If you can bring fans to the theatre to watch your movie all round, then you’re in for a jackpot. Working in Hollywood can be very lucrative for an actor in-demand. Each year Forbes makes a list of the highest paid actors around the world calculating from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019.
The Rock earns close to $90 million and comes first
Dwayne Johnson tops the charts with $89.4 million from Box office hits like Jumanji and the Fast and Furious, HBO’s TV series Ballers and Under Armour campaigns.
Entertainment lawyer David Chidekel of Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae explained that some actors, like Robert Downey, Jr., have the ability to ask for major compensation due to the success of their franchise films. “Celebrities such as Downey and (Scarlett) Johansson currently have extreme leverage to demand enormous compensation packages from studios investing hundreds of millions of dollars in making tent-pole films, such as The Avengers series,” Chidekel said.
Following Dwyane is Chris Hemsworth with $76.4 million. He is the star actor in Thor and the latest, Men In Black: International, Avengers: Endgame and upcoming movies like Jay and Silent Bob Reboot which will hit theaters October 15th.
Robert Downey Jr. is in third place with $66 million followed by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar earning $65 million. Downey has signed to act in the 2020 upcoming movie The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. Akshay’s Mission Mangal is on a successful roll. His upcoming movies are Sooryavanshi and Lakshmi Bomb are set to release in 2020.
Akshay Kumar & Jackie Chan in top 5
Jackie Chan who is a martial artist, actor, director, action director, stuntman producer falls in the fifth place earning $58 million. Following right behind him is Bradley Cooper earning $57 million. He is the actor, co-writer, director and producer to his own movie- A Star is Born. The movie was a great success and won many awards. In a tie along with Cooper is Adam Sandler who plays a voice-over in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.
In the eighth place is our favourite Captain America- Chris Evans with $43.5 million. His upcoming movie for 2020 is Rian Johnson’s Knives out set to be released on November 27. The actor will also be playing a Mossad Agent in The Red Sea Diving Resort a Netflix series in July 2020.
The Ant-Man stands in ninth place with $41 million. Paul Rudd has had great success this year with Avengers: Endgame and not to forget two great Ant-man movies.
Will Smith kicks off the list at number 10. Genie did work his magic on Will with a solid $35 million. His clone assassin movie Gemini Man is due out on October 11. The eagerly anticipated movie Bad Boys for Life is to launch on January 17. 2020