Marvel Studios has managed to create a cinematic universe where one film gives continuity to other films. And this might be the reason why Marvel fans get attached to all of its projects.
As of 2022, Marvel Studios have blessed their fans with four Avengers film. Before getting into the article, let's get into the Avengers franchise and the actors associated with it. But first of all, know more about the Avengers.
More about the Avengers, Earth's Mightiest Heroes
The Avengers are a fictional team of superheroes from Marvel Comics. In Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Avengers got created by the director of S.H.I.E.L.D, Nick Fury. Basically, the team is an organization based in the United States.
The Avengers contains several individuals with superpowers and superhuman abilities. Their loyalty lies towards the protection of the world from different threats. And because of this, people even call them the Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
In MCU, the Avengers as a team have grown big over the years. But the founding members of the team are Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. But as mentioned above, several new characters have joined the team as the Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spiderman, Ant-Man, Wasp, Wanda, and Falcon are the few names.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting bigger and bigger every year. And no doubt, we will see new characters take the mantle of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the future as well.
Now, let's have a look at the Avengers movie that has been released to date.
The Avengers is an American superhero film based on a team of superheroes with the same name from Marvel Comics. This film was the sixth one in MCU. And it got released back in 2012. The Writer as well as the Director of this movie is Joss Whedon.
The storyline of this film follows the formation of the Avengers. Nick Fury recruit Tony Stark, Thor, Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, and Natasha Romanoff. They form a team as the Earth's Mightiest Heroes capable enough to stop Thor's brother Loki from conquering the Earth.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is an American superhero film just like the first Avengers film. This film gives continuity to other films of the franchise and got released back in 2015. Joss Whedon is the Writer as well as the Director of this film.
The founding members of the Avengers have reprised their roles. But few new characters got introduced as well. Pietro Maximoff, Wanda Maximoff, War Machine, Falcon, and Vision are the ones that got introduced in this film.
The storyline of this film follows the battle between the Avengers and an Artificial Intelligence, Ultron. Ultron believes that he must eradicate humanity to save the Earth. With this motive, he creates an army of his own. However, the Earth's Mightiest Heroes team up once again to go against Ultron.
Don Cheadle portrays James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine
Aaron Taylor-Johnson portrays Pietro Maximoff
Elizabeth Olsen portrays Wanda Maximoff
Paul Bettany portrays J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision
Anthony Mackie portrays Sam Wilson / Falcon
James Spader portrays Ultron
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War is a superhero film based on the characters from Marvel Comics. The film was released back in 2018 and it was the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Writers for the storyline were Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Whereas Anthony and Joe Russo directed this film.
Several new characters got introduced in this film. Peter Parker, Peter Quill, Gamora, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Thanos are the few names of the newest addition.
The storyline of this film follows the efforts of the Avengers to prevent Thanos from securing all the Infinity Stones. The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join hands to stop Thanos from killing half of all life in the universe.
Avengers: Endgame is an American superhero film based on the characters from Marvel Comics. This film is a sequel to Avengers: Infinity War and follows the events after that film. The directors for this film are Avengers: Infinity War.
In terms of casting, we got to see a few more additions. Ant-Man and Hawkeye returned to help the remaining superheroes to turn everything back to normal. The storyline follows the remaining superheroes to time travel & recover the Infinity Stones. After that, they should use the Infinity Gauntlet to bring everyone back.
So these are the four Avengers film that has come out to date. But among all the actors that have appeared in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Who is the Richest One? Don't Worry, We are here to cover this one for you.
Who is the Richest MCU Actor?
It might be a surprise for you to know about the richest MCU actors. Well, the answer is Michael Douglas. Michael Douglas is the richest MCU actor as per several reports.
Douglas is an American actor and producer. He has appeared in several projects throughout his career. He is definitely one of the most versatile actors in the industry. With his appearance in different movies every now and then, he has managed to accumulate a good amount of money to his fortune.
As per reports, Michael Douglas's net worth is around $350 Million. This net worth of his makes him the richest MCU actor. If you had Robert Downey Jr. as your pick then it is incorrect. He is the second one on the list with a net worth of $300 Million.
How Much do Avengers Actors get Paid?
Let's have a look at how much Avengers actors get paid for their roles.
