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Najimy has had starring, supporting or recurring roles in shows like Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, Veronica’s Closet and Veep over the years, and could be seen in films like The Wedding Planner, Sister Act and Netflix hit Dumplin’ alongside Jennifer Aniston.
Kathy Najimy uses her celebrity star power for good causes. Photo: @kathynajimy/Instagram

She also uses her A-lister status to donate money to charities by appearing on game shows like the celebrity version of The Weakest Link, Celebrity Poker Showdown and CBS’ Gameshow Marathon, as per multiple sources. She’s also historically been a strong advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights.

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  • It’s been nearly three decades since Halloween favourite Hocus Pocus was released, and now, the sequel is up for streaming on Disney+ – but who’s the richest witch?
  • Midler found success in film; SJP with SATC, of course; while Najimy was in Dumplin’ with Jennifer Aniston, and even donated her Weakest Link winnings to charity