Chris Hemsworth, made popular by his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thor, is an Australian actor who began his acting career by appearing in several TV shows in his home country. Some of his notable films in recent years include The Huntsman franchise, Netflix’s Extraction, and the Star Trek franchise.
Chris Hemsworth’s net worth as of early 2020 is estimated at around $130 million. At 37 years of age and being a part of successful film franchises would indeed give you a spot on the list of highest-earning celebrities of today’s time.
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Most of Hemsworth’s earnings came from his movie projects. According to Forbes, the actor had made about $37 million in 2014 from which Thor: The Dark World was released making him one of the highest-paid actors of that year. In 2017, he amassed a total paycheck of around $31 million. In the following year, which was the time of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), his payout was double to $64 million just in that year.
Aside from his film ventures, Chris is also earning from his social media accounts from which a single Instagram post can net him around $100,000. Moving forward, given these figures, let’s explore some of his expenses:
The Malibu House
The Point Dume house is located in a private and secluded area in Malibu was purchased at around $3.45 million back in early 2016. The property is measured up to 4600 square feet and consists of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a built-in grill, a library, a beautiful fireplace, and a courtyard garden. Later that year, Chris and Elsa sold the property at $7 million which is originally listed by the couple as $6.5 million.
The Massive Byron Bay Mansion
Chris and Elsa purchased this property back in 2014 and started the renovation from ground-up in 2016. The property is around 4.2 hectares which features 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a media room, a pantry, a game room, a built-in fire pit, a rooftop infinity pool, a sauna/steam room, and a gym. This is basically God’s lair. The property offers a gorgeous beachside view and ocean breeze. Byron Bay is known for people taking the time off from the busy street life and this mansion surely serves the Hemsworth’s family its purpose. By the way, the whole mansion is worth AUD 20 million-plus some additional would estimate it more or less $25-$30 million AUD.
Chris Hemsworth had the particular type of cars in his mind: Can seat a family with 3 kids, preferably color black, and can hold a surfing board. This is exactly what his collection is composed of. Some of his rides is him driving a $200,000 Cadillac Escalade when getting groceries or attending the red carpet.
Another one in his garage is his Audi Q7 which is valued at $90,000+. The car is outstandingly sleek and of course, black. “The car’s interesting, incredibly impressive. I wanted something functional. I’ve got three kids and three car seats and occasionally a surfboard and they all seem to fit in there very nicely!” There are other cars in his garage namely a Cadillac SRX and Acura MDX. If you want to include it, the family also owns a private jet that they use to travel from country to country.
Born on August 11, 1983, in Melbourne, Australia, Christopher Hemsworth is the middle child of Leonie van Os (an English teacher) and Craig Hemsworth (a counselor). His older brother is Luke while Liam is the youngest of the three. The siblings are all working in the entertainment industry as actors. He is raised in both Melbourne and the Northern Territory in Bulman. “Certainly, most of my childhood was in Melbourne but probably my most vivid memories were up there [in Bulman] with crocodiles and buffalo. Very different walks of life.”
Everyone could be wondering right now what would it take to have a physique of a Norse God. He stands at 6-foot-3 weighing 201 pounds with his chest measuring up to 48 inches, 16 inches biceps, and a 33-inch waistline. His hair color is brown and the eye color blue.
Elsa Pataky. She is a Spanish model and actress known for several movies like 12 Strong (2018), Di Di Hollywood (2010), and the Fast and Furious franchise. Their first meeting isn’t anything exceptional, they were just basically introduced to each other by a talent agent. After a few months of dating, the couple was on a vacation in Indonesia with their own families and simply decided to get married there.
As Chris recalled: “Honestly, we had both our families on holiday at the same time, just randomly, and we said, ‘This is a good opportunity with everyone together.’ So, we just did it.”