Kevin Feige is an American film and television producer. He is the president of Marvel Studios and the primary producer of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Kevin Feige has produced several films throughout his career. The films that he has produced until now have accumulated a combined gross of over $26.8 Billion.
Talking about his net worth, Kevin Feige has a net worth of around $250 Million.
Robert Downey Jr.
Starting off the list, we have Robert Downey Jr. The man who portrayed one of the most iconic characters, Tony Stark from Marvel Comics.
Robert made his first appearance in MCU starring in Iron Man. Marvel Studios paid him $500,000 for the role of Tony Stark. But this was just the beginning. For his appearance in The Avengers, he got paid a hefty amount of $10 Million upfront. But after the success of the film, that amount got raised to $50 Million.
Robert went on to make $80 Million for his appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Robert made his final appearance as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame. He had a base salary of $20 Million during that time. But as a part of the contract, he received 8% of the film's profit. This allowed him to get an additional $75 Million.
Robert Downey Jr. has a huge net worth of $300 Million.
Scarlett Johansson portrayed the role of Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow in MCU. Johansson made her first appearance in the film Iron Man 2 back in 2010.
For her portrayal of Black Widow, Johansson got paid $400,000. For her next appearance, she received a significant salary raise. But the exact number hasn't been public yet.
Johansson's next appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron. She got paid $20 Million for her appearance this time around. She then made her next appearance in Infinity War and Endgame. For portraying the role of Black Widow, she got paid $15 Million upfront. But later it got reported that she got paid around $35 Million in total after the success of the film.
With a net worth of $180 Million, Scarlett Johansson has managed to become one of the richest actors.
One of the most loved characters in MCU is Captain America, Steve Rogers. In the film Captain America: The First Avenger, Chris Evans made his debut with the role of Steve Rogers. For his first film, he got paid $300,000.
A year later, Steve Rogers appeared in the Avengers as well earning him $3 Million. Things started getting better and Chris Evans got paid $15 Million for the role of Captain American in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Chris Evans is not of the best-paid actors in MCU. But for the portrayal of Captain America, he did receive $15 Million for Infinity War and $20 Million for Endgame. At the end of Endgame, he hangs his boots as Captain America and decided to live a normal life like Steve Rogers.
Chris Evans's hard work and dedication have allowed him to accumulate a net worth of $80 Million.
Chris Hemsworth made his debut as Thor back in 2011 with the film Thor. For his first appearance, he got paid $150,000. A year later, he reprised his role of Thor for the film The Avengers. This time around, he got paid $3 Million which is quite a significant rise in his salary.
Chris Hemsworth appeared in the sequel of Thor as well. For that film, he received $5 Million. Later on, he again appeared in Infinity War and Endgame as the God of Thunder, Thor. For which he got paid $15 Million.
Recently, Chris Hemsworth reprised his role as Thor. As per reports, he got paid $20 Million.
Talking about his net worth, Chris Hemsworth's net worth is around $130 Million.
Jeremy Renner portrays the role of Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye in MCU. He is also one of the founding members of the Avengers. Renner made his appearance as Hawkeye back in 2012 with the film The Avengers. For his portrayal of Hawkeye, he got paid $3 Million.
After that, Renner reprised his role of Clint Barton in Avengers: Age of Ultron as well. For that film, he received $6 Million which is exactly double his previous salary. His next appearance as Hawkeye was in the Avengers: Endgame for which he got paid $15 Million.
With a strong work ethic, Jeremy Renner has accumulated a net worth of $80 Million as of 2022.
Mark Ruffalo was cast in the role of Hulk for 2012's The Avengers. He made a good impression after portraying the role of Hulk. He even got paid $3 Million in his debut film. Three years later, he reprised his role of Hulk for which he got paid $3 Million.
Later, Mark Ruffalo appeared in Infinity War as well. For which, he took home $6 Million. He again appeared in Endgame which helped him earn $15 Million for the portrayal of the Hulk.
Mark Ruffalo has a net worth of around $35 Million.
Tom Hiddleston portrays the role of Loki in MCU. He made his debut with the film Thor for which he got paid $160,000. After that, he appeared again in the film The Avengers. For his appearance as Loki, he took home $800,000.
Tom Hiddleston experienced a significant rise in his paycheck. His appearance in Infinity War and Endgame allowed him to earn $8 Million for each film.
