How Rich Are the Poorest Marvel Stars? The Answer May Surprise You
Considering how wildly successful Avengers: Endgame alone has been, it may be hard to think of any Marvel actor as being poor. And truthfully, none of them are.
Of course, poor is a relative term. Many of the major Marvel actors (read: The Avengers) have net worths of at least $50 million. But not everyone can kickstart a whole cinematic universe like Robert Downey Jr. and bag $75 million for Infinity War alone. Some have to settle for less than one-tenth of that amount. And by less than one-tenth, we mean something like a measly $2 million.
Here are the “poorest” MCU actors who will probably be less poor once their agents renegotiate their deals after Avengers: Endgame. Rankings are based on a list by The Gamer, with some revisions of our own. We’ll go from least to most money.
He’s only the king of Wakanda and king of the MCU, with Black Panther being the highest-grossing Marvel movie which doesn’t have Avengers in the title. He’s bound to get more than $2 million for the sequel, which could appear as early as 2021.
Gillan is so stern and fierce as Nebula that one could argue the MCU movies don’t show her at her best. The actress has a particular flair for comedy, be it on TV shows like Selfie. Movies like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle or her zany Instagram posts. And for all that, she only has a net worth of $2 million. Watch that climb after the Jumanji sequel later this year.
We know that Peter Parker is only a high school kid, but give us a break. Surely he deserves more than $4 million, especially after being dusted for five years and having to be held back in high school. We’ll see how much July’s Spider-Man: Far From Home raises his stakes.
Elizabeth Olsen was already a rising star even before entering the MCU. Not only has she taken the spotlight ceded by her twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley, but Elizabeth has made her mark in a wide variety of shows, from indies like Martha Marcy May Marlene to blockbusters like the 2014 Godzilla. All that and more gives her a net worth of about $5 million.
Unlike any other MCU lead actor, Larson has actually won an Oscar for her film Room. Downey Jr. came close, scoring nominations for Chaplin and Tropic Thunder. Moreover, Larson is nothing less than Captain Marvel, whose solo movie made more than $1 billion worldwide, while she got $5 million. She’ll be back for a sequel and a raise.
It’s hard to believe a big lug like Drax, with his $13 million, gets more than Captain Marvel. Although, in fairness, the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise have had two successful movies so far with a third on the way. It’s also worth noting that much of Bautista’s net worth came from being a WWE champ. Good thing he was one of the more charismatic ones.
It’s surprising that Lily has one of the higher net worths of anybody on this list, at $15 million She only just came into her own as the Wasp in the second Ant-Man movie, and she didn’t have a ton to do in Avengers: Endgame. That said, she had already made considerable money appearing in the Hobbit movies and on Lost.
Once we climb from there, we get into folks with a net worth of at least $20 million, such as Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Zoe Saldana, who already had Avatar and the Star Trek movies under her belt before she applied green makeup to become Gamora. Once we get that high, we think we’re moving beyond the so-called “poor.”