The highest-paid actors not only get a check for their job but they also take a crunchy bite from the film’s profit. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson topped this year’s list. He made $89.4 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019, before taxes and fees. Based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo, IMDB and industry insiders, these are the 10 Highest-Paid Actors In The World of 2019 according to Forbes.
10. Will Smith- $35 million:
Willard Carroll Smith Jr. is among the most bankable stars in Hollywood. One of the most influential and powerful personalities in the movie business, Smith has earned many applauds for his acting chops including being nominated for Academy Awards. He earned an estimated $20 million from the Netflix show ‘Bright’. He appeared on Nicky Jam’s World Cup Anthem “Live It Up” and also in the YouTube Rewind video. He also played the role of Genie in Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin’
9. Paul Rudd- $41 million:
Our favourite Ant-Man earned an estimated $41 million from his work with MCU. He not only takes a check for his part in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Ant-Man’ but he also took his amount of profit from the success of the movies. He also appeared in smaller movies Ideal Home’ and ‘The Catcher Was a Spy.’
8. Chris Evans- $43.5 million:
Followed by Ant-Man, Captain America is the fifth highest-paid superhero in MCU. Christopher Robert Evans has also acted in ‘Knives Out’ and ‘The Red Sea Diving Report.’ He is also going to feature in Apple TV+ series ‘Defending Jacob.’
6. Adam Sandler (tie)- $57 million:
Adam Richard Sandler is one actor who never really leaves this list. The man is one of the most well-known actor and comedian in Hollywood. He is also a producer and screenwriter. The comedian is making big bucks through Netflix’s ‘Murder Mystery’ which he also produces and directs along with starring in it. He also runs ‘Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh’.
7. Bradley Cooper (tie)- $57 million
Bradley Cooper has had a good year apart from his split from Irina Shayk. He earned 10% of his $57 million by voicing Rocket Raccoon in Avengers. His passion project ‘A Star Is Born’ which he directed, produced and starred in, earned him a profit of $150 million. The movie was made with only $36 million and it grossed $435 million worldwide. Cooper apparently made a hefty $40 million from the movie. He also earned a huge amount of money from his brand deals including his deal with IWC watches.
5. Jackie Chan- $58 million
Chan Kong-sang or as popularly known, Jackie Chan is one of the most respected and popular actors in the world. The Chinese actor pretty much always stays on this list. Jackie Chan has starred in movies such as ‘The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang’ and ‘The Mystery of Dragon Seal: Journey to China.’ He also has a production company, his own line of movie theaters, and a range of brand deals. Jackie Chan is also involved in upcoming projects with John Cena and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
4. Akshay Kumar- $65 million
Akshay Kumar is not only one of the most respected and loved Bollywood actors but he is also among the most bankable actors in the industry. He earns $5 million and up to $10 million per film. His recent movie ‘Mission Mangal’ is India’s first space movie. He is also going to star in the horror-comedy ‘Laxmmi Bomb.’ He also earns for promoting over 20 brands.
3. Robert Downey Jr.- $66 million
Robert John Downey Jr. aka Tony Stark/Iron Man has dropped a couple of position this year. RDJ earns $20 million upfront from his role in MCU movies and also 8% of the profit of the movie. He earned an estimated $66 million from his role in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ He is the second-highest-paid actor in MCU after Chris Hemsworth. He also earns millions from his deal with OnePlus. RDJ is next going to be seen in ‘The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes 3.’
2. Chris Hemsworth- $76.4 million
The God of thunder, Thor is the highest-paid superhero in MCU. Christopher Hemsworth has been saving the world as Thor since 2011. And for the world-saving job he takes $15 million for each movie with a percentage from the movie’s profit. Outside of MCU, Hemsworth is going to star in Netflix film ‘Dhaka’ and a Hulk Hogan biopic. He also promotes a few brands such as Hugo Boss and Tag Huer.
1. Dwayne Johnson- $89.4 million
Dwayne Douglas Johnson aka The Rock has become the most bankable star in Hollywood. He recently got married to his long-time girlfriend Lauren Hashian. He earned his millions from ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ and ‘Hobbs and Shaw. He also stars in HBO’s ‘Ballers’ which pays him $700,000 per episode, and has been hosting the NBC game show ‘Titan Games.’ Johnson also has his own clothing, shoes and headphones line at Under Armor.