Ryan Reynolds has been a major part of Wrexham’s rise to the brink of the National League title and his wealth has expanded in the last few years.
The Hollywood star’s ownership of Wrexham alongside Rob McElhenney has brought the Welsh club into the limelight, helping the club move towards an expected promotion into the EFL.
The 46-year-old Canadian-American actor has brought good fortune to North Wales, with his co-owner and fellow actor McElhenney.
The duo took over the Welsh club officially in the autumn of 2020 and huge investments have been made ever since they have been in charge.
They have brought quality modification to both their playing staff as well as the club’s facilities, with a new 5,000 stand being constructed at one end of the Racecourse Ground.
Ryan Reynolds and his business partner’s arrival to Wrexham have seen the club’s first full season resulting in a disheartening play-off defeat before bouncing back this season.
The Dragons entered a fierce clash with Notts County, winning the crucial match 3-2 to secure the single automatic promotion spot in the division in April.
Such attainment is an evidence that hard work has been channeled into transforming the club, with Reynolds being a competent businessman.
Who is Ryan Reynolds?
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on the 23rd of October,1976.
He is a Canadian and American actor.
He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside from 1991–1993.
He had minor roles before landing the lead role on the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl between 1998 and 2001.
Reynolds’s biggest commercial success came with the 20th Century Fox X-Men films Deadpool released in 2016 and the sequel Deadpool 2 released in 2018, in which he played the title character.
Ryan Reynolds’ net worth
The Deadpool actor is a man who has dipped his hands in a fair number of trades, with his myriad portfolio of business interests fetching him millions of dollars in revenue.
Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney during one episode of the opening series of Welcome to Wrexham, reminisced on how he wanted to acquire the club.
He realized he was going to need some help if he was to fund his desire to buy Wrexham AFC.
While referring to the Hollywood moneybags, Ryan Reynold, McElhenney said: “As I gathered more and more information. I realized how expensive it was going to be.”
“I have TV money, but … I needed movie star money. More than that, I needed superhero movie star money. … I would need alcohol baron money and mobile phone services money and what other companies does this b**** have? Cybersecurity money.”
According to celebritynetworth.com, the 46-year-old Canadian-American actor, Ryan Reynold currently has a net worth of $350 million (£281 million), augmenting a glittering Hollywood career with several investments.
On TV, Ryan Reynold had a fair share of box office hits, including Deadpool, which amassed more than $780 million (£627 million) worldwide, and sequel Deadpool 2, which took more than $688 million (£553 million).
The 46-year-old’s other successful movies include National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, The Proposal, and Safe House.
Reynold’s other Investments
Certainly, Reynold’s skills as a businessman and an investor have helped bulk up his bank account.
In 2018, the American actor bought a stake that is believed to be around 20 percent in Portland-based Aviation Gin, rebranding it and turning it into a recognized product on both sides of the Atlantic.
The liquor company was later bought by drinks giant Diageo in 2020, in a deal believed to be worth as much as $610 million (£49 million).
Reynolds and co-owners Davos have already collected an upfront fee of $335 million (£269 million) in the sale, and the Deadpool actor still has what has been described as an “ongoing ownership interest” in the brand.
Reynolds arguably topped his bank balance earlier this year by selling his stake in telecoms firm Mint Mobile which is believed to be around 20 percent after T-Mobile bought the company in a deal worth $1.35bn.
The Hollywood star bagged more than $300m from the sale.
The 46-year-old also has stakes in Canadian wealth management service Wealthsimple and password management software 1Password.
According to The Mirror, Reynold’s most recent move was to purchase another stake in a Canadian fintech company, Nuvei, which he acquired earlier this month.
How much has Reynolds invested in Wrexham?
According to reports, Ryan Reynolds and co-owner Rob McElhenney both invested an initial £2 million in the North Wales club back in November 2020.
Another £1.2m of equity had been invested into the club in the summer of 2022 by the owners Reynolds and McElhenney.
This relentless huge spending will help push the Welsh club towards a dream of playing in the Premier League one day, having played friendlies against Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea in the USA.