Chris Hemsworth has found himself as being one of the most famous Australian men on the planet. Catapulted into the limelight thanks to his casting as Norse God Thor in the Marvel movies, Chris is a man men want to be, and women want to be with.
But, believe it or not, there is more to Chris Hemsworth than a few muscles and a winning smile and he also has an established acting career aside from his portrayal of Thor. Here’s everything you need to know about Chris Hemsworth, including his net worth, movies, family, workouts and more.
Chris Hemsworth Quick Facts
Name: Christopher Hemsworth
DoB: 11 August 1983
Height: 6 ft 2 in / 1.91m
Relationhip Status: Married
Wife: Elsa Pataky
Net Worth: $130 million (estimated)
Instagram: @chrishemsworth – 55m followers
Twitter: @chrishemsworth – 7.8m followers
Who Is Chris Hemsworth?
Chris Hemsworth is an actor from Melbourne, Australia, who was born on 11th August 1983. His parents are father Craig Hemsworth – a social-services counsellor – and mother Leonie Hemsworth (neé van Os) – an English teacher. Chris has an older brother Luke Hemsworth and a younger brother Liam Hemsworth. Both Liam and Luke Hemsworth are also actors.
Being a true Aussie, Chris was brought up between both the city of Melbourne and the Outback of the Northern Territory. Perhaps it was this upbringing that gave him the toughened mentality required to play hard-hitting characters such as Thor and Tyler Rake in Extraction.
Home and Away
Chris Hemsworth began his acting career on Australian television and, after a few appearances on the likes of Guinevere Jones and Neighbours, Chris was eventually cast as Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera, Home and Away. He ultimately appeared in 171 episodes and left the cast in 2007.
After a few more minor roles, Chris was cast as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His first appearance as the Norse God of Thunder was in the first Thor movie, released in 2011. The rest, as they say, is history. Chris reprised the role of Thor in The Avengers film franchise, two more Thor movies: ‘The Dark World’ and ‘Ragnarok’, along with the most recent release, Thor: Love & Thunder. Both the latest movie and Thor: Ragnarok, were directed by New Zealand director, Taika Waititi.
Other Hollywood Success
Aside from his role as Thor, Chris Hemsworth has racked up several other successful acting credits. These include portraying the late British Formula 1 racing driver James Hunt, in Ron Howard’s 2013 move, Rush – which happens to one of the best movies on Netflix right now – along with the horror movie The Cabin in the Woods, and Snow White and the Huntsmen.
Chris was also cast in the all-female remake of Ghostbusters and while Chris’ performance was well-received, the movie as a whole was ultimately considered a little unnecessary.
Chris has also appeared as lead character Tyler Rake in the Netflix action movies Extraction, and its upcoming sequel, Extraction 2.
Chris Hemsworth Wife & Kids
Chris Hemsworth is also noted for being a true family man. He has been married to Spanish model and actress Elsa Pataky since December 2010 and together, the couple has three children: a daughter born in 2012 and twin sons born in 2014.
Chris and his family currently live in a mega-mansion in the coastal town of Byron Bay. Chris’ brothers live nearby too, and in doing so, have been influential in the rise in property prices in Byron Bay. This has been dubbed ‘The Hemsworth Effect.’
Chris Hemsworth Net Worth
Chris Hemsworth’s net worth as of 2022 is an estimated $130 million. He also owns half of the property in Byron Bay. Go him!
How much did Chris Hemsworth get paid for Thor?
He is said to have received $20 million for Thor: Love and Thunder. However, he is also said to have earned ‘just’ $150,000 for the first Thor movie. His earnings for the second and third Thor movies are estimated to be $37 million and $30 million, respectively, but these include back-end points (a percentage of the profits from the movie’s earnings).
How much did Chris Hemsworth make for Avengers Endgame?
Of course, Chris Hemsworth also received rather large payouts for his appearances in The Avengers movies. His salary for the final instalment, Avengers: Endgame, is said to have been around $15 million. But, when back-end points were added on, his earnings skyrocketed to an estimated $76.4 million.
It’s a similar story for Avengers: Infinity War, which again saw him take home $15 million in salary earnings, but a total of $64.5 million.
Chris Hemsworth Centr
Chris Hemsworth is also known for consistently staying in incredible shape. He trains regularly with his personal trainers and friends, Luke Zocchi and Bobby Holland. Bobby often steps in as Chris’ stunt double in his movies.
It’s this commitment to fitness that prompted Chris, Luke, Bobby and a host of other fitness and nutrition professionals to release the Centr app in 2019. With the Centr app, customers can gain access to a range of curated workouts by Chris and his team, with the goal to get as physically huge as the man himself.
There’s certainly plenty of evidence to suggest the Centr app works, if these body transformations are anything to go by.
Centr has gone on to become one of the biggest home workout and fitness apps on the market.