One criticism some people have had of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been the lack of major female superheroes or characters, and towards the end of the epic storyline with Thanos, that was something that started to change. With Captain Marvel becoming the first female-led Marvel movie and a Black Widow movie coming out in the near future, it is clear that Marvel is addressing the situation and trying to highlight the female characters that they have available.
Even though the women aren't always the main stars, there have been plenty of female characters in the movies, with Marvel bringing in some huge stars to play those roles, and within this article, we will take a look at the net worth of Marvel's female stars.
10 Karen Gillan (Net Worth: $2 Million)
We kickstart this list with Scottish actress and former model, Karen Gillan, who has a net worth of $2 million and within the Marvel world, she portrays the character of Nebula, who is predominantly from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. While Nebula does have moments where you would consider her to be a villain, at the core of the character there is a hero, who over the course of the movies, does more good than bad, becoming a very popular character in the movies.
Away from being used as Thanos' puppet, Karen Gillan is probably best known for her role in Doctor Who, where she worked as the Doctor's companion.
9 Letitia Wright (Net Worth: $4 Million)
Considering she is only at the start of her career as an actress, being the youngest member on this list, Letitia Wright's net worth of $4 million is incredibly impressive, and her role as Shuri is one of the major reasons for that.
Shuri became an instant hit in the Black Panther movie, quickly establishing herself as a fan favorite due to her sassy attitude providing some hilarious moments. However, the character was also incredibly smart and also a badass at fighting. Aside from Black Panther, Wright has appeared in Ready Player One, and other movies, as well as being the lead actress for one of the greatest episodes of the nit Netflix show, Black Mirror.
8 Tessa Thompson (Net Worth: $4 Million)
Another Marvel actress who has a net worth of $4 million is Tessa Thompson, who joined the cast of characters in Thor Ragnarok, portraying Valkryie, who was a character many comic book fans wanted to see for some time. Thompson knocked it out of the park in the movie, putting in a very memorable performance and fans loved seeing her return in Avengers: End Game, with Valkryie still having a role to play in the future.
As well as her role in Thor, Thompson has also been a lead actress in the recent Men In Black reboot alongside Chris Hemsworth, in Men In Black: International and she also voiced Lady for the upcoming live-action Lady and the Tramp.
7 Elizabeth Olsen (Net Worth: $5 Million)
Within the Marvel world, Elizabeth Olsen portrays Scarlet Witch, which is arguably one of, if not the most powerful character within the Marvel world, having some incredible abilities. Olsen's portrayal of Scarlet Witch was fantastic, and she has certainly had to deal with a lot emotionally, losing both Vision and Quicksilver already, which has allowed the world to see Olsen's range as an actress.
Away from the Marvel world, Olsen followed the path of her older sisters in the acting world, appearing in the likes of Godzilla, and Silent House helping her earn a net worth of $5 million.
6 Brie Larson (Net Worth: $10 Million)
Brie Larson was the one trusted with being the lead actress to Marvel's first-ever female-led movie, portraying Captain Marvel in what was a moment that had huge pressure on her. However, Larson absolutely knocked it out of the park with an unbelievable performance in the movie which proved that a female-led film can be just as popular as a male movie, and there is no doubt that she will be back in the future at some point.
Larson has a net worth of $10 million, which she has gained from her Marvel appearance and her many other roles in films such as The Room, 21 Jump Street, and Trainwreck amongst many more.
5 Evangeline Lilly (Net Worth: $15 Million)
Evangeline Lilly joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe quite late on, first appearing in Ant-Man as a supporting character and then returning again in Ant-Man And The Wasp where she had a much larger role.
Lilly worked perfectly alongside Paul Rudd with the duo bringing a brilliant balance of both comedy and serious acting, knowing when was the right time to do which in order to make these some of the most fun movies in the MCU. As an actress, Lilly has grown a net worth of $15 million, which largely came from her role on Lost, where she is best known, as well as appearing in The Hobbit series amongst other credits.
4 Zoe Saldana (Net Worth: $20 Million)
You may not recognise Zoe Saldana in the Marvel world due to the fantastic face paint, with Saldana portraying Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers movies, where she plays a huge role.
Gamora is the standout female star in the Guardians movies, and her relationship with Thanos provides a fascinating story arch throughout the franchise, which brings out some very emotional moments. Away from Marvel, Saldana has appeared in several major franchises such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Avatar, which has helped her grow a net worth of $20 million.
3 Natalie Portman (Net Worth: $60 Million)
Natalie Portman was an incredibly well known prior to joining the Marvel world, and her joining the Thor franchise brought a lot of attention as she took on the role of Jayne Foster, who was Thor's love interest.
Portman's relationship with Marvel has been hit and miss in the past, with rumors that she didn't fully enjoy being in the movies, which is why she wasn't involved after the second Thor movie. However, she is set to return in a major way in the future as she becomes the Female Thor and an official superhero, which will no doubt see her $60 million net worth rise even more.
2 Gwyneth Paltrow (Net Worth: $60 Million)
While Gwyneth Paltrow's character, Pepper Potts may spend a lot of her time not working as a superhero, there are moments within the Marvel Cinematic Universe when she mixes it up with the rest of the female heroes.
Paltrow ends up in an Iron-Man suit of her own, teaming up with the rest of the heroes during the climactic scene of Avengers: End Game, but it is her relationship with Tony Stark that is her most important contribution to the series. There are some incredibly emotional moments between her and Stark during the entire franchise, with Paltrow putting in incredible performances which are not surprising for the talented actress, who has a net worth of $60 million.
1 Scarlett Johansson (Net Worth: $140 Million)
It isn't a surprise to see Scarlett Johansson take the top spot in this list, as she is not only the richest of the Marvel female stars, but she is currently the highest-paid female actress in the world. A large part of that is due to the incredible role she has played in the Marvel world, with Johansson's character, Black Widow having been a mainstay from very early on in the franchise, playing a key role in many of the films, including The Avengers franchise.
Johansson's net worth of $140 million is something she very much deserves, with some stunning performances, it is a figure that will only continue to rise, especially with her own solo film coming in the future.