RYAN Reynolds has more than one reason to celebrate the punches after Wrexham’s dramatic victory on Easter Monday.
The owner of the Welsh football team and his wife Blake Lively have almost doubled his fortune to £372million last year.
The Deadpool star and Gossip Girl actress have proven to be shrewd tacticians in the business world.
They have their fingers in countless pies, including gin, cell phones, soft drinks, fashion, cosmetics, movies and, of course, football.
Wrexham, which is co-owned by Ryan and fellow actor Rob McElhenneylost nearly £3m last year.
But on the North Wales side Victory 3-2 on Notts County’s closest promotion rivals this week means they are likely to be favorites to move out of the non-league and into the most financially lucrative English Football League.
Canadian Reynolds, 46, bought Wrexham with the aim of bringing them into the £6billion Premier League.
Their battle for success, which was documented on a Disney Plus TV series, turns out to be a blockbuster.
Reynolds said the brawl between Wrexham and Notts County had “created drama unlike anything you would have ever seen in a fucking movie”.
He converted his wife Blake as football fans and the couple buy a £1.5million home in the village of Marford not far from his club’s racecourse.
Here we take a look at the Hollywood power couple’s biggest deals and estimated net worth.
Ryan Reynolds – net worth of £348 million
Reynolds is one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars – earning £57m in 2020 and grossing around £16m per film.
He struck a very savvy deal when he agreed to star in and produce the Marvel comic book movie Deadpool in 2016.
While being paid “only” £1.5m upfront, Reynolds took a cut of the box office profits, earning him as much as £30m.
But he’s not just an actor. He has made his fair share of savvy investments.
Drama unlike anything you’d see in a goddamn movie
Communications giant T-Mobile have agreed to pay up to £1billion for Mint Mobile, in which Reynolds bought a quarter stake just three years ago.
He will stay in a creative role after the takeover, which would have earned him £245million.
The movie star has done a lot to promote Aviation gin, of which he would have between 20 and 25% share.
The company was sold in 2020 for half a billion pounds to British drinks company Diageo.
Comedian actor Reynolds co-founded Maximum Effort Productions and Maximum Effort Marketing, which was responsible for a fun viral post about Big’s character. Peloton heart attack in Sex and the City.
The actor has proven adept at using social media to promote his products.
His biggest bet to date was buying fifth division side Wrexham.
Actor Rob McElhenney convinced Reynolds to buy the non-league side for £2m, even though the pair had never met and neither knew much about football.
But the duo are now addicted to the beautiful game and have delivered on their promise to invest in the team.
Reynolds has invested in sports streaming platform Fubo and helped with its marketing campaign.
The actor is on board Match Group Inc which owns dating sites TinderOkCupid, Hinge and PlentyOfFish.
Over the years Reynolds has worked with Armani, Hugo Boss, Nissan and Hyundai. Her car collectionhowever, includes a £300,000 Lamborghini Aventador and a £150,000 Audi R8.
Blake Lively – net worth of £24 million
Blake was paid £50,000 for each episode of the teen drama Gossip Girlwhich meant she earned over £6m for the 121 she was in.
Last week, Lively posted an image of herself in a bikini top showing off her toned belly just months later. to give birth to her fourth child.
It’s no wonder so many brands have paid to be associated with the 35-year-old actress over the years, including a “multi million” agreement to be the face of cosmetics giant L’Oréal in 2014.
The stylish star is rumored to have earned over £3million for a deal with high-end fashion company Gucci in 2012.
In 2011, she was chosen to be the face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle handbag line, which certainly drew seven-figure fees.
Recently, she tried her hand at starting her own acting business.
His latest venture is a line of soft drinks called Betty Buzz which makes sense for absenteeism.
Blake, who has 39 million Instagram followers, posted images of herself with the drink, named after her grandmother Betty, which she launched in 2021.
Blake and Ryan’s growing offspring share a seven-bedroom, £4million mansion in Bedford, about an hour’s drive from New York. Their neighbors include Matt Damon, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
They are both believed to have invested in a lot of real estate.
But not everything Blake has touched has turned to gold, as the actress ditched a digital magazine and handmade goods shopping site called Preserve a year after it launched in 2014.