Chris Evans is best known for his roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From Captain America: The First Avenger to Avengers: Endgame, and all the other MCU films in between, he’s won fans over as Captain American. And since starting in Hollywood in 1997, Evans has appeared in over 55 projects.
However, Chris Evans’s net worth comes from more than just his acting. He has also been in TV shows, worked as a director, and developed an impressive real estate portfolio. Learn more about Evans’s career and his most successful projects below.
Chris Robert Evans was born June 13, 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts. His mother, Lisa Evans, is the artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater. And his father, who is of Irish descent, works as a dentist. His parents divorced in 1999, when he was 18 years old.
Evans also has two older sisters, Carly and Shanna, and a brother, Scott Evans, who works as an actor. Also of note, Evans has an uncle, Mike Capuano, who is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 8th Congressional District of MA.
Acting became a passion of Evans’ at a young age. He attended acting camp and performed regularly in the musical theater. He was a mainstay in local Christmas shows, and he felt like he was at home when he was on the stage. In high school, he spent time at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, which helped him advance his acting career.
Chris Evans’ first acting credit came in the 1997 short film, Biodiversity: Wild About Life!. In 1999, he worked as a model for the Hasbro board game, Mystery Date, where he played Tyler. Following these two gigs, he relocated to Los Angeles in 2000 and landed the role of Cary Baston on the TV series Opposite Sex, where Evans starred opposite Milo Ventimiglia.
Evans had no issue finding work in the coming years. First, he appeared in a made-for-TV film titled The Newcomers. That same year, he also guest-starred in an episode of The Fugitive.
Movie Debut and Breakthrough
Chris Evans debuted on the big screen in 2001 when he starred in Not Another Teen Movie. The movie is a parody of other teen movies, and he played a high school football player. Even though the film did not do well with critics, it grossed $66.4 million against a budget of $15 million.
In 2005, Evans starred in the independent drama Fierce People, opposite Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland. It was adapted from a novel by Dirk Wittenborn of the same name. He also starred in the drama London the same year, playing a drug abuser with a rocky string of romances. The movie was not received well by critics and reportedly only grossed $20,361 worldwide.
The Fantastic Four Movies
2005 also brought Evans’ debut into the comic book world. In The Fantastic Four, he plays Johnny Storm (the Human Torch). The film wasn’t a hit with fans or critics. However, it did perform well at the box office, earning more than $333 million against a budget of $100 million.
He would reprise his role in the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which had similar success at the box office. The movie grossed $301 million worldwide on its budget of $130 million.
Captain America and Superstardom
Evans would stay in the comic book world, transitioning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was the role of Captain America that would become the most significant contributor to Chris Evans’ net worth to date.
Marvel was already internationally recognized, largely thanks to Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man. Marvel Studios offered Evans a multi-year film deal to portray Captain America (Steve Rogers). But he initially turned down the role. Fans can think Robert Downey Jr. for encouraging him to take the part. Eventually, Evans agreed to do so.
Captain America: The First Avenger
The first Captain America film, Captain America: The First Avenger, was released in 2011. The movie follows the origin story of the character, who was just an ordinary soldier initially. However, he eventually transforms into a super soldier who fights evil in World War II. Both fans and critics loved the film and Chris Evans’ performance. The movie earned $370 million worldwide on its $140 million budget. And it’s reported that Evans was paid $300,000 for his work in the film.
Evans would return to the role again a year later for 2012’s The Avengers, which co-starred Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Samuel L. Jackson – to name a few. With a budget of $220 million, the movie grossed over $1.15 billion, making it Evans’ third highest-grossing film to date. It’s also the twelfth-highest-grossing film of all time.
Chris Evans’ net worth got more of a bump from his second appearance in the MCU, where it’s reported that he received $3 million for his work on the film.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
In 2014, Chris Evans reprised his role as Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It was a direct sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger.
The film was another hit for Marvel and Evans, earning more than $714 million against a budget of $170 million. The box office earnings make it Evans’ eighth-highest-grossing film of all time.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
2015 brought Avengers: Age of Ultron, Evan’s fourth highest-grossing film. With a budget of $250 million, the movie made $1.4 billion worldwide. The film was also a significant pay jump for Evans, as it’s reported he made $15 million for his work on the movie.
Captain America: Civil War
In 2016, Evans starred in the third Captain America film, Captain America: Civil War. Not surprisingly, the film was wildly successful, grossing $1.4 billion worldwide on its $250 million budget.
Avengers: Infinity War & Avengers: End Game
The final two installments of the Avengers films, both directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, came in 2018 and 2019. Avengers: Infinity War came first, grossing over $2 billion worldwide on its $321 million budget.
Avengers: Endgame, Evan’s highest-grossing film to date and the second highest-grossing film of all time, earned $2.797 million worldwide on its $356 million budget. But, unfortunately, it was the last time fans would see Evans in the role of Captain America.
Needless to say, with all the massive success of these Marvel movies, these titles had a significant impact on Chris Evans’ net worth. It’s reported that Evans made $15 million for his final appearance in the MCU.
After ending his run with Marvel, Chris Evans transitioned to the stage. He made his Broadway debut in Lobby Hero. It opened in 2018 at the Hayes Theatre, and it was well-received by fans and critics alike. He was also nominated for a Drama League Award.
In 2019, Evans took a role in the Netflix thriller The Red Sea Diving Resort. He plays an Israeli Mossad Agent. While Netflix does not release numbers for individual shows or movies, it was well-received by critics and fans.
2020 brought the Apple TV+ limited series Defending Jacob. The show was based on William Landay’s 2012 New York Times best-selling novel by the same name.
In 2022, Evans lent his voice to Buzz Lightyear in Lightyear. With a budget of $118 million, the movie made $226 million worldwide.
Also in 2022, Evans starred in another project from the Russo brothers, Netflix’s The Gray Man, which, at the time of its release, was billed as Netflix’s most expensive movie to date. It was also one of Evan’s biggest paychecks to date. IMDB lists his salary as $15 million for the film.
In addition to his work on the big screen, Chris Evans is a major supporter of Christopher’s Haven. The nonprofit organization provides resources and housing to families who have been impacted by childhood cancer. He promoted the charity alongside fellow Marvel co-star Chris Pratt when the two visited the Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2015.
He has also organized fundraisers to benefit multiple charities, including Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen, and No Kid Hungry.
Am impressive real estate portfolio also impacts Chris Evans’s net worth. In 2013, he purchased a home in Beverly Hills for $3.25 million. The following year, Evans sold his Hollywood Hills Home for $1.4 million. At the time, he had owned the three-bedroom, three-bath home for seven years.
Evans currently lives in Laurel Canyon, California, where he recently refurbished a $3.5 million home. The previous owner had paid only $1.9 million for it the year before.
Chris Evans has dated a variety of actresses over the years, including Jessica Biel, Minka Kelly, and Jenny Slate. He is a follower of Buddhism.
Chris Evans’s Net Worth in 2023
In 2023, estimates place Chris Evans’s net worth at $110 million. While much of his net worth comes directly from his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has also worked on TV shows, served as a director, and collected an impressive real estate portfolio.
Recently, fans enjoyed Chris Evans’s performance in the 2023 film Ghosted, which Dexter Fletcher directed for release on Apple TV+. He also has upcoming projects, including an action comedy, Red One, and Pain Hustlers, both set for release on Netflix.
In addition to those titles, he has 11 additional ones in various stages of development, including Little Shop of Horrors, where he’s rumored to be playing Orin Scivello, and a currently untitled Gene Kelly project, where he’s rumored to play Gene Kelly.