Forbes 10 World’s Highest-Paid Actors of 2018

Forbes 10 World’s Highest-Paid Actors of 2018

According to Forbes ranking, George Clooney is the world’s highest-paid actor in the world with $239 million for the year 2018.

Other world’s highest-paid actors of the year include Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Jackie Chan, Will Smith, Akshay Kumar, Adam Sandler, Salman Khan, and Chris Evans

In total, the world’s 10 World’s Highest-Paid Actors ranked in a combined $748.5 million between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, before fees and taxes.

1. George Clooney

American actor, filmmaker, and businessman and recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, George Clooney tops the charts of the Forbes 10 World’s Highest-Paid Actors of 2018

George tops Forbes’s 2018 list with $239 million in pretax earnings last year, thanks to tequila. Clooney sold his Casamigos Tequila Company for up to $1 billion dollars and took home $233 million during the sale. 

2. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – $124 million

American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler, Dwayne Johnson is second on the list after making $124 million in 2018.

The Rock recorded his highest ever acting take-home in Celebrity 100 history, thanks to giant upfront paychecks and a cut of profits on blockbusters including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. 

3. Robert Downey Jr. – $81 million

American actor and singer, Robert Downey Jr. occupies the third position after procuring $81 million from his role in Iron Man and Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War

4. Chris Hemsworth – $64.5 million

Australian actor Christopher Hemsworth who rose to fame through his role for playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away occupies the fourth position.

Chris Hemsworth enclosed $64.5 million as Thor in Marvel movies like “Thor: Ragnarok”.

5. Jackie Chan – $45.5 million

Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer Jackie Chan occupies the fifth after earning $45.5 million from starring in six movies in 2017, including “; The Lego Ninjago Movie,” “Bleeding Steel” and “The Foreigner” and from several endorsements.

6. Will Smith – $42 million

American actor and rapper, Will Smith took home $42 million dollars last year, thanks to Netflix ”Bright” which earned him $20 million while an upcoming role as Genie in Disney’s live-action Aladdin

7. Akshay Kumar – $40.5 million

Indian and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar made $40.5 million from various roles, including “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”; and from several endorsements including Tata and Eveready.

8. Adam Sandler – $39.5 million

American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer Adam Sandler occupies the eighth after he earned $39.5 million thanks to a profitable Netflix deal. The film producer and comedian also made cool cash from live comedy shows.

9. Salman Khan – $38.5 million

Indian and Bollywood actor Salman Khan top the charts as one of India’s top earners. He took home over $38.5 million last year from hits “Tiger Zinda Hai” and from several endorsements including Suzuki motorcycles and Chlormint gum.

  1. Chris Evans – $34 million

American actor Chris Evans occupies the tenth position after earning $34 million for his role in superhero Captain America in the Marvel franchise.


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