On October 29, 1971, Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Winona, Minnesota. 

Because of their strong friendship with author Aldous Huxley's wife Laura, she was given her middle name. She took her stage name from soul and rock artist Mitch Ryder

American actress Winona Ryder has an estimated net worth of $18 million

. She is well-known for her roles in the hit Netflix television series "Stranger Things," the films "Beetlejuice," and "Heathers."

Over the course of the first two seasons of "Stranger Things," Winona earned $100,000 per episode. 

. During this time, there were 17 episodes total, which equates to roughly $1.7 million for the two seasons.

. Winona's salary was increased to $350,000 per episode beginning with the third season. For the third season, that amounted to just about $3 million.

Winona spent $1.3 million on a home in her hometown of San Francisco in 1995. She put this house up for sale for $5 million in November 2020

Winona made the house available for rent at a rate of $15,000 per month about a year before she placed it up for sale

A 1936 Spanish-style residence in Los Angeles was purchased by Winona in 1998 for $2.6 million. In 2010, she flogged the house for $4.1 million.