Ryan Reynolds Edges Closer to Billionaire Status with Huge New Deal
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He might be one of the highest-paid stars in Hollywood, but there’s not a blockbuster on this planet that could earn Ryan Reynolds a fraction of the money he’s been making from his extracurricular activities.
As well as being a hugely popular A-list movie star with a string of box office hits under his belt, the actor and producer oversees a sprawling business empire that includes soccer team Wrexham AFC, Aviation gin, Mint Mobile, and his status as a member of the board of directors at Match Group, which includes his own Maximum Effort advertising agency.
Having previously struck a deal with drinks giant Diageo that was worth an estimated $610 million, Reynolds’ latest savvy move has seen that number almost doubled. The Deadpool veteran and his partners at Mint Mobile have agreed to sell the prepaid wireless company to T-Mobile for $1.35 billion, which is quite frankly an astonishing amount of money.
As you can imagine, Reynolds was quick to celebrate the news with one of his signature sardonic social media posts.
With an estimated 25 percent stake in the company – plus all of his other revenue streams – you’ve got to imagine that Reynolds is getting closer and closer to becoming a certified billionaire, something that would have seemed unfathomable only a few years ago. His business moves have always tended to be better than his onscreen ones as Green Lantern, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and R.I.P.D. to name but three would attest, but he’s going to be laughing all the way to the bank regardless.