Chris Hemsworth says being rich makes him feel ‘gross’

2018-10-03 16:59

Cape Town - Chris Hemsworth, who earned more than $30m (R375m) last year, recently revealed he feels "gross" about how much money he makes.

The former soap star, who’s a father of three, told Australian GQ that being able to pay for nice things without having to save up makes him uncomfortable.

“I feel gross about it. I remember saving up for a surfboard when I was younger,” Chris (35) said talking about his wealth.

“The surfboard was 600 bucks and I saved up for a whole year with Dad’s help. I didn’t even want to surf on it for fear of damaging it. It taught me so many lessons about appreciation and working hard for something.”

The Thor star, who’s married to Spanish actress Elsa Pataky (42), says those are the lessons he wants to instill in his children – India (6), Sasha (4) and Tristan (4) – because he doesn’t want them to take his estimated worth of $90m (R1.3bn) for granted.

“When I think about my kids, I don’t want them to miss that joy. Elsa and I talk a lot about how we instill that same appreciation and respect for things. I don’t want them to feel like they’re privileged in any way.

“The fact that we have money and their parents are famous, that somehow they’re special, that scares me because we grew up with no money,” he said.

Chris also admitted he got into acting out of fear of being broke.

“I didn’t want to be broke, like we’d been broke when we grew up. I wanted to take care of my parents and my family.”

According to Metro, his admission comes after pictures emerged of a mega mansion on the beach he’s having built, which is said to cost an estimated $8m (R116m).

It will feature a rooftop infinity pool, gym, steam room, another big pool, six bedrooms, a media room, games room and a spa.

Sources: Metro, Australian GQ, Cosmopolitan

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