It is well known that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is very profitable, and this year's Avenger: Endgame has smashed it once again. This means the actors in the superhero franchise are well compensated. Scroll down and see the stars of Endgame from highest to lowest net worth.
1. Robert Downey Jr: $300 Million
Robert Downey Jr plays Iron man in the franchise. He has racked up an impressive net worth of $300 million and is ranked as one of the highest paid actors worldwide.
2. Samuel L. Jackson: $220 Million
Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury in the MCU. He started his acting career in 1972 when he starred in Together For Days. His net worth is $220 million as of 2019, and he is known for being one of the best actors of all time.
3. Scarlett Johansson: $100 - $150 Million
Scarlett Johansson plays Black Widow in the MCU. Despite not yet having a solo film in the MCU, her parts in the Avengers and various other well-regarded movies like Her and Lucy have earned her the second-highest spot on the list, with an estimated net worth of $100 to $150 million.
4. Chris Hemsworth: $90 Million
Chris Hemsworth plays Thor, the God of Thunder in the MCU. The character he never thought would make him a household name. He has also had starring turns in franchises like Snow White and the Huntsman and the upcoming Men in Black: International, Hemsworth is well on his way to increases his impressive $90 million net worth.
5. Chris Evans: $50 Million
Chris Evans plays Captain America in the franchise. Though he may be the First Avenger, Evans isn’t the first in terms of net worth. The reason may be because his roles before Captain America were not particularly lucrative. Evans is trying to upgrade both his choice in roles and his salary, so it’s possible that his net worth will be more than $50 million very soon.
6. Jeremy Renner: $50 Million
Jeremy Renner plays Hawkeye in the MCU. He joined the MCU with an uncredited appearance in Thor, in which we first meet his character, Shield agent Clint Barton, who is very skilled with a bow and arrow. He has also managed to amass quite a few franchise gigs, with roles in Bourne: Legacy and Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation helping to up his earnings. He’s also been nominated twice at the Oscars. Clearly, his $50 million net worth comes from making some brilliant career choices.
7. Chris Pratt: $40 Million
Chris Pratt plays Star-Lord in the MCU. Before starring in the Guardians of the Galaxy, he played Josh Faraday in the 2016 reboot of The Magnificent Seven and is known for his tv portrayals of Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation. His net worth now is about $40 million, but the actor shows no signs of slowing down.
8. Josh Brolin: $35 Million
Josh Brolin plays Thanos in the MCU in which he is unrecognizable because of the make-up but that doesn’t affect his performance, and his role was so successful. In fact, he has made his acting debut back in 1985 and is known for his appearances in the films No Country for Old Men, W. Milk, and True Grit. He has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
9. Don Cheadle: $35 Million
Don Cheadle plays War Machine in the MCU and he has been acting almost as long as Downey Jr. Cheadle got his start in the 1980s and earned Oscar and Emmy nominations for his starring turn in Hotel Rwanda and on the Showtime series House of Lies. He’s not a major part of the MCU, but the role has helped boost his net worth to around $35 million.
10. Mark Ruffalo: $30 Million
Mark Ruffalo plays Hulk in the MCU, and he has the lowest net worth of the original six Avengers because Marvel only made one Hulk solo film and it didn't even star Ruffalo. Though the actor has had memorable roles in the films like Shutter Island and Spotlight, his net worth is thought to be around $30 million.
10. Paul Rudd: $30 Million
Paul Rudd plays Ant-Man in the MCU, and he is tied with Hulk in terms of net worth. He has risen through the ranks as a comedic actor, starring in numerous Judd Apatow-helmed productions like Knocked Up and I Love You, Man. He entered the MCU more recently than many of his co-stars, and still likely has a third Ant-Man film on the horizon to increase his net worth.
12. Benedict Cumberbatch: $30 Million
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Dr.Stephen Strange in the MCU. He is known for being an "accidental superstar." He flew mostly under the entertainment radar until he made some promising career moves in 2013. His role in The Imitation Game landed him an Oscar nomination and turned him into a global star. With the success of TV show Sherlock and Dr. Strange, his net worth comes in around $30 million.
13. Tom Hiddleston: $20 Million
Tom Hiddleston plays Loki, a supervillain, in the MCU. His charismatic portrayal in the film has made him a household name. Outside of acting, Hiddleston also makes money as a producer, and his current net worth is approximately $20million.
14. Brie Larson: $10 Million
Brie Larson plays Captain Marvel and is the newest addition to the MCU. She’s been acting since she was a child in the ‘90s, starring on series like Raising Dad and The United States of Tara before landing her Oscar-winning role in Room. She’s very much in an upswing and might soon leave that $10 million net worth in the dust.
15. Tilda Swinton: $10 Million
Tilda Swinton plays The Ancient One in MCU. She is perhaps best recognized for her appearance in The Beach, Burn After Reading, and The Chronicles of Narnia. In 2011, her leading role in the film The Deep End earned her a nomination for a Golden Globe.
16. Chadwick Boseman: $8 Million
Chadwick Boseman plays Black Panther in the MCU. Before Chadwick Boseman gained worldwide notoriety and recognition for playing T’challa, he was known for his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in Get on Up, and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall. He is the first black actor to play a leading role in a superhero movie and has accumulated an $8 million net worth.
17. Elizabeth Olsen: $5 Million
Elizabeth Olsen plays Scarlet Witch in the MCU. She has played significant roles in several Marvel Comics productions, and she keeps getting a call back due to her exceptional skills. According to analysis, Olsen's current net worth could become a trifling figure in the years to come, as the actress’ career is really taking off.
18. Danai Gurira: $4 Million
Danai Gurira plays Okoye in the MCU. Before this prominent role, she was known for starring on The Walking Dead as Michonee, and the leader of the Dora Milaje in Black Panther. Back in 2016, her estimated net worth was around $500k, but that number has since increased by a lot with her participation in the MCU and is now approximately $4 million.
19. Tom Holland: $4 Million
Tom Holland plays Spider-Man in the MCU. His breakthrough came in 2012 when he acted in a disaster drama film The Impossible. In 2016, his performance in the MCU made him a household name. He says his ultimate goal is to become a director in Hollywood. As of 2019, Tom Holland's net worth is $4 million.
20. Tessa Thompson: $4 Million
Tessa Thompson plays Valkyrie in the new edition of the MCU. Thompson's first notable role was on a TV show, Veronica Mars. Around the same time, she had a minor yet notable arc on Grey’s Anatomy. Her career began to take off in the mid-00s, but she has recently landed big-screen roles in great flicks like Dear White People, Selma, Creed, and Westworld. Thompson is worth close to $4 million.
21. Karen Gillan: $2 Million
Karen Gillan plays Nebula in the MCU. She has had many notable turns in her acting career, starring on the hit BBC series Doctor Who for a number of seasons and playing the lead in the short-lived cult hit Selfie. There’s no doubt that she’s going to make a lot more down the line.