Forbes’s ranking of the world’s highest-paid actors for 2019 is out and has Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr at the top of the ranking.
Johnson, the former wrestler once known as The Rock, pulled in $89.4 million from June 2018 to June 2019, according to Forbes. His appearance His 2019 film credits include Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, as well as the WWE-themed comedy-drama, Fighting with My Family.
Also included in the figure are his $700,000 per episode of HBO series Ballers and seven figures in royalties from his line of clothing, shoes and headphones with Under Armour.
Last year, Johnson was second behind George Clooney, who reaped a windfall from the sale of