Here is our list of the Top Ten Paid Actors in the world.
1. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million
Marky Mark! Last year Mark Wahlberg starred in “The Patriot” a film based on the true story of the Boston Marathon Bombing. It was incredible, emotional and devastating but fantastic. He was also in 2012 “Ted” a movie about a talking teddy bear with an attitude, and 2017 Sci-Fi “Transformers: The Last Knight”.
Fun Fact: He was a hip-hop rapper/singer?! I did not know this and literally almost chocked on my burrito when I saw this on YouTube. Check out Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch to see his 90’s debut and have your mind blown, for those of you who were unaware of this madness.
2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, $65 million
*Singing very badly* “Like a rock…ohhhh like a rock.” Yes, of course Dwayne is high up on the list with the many projects he is involved in it would be hard not to be in the #2 spot. His most recent movie being 2017 “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” which was fantastic squeal to the Robin Williams classic. He has also done a lot of voice acting for animated movies such as 2016 “Moana”. He does have a pretty great voice, and his songs are really catchy.
3. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million
The “Fast and Furious” and “Triple X” series’ star Vin Diesel is sitting pretty in the #3 spot. He was also a main character in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” series which was not only a great story with a Sci-Fi sort of plot, but was also hilarious. Keep it up Vin, clearly, you’re doing something right.
4. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million
Now here’s an actor we have always been a huge fan of. 1996 “Happy Gilmore”, 1995 “Billy Madison” and 1998 “The Wedding Singer” will forever be classics in our book. Sandler is natural comedian and also a talented actor doing, however, he has been doing quite a lot of voice acting these days, most recently in 2018 “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” in which he is the voice of Dracula.
5. Jackie Chan, $49 million
Brace yourself – Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer – Jackie Chan is all kinds of talented and makes #5 on the highest paid actors list. 2017 “Bleeding Steel” is his most recent film he starred in which is about a badass special forces agent who is tasked with protecting a young woman from bad guys. Well worth a watch, and we gotta hand it to him, at 63 years old, the man is in amazing shape.
6. Robert Downey Jr.
There is literally no other person on the planet who could have played Tony Star (Ironman) as well as Robert Downey Jr. He was simply stunning in that movie. Another role he killed in was portraying the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in 2009 “Sherlock Holmes”. Downey Jr. is like a Sci-Fi movie god and is one of our favorites. He is an excellent actor and also hilarious.
Another Fun Fact: He can sing and play piano…like a boss. He does a epic cover of Coldplay’s song “The Scientist” Go check it out on YouTube.
7. Tom Cruise, 43 million
“Mission Impossible” star Tom Cruise is a classic who might actually be immortal as he doesn’t seem to age much. Starring in two of our all-time favorites 1986 “Top Gun” and 1983 “Risky business” Cruise plays the mysterious, dangerous spy or fighter pilot perfectly. Last year we saw him in “The Mummy” again rocking the soldier of fortune role and getting himself in and out of all kinds of trouble.
8. Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million
Also known as SRK, we have another multi-talented Indian actor, producer and television personality. SRK has gone and got himself some pretty sweet nicknames such as the “Badshah of Bollywood”, “King of Bollywood”, “King Khan” starring in 2017 “Raees” a crime/thriller film and 1999 comedy/action “Baadshah”.
9. Salman Khan, 37 million
Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, also known a Salman Khan for obvious reasons is an Indian film actor who has been working his way up in the ranks and has starred in some awesome movies in the last few years. 2016 “Sultan” was a fantastic story about a wrestling champion as he tries to make a comeback and represent India at the Olympics. Another great film to check out is 2017 “Tubelight” a heart warming family drama with a great core message about the joys of doing good things.
10. Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million
Word on the street is Akshay Kumar is an Indian-born Canadian actor who also happens to be a producer, martial arts master, and does some work as a stuntman. Coming out this year is “2.0” is an Indian science fiction film.
That does it for the Top Ten Highest Paid Actors according to Forbes 2017’s released list! With so many great movies planned to come out this year keep your eyes peeled as 2018 launches us into yet another exciting year of entertainment! In reality, there are lot of great actors and actresses out there, but here was just a handy list of the top ten paid actors and actresses (in the world).