Movies made by Marvel Cinematic Universe tend to be high impact films that drive the summer blockbuster season.  That’s the reason why Marvel films and actors tend to make so much money. Here’s a quick list of the ten richest Marvel actors.

Chris Pratt plays a leading role in Guardians of the Galaxy as Star-Lord in a role that helped him win a completely new level of fame. The popular actor has helped make this little-known comic story into an incredible film success. Outside the Marvel world, Pratt is the main actor in the Jurassic World series and also plays Emmet in the Lego films. Pratt is one of the fastest growing names in Hollywood and has a substantial net worth of approximately $40 million.

Jeremy Renner may not have been the focus of the Marvel films he starred in, but his role as Hawkeye has helped boost his net worth to about $50 million. Jeremy has been in all but one of the Avengers films and yet only in Avengers: End Game did Renner have a substantial role. It was in this film that he clearly showed us how great the Hawkeye character could be; furthermore, his emotional encounter with Black Widow was a scene stealer.

Chris Evans has portrayed heroic moral goodness as the Avenger leader ever since the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris was the perfect Captain America.  Although Evans’ time as Captain America came to an end and the cloak was passed on during Avengers: End Game, his time in that role was memorable, helping him reach a net worth of about $50 million.

Paul Rudd spent most of his acting career earning his impressive fortune in the range of $70 million through comedy films. That’s why it was surprising hear his name when it was first announced as Ant-Man.  Rudd played an important role in Avengers: End Game and has two Ant-Man films of his own. His comedic approach greatly helped his films stand out from the crowd.

Perhaps nobody on this list has ever worked harder to get a miracle film going than Ryan Reynolds did with Deadpool. The popular actor had a strong desire to play this character. When Reynolds finally managed to get the R-rated movie off the ground, it immediately became a hit for Marvel. This helped Reynolds, the voice of Pickachu, to increase his net worth to about $75 million.

Chris Hemsworth has starred in countless films from Rush to the latest movie Men in Black. He also played Thor in both his own films and in the Avengers films. Thor is one of the most powerful characters in the series and Hemsworth has done an incredible job in this role by giving it both a serious and comedic tone.  All together Hemsworth has accumulated a net worth of about $90 million.

Bradley Cooper is the voice behind the incredibly popular Rocket Racoon character, a member of Guardians of the Galaxy who also appeared in the Avengers franchise. Cooper has an incredible career, from the Hangover series to Silver Linings Playbook to A Star is Born, in which he wrote, directed and acted. From all of his great, high earning movies he’s earned a fantastic net worth of in the neighborhood of $100 million.

Hugh Jackman’s role as Wolverine really put this veteran on the map for the adventure audience. He has played this role countless times. Jackman has since withdrawn from the role, but not before he left a huge mark on the Marvel world.  His total career in film and on stage has yielded a net worth of approximately $100 million.

One thing Marvel never fails to have female actresses in their films, mostly in secondary roles. But that’s not the case with Scarlett Johansson, who portrayed the brilliant Black Widow in countless Marvel films.  Johansson is first and foremost a safe name in Hollywood. She is box office royalty.  She can carry a Marvel film. All of which has made her a wealthy woman with a net worth estimated to be $140 million. Scarlett Johansson topped the list of the richest female actresses this year. Who is the undisputed king of miracle superhero films? The answer might be Robert Downey Jr. with an incredible net worth of about $300 million; Robert Downey Jr. has created an incredible career, much of it through his role in the Iron Man franchise. Marvel gambled by hiring Robert Downey Jr. who had had years of addiction issues.  They had to believe those years were in his past – they were and he proved them right.

Disney fans rejoiced after the D23 Expo announcement confirming the return of Lizzie McGuire to Disney + streaming service. Even more excited than the fans is the show’s star, Hilary Duff, who is chomping at the bit to work again on the project that brought her into the limelight. “I’m so excited as a fan.” said Duff. “The response has been insane. We’re back. The band’s back together!” The last we saw Lizzie McGuire, she was traveling through Italy and becoming a major pop-star in the process. This was after spending four years dealing with the ups and downs of middle school and high school life. The show will resume some 15 years later with Lizzy at age 30, living in Brooklyn, engaged to a hot chef and working as an apprentice for an interior designer. A very cool throw back from the original series will be the return of narrator Lizzie as a cartoon for those moments in which Lizzie needs to monologue inside her own head. Cartoon Lizzie will return in the form of the 13 year old Lizzie – pink shirt, blue jeans and all. A release date for the series has yet to be announced. Here is the bottom line, if Hilary is pumped for the series, fans should be too. We think this will be an absolute hit for Disney+ as they build up their original content library.

More and more women are breaking through into the world of pop and hip-hop stardom, but few of them make it to the Forbes’ top 10 highest paid women in music.

Not surprising, Taylor Swift sits at the very top, but the true shock lies in the numbers.  Swift earned an astonishing $100 million more than Beyonce, who sits at number two.  Here’s the list:

  • Taylor Swift – $185 million
  • Beyonce – $81 million
  • Rihanna – $62 million
  • Pink – $57 million
  • Katy Perry – $57 million
  • Ariana Grande – $48 million
  • Dion – $40 million
  • Lady Gaga – $40 million
  • Jennifer Lopez – $40 million
  • Shakira – $35 million

Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and young Billie Eilish are set to challenge the list for this year’s top 10, but they have lots of touring to do to catch the leaders.