The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been expanding rapidly in the past years. The superhero film franchises are doing well at the box office. Films like Avengers: Endgame, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, and more are among the biggest box-office hits of the decade. The lead cast of actors and actresses enjoys a massive fan following. The female cast of Marvel including Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, boasts of the best talents of Hollywood. In almost all the Marvel films, the actresses are portrayed as strong and confident.
The actresses of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are paid handsomely, and some of them even earn more than their male counterparts in the films. Here is the list of some of the richest Marvel female stars.
1. Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts)
Actress and businesswoman, Gwyneth Paltrow, played the character of Pepper Potts in Robert Downey Jr.’s film Iron Man and its sequels. Her character started as a Stark Industries assistant. Paltrow first appeared in Marvel as Tony Stark’s personal-assistant-turned-love interest in 2008’s Iron Man. She portrayed the character for over a decade in the two Iron Man sequels and three Avengers movies. As per Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of the actress in 2023 is $200 million.
2. Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)
Scarlett Johansson is one of the most successful and highly demanded actresses in Hollywood. She made her MCU debut with the role of Black Widow in Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man 2. The film received a good response at the box office. She also appeared in its sequel and did notable work in the Avengers franchise. The actress also got her own franchise with the 2021 film. According to Deadline, Johansson’s base pay for the film Black Widow was $20 million, but the figure reportedly doubled as the actress filed a suit against Disney because of the disputes related to box office profits. As per Celebrity Net Worth Johansson’s net worth is $165 million.
3. Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor
Natalie Portman played the role of Jane Foster in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Love and Thunder. It was probably Natalie Portman’s best performance as Jane in the film. As per the plot, Jane’s character developed in ways her fans had never expected. In the latter film, as per Vulture, the actress was paid $1.2 million. As per Celebrity Net Worth, the actress has a net worth of $90 million.
4. Zoe Saldana as Gamora
The 45-year-old actress Zoe Saldana played the role of Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy. The actress was also part of Avengers: Infinity War. According to The Things, she reportedly received approximately $100,000 for her role in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film. As her appearances continued in the MCU, her earnings also saw significant growth. Considering the salary increments throughout her MCU journey, the actress earned approximately $10 to $15 million for her portrayal of Gamora in the Marvel films. In the context of her overall net worth, as per Celebrity Net Worth, the actress stands at a solid $40 million in 2023.
5. Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
The actress is a relatively new entrant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She made her debut with Captain Marvel in 2019. The sequel film, The Marvels will release in a few months. The actress will also be part of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. The actress plays the role of Captain Marvel, and her solo franchise film in 2019 was a box-office success. Its gross income was more than $1 billion. The lead actress, Brie Larson, was paid $5 million for her debut as Carol Danvers in the origin story of Captain Marvel. As per Celebrity Net Worth, Brie Larson’s net worth is $25 million.