‘Avengers: Infinity War’: These Are the Richest Stars Who Appeared in the Movie, Including 1 Worth $260 Million

Avengers: Infinity War is one of the biggest movie smashes ever. It broke a record with a massive opening weekend, and people keep going back to see it because they love it so much (and to see all the clues and callbacks they missed the first time). Fans love the film, and we’re sure the stars do, too. After all, the movie’s big office is helping to boost the bank accounts of the actors starring in it. So let’s meet the richest Avengers: Infinity War stars, including one worth $260 million.

We’ll meet an actor you probably know but might have overlooked (page 13), plus a bit of a surprise in the runner-up spot (page 19). Action!

20. Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman in "Black Panther"

He accrued quite a bit of money thanks to Black Panther. | Marvel Studios

Character: T’Challa/Black Panther

Estimated net worth: $8 million

Chadwick Boseman absolutely owns 2018. He starred in the smash hit Black Panther about a month before Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters. There aren’t many guarantees in life, but if Boseman keeps starring in blockbuster movies, we’re sure his $8 million net worth will keep increasing.

Next: A multi-talented big man checks in.

19. Dave Bautista

Drax the Destroyer in Marvel movies

This wrestler is making big bucks thanks to Marvel. | Marvel Studios

Character: Drax

Estimated net worth: $13 million

Dave Bautista started out as a wrestler, but starring in big-budget movies is how he makes money these days. He is worth about $13 million, but with another Avengers movie on the way, we think he’ll be worth even more later.

Next: Sixty seconds is enough screen time to mention this veteran actor.

18. William Hurt

Actor William Hurt attends the A+E Premiere Party

He was only in the movie for a minute, but we all know who he is. | Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for A+E

Character: Thaddeus Ross

Estimated net worth: $18 million

Longtime actor William Hurt shows up in the latest Avengers movie for just 60 seconds and people know him more for his starring roles, but we’re including him anyway. In a career that started in 1977, he’s accumulated a net worth of roughly $18 million.

Next: He’s a bigger part of the Marvel universe than you think.

14. Paul Bettany (TIE)

Paul Bettany attends Build to discuss "Manhunt: UNABOMBER"

We’ll be seeing Paul Bettany on the big screen more often. | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Character: Vision

Estimated net worth: $20 million

British actor Paul Bettany is a bigger part of the Marvel movie universe than you think. He voices digital personal assistant Jarvis in the Iron Man movies in addition to playing Vision in Avengers and Captain America movies.

He also stars in Solo: A Star Wars Story, so you’ll see him onscreen a ton in 2018.

Next: Sci-fi blockbusters are her forte.

14. Zoe Saldana (TIE)

Zoe Saldana Star at Walk of Fame Ceremony

She’s basically the queen of sci-fi at this point. | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Character: Gamora

Estimated net worth: $20 million

Sci-fi blockbusters are Zoe Saldana’s forte. Just look at some of the movies on her resume. Avatar, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, and now, Avengers: Infinity War. With four more Avatar films on the way, you’re going to see Saldana starring in sci-fi movies for years to come.

Next: If you didn’t know him before, you do now.

14. Tom Hiddleston (TIE)

Tom Hiddleston in Thor: The Dark World

His role as Loki really catapulted him to fame. | Marvel Studios

Character: Loki

Estimated net worth: $20 million

Before scoring the breakout role as Loki in the Thor movies, Tom Hiddleston only had a few lesser-known credits on his resume. Now, he’s worth roughly $20 million thanks in large part to playing Loki in the Thor and Avengers movies.

Next: Another actor who plays a character from Valhalla

14. Idris Elba (TIE)

Idris Elba smiling

He doesn’t appear for long, but he’s still paid handsomely. | Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Character: Heimdall

Estimated net worth: $20 million

In a movie like Avengers: Infinity War, which features dozens of well-known stars, Idris Elba shows up for just 45 seconds. Still, he’s one of its richest stars with a net worth of about $20 million.

Even though he gets less than one minute on screen in the latest Avengers movie, we can always get our Elba fix by watching The Wire and his other outstanding roles.

Next: He and his talents are not of this world.

12. Benedict Cumberbatch (TIE)

Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange

It seems like Benedict Cumberbatch is everywhere these days. | Marvel Studios

Character: Doctor Strange

Estimated net worth: $30 million

You can’t turn around without seeing Benedict Cumberbatch or hearing his voice in a movie. Some people believe he’s secretly an alien, and his talents are definitely out of this world. His starring roles in film and TV give him a net worth of $30 million to make him one of the richest actors in the world.

Next: The biggest man in the Avengers movies

12. Mark Ruffalo (TIE)

Mark Ruffalo speaking at a screening

We love Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk | Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Character: Bruce Banner/Hulk

Estimated net worth: $30 million

He reportedly stands just 5-foot-8, but when Mark Ruffalo transforms into Hulk he’s the biggest man in the Avengers movies. Thanks to an extensive filmography filled with acclaimed movies, he has a net worth of $30 million.

Next: His acting career goes back to the 1980s.

10. Don Cheadle (TIE)

Don Cheadle in a metal suit of armor as War Machine with a fierce expression on his face in Iron Man 2

Don Cheadle has starred in many incredible roles throughout his career. | Marvel Studios

Character: James Rhodes/War Machine

Estimated net worth: $35 million

Television fans of a certain age might remember Don Cheadle from two episodes of the 1980s show Fame. Starring roles in Boogie Nights and Out of Sight in the late 1990s made him a star, and now he’s one of the richest Avengers: Infinity War stars with $35 million net worth.

