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How Ryan Reynolds Achieved a Net Worth of $150 Million

Ryan Reynolds, a Canadian-born actor best known for his role in Deadpool, has a net worth of $150 million.

Born on October 23, 1976, in Vancouver, BC, Ryan lived with his mom, Tamara, who worked in retail, and his dad, James, a food wholesaler. He also has 3 brothers.

In 1991, Ryan answered a casting call on a whim, and was cast as a member of the teen soap drama, Hillside. It was picked up in the United States by Nickelodeon and renamed Fifteen.

He landed the role of Marco in the Canadian television show, The Odyssey in 1992. In 1993, he appeared in the film, Ordinary Magic. 1994 saw Reynolds graduating high school. He briefly attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University before dropping out. From there, Ryan was on his way to building his net worth.

Ryan Reynolds Net Worth

Ryan Reynolds net worth of $150 million did not happen overnight. He took his acting ability, charm, and good looks to Hollywood, where he hoped to make a go as an actor.

Ryan's first big post Canadian gig was a guest spot on the X-Files in 1996. Later that year, he co-starred with Melissa Joan Hart in a television movie called Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Though the roles were not stellar, they caught the eye of casting directors for a new sitcom.

So, in 1998, Reynolds landed a co-starring role Two Guys, A Girl, And A Pizza Place. The series ran for 4 seasons and made Ryan a pretty well known name and a few pretty pennies. After the show was canceled, movie offers started rolling in. Reynolds took parts in movies like:

  • Van Wilder (2002)
  • The In Laws (2003)
  • Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)
  • Blade: Trinity (2004)
  • The Amityville Horror (2005)
  • Smokin' Aces (2006)
  • Definitely, Maybe (2008)
  • Paper Man (2009)
  • The Proposal (2009)
  • The Green Lantern (2011)
  • Safe House (2011)
  • Ted (2012)

A Versatile Actor

Reynolds proved himself to be a versatile actor throughout these films. Tackling comedy, romance, action, horror, and drama. He had become a bonafide star, as well as a millionaire. But things were about to get even better for Mr. Reynolds.

In 2916, Ryan was cast as the lead in the superhero film Deadpool. His salary for the film was $2 million, but he had "backend points" as part of his contract. This means he took a smaller salary upfront in exchange for a share of the movie's profits.

Deadpool was a hit and grossed over $780 million at the box office. So, in the end, Reynolds made about $22 million from the project. After that, he became one of a select number of actors who could require a $20 million base salary per film. For example, he was paid $27 million for his role in 6 Underground.

When Deadpool 2 was in development, Ryan was made a producer and walked away with somewhere between $30 to $40 million.

The actor has also proven that he's not just a pretty face. He's lent his voice to several animated projects as well. His most famous being, the voice of Pikachu in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu in 2019.

Most recently, Apple TV is said to have paid Ryan $30 million to star in the musical Spirited, a remake of the classic film, A Christmas Carol. Reynolds plays the Scrooge character, while Wil Ferrell plays the Ghost of Christmas Present.

Ryan Reynolds Business Ventures

Acting is not the only realm in which Reynolds makes his dough. In 2018, he purchased minority ownership in Aviation Gin. He's also the spokesman for the alcohol company. Thanks to his witty commercials, the gin brand grew in popularity. Between 2018-2020, Aviation became the 2nd largest selling premium gin in the United States. It's estimated he has made $67 million from this venture.

In 2019, Reynolds bought an ownership stake in Mint Mobile. This is a cell phone company that provides low-cost services to people on a budget. He is also the spokesman for this company.

Even though he's happily married, Ryan serves on the board of directors of the Match Group. This is the corporation that controls dating websites like, Tinder, Hinge, and OK Cupid.

No mega star is complete with a sports team. Thats right, in 2021 the actor bought a Welsh soccer team. It's estimated the team brings in about $4.5 million a year in revenue. So, while he probably won't make much from the actual ticket sales, the 8 part Netflix special he's made about the team will probably make him a pretty penny.


In addition to doing print ads and commercials for his own brands, Reynolds has been the face for others as well, including:

  • Armani
  • Chanel
  • Stella McCartney
  • Piaget watches
  • Hyundai
  • Nissan
  • Hugo Boss

Ryan Reynolds Personal Life

Reynolds likes to keep a pretty low profile these days. In the past, however, the actor did have some pretty high-profile romances. In 2004, he became engaged to fellow Canadian Alanis Morissette. The couple broke up in 2007. In 2008, he married actress Scarlett Johansson. Their marriage ended in 2011.

Then in 2012, he married his Green Lantern co-star. Blake Lively. The adorable couple now have 3 children. Rather than live in the limelight of Hollywood, the Reynolds family chose to settle in Westchester, New York. The couple paid $6 million for the 9,000 square foot home that is set on 11 acres and has a large pond. They also maintain a home in Los Angeles for when they are working. There's also plenty of room for Ryan's car collection, which includes:

  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • Mercedes Benz 190 SL
  • Audi R8
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Chevy Equinox
  • Ducati and Triumph motorcycles

Awards And Accolades

Reynolds has garnered quite a few honors for his work over the years, including:

  • Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2016)
  • MTV Movie Award: Best Fight (2016)
  • Critics Choice Award: Best Actor in a Comedy (2016)
  • People's Choice: Favorite Actor (2017)
  • Saturn Award: Best Actor in a Comedy (2017)
  • People's Choice Awards: People's Icon (2022)

Ryan Reynolds and Charity

Ryan Reynolds uses a lot of his fortune to help others. In 2020, when bars were closed down, he donated 30% of his gin companies' profits to bartenders that were left unemployed.

That same year, he and his wife donated $1 million to 2 food banks, 1 in Canada and 1 in the United States.

Recently, the couple donated $500,000 to a Canadian organization, Water First. The group teaches indigenous young people to operate water treatment plants to ensure clean water for their communities.

The dynamic duo also donated $1 million to help families who have been displaced due to the war in Ukraine.

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Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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