The Sexiest Man Alive Is Also Rich! Chris Evans' Net Worth, How Much He Made From Marvel and More

Chris Evans is as wealthy as he is handsome. (As in: He's very, very wealthy.)

Chris Evans’ net worth is practically skyrocketing to infinity and beyond. Whether sporting that iconic Knives Out sweater or suiting up as Captain America, the Lightyear star has earned legions of fans for his many memorable roles. But while the 2022 Sexiest Man Alive—and “best Chris” contender—has made millions from the latter, multi-film franchise, he initially almost turned down the iconic role.

“I was scared,” he said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2016, attributing some of his hesitations to the multi-film aspect of the part. “There are parts of me that have a little bit of social anxiety with this industry. In doing movies one at a time … you’re afforded the opportunity to take a step back and recalibrate. When you have a giant contract, if all of a sudden you’re not responding well? Too bad, you’ve got to suit up again. That was scary.”

While these days the superstar is perhaps best known for the superhero character, he’s also gone on to pursue a range of other roles—including Buzz Lightyear in the animated film Lightyear and a scenery-chewing villain in The Gray Man. Keep reading for everything we know about Chris Evans’ net worth and how he made his fortune.

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How did Chris Evans become famous?

Now a household name, the Lightyear star is lightyears away from his first role in a PSA. Evans, whose mother ran a youth theater outside of Boston, got his start in a 1997 project called Biodiversity: Wild About Life!. After years of similar small roles, he scored his first major movie role in Not Another Teen Movie.

“I think I wanted to become an actor because I just like movies, whether it was watching something like Kramer vs. Kramer or watching the old Batman movies,” Evans told Parade in 2017 of how he got his start. “Whatever it was, I just think I wanted to be a part of cinema … I really like films that touch on family dynamics, but again, I like all movies.”

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What is Chris Evans’ net worth in 2022?

Chris Evans’ net worth is estimated at a whopping $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

How much did Chris Evans make from Marvel?

Marvel’s superhero movies often come with super-sized salaries, and Evans is no exception. He earned $300,000 for Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011, according to The Guardian. His second film in the franchise, Avengers, came with a major pay raise, per Screen Rant, as he reportedly earned $3 million; his pay was then upped to $15 million for Age of Ultron. He ended the franchise on another high note, as Forbes reports he was paid around $15 million for Avengers: Endgame in 2019.

As for whether he’d reprise the role one more (likely lucrative) time? He told in June 2022 that he’d only consider it under the right conditions. “That seems to be something people would like to see,” he said. “I don’t want to disappoint anybody but … it was such a good run and I’m so happy with it. It’s so precious to me. It would have to be perfect. It just would be scary to rattle something that is, again, so, so dear to me. That role means so much to me. So, to revisit it, it would be a tall order.”

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How is Chris Evans rich?

In a word: Marvel! Evans has made a mint starring as Captain America in the MCU, not just for the movies themselves up front (and in back end points!), but also for the use of his likeness in merchandise. He also served as the masculine face of the fragrance Guilty by Gucci and appeared in a hilarious Boston-themed Super Bowl ad for Hyundai, each of which likely netted him some sweet cash, too.

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What is Chris Evans' salary?

Chris Evans' salary varies depending on what projects he's doing at a given time and in a given year. That said, his salary has risen steadily since taking the role of Captain America: He started with a $300,000 payday for Captain America: The First Avenger and reportedly got $15 million for Avengers: Endgame.

How much does Chris Evans make per movie?

Evans' per-movie salary varies by project. Since becoming an Avenger, however, his price has gone way up and he can command up to $20 million per film, though he often opts for smaller indie projects and fun cameos instead of traditional leading-man blockbuster fare—because now, he can afford to be picky.

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How much did Chris Evans make for Endgame?

Evans reportedly was paid $15 million for his (ostensibly) final go as Captain America in Avengers: Endgame. That's a pretty sweet exit! If he got box office bonuses, then he really got a good payday, because Avengers: Endgame shattered records and made $2.79 billion.

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How much did Chris Evans make for Civil War?

Evans' salary for Captain America: Civil War was reportedly $15 million. Sometimes it pays to fight your friends.

How much did Chris Evans make for Knives Out?