Next: An actor we’ve loved forever

10. Josh Brolin (TIE)

Josh Brolin in Guardians of the Galaxy

You may remember one of his first roles in The Goonies. | Marvel Studios

Character: Thanos

Estimated net worth: $35 million

We’ve loved Josh Brolin ever since he starred in The Goonies in 1985. These days, he plays Cable in Deadpool 2 and Thanos in the Avengers movies. He’s built a $35 million fortune during his lengthy career.

Next: Ten minutes, five stellar roles, one healthy bank account.

9. Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt as Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy

Chris Pratt is making a killing these days. | Marvel Studios

Character: Peter Quill/Star-Lord

Estimated net worth: $40 million

Chris Pratt gets about 10 minutes on screen as Star-Lord in Avengers: Infinity War, but the best roles of his career give him a healthy net worth. In addition to the role of Peter Quill, we love Pratt in The Lego Movie and Jurassic World, two big movie franchises that help him keep his bank account healthy.

Next: Many years making movies make him one of the richest stars.

8. Benicio Del Toro

Benicio Del Toro flashes a peace sign on the red carpet

Benicio Del Toro has been taking excellent roles since the ’80s. | Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Character: The Collector

Estimated net worth: $45 million

More than 30 years in show business, going all the way back to a spot on the TV show Miami Vice in 1987 and the James Bond movie License to Kill in 1989 have helped Benicio Del Toro build up a nice net worth.

He’s even played Pablo Escobar, one of the richest criminals of all time. Del Toro doesn’t have Escobar’s $30 billion fortune, but with a net worth of $45 million, he’s one of the richest actors in Avengers: Infinity War.

Next: He twice played a superhero.

7. Chris Evans

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in Captain America Civil War

Captain America has been insanely lucrative for Chris Evans. | Marvel Studios

Character: Steve Rogers/Captain America

Estimated net worth: $50 million

Chris Evans has two superhero roles on his resume. He played the Human Torch in the Fantastic 4 movies before starring in the first Captain America film in 2011. Several other film roles give him a healthy net worth of $50 million.

Next: Interests outside acting make her rich.

6. Gwyneth Paltrow

Pepper Potts and Tony Stark in Iron Man

She’s controversial, but she still makes a ton of money. | Marvel Studios

Character: Pepper Potts

Estimated net worth: $60 million

She gets less than two minutes on screen as Pepper Potts, but Gwyneth Paltrow is still one of the richest Avengers: Infinity War stars. How does she do it? Well, for starters, she is the woman behind Goop, a lifestyle website with a devoted following despite all times it sparked outrage.

Next: A short, lucrative career

5. Chris Hemsworth

Thor opens his mouth to speak while looking up.

Chris Hemsworth is a relative newcomer to the Hollywood movie scene. | Marvel Studios

Character: Thor

Estimated net worth: $70 million

Believe it or not, a brief appearance as George Kirk in the first Star Trek reboot in 2009 was Chris Hemsworth’s first movie role. Working nonstop since then in a number of major movies give him a net worth of $70 million, making him one of the richest Avengers: Infinity War stars of all.

Next: Making money on and off the big screen

3. Scarlett Johansson (TIE)

Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity Wars

This star really does make this much money. | Marvel Studios

Character: Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow

Estimated net worth: $100 million

Scarlett Johansson rakes in the money on and off the big screen. She’s starred in a long list of successful movies dating back to 1994, and she banked $25 million in 2016 alone, according to Forbes. A handful of high-paying endorsements push her net worth to $100 million.

Next: You never actually see him onscreen.

3. Bradley Cooper (TIE)

Bradley Cooper is smiling on the red carpet.

You never see his face in the movies, but he’s still rich. | Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Character: Voice of Rocket

Estimated net worth: $100 million

You never actually see his face in the movie, but Bradley Cooper is still one of the richest Avengers: Infinity War actors. Since getting his big break on Sex and the City he keeps making hit after hit to boost his net worth, including The Hangover, American Sniper, and Silver Linings Playbook.

Next: Another movie series really makes him rich.

2. Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel in The Fast and the Furious

Did you know this Fast and the Furious star was also the voice of Groot? | Universal Pictures

Character: Voice of Groot

Estimated net worth: $200 million

One of Vin Diesel’s first movies roles was an uncredited voice appearance in The Fifth Element in 1997. He’s the voice of Groot, but you probably know him best for his work in the Fast and the Furious movies.

He reportedly earned $47 million for Furious 7 in 2015, then made $54.5 million in 2017 for The Fate of the Furious, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Next: A smart deal makes him the wealthiest of his superhero castmates.

1. Robert Downey Jr.

Rober Downey Jr. shows how to wear a boutonniere

Robert Downey Jr. made quite a comeback. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Character: Tony Stark/Iron Man

Estimated net worth: $260 million

Robert Downey Jr. once scammed the IRS by ignoring $2 million in taxes. He doesn’t have to worry about coming up with his tax money these days. Thanks to a savvy movie deal, he makes a ton of money for every movie he appears in as Iron Man. So far that list includes three Iron Man movies, three Avengers movies plus the fourth installment in 2019, one Captain America movie, and one Spider-Man movie.

The huge box office earnings for those movies line his pockets, so Downey isn’t just one of the richest Avengers: Infinity War stars — he’s also one of the richest movie stars, period.

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