16 richest actors in Marvel’s Thor franchise – net worths, ranked: from Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, of course, to Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson, but who tops the list?
So, who’s the richest cast member to come out of the franchise? We take a look at the wealthiest stars, based on Celebrity Net Worth valuations …
12. Kat Dennings, 36, and Tom Hiddleston, 41 – US$25 million
Dennings and Hiddleston have an equal net worth of US$25 million each. Dennings has starred in multiple TV shows from 2 Broke Girls and Big Mouth to Marvel’s WandaVision mini series.
Meanwhile, Hiddleston, who plays Loki, was in multiple British productions before landing the Avengers role.
11. Mark Ruffalo, 54 – US$35 million
Before he became a household name, Ruffalo started his career in playwriting, even co-founding the Orpheus Theater Company in his early days. Famous films he’s acted in since include thrillers like Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio and Zodiac, but he’s largely well-known for his portrayal of the human version of The Hulk.
10. Idris Elba, 49, and Rene Russo, 68 – US$40 million
Elba and Russo are veterans in acting so it’s no surprise they’ve both stacked up US$40 million in the bank over the years. The London-born actor and rapper became popular in the UK through Guy Ritchie films like RocknRolla and crime TV show Luther, before landing Hollywood gigs from Star Trek Beyond to, of course, the Thor franchise. He’s even been in a film with Beyoncé, Obsessed.
Russo was a model in the 70s posing for Versace and Richard Avedon, and became bona fide showbiz royalty through her acting career which spans from 1987 to now, with films including Avengers: Endgame and Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw.
9. Elsa Pataky, 45, and Stellan Skarsgård, 71 – US$50 million
8. Natalie Portman, 41 – US$90 million
Thor’s love interest in the films is a very familiar face, having nabbed roles since she was a child. The vegan beauty – whose co-star Hemsworth “stopped eating meat” for before filming their on-screen kiss – has won an Oscar for Black Swan, was in the OG Star Wars as Princess Leia and had a very lucrative endorsement deal with Miss Dior, adding to her nearly US$100 million net worth.
7. Cate Blanchett, 53 – US$95 million
The Australian actress is widely regarded as one of the best in her nation, but has worked her way through some of Hollywood’s biggest hits including Elizabeth, The Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. She’s won multiple Academy Awards and Golden Globes and starred as Hela in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.
6. Christian Bale, 48, and Russell Crowe, 58 – US$120 million
Crowe rose to international stardom through Gladiator followed by Cinderella Man and A Beautiful Mind, but has also had an unexpected music career since the early 1980s and even embarked on a recent sold-out US tour.
5. Chris Hemsworth, 38 – US$130 million
The Asgardian superhero himself has stacked up millions – lots of it – since he hit the jackpot with the main character role. Although it was actually his brother Liam who first hit the Hollywood spotlight (also from dating pop star Miley Cyrus), the Australian actor quickly rose to prominence with the Marvel moneymaker, but has also starred in films like The Huntsman and Extraction. Off-screen, he’s made seven-figure endorsement deals with Tag Heuer and Hugo Boss, per Forbes.
4. Anthony Hopkins, 84 – US$160 million
It’s hard to believe he’s already 84 when Mr Hopkins has continued to join blockbusters like Thor as a senior actor. The Welsh actor and producer is best known for playing the horrifying Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs and its relevant franchise films, as well as Meet Joe Black opposite Brad Pitt, though he actually got his first acting job as far back as 1960. Over six decades later, the veteran is still working and has three more films in post-production and filming stages. Legend.
3. Scarlett Johansson, 37 – US$165 million
2. Matt Damon, 51 – US$170 million
He’s acted alongside Hollywood’s elite over the years and has starred in some of the most critically-acclaimed classics like Good Will Hunting and the US’ adaptation of Hong Kong’s Infernal Affairs, The Departed. So no surprise the 51-year-old has made No 2 on the list, but he’s also no stranger to working with brands like Nike with Ben Affleck (coming soon) and is even a crypto advocate outside work.
1. Samuel L. Jackson, 73 – US$250 million
How is the actor, film and TV producer, singer and voice actor, so rich, you ask? Well, given that in 2011, he grossed more films than any other actor at the time, per Guinness Book of World Records, Jackson has undoubtedly provided some good work over the years – in over 120 productions. Besides cult classics like Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Django, the 73-year-old has also made investments in Dave’s Hot Chicken with Drake and in real estate. He plays Nick Fury for Marvel, and is in the original Thor from back in 2011.
- Chris Hemsworth is set to make more millions with Love and Thunder while his wife Elsa Pataky also has an impressive net worth … and British star Idris Elba was once in a film with Beyoncé
- Cate Blanchett, Anthony Hopkins and Russell Crowe are all veteran actors, and so is method actor Christian Bale who rose to fame in American Psycho and as Batman