It’s not publicly known how much Evans made for his role as Ransom Drysdale in Knives Out. Something he definitely took home, however? “All of the sweaters” from the set, as he revealed in an interview with People TV. Don’t expect to see him wearing them anytime soon though, as he later told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that he abandoned the cozy attire after his character’s cable-knit sweater went viral. “I can’t wear them anymore, and it’s a shame,” he said. “I love cable knits, but now, I feel like when I wear them people are like … I don’t know if it works anymore.” Here’s to hoping Evans’ dog, Dodger, will keep wearing his tiny version of the famed fashion, which he debuted on Twitter following the murder mystery film’s release.

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How much did Chris Evans make for Free Guy?

While it’s unclear how much Evans made for his brief cameo in Free Guy, hopefully he wasn’t being paid by the minute. Director Shawn Levy told Entertainment Weekly in 2021 that the moment took less than 10 minutes to film, as Evans was busy shooting Apple TV+ series Defending Jacob at the time. "I recall Chris being like, 'Well, I'm really busy, but if you can get me in and out in like 10 minutes, sure. Why not?'" he told the outlet, adding that they secretly snuck the star into a restaurant with black coverings on the windows. “Chris rolled up, we walked him right into his seat in front of the camera, shot him, hugged it out, and he was on his way in less than 10."

How much did Chris Evans make for Thor: The Dark World?

Evans was only in Thor: The Dark World quite briefly. As such, his specific salary isn't known, but we can estimate it was at least in the five-figure range.

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How much did Chris Evans make for Spider-Man: Homecoming?

Just call Evans the king of cameos. His hilarious turn in Spider-Man: Homecoming—as Captain America in a PSA that Tom Holland's Peter Parker was forced to watch in detention—was small, but memorable. That said, his fee for the spot isn't publicly known.

How much did Chris Evans make for Fantastic Four?

Yep, Evans was in a Marvel franchise before the MCU existed! Evans starred as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. His salary for the Fantastic Four franchise isn't publicly known, but was likely substantially lower—at least for the first installment—than his fee for Captain America: The First Avenger, because he was part of an ensemble and not the singular main lead.

Playing Johnny Storm almost cost him Cap, though!

Kevin Feige told The Hollywood Reporter that because Evans already played a superhero, "We thought, 'OK, well, he’s that character. Let’s keep looking.'” However, they soon changed their minds upon realizing Evans was the best man for the job—and that he wouldn't be the only face of more than one franchise.

"As we [continued] not finding people, we went back to the initial lists. And that brought us back to Chris," Feige recalled. "And I thought, 'Well, Patrick Stewart played Jean-Luc Picard and Charles Xavier. Harrison Ford played Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Who cares?'”

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How much did Chris Evans get paid for Infinity War?

Evans reportedly took home a cool $15 million for Avengers: Infinity War, his penultimate jaunt as Captain America.

How much did Chris Evans make for Defending Jacob?

It’s not only movie roles that earn Evans big bucks. Evans reportedly made $750,000 per episode for the Apple TV+ show Defending Jacob. In addition to starring as Andy Barber, he also served as an executive producer for the mystery miniseries. While he told Variety the latter role was “really just title,” he added that it was comforting to feel like “it’s your barbecue too, you’re not just being invited.”

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How much did Chris Evans make for The Gray Man?

Reuniting with Knives Out co-star Ana de Armas and Captain America: Civil War directors the Russo Brothers, Evans reportedly made big bucks for Netflix's The Gray Man. Evans will reportedly make $15 million for his role in the streaming giant's action flick, while other estimates have him and Ryan Gosling at $20 million each.

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How much did Chris Evans make for Lightyear?

It’s not publicly known how much Evans banked for his most recent buzzy role, the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the new Disney-Pixar Toy Story spin-off, which tells the beloved character’s origin story. He previously told Vanity Fair that he used Tim Allen, the original voice of Buzz Lightyear as a “guideline” for his performance. “He did such a good job, and I’d be a fool not to acknowledge the work he did,” he added. “But I couldn’t just do a shameless impression. I had to somehow create my own understanding of the character, and try to make some fresh tracks in the snow while paying homage to the great work that he did. Eventually, I felt comfortable enough to make my own interpretation, and part of that was lowering the tone of my voice. I basically have to lower the register of my voice in everything that I do.”

Next, Chris Evans talks working with children and animals on Gifted and his future as Captain America.