Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actors

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Hollywood movies are among the highest grossing films in the world.  Most of the popular movie stars in Hollywood earn huge sums of money making it affordable for them to experience the best of what Hollywood has to offer. Here are some of the world’s highest paid actors.

George Clooney

Mr. George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila company was purchased by the UK giant liquor company Diageo for $700 million. George co-founded the company with his two friends. The sale guaranteed George Clooney the best annual take-home of his or any other actors’ career.

Dwayne Johnson

Popularly known as The Rock from his earlier wrestling days. Thanks to gigantic upfront paychecks and a percentage of the profits from blockbuster movies such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Dwayne Johnson’s large social following gives him some bargain power negotiating extra figures above his contract for promotional purposes.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. raked in an estimated $15 million upfront paycheck for his role in the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming. He went on to cash in more than triple the amount for Avengers: Infinity War and The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.

Chris Hemsworth

Having played the lead role in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarök and Avengers: Infinity War, Mr. Hemsworth keeps doubling his earnings from previous years, waiting on some blockbuster movies where he has co-starred like the fourth Avengers movie, he looks like he will keep doubling his earnings.

Jackie Chan

In 2017, Mr. Chan appeared in six films that were released that year. Arguably China’s most decorated movie star he earns some extra cash from different sources like producer credits, his own line of movie theaters and endorsements. 2017 saw him take up roles in action movies like Bleeding Steel and The Foreigner.

Will Smith

Will Smith needs no introduction, from his early days on our TV sets as the fresh prince of Bel Air he is still making huge bucks. Netflix’s Bright earned him an estimated $20 million. A future role on Disney’s live-action Aladdin will also earn him some handsome figures.

Mark Wahlberg

He became the highest paid actor in 2017, earning $ 68 million last year. Wahlberg starred in such high-budget films as Patriot Day, Deep Water Horizon and Transformers: The Last Knight. Although they did not make a lot of money as planned, Wahlberg still received a high fee.

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson did not waste the time last year. In just 365 days, he managed to play in five films: Kong: Skull Island, Unicorns Shop, Killer’s Bodyguard, Sparkling Samurai, and Three X.

Adam Sandler

After getting into a deal with Netflix, Adam continues to make loads of cash from all the comedies he writes, directs and stars in for the mega streaming service platform. Adam Sandler makes six figures per night with his live comedy gigs which act as a supplement for his other sources of income.