Top Ten Highest Paid Actors In The World

1.George Clooney(born May 6, 1961)

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An American actor, filmmaker and businessman. He is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana (2006) and the other for co-producing Argo (2012). In 2018 he was the receipient of the AFI Live Achievement Award.The 57-year-old ranks as the highest-paid actor of the year, according to Forbes’ 2018 list of top male earners, which was released Wednesday.

Clooney took in $239 million in pretax earnings, thanks to a lucrative business venture, endorsements and older movies. The extra money should come in handy taking care of his one-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, with wife Amal Alamuddin Clooney.Clooney sold his Casamigos Tequila company to British liquor giant Diageo last June for $700 million upfront with a potential to earn $300 million in the next decade, Forbes reported. Clooney, who founded the company in 2013 with Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, took home $233 million during the sale.

2.Dwayne Johnson(born May 2, 1972)

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Also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler.The 46-year-old raked in $124 million pretax, “the largest ever acting take-home from front-of-camera roles in Celebrity 100 history,” Forbes said.During that time, Johnson played a soldier turned primatologist in “Rampage” and an archaeologist explorer in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which proved to be his biggest salary bump.

Johnson’s huge social media following (113 million on Instagram) helped him pad his wallet, allowing him to nearly double his earnings through promotion.“Social media has become the most critical element of marketing a movie for me,” Johnson told Forbes.“I have established a social media equity with an audience around the world that there’s a value in what I’m delivering to them.”

After the top two, the other highest earning actors are:

3. Robert Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965)

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An American actor and singer. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal difficulties, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.Robert Downey Jr famous for his role Iron Man still negotiates with an iron fist, cashing an estimated $81 million upfront for limited screen time role in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and “Avengers Infinity War”..’ He earned several times that amount for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’; between that and family tentpole ‘The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle,’ Downey nearly doubles his 2017 paycheck.

4.Chris Hemsworth(born 11 August 1983)

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An Australian actor.Born in Melbourne. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07).Chris Hemsworth pocketed $64.5 million playing  as Thor in Blockbuster Marvel movies, including “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

 5. Jackie Chan:(born 7 April 1954)

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Jacki Chan 62 year old man earned $45.5 million after starring in six movies in 2017, including “The Lego Ninjago Movie.” His earnings also included money from endorsements and his own chain of movie theaters in China.He has been acting since the 1960s, appearing in over 150 movies.

6.Will Smith(born September 25, 1968)

 

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An American actor, producer, comedian, rapper and song writer and a youtuber in 2007, Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood”.Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.

Will Smith is one of the highest paid American actors, earning $42 million this past year; it’s no surprise considering the longevity and versatility of his career. Half of this sum came from his role in the film “Bright.” He also has launched a water company with his son, Jaden, which aims to eliminate plastic packaging from water bottles.

7. Akshay Kumar(born 9 September 1967)

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Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia  better known as Akshay Kumar(55 year old man)was born in India, but now has Canadian citizenship. A Bollywood actor martial artist, stuntman and philanthropist. He studied martial arts in Hong Kong.He done many Blockbuster movies like Gold Padman.

With $40.5 million a year Akshay Kumar is the highest paid actor in Bollywood. His multi million dollar salary doesn’t just come from him cinematic success, he also has scored a number of endorsement deals that have propelled him onto the list of the top 10 highest paid actors in the world.

8.Adam Sandler(born September 9, 1966)
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An American actor(52 year old), comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

He is best known for his roles in the films Billy Madison (1995), the sports comedies Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Waterboy (1998).

Adam Sandler made $39.5 million in the past year. He might not be serving up hits like anymore like “Anger Management” or “Mr. Deeds,” but the veteran comedian still enjoys financial success through his moving making deal with Netflix and his animated children’s film franchise, Hotel Transylvania.

9. Slman Khan(born 27 December 1965)
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An Indian film actor, producer, singer and television personality.The king of Bollywood.Most known person In Asia. In a film career spanning almost thirty years, Khan has received numerous awards, including two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards. He has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide, and is cited in the media as one of the most commercially successful actors of Indian cinema.

With $38.5 million dollar yearly income Slman Khan is second highest paid actor in Bollywood.

10.Chris Evans(born June 13, 1981)

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 An American actor(37 year old). Evans is known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Human Torch in Fantastic Four (2005).

Evans made $34 in the past year. But Evans, doesn’t just star in mega-blockbusters, he also debuted on Broadway this year in the play, Lobby Hero, for which he was nominated for a Tony award.

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