Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Tops Forbes Highest Paid Actors List

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has once again been named the highest paid actor in the world, with the former wrestling star turned action star and film producer topping a list of the world’s highest paid actors published by Forbes today (21st August).

In estimating data accumulated from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as industry insiders, Forbes have created a top 10 list of the best paid actors.

(All figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers (generally 10%, 15% and 5% respectively) are not deducted.)

10. Will Smith
Earnings: $35million

9. Paul Rudd
Earnings: $41million

8. Chris Evans
Earnings: $43.5million

7. Adam Sandler
Earnings: $57million

6. Bradley Cooper
Earnings: $57million

5. Jackie Chan
Earnings: $58million

4. Akshay Kumar
Earnings: $65million

3. Robert Downey, Jr. 
Earnings: $66million

2. Chris Hemsworth
Earnings: $76.4million

1. Dwayne Johnson
Earnings: $89.4million

All earnings totals are estimated for the period of June 1st 2018 – June 1st 2019.

Dwayne Johnson reportedly has one of the best financial deals of anyone in Hollywood, commanding upwards of $20million as an up front fee for most feature projects and earning as high as 15% of the profits on big productions he stars in like Fast & Furious and Jumanji. The actor is also paid a reported $700,000 per episode of ‘Ballers’ on HBO, while taking home 6-figures from his merchandising deal with Under Armour.

The presence of most Avengers cast members is due to the overwhelming $2billion plus takings at the worldwide box office for the latest instalment in the franchise Avengers: Endgame, though Bradley Cooper is the exception to that rule. Cooper, who earned just 10% of his $57million annual total from his work as the voice of Rocket Raccoon in the franchise, earned the remaining $50million plus from his deal as the writer, director, producer and star of A Star Is Born, one of 2018’s sleeper hits and an awards season headliner.

Read last year’s results, headlined on the male side by George Clooney, here.



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