LOS ANGELES - MAR 4: Chadwick Boseman at the 24th Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA.
Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, died in August 2020 from colon cancer. At the time, he had a net worth of $12 million, largely from his earnings for “Black Panther” and “Avengers” movies, Celebrity Net Worth reports.

See: How Rich Are Tom Hanks, Renée Zellweger and More Past Oscar Winners?

Chadwick Boseman Net Worth: $12 Million

“Black Panther” ranks as one of the highest-grossing superhero films ever made, surpassed only by the four “Avengers” flicks in the MCU. “Black Panther” grossed $1.3 billion at the box office, while “Endgame,” the highest-grossing film in the world to date, earned more than double that, grossing $2.792 billion, according to Forbes.

Boseman earned $2 million for “Black Panther,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. His paychecks for “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” were likely much higher. Although Boseman didn’t have as much screen time as co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, those stars reportedly earned $15 million for each film, with “second-tier” co-stars such as Paul Rudd earning around $8 million, according to Stylecaster.

Check Out: The 28 Richest Actresses of All Time

Although Boseman’s legacy will live forever in the pivotal Marvel character of King T’Challa, the Black Panther, the young actor had many other credits to his name, including starring roles in “21 Bridges” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” which earned an Academy Award nomination, and television shows like “Law & Order” and “ER.”

More From GOBankingRates