Wrestler cum actor Dwayne Johnson topped a Forbes magazine list of the world’s highest paid actors with an estimated 2016 payday of $64.5 million. Once again the Forbes annual list proved that actresses earned less than actors. Earlier this week, the magazine named “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence the world’s highest paid actress for the second straight year, with an estimated 2016 take of 46 million dollars.
The Top 10 List:-
|1||Dwayne Johanson – $64. 5 Mn|
|2||Jackie Chan – $61 Mn|
|3||Matt Damon – $55Mn|
|4||Tom Cruise – $53 Mn|
|5||Johnny Depp – $48 Mn|
|6||Ben Affleck – $43 Mn|
|7||Ven Diesel – $35 Mn|
|8||Shah Rush Khan – $33Mn|
|9||Robert Downey Jr – $33 Mn|
|10||Ahskay Kumar – $31. 5 Mn|
The Rich list:-
Wrestler-turned-actor Johnson ranked No. 11 last year with around 31 million U.S. dollars, but this year he more than doubled the 2015 earnings with an estimated 64.5 million dollars.
- Jackie Chan, the most recognized Chinese actor in the world, was second on the list with 61 million dollars thanks to a burgeoning Chinese movie market.
- Matt Damon came in third with 55 million dollars due to the success of “The Martian.”
- 18 actors banked more than $20 million in its June 2015-June 2016 scoring period, compared with four actresses.
- Jackie Chan, who has not had a big U.S. box office hit for years but is a prolific actor and producer in the burgeoning Chinese entertainment market, was second on the list with $61 million. Matt Damon came in third with $55 million, largely due to the success of his 2015 space film “The Martian.”
- “Iron Man” Downey fell from top spot, despite reprising his comic book hero role in “Captain America: Civil War.” He ranked eighth, tied with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, with $33 million.
- Harrison Ford crept onto the list for the first time since 2009 thanks to his return as Han Solo in the blockbuster new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie and video game. Ford, who also is to reprise his role as adventurer Indiana Jones in 2019, ranked 20th with earnings of about $15 million.
- Forbes estimates earnings, before taxes and management fees, from movies, TV and commercial endorsements.