Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian-American actor, producer, and businessman who has an estimated net worth of $350 million as of 2023. He is best known for his roles in comedy and action films, especially the Deadpool franchise, which he also co-produced and co-wrote.
He has also invested in various businesses, such as Aviation American Gin, Mint Mobile, and Wrexham AFC. In this article, we will explore his early life, career, business endeavors, personal life, and net worth in more detail.
Reynolds was born in Vancouver, BC, on October 23, 1976. Littlest of four boys. After retiring as a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, his father became a food distributor. His mother, Tamara Lee (Stewart), sold retail. Reynolds, of Irish and Scottish descent, was reared in Kitsilano and Vanier, Ontario (now Ottawa) in the Roman Catholic Church. Reynolds started performing at 13. He and actor Joshua Jackson graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in 1994. He dropped out of Kwantlen Polytechnic University to perform.
Reynolds debuted in sitcoms in the early 1990s, first in Canada’s Hillside (known as Fifteen in the U.S.) and later in Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place. Though he’s been in comedy, horror, and romcoms, he’s most recognized for his action performances, notably as Deadpool.
Reynolds starred as Billy Simpson in Hillside (1991–1993), his first significant role. He came to LA for Hollywood prospects. The titular part in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002) was his breakout role. He has appeared in comedies including Waiting (2005), Just Friends (2005), and The Proposal (2009).
Reynolds had dramatic parts in Buried (2010), Woman in Gold (2015), and Life (2017). Blade: Trinity (2004), Green Lantern (2011), 6 Underground (2019), and Free Guy (2021) were his action flicks. Animation films including The Croods (2013–2020), Turbo (2013), and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) included his voice performance.
Reynolds’ greatest financial triumph was playing Deadpool in the 20th Century Fox X-Men flicks Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018). He was nominated for Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and Golden Globes for his role in the R-rated comedy, which set several records. Reynolds produced and co-wrote both flicks. A third Deadpool film is scheduled for November 2024.
Reynolds is a businessman and actor who has invested in several companies. Aviation American Gin, a premium gin he helped sell with his humor, is co-owned by him since 2018. And Diageo bought his Aviation Gin interest for $610 million in 2020.
Reynolds teamed up with Mint Mobile in 2019 for inexpensive cellphone plans. Creative director and Mint Mobile proprietor. In March 2023, T-Mobile bought Mint Mobile for $1.35 billion.
Reynolds has invested in password manager 1Password, payment technology startup Nuvei, sports investment business Otro Capital, and equity firm RedBird Capital Partners. Ever since 2020, he and actor Rob McElhenney have owned Wrexham A.F.C.
Personal Life and Net Worth
Reynolds married twice. Scarlett Johansson was his first wife from 2008 till 2011. His 2012 marriage to Blake Lively is his second. They met on Green Lantern and have four children: James (born 2014), Inez (born 2016), Betty (born 2019), and Adam (2021).
The Reynolds family resides in Pound Ridge, New York. He has Los Angeles and Vancouver homes. His philanthropy promotes cancer research, mental health awareness, and environmental protection.
Celebrity Net Worth estimates Reynolds’ 2023 net worth at $350 million. In addition to performing, he makes millions through investments and businesses. He has significant sponsorship partnerships with Hugo Boss, Netflix, and Peloton.
Reynolds has a bright future with The Adam Project, Red Notice, Spirited, and Deadpool 3. He will star in and produce a Netflix Clue adaptation. He is one of Hollywood’s most successful and versatile performers and a smart, humorous entrepreneur.