Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor, producer, and entrepreneur who has made his fortune primarily through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Reynolds began acting in his teens and landed his first major role in the Canadian teen soap opera “Hillside” in 1991. He then moved on to film and television work in both Canada and the United States. Reynolds’ breakthrough role came in 2002 when he starred in the comedy “Van Wilder.” Since then, he has gone on to star in numerous successful films such as “Deadpool,” “The Proposal,” and “Green Lantern.” In addition to acting, Reynolds has also produced several films and co-founded Aviation Gin, which he sold for a reported $610 million in 2020. Through his various ventures, Reynolds has amassed a net worth of over $150 million, making him one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
What is Ryan Reynolds’ Net Worth and Salary?
Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian-born actor who has a net worth of $150 million. He got his start as a teen soap opera star, but is now known for his action and comedy roles in films such as “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” (2002), “The Proposal” (2009), and “Deadpool” (2016).
- Category: Richest Celebrities › Actors
- Net Worth: $160 Million
- Date of Birth: Oct 23, 1976 (46 years old)
- Place of Birth: Vancouver
- Gender: Male
- Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
- Profession: Actor, Voice Actor, Film Producer
- Nationality: Canada
- Early Life
- Aviation Gin
- Other Ventures
- Personal Life and Real Estate
- How Much did Ryan Reynolds make for Deadpool
- Salary Per Movie
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 23, 1976. He is the youngest of four sons born to James Chester Reynolds, a food wholesaler, and Tamara Lee (née Stewart), a retail saleswoman. Reynolds was raised Catholic, and grew up in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood. He graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in 1994, and briefly attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University before dropping out.
Reynolds’ career began in 1991, when he was still a high school student. He landed the starring role of Billy Simpson in the Canadian teen soap opera “Hillside”, which was distributed in the US by Nickelodeon under the title “Fifteen”. After it ended in 1993, Reynolds then had a recurring role on “The Odyssey” as Macro. During this period early on in his career, he also appeared in an episode of “The X-Files” (1996), starred as Bobby Rupp in the two-part miniseries “In Cold Blood” (1996), and co-starred with Melissa Joan Hart in the TV movie “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (1996). Then, starting in 1998, he starred as Michael “Berg” Bergen in the show “Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place” for the show’s four season run.
He then went on to star in movies like “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” (2002), “Blade: Trinity” (2004), “The Amityville Horror” (2005), “Smokin’ Aces” (2006), “The Proposal” (2009), “Buried” (2010), “Safe House” (2012), “R.I.P.D.” (2013), “The Voices” (2014), “The Captive” (2014), “Mississippi Grind” (2015), and the Netflix film “6 Underground” (2019). He also appeared in supporting roles in films like “Just Friends” (2005), “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009), “Adventureland” (2009), “Women in Gold” (2015), and “Criminal” (2016).
Furthermore, Reynolds is one of the few actors in the world to headline films based on both Marvel and DC characters. In 2011, he starred as the Hal Jordan version of the superhero Green Lantern in the Warner Brother’s film “Green Lantern”. The film flopped both financially and critically, but Reynolds recovered and later found success in 2016 with “Deadpool”. He first became involved in the development of the Deadpool movie after portraying the character of Wade Wilson/Weapon XI in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. The 2016 “Deadpool” film ignores what happened in the X-Men film, reboots the character of Deadpool, and creates a new backstory that adheres more closely to the original Marvel Comics source material. “Deadpool” went on to set several box-office records. Its worldwide opening of $264.9 million from 62 markets was the biggest of 2016, the biggest for an R-rated film, and the second-biggest for Fox. Its immense popularity and successful was followed-up by the sequel, “Deadpool 2”, in June 2017.
In addition to his on-screen acting roles, Reynolds has ventured into the world of voice acting as well. He had starring roles in two Dreamworks Animation films, “The Croods” (2013) and “Turbo” (2013), and voiced Pikachu in “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (2019). Additionally, Reynolds was the facial motion caption actor for the CGI Pikachu.
In 2017 Reynolds won a Saturn Award for Best Actor for “Deadpool” and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2017 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for “Deadpool”. In 2016, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 8601 Hollywood Blvd.
In February 2018, Reynolds acquired an “unspecified minority” ownership stake in Aviation American Gin for an undisclosed sum. He also serves as the brand’s spokesman and creative director. Aviation was initially founded by Oregon-based House Spirits Distillery. In 2016 the brand was bought by a company called Davos Brands.
Thanks largely to Reynolds’ cheeky ads, including a very notable video involving the “Peloton girl”, Aviation’s sales grew robustly from 2018 to 2020 to become the second-largest super-premium Gin brand in the US.
In August 2020, Diageo LLC agreed to acquire Aviation Gin LLC and Davos Brands LLC for what could ultimately be $610 million. The deal came with an upfront cash payment of $335 million and the remainder will be earned through performance milestones over 10 years.
Using similar celebrity alcohol comparable deals, one could presume that Ryan owned a 20% stake of Aviation Gin. If that was correct, Ryan would have received around $67 million pre-tax from the upfront cash portion of the sale and could earn an additional $55 million from the milestone payments.
Reynolds was named the face of Armani Code in January 2019, and headed the ad campaign for their Absolu scent.
In November 2019, he purchased an ownership stake in Mint Mobile, which offers low-cost pre-paid mobile phone services. He is featured in online advertisement campaigns for Mint Mobile services.
Personal Life and Real Estate
Reynolds began dating Canadian singer Alanis Morissette in 2002, and they became engaged in 2004. They split in 2007, and soon after Reynolds began dating American actress Scarlett Johansson. He and Johansson married in September 2008, separated in December 2010, and finalized their divorce in July 2011. In October 2011, Reynolds began dating his “Green Lantern” co-star Blake Lively. They married in September 2012, and have three daughters together. He became an American citizen sometime around 2018.
In 2012, Reynolds and Lively bought a house in Westchester County, New York for $6 million. The property covers 11.65 acres and the main home is nearly 9,000 square feet. He also owns a home in Los Angeles.
How Much did Ryan Reynolds make for Deadpool
Reynolds’ base salary for Deadpool was a relatively paltry $2 million. His payday ultimately increased nearly 10-fold thanks to a lucrative share of the backend points. The first Deadpool cost just $58 million to make and went on to gross $780 million. He earned enough money in 2017, roughly $22 million, to be one of the 20 highest-paid actors on the planet for that year. His earnings for Deadpool 2 have not been officially confirmed but he likely earned a minimum of $20 million for the second installment. With backend points, his earnings for the second movie, which earned $785 million globally, might ultimately top $30-40 million.
Salary Per Movie
After the success of the Deadpool franchise, Reynolds is in the category of actors who can earn $20 million upfront to star in a movie. For the Michael Bay movie “6 Underground” he was paid $27 million upfront.