Chris Hemsworth Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor born on August 11, 1983. He gained fame starring as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series “Home and Away” before moving into Hollywood films. He is best known for portraying Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with the 2011 film “Thor” becoming one of the highest-paid actors globally.

In addition to his role as Thor, Hemsworth has starred in various action films such as “Star Trek,” “Snow White,” and “the Huntsman” and its sequel “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” “Red Dawn,” “Blackhat,” “Men in Black: International,” “Extraction,” and its upcoming 2023 sequel. He has also appeared in the thriller “A Perfect Getaway” and the comedy “Ghostbusters”.

Among his most acclaimed works are the comedy horror “The Cabin in the Woods” the sports drama Rush where he played James Hunt, and the action-packed Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. In 2024, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Full NameChris Hemsworth
Date of BirthAugust 11, 1983
Place of BirthMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height6 ft 2 in (190 cm)
SpouseElsa Pataky (m. 2010)
ChildrenIndia Rose, Sasha, and Tristan
Net Worth$130 Million

Chris Hemsworth’s Early Life and Education

Chris Hemsworth Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Christopher Hemsworth born on August 11, 1983, in Melbourne, comes from a diverse background. His mother Leonie was an English teacher and his father Craig Hemsworth worked in social services. Christopher is the middle child among three brothers. His older brother Luke was born in 1980 and his younger brother Liam Hemsworth was born in 1990 and both are also actors.

His family roots are varied: his maternal grandfather immigrated from the Netherlands and his maternal grandmother is of Irish descent. On his father’s side, Christopher has English Scottish, and German ancestry.

Growing up Christopher spent his early years between Melbourne and the Outback in Bulman Northern Territory. He recalls his childhood fondly especially his time in Bulman surrounded by crocodiles and buffalo. While most of his youth was in Melbourne these memories from the Outback stand out the most. He attended Heathmont College for high school before his family moved back to the Northern Territory and later settled on Phillip Island for a few years.


Chris Hemsworth Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Chris Hemsworth began his acting career with roles in TV shows. In 2002, he appeared in episodes of “Guinevere Jones” and “Neighbours” and later in “The Saddle Club” in 2003. He auditioned for “Home and Away” in 2004 initially missing out but eventually landing the role of Kim Hyde. He stayed on the show for 171 episodes until leaving in 2007. Despite his soap opera success, he felt it didn’t earn him respect in the film industry.

In 2006, Hemsworth competed in “Dancing with the Stars Australia” partnered with Abbey Ross. He was eliminated after six weeks which nearly cost him the role of Thor due to concerns from Marvel producers about his TV image.

In 2009, Chris Hemsworth played George Kirk in “Star Trek” a role initially offered to Matt Damon. He also starred in the thriller “A Perfect Getaway” the same year receiving praise for his performance.

Moving to the US in 2010, Hemsworth starred in “Ca$h” alongside Sean Bean. He quickly gained attention in Hollywood earning recognition as an up-and-coming actor.

Chris Hemsworth’s big break came in 2011 when he was cast as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with “Thor.” His portrayal of the superhero was well-received leading to appearances in subsequent Marvel films like “The Avengers” in 2012 which was a massive box office hit.

He continued to expand his filmography with roles in films like “Rush” where he played Formula 1 driver James Hunt and “Thor: The Dark World”. Despite some ups and downs including less successful films like “Blackhat” Hemsworth’s career remained strong with his recurring role as Thor.

Chris Hemsworth has had a varied career in film with highs and lows along the way. In 2016, he returned as Eric the Huntsman in The Huntsman: Winter’s War alongside Jessica Chastain though their onscreen chemistry received criticism.

Chris Hemsworth Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

The movie didn’t perform as well as expected grossing $165 million. Chris Hemsworth also appeared in the Ghostbusters reboot as Kevin the receptionist which didn’t do well critically or commercially. Despite this, he was noted for his entertaining performance and won a Kids’ Choice Award.

Hemsworth’s role as Thor in “Thor: Ragnarok” released in 2017 marked a significant success as did his appearances in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”. Critics praised his acting likening his charisma to that of Cary Grant. He won the Teen Choice Awards for his role in sci-fi movies.

In 2019, Hemsworth starred in “Men in Black: International” which grossed $253 million worldwide but received mixed reviews. His chemistry with co-star Tessa Thompson was highlighted as a positive aspect. The same year he appeared in the Netflix action thriller Extraction breaking viewership records for the platform.

Hemsworth continued his diverse roles with the documentary series Limitless With Chris Hemsworth in 2022 which explored various methods of improving health. The show faced controversy for filming at a sacred Indigenous Australian site. He also reprised his role in “Extraction 2” and starred in “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” in 2024 where his performance as warlord Dementus earned critical acclaim.

Net Worth

Chris Hemsworth has an estimated net worth of $130 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Chris Hemsworth’s net worth primarily comes from his acting career, especially his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has earned significant paychecks from these movies, with estimates suggesting he made around $15 million for each of his appearances in the later Thor and Avengers films.

Additionally, Hemsworth has starred in other high-grossing films like “Extraction” and “Men in Black: International,” contributing to his wealth. He also earns from endorsements and his health and fitness app, Centr. Overall, his acting roles, combined with other business ventures, have helped him amass a net worth estimated at around $130 million.

Personal life

Chris Hemsworth Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Chris Hemsworth started dating Elsa Pataky a Spanish model and actress in early 2010 after they met through their representatives. They got married in December 2010. They have a daughter born in May 2012 and twin sons born in March 2014. In 2015 they moved from Los Angeles to Byron Bay Australia where Chris grew up. Chris knows some Spanish but not fluently.

Chris Hemsworth’s children learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu with Thalison Soares and he often takes them to national competitions.

In 2021, Chris was honored as a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his achievements.

In a 2022 episode of his National Geographic series “Limitless,” Chris Hemsworth shared that his grandfather on his mother’s side has Alzheimer’s disease. Chris also disclosed that he has inherited two copies of the APOE4 gene one from each parent which significantly increases his risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life compared to most people.


Chris Hemsworth Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In May 2020, Chris and his brother Liam participated in reading Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach for a charity event organized by Partners In Health supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in vulnerable communities.

After starring as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Hemsworth’s muscular physique drew attention from fans. His workout routines have been widely covered in the media including by The Times of India, Men’s Health, MensXP, Entertainment Tonight, and Metro. Hemsworth later launched the fitness app Centr offering subscribers access to nutrition tips wellness advice and exercise plans.

In 2014, People magazine crowned him “Sexiest Man Alive.” Hemsworth is a devoted supporter of the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League. He played a key role in the AFL’s 2014 Everything’s Possible campaign donating his fees to the Australian Children Foundation. He also starred in the AFL’s 2017 “I’d Like to See That” commercial.

As his Hollywood career progressed, Chris Hemsworth became one of the highest-paid actors globally. He appeared on Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Actors list in 2014, 2015, and 2018. Additionally, Forbes ranked him 31st among the Highest Paid Celebrities in 2018 and 24th in 2019 estimating his earnings at $76.4 million in 2019.