Tom Hiddleston has an estimated net worth of around $25 Million.
Tom Holland made his debut as Peter Parker, aka Spiderman in the film Captain America: Civil War. He received $250,000 for his first appearance. For his first standalone film Spiderman: Homecoming, he got paid $500,000. But after the success of the film, he received a total amount of $1.5 Million as a bonus.
For Tom Holland's appearance as Spiderman in Infinity War and Endgame, he got paid $3 Million. Later on, for the sequel of Spiderman, Holland got paid $4 Million. But for Spiderman: No Way Home, Tom Holland received $10 Million including all the bonuses.
Talking about his net worth, Tom Holland's net worth is around $18 Million. No doubt, it will increase in the future.
Benedict Cumberbatch made his debut as Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange back in 2016. For his very first film in MCU, he got paid $5.5 Million. He reprised his role of Doctor Strange for Infinity War. For that film, he received $5 Million.
Likewise, Benedict Cumberbatch received $6.4 Million for his appearance as Doctor Strange in Endgame. Later, he again appeared in Spiderman: No Way Home where he took home $1 Million. For the sequel of Doctor Strange, he got paid $7.5 Million and bonuses as well.
Benedict Cumberbatch has a net worth of $40 Million.
In MCU, Benedict Wong portrays the role of Wong. Ever since his debut in MCU, Benedict Wong has reprised his role in numerous films. However, any details regarding how much he gets paid for his role are still unknown.
But some reports did share that Benedict Wong took home $500,000 for his appearance in the sequel of Doctor Strange.
Talking about his net worth, Benedict Wong has a net worth of around $3 Million.
Chadwick Boseman made his debut in MCU as T'Challa, aka Black Panther in the film Captain America: Civil War. For his appearance as Black Panther, he got paid $700,000. He went on to reprise his role as Black Panther.
And for his first standalone film, Chadwick Boseman got paid $500,000 and a certain percentage of the earnings. He even appeared in Infinity War and Endgame which allowed him to make $2 Million from each film.
Chadwick Boseman has a net worth of around $12 Million.
Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan made his debut with Black Panther. He portrays the role of Erik Stevens, also known as Erik Killmonger. The movie went on to become a huge success. And because of his hard work, Michael B. Jordan took home a whooping $15 Million.
As of 2022, Michael B. Jordan has a net worth of $25 Million.
Letitia Wright plays the character of Shuri in MCU. With the untimely demise of Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright is rumored to take the mantle of Black Panther. However, her salary details from Marvel are yet to be public.
Talking about her net worth, Letitia Wright has a net worth of $4 Million.
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson portrays the role of Nick Fury in MCU. He has appeared in several movies in MCU. While there is no report regarding his salary for every appearance he has made until now.
But it has come to the light that Jackson gets paid $4 - $6 Million for every appearance. Even if he appears for just a few minutes, he takes home the same amount of money.
Samuel L. Jackson has a long list of movies as an actor. With several appearances and other sponsorships as well, he has accumulated a net worth of $250 Million.
Don Cheadle made his debut in MCU as James "Rhodey" Rhodes, aka War Machine. For his first appearance as War Machine, he got paid $1 Million. After that, he appeared in 5 more MCU films. For all that films, he took home $6 - $7 Million.
Talking about his net worth, Don Cheadle has a net worth of around $40 Million.
Sebastian Stand portrays the role of Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Solider in MCU. He has managed to maintain his place in MCU for a very long time. And no doubt, Marvel will keep him again in future MCU projects. However, it is still unknown how much he gets paid for his portrayal of Bucky Barnes.
Sebastian Stan has a net worth of around $8 Million.
In MCU, Anthony Mackie portrays the role of The Falcon. He made his debut as the Falcon back in 2014. And ever since then he has reprised his role. For his appearance in the second Avengers film, he took home $100,000.
Apart from that, how much Anthony Mackie got paid is still unknown. But talking about her net worth, Anthony Mackie has a net worth of around $8 Million.
Elizabeth Olsen portrays the character of Wanda Maximoff in MCU. How much she got paid for her early portrayals is still unknown. But as per reports, Elizabeth Olsen took home $2 Million for her appearance in the sequel of Doctor Strange.
Talking about her net worth. Elizabeth Olsen has a net worth of around $11 Million.
Chris Pratt portrayed the role of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord in MCU. For his first appearance as Star-Lord, he got paid a hefty amount of $1.5 Million. Chris Pratt had more screen time in Infinity War rather than in Endgame. That is why he got paid $5 Million for appearing as Star-Lord in Infinity War.
Chris went on to reprise his role as Star-Lord for the sequel of the Guardians of the Galaxy. However, his salary is still unknown as of now.
As per reports, Chris Pratt has a net worth of $80 Million.
Zoe Saldana is one of the versatile actresses in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She portrays the role of Gamora. And for her portrayal in her debut as Gamora, she received $100,000. But later on, she took home $3 Million for her appearance in Avengers: Infinity War.
Zoe Saldana started gracing the entertainment industry in the early 2000s. Throughout her career, she has managed to appear in numerous projects. Because of such hard work, Zoe Saldana has a net worth of $35 Million as of 2022.
People may be unaware that Vin Diesel is the one who gives voice to our beloved character, Groot. Throughout all the projects that Groot has appeared in, he has only said just two lines. It might come as a shock but for that two lines, Vin Diesel has secured $54.5 Million in total.
It is not sure how much Vin Diesel gets per movie. But with the help of reports, it is easy to deduce that he gets $13 Million for every movie that Groot has appeared in.
When it comes to net worth, Vin Diesel is one of the richest actors in MCU as well. Vin Diesel has a net worth of around $225 Million which is quite huge.
After retiring from Wrestling, Dave Bautista made his way into the entertainment industry. And soon after, he landed one of the biggest projects of his career. In MCU, Dave Bautista portrays the role of Drax the Destroyer. For his debut film, Dave received $1.4 Million.
Dave Bautista even went on to reprise his role in the sequel of the film. Even though exact information regarding his paycheck is not available on the internet. Some reports suggest that he took home $3 Million. We got to see Dave again as Dax the Destroyer in Infinity War and Endgame. For his appearance, he got paid $4 Million in total.
Talking about his net worth, Dave Bautista has a good net worth of around $16 Million.
Most people might not be aware of this but Bradley Cooper is the one who gives voice to Rocket Raccoon. At the moment, the exact of money that he gets paid is still unknown. But we do know that he has made $57 Million in total as of 2022.
With a career carved with hard work and dedication, Bradley Cooper has managed to accumulate a net worth of $100 Million.
In MCU, Karen Gillan portrays the role of Nebula. For her first appearance as Nebula, she got paid $140,000. Since then she has reprised her role in numerous films.
However, her salary for other films is still unknown. But one thing is for sure, she has made more than what she took home from her first film.
Karen Gillan has a net worth of around $3 Million.
Paul Rudd portrays the role of Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man in MCU. For his first appearance in the role of Ant-Man, Paul Rudd took home $300,000. With the increase in popularity, Paul Rudd's paycheck increased as well. He ended up getting paid $8 Million for his appearance in Endgame.
Talking about his net worth, Paul Rudd has a net worth of $70 Million.
Evangeline Lilly made her debut in MCU back in 2015. She portrayed the role of Hope Pym, aka Wasp. There is no information available regarding how much she got paid for her portrayal. But it has come to the light that she will be getting equal pay for the upcoming Ant-Man film.
Evangeline Lilly has a net worth of $5 Million.
Michael Douglas is a successful actor. And there is no doubt about that. In MCU, he portrays the role of Hank Pym. However, his salary for the portrayal of Hank Pym is still unknown.
You might have already known that Michael Douglas is the richest MCU actor. Michael Douglas has a net worth of around $350 Million.
Michelle Pfeiffer portrays the role of Janet Van Dyne, aka the Wasp in MCU. She is one of the veteran actresses in the entertainment industry. However, her salary for the portrayal of Janet Van Dyne are still unknown.
Talking about her net worth, Michelle Pfeiffer has a net worth of $250 Million. However, this is a combined net worth with her husband, David E.
Brie Larson portrays one of the strongest characters in MCU that is Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. For her first standalone film, Brie Larson took home $5 Million. She is set to reprise her role for the sequel. And from that film, she will take home $15 Million. This will make her the highest-paid actress in a superhero film.
Brie Larson has a net worth of around $25 Million.