At the young age of 15, Elsa had a Norse God Thor inspired tattoo on her right shoulder. She, later on, told Vogue that the tattoo was interesting for her and it is beautiful. Who would have known that several years later she would then marry a great actor playing the role of the God of Thunder? The couple is blessed with 3 kids, India was their firstborn followed by their twins: Sasha and Tristan.
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His charm, the good looks, the muscular build, that sweet manly accent, his acting chops, and dedication to his craft are just some of the positives that movie makers see in Chris which earned him the spot to some of the most remarkable or memorable characters. Here’s the list of Hemsworth’s noteworthy roles:
Bad Times at the El Royale: Billy Lee
It is the version of Chris Hemsworth you don’t want to encounter in real life. Chris plays a charismatic leader of a murderous cult. This 2018 film is a whodunit concept that took place in 1969. The tale is a crisscross between different characters for which all ends meet at the old mysterious honeymoon suite. It holds a great lineup of A-list stars including Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, and Cynthia Erivo.
Star Trek: George Kirk
Although he wasn’t one of the main characters in this film, Star Trek fans would surely still remember his short appearance as George Kirk, the dad of the future Enterprise captain James T. Kirk.
The Cabin in the Woods: Curt Vaughan
Directed by Drew Goddard, the man who also directed Bad Times at the El Royale, gave us this surprising suspense horror back in 2011. The film earned double its initial budget and was able to collect a handful of positive reviews from the critics. The film’s narrative follows a group of young individuals and their struggle to escape a deadly ritual that traces back into ancient history.
Snow White and the Huntsman / The Huntsman: Winter’s War: The Huntsman
The films revolve around a darker path with a more serious tone to what we’ve grown to love as the Snow-White stories. Chris plays Eric the Huntsman, the unexpected love interest of Kristen Stewart’s Snow White. Both films were met by disagreeing reviews from critics and audiences but one thing is for sure, the movies gave us unexpected realism to these fairy tales. It is not the one we’re used to, but it is undeniably an art to discover.
Extraction: Tyler Rake
During this pandemic, when the cinemas were closed, Netflix and some other online streaming services are where the avid movie goes went after. One of the most successful entries of this year is none other than the crime action thriller Extraction starring Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, and David Harbour. Many were convinced that if Netflix is building a shared universe between Ryan Reynold’s 6 Underground (2019) and Charlize Theron’s The Old Guard (2020), it’ll be one hell of an action movie that will mark its name towards the history of Netflix. (Probably have John Wick join the team too.)
The story revolves around Tyler, a black-market mercenary, and his mission to save the kidnapped son of a crime lord from another syndicate group. Extraction will indulge you in non-stop edge-of-the-seat action sequences especially the famous 12-minute continuous action scene.
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Thor
Last but not the least, we wouldn’t leave this article without including his most iconic role so far: Thor. The role of the God of thunder almost didn’t end up with him as his brother Liam also auditioned for it as well as his co-star Loki.
When Chris recalled the auditioning, he wrote: “I had a very early audition early on in the process, didn’t go very well. My little brother had an audition, he almost got the part. Then didn’t because they said he’s a bit young so they opened the casting back up. I was really angry that he almost got the part, so I came back in with a newfound fury. And actually, had to call him and say “How was the audition? Give me some tips,” and he did, thankfully, and I got the part. So, it was a very collaborative family event, that one. Motivated by a little brotherly rivalry.”
Hemsworth put up a great amount of muscle to his body for the God physique when he was accepted for the role. Thor became a huge critical and financial success and was considered the 15th highest-grossing film of 2011. He continued to play the titular character in the following films to come. Probably everyone who saw Avengers: Infinity War would agree that his entrance in Wakanda is one of the greatest superhero entrances of all time.
His comedic performance and acting depth are what earned him most of its viewer’s hearts. Thanks to his appearance in Marvel and several other successful movies, his offers are continuously pouring in. He is expected to reprise his role in Thor: Love and Thunder which is set to release around 2022.