Dwayne Johnson tops list of world’s highest-paid actors

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is the world’s highest-paid actor, earning a reported $US87.5 million ($A121.5m) from June 2019 to June 2020.

He tops a list by Forbes in which Netflix has increasing influence.

All figures in US dollars.

1. Dwayne Johnson – $87.5m
The Rock earned $23.5m for Red Notice and his Under Armour clothing line Project Rock.

2. Ryan Reynolds – $71.5m
Reynolds made more than $20 million on Six Underground and Red Notice and Netflix announced in July he was making another film for them, meaning another monster pay day.

3. Mark Wahlberg – $58m
His action comedy Spenser Confidential is Netflix’s third most watched original film. He also had significant paydays with the documentary series McMillions and Wahl Street.

4. Ben Affleck – $55m
Affleck is back in the game in a big way, having starred in The Way Back and Netflix’s The Last Thing He Wanted.

5. Vin Diesel – $54m
Fast and Furious 9 might have been postponed to 2021, but he still had a big year, for example, with Netflix series Fast & Furious Spy Races.

6. Akshay Kumar – $48.5m
The only Bollywood star on the list, Kumar is working on his first series for Amazon Prime, The End. But Forbes reported that most of his money comes via advertising and endorsement deals.

7. Lim Manuel Miranda – $45.5m
Disney acquired the rights to the original Broadway production of Hamilton for $75 million this year, catapulting him into the big time. He can expect another big payday next year when the film version of In The Heights is released.

8. Will Smith – $44.5m
Smith stars as Richard Williams, father of tennis greats Serena and Venessa, in the upcoming King Richard.

9. Adam Sandler – $41m
In January, he signed another deal to create four more movies for the platform after his film Murder Mystery became one of the streamer’s most-popular films of all time.

10. Jackie Chan – $40m
The martial arts star is as active as ever at the age of 66, making five movies in the past year. Endorsement deals and licensing deals also lines his ultra padded wallet.

Forbes compiles the list annually based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders. Fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted.

The list of highest-paid female actors will be out next month.

Source: Radio Times

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