Tom Hiddleston has quickly risen from a no-name actor to one of the more in-demand Hollywood stars out there. That trend continues with the release of Kong: Skull Island, which sees Hiddleston in the lead role as James Conrad.
Hiddleston, 36, has been acting since the early 2000’s, but really came to international prominence in 2011’s Thor. Since then he’s worked with acclaimed directors such as Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg and Guillermo del Toro while continuing as a key figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And, as we all know, he dated Taylor Swift for a hot minute.
So with Hiddleston’s career heading up and up, we started to wonder: how much is this guy worth?
Tom Hiddleston’s Net Worth as of 2017: $15 Million
But how did Hiddleston get here? Let’s break it down
2001 – 2010
Hiddleston cut his teeth in theater and television. His first on-screen appearance came in 2001 on The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby, before he graduated from the fancy-shmancy Royal Academy of Art in 2005.
During this time, Hiddleston appeared in a handful of stage productions and British TV series such as Suburban Shootout and The Gathering Storm.
2011 – 2012
Hiddleston rocketed up the Hollywood ladder with his well-received role as Loki in 2011’s Thor. The film earned nearly $450 million worldwide with Hiddleston emerging as the movie’s breakout performance. Following Thor, Hiddleston dabbled in prestige projects with Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse.
But the actor’s true coming out party was undoubtedly 2012’s The Avengers, which saw his Loki return to the MCU as the film’s main villain. The Avengers earned $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the third-highest grossing film in history at the time. Along with the immense commercial success, The Avengers was credited with forever changing the Hollywood blockbuster landscape and the superhero genre.
Not bad for a B-list comic book character.
2013 – 2014
In 2013, Hiddleston reprised his role as Loki in Thor: The Dark World, which earned more than $644 million worldwide. He also appeared in the indie Only Lovers Left Alive and onstage in National Theater Live’s Coriolanus in the lead role.
2015 – 2016
In 2015, Hiddleston scored good reviews for his turns in High-Rise and Crimson Peak. But 2016 was a really big year for the actor.
Hiddleston starred alongside Hugh Laurie as a spy in The Night Manager miniseries, earning his first Emmy nomination. More importantly, the role pushed him into the conversation as a potential candidate to be the next James Bond. Though EON Productions, the studio that produces the 007 films, haven’t commented, Hiddleston has become a popular choice among fans.
This year will be a big one for Hiddleston.
First, he has Kong: Skull Island hitting theaters. The actor received top billing in the film which also includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly. This could give Hiddleston a second franchise to lord over, as Warner Bros. has plans to crossover their Hulk and Godzilla properties in the near future.
In addition, Hiddleston will be returning as Loki for the fourth time in Thor: Ragnarok which is set to hit theaters in November.