If you’re looking for the highest paid actor in the world, look no further:
From stars of the big screen, theatre, to international celebrities you may not know, this list has got the lot.
Yet, before you dive in:
Be warned – some of this top-10 might surprise you (it surprised us).
10. Jackie Chan – $ 40 million
Jackie Chan is the face of martial arts and slapstick-esque comedy. You might even say that the actor, who was born in 1954, represents a subgenre all of his own. And with that unique value, comes a remarkable $40-million pay cheque.
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9. Adam Sadler – $ 41 million
Adam Sandler’s acting talent has been often questioned but who doesn’t love Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, or the Water Boy?
Born in 1966, Sandler is an actor who embraced Netflix, picking up a huge multi-movie deal – running across several productions. A decision that has put him on this top-10 actors list.
8. Will Smith – $ 44, 5 million
Will Smith is a world-famous actor. Born in 1968, Smith has worked on comedic, action, and dramas in a career that has mixed music and TV for good measure. The only surprise is that the Bad Boys star isn’t higher on this list.
7. Lin-Manuel Miranda – $ 45,5 million
Born in 1980, Lin-Manuel Miranda is the author of one of the most award-winning musicals of all time: Hamilton.
Miranda, of Puerto Rican origin, is both an actor and composer. Disney acquired the world’s movie rights to the original Broadway Hamilton production for $75 million in 2020.
6. Akshay Kumar – $ 48,5 million
Born in 1967, Akshay Kumar is one of the best-known Bollywood stars. He is particularly known for the Khiladi saga and has starred in over 100 films, both drama and comedy, but especially action.
It may seem strange, but most of his money comes from sponsorship agreements. He’s sponsored by everything, from multivitamins to toilet cleaners.
5. Vin Diesel – $ 54 million
Born in 1967. Vin Diesel is an 80s-esque action star who has dabbled in low-budget sci-fi and comedies. His main roles come in big action movies, including the multi-billion dollar grossing Fast and Furious franchise.
4. Ben Affleck – $ 55 million
You may know Ben Affleck for his role as Batman, but he’s an actor, come director, who gained a heap of plaudits for his movie Argo.
Born in 1972, Affleck is one of the most important names of his generation in Hollywood. Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Affleck repeated success makes him a top-5 highest-paid actor.
3. Mark Walhberg – $ 58 million
Born in 1971, Mark Wahlberg debuted in 1994 with Penny Marshall’s Renaissance Man. But the role that has presented him as an acting talent is certainly that of Boogie Nights by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Wahlberg is a diverse hard-working actor, two reasons as to why he’s so highly paid.
2. Ryan Reynolds – $ 71,5 million
Born in 1976, Ryan Reynolds has been in a lot of movies. His early career saw a lot of romantic roles, but his personality has made him a fan favorite:
Since the early 2000s, Reynolds has found success in action and comedic roles – plus starred as two comic book superheroes, including The Green Lantern and Deadpool.
1. Dwayne Johnson – $87.6 million
Born in 1972, before becoming the highest paid actor in the world, Dwayne Johnson was a very talented football player and a very famous wrestler:
Johnson’s movie career began in 2001 with The Mummy Returns. From there, his acting career never slowed down. He also became a producer and TV star with Ballers.