Since MCU films are some of the most popular at the box office, and such huge pop culture phenomena, it’s not a surprise that many of the actors and actresses that have appeared in thyme do well for themselves. There have been many actors in the many Marvel movies over the years, and some of them have really built their careers on their appearances in these movies.
It’s also true that if you are a main character in these movies, you’ll likely make a good amount of money. We’ve put together a list of the richest actors from the MCU, mostly looking at those who have had main roles, and ranked them leading up to the highest net worth.
10 BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH: $30 MILLION
Benedict Cumberbatch definitely didn’t get his start by starring as Doctor Strange in the MCU, but it did help solidify his superstardom. Cumberbatch has been in many sci-fi movies and other things that make him popular amongst fandom crowds.
His net worth is around $30 million, and this isn’t surprising considering many of the big-name films he’s been in. Some of the highlights include Stark Trek, The Imitation Game, The Grinch, and, of course, Sherlock. He got his start acting in theater productions in London.
9 PAUL RUDD: $30 MILLION
Paul Rudd is another well-known actor that got his start way before he ever appeared in a Marvel movie. He is known for being a comedic actor and has starred in many films such as Knocked Up and I Love You, Man.
He’s also appeared in a variety of television series over the years. So, when he landed the lead role in the Ant-Man films, it just added to his already long and rich career. His net worth sits at about $30 million, and his acting career is still going strong.
8 MARK RUFFALO: $30 MILLION
Mark Ruffalo is another MCU actor whose net worth is about $30 million. While this is quite a big number, he’s actually the actor who played on of the original six Avengers who has the lowest net worth. This makes sense given the fact that Hulk only had one solo movie, and it starred Edward Norton, not Mark Ruffalo.
But, he’s also had a long and varied career before the MCU that includes big films such as 13 Going on 30, Spotlight, Zodiac, and Shutter Island. So, he’s definitely got the acting chops.
7 DON CHEADLE: $35 MILLION
Don Cheadle might be a bit of an underrated MCU actor, but he’s done really well for himself as an actor overall. His net worth is even more than some of the actors in the MCU who have had solo films even though he plays the supporting character of War Machine.
He has been acting for decades, and he has even gotten Oscar and Emmy nominations. Some of his most notable roles include the film Hotel Rwanda and the television series House of Lies. Starring in the MCU has helped his star power, too.
6 CHRIS PRATT: $40 MILLION
While he appeared in many other films, he didn’t really become super popular until he took the role of Star-Lord. He has also starred in the reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise. With main roles in two large franchises, it’s no wonder he does so well for himself.
5 JEREMY RENNER: $50 MILLION
Jeremey Renner is one of the original six Avengers in the MCU, and so it’s no surprise that he has a rather high net worth. Surprisingly, he has around the same net worth as Chris Evans, even though Hawkeye has never had his own solo movie.
But, Renner’s career has been filled with some other major movies over the years. He had rules in films like Bourne: Legacy and Mission Impossible. He also has been nominated for an Oscar two times.
4 CHRIS EVANS: $50 MILLION
Chris Evans can really thank starring in the MCU for his level of fame and superstardom. While he was acting before this movie, this was his breakout role. His roles before Captain America were mostly less than huge including starring in movies like The Nanny Diaries and Playing It Cool.
Most of his net worth comes from being arguably one of the most popular characters in the MCU franchise so far. He’s also continued to act in a variety of movies including Snowpiercer.
3 CHRIS HEMSWORTH: $90 MILLION
While there might be three extremely famous Chrises in the MCU, Chris Hemsworth is the one who has the highest net worth. It was really being cast as Thor that caused him to have such success in his career and financially. Before he was cast in this role, he’s actually only ever been in a few other movies.
Now, he’s an extremely popular actor and has starred in many other big films such as Snow White and the Huntsman and Men in Black: International. He definitely shows no signs of slowing down in his acting career.
2 SCARLETT JOHANSSON: $150 MILLION
While there are quite a few women who have had supporting roles in the MCU, Scarlett Johansson has been the main female character in the series for a long time. At least until recently when Captain Marvel was released. She has a huge amount of net worth, and this is likely because of her long career even before Marvel.
She is known for many other roles such as Lost in Translation and The Black Dahlia. And, now that she’s finally starring in her own solo MCU film, her net worth is likely to keep increasing.
1 ROBERT DOWNEY JR.: $25o MILLION
Of all of the main characters in the MCU, Robert Downey Jr. definitely has the highest net worth. This is likely because he has been acting for so long. Before his struggles with drug addiction, he starred in movies such as Chaplin and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
He’s also been nominated for an Oscar. But, it was really with his role as Iron Man that his career took off once again, and he got a huge second chance as an actor. As the foundational character of the MCU, it’s no wonder he’s done so well for himself.