Ryan Reynolds is a name that has become synonymous with charisma, wit, and undeniable charm among the audience across the world. Reynolds has also showcased his versatility as an actor, delivering compelling performances in a range of genres, from action-packed blockbusters to heartfelt dramas. With his magnetic presence and ability to effortlessly connect with viewers, Reynolds has solidified his status as one of the most beloved and talented actors.
Apart from acting, the Green Lantern star is very much into football, which is proven by the very fact that he bought his football club along with Rob McElhenney. The duo bought the club for $2.5 million and they made folds of benefit out of this deal. As per the reports, Reynolds and McElhenney made $9.5 million out of the documentary series, Welcome to Wrexham, alone.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney Earned $9.5 Million From Welcome to Wrexham
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney purchased Wrexham AFC, a struggling football club in North Wales, for $2.5 million in 2021. However, their investment has proven to be a stroke of genius as their documentary series, Welcome to Wrexham, has already generated a staggering $9.5 million in earnings, reportedly making a profit of £430,000 per episode.
Wayne Jones On The Impact Of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Purchase Of Wrexham A.F.C To The Local Community
The Turf Hotel pub has made significant profits with the successful run of Welcome to Wrexham, which attracted fans across the world to their hotel. The Turf Hotel pub is located on the corner of Wrexham A.F.C.’s Racecourse Ground and it has remained a hub spot to meet for Wrexham’s fans during the match.
Wayne Jones, the runner of the Turf Hotel pub, shares that the impact of the series was impeccable on the town as it boosted the local businesses. Jones added that everyone in the town is happy with the ownership of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney on the football club as it has attracted a large no. of tourists to the town. Adding on, Jones shared that the duo celeb also takes care of and supports the local community.
“The impact of the show has been absolutely huge for the whole town. Wrexham is absolutely thriving. It has had a huge impact on dozens of local businesses. Results on the pitch are helping because it is bringing in lots more people, and spending money. Everyone seems to be buying into it, thanks to Ryan and Rob. They have all been lovely, buying drinks and spending money in the town and staying in hotels. Rob and Ryan are really humble and blown away by how much the community adores them. They feel a responsibility towards getting it right for the community. They are really caring. At Christmas, we raised £5,000 for the local food bank and Rob doubled that.”
Reynolds and McElhenney’s decision to acquire Wrexham AFC and produce the Welcome to Wrexham documentary series has not only showcased his business acumen but also revitalized the struggling football club and breathed new life into the town of Wrexham.
Welcome to Wrexham is available for streaming on Hulu.