Chris Hemsworth says he 'feels gross' about his kids growing up rich

Chris Hemsworth has revealed his qualms about the wealth his Hollywood acting career has afforded him - especially when it comes to raising a family. 

In an interview with GQ magazine, the Thor star opened up about his fears that a life of fame and riches could have an adverse effect on his three children.

"I feel gross about it," he said.

Hemsworth recalled saving up $600 for a surfboard over a year as a child, only to be so worried about damaging it that he was too scared to surf on it.

"It taught me so many lessons about appreciation and working hard for something," he said.

"When I think about my kids, I don't want them to miss that joy."

Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky live in Australia's Byron Bay, putting considerable distance between their family and the bright lights of Hollywood.

Still, the A-list couple are determined to ensure that their kids stay grounded.

"I don't want them to feel like they're privileged in any way," Hemsworth said.

"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."

Despite these concerns, the actor admits part of his motivation for making the big time involved a desire for financial security.

"I did not want to be broke, like we'd been broke when we grew up," he said.

"I wanted to take care of my parents and my family."

According to the Daily Telegraph, Hemsworth's net worth is approximately US$88.2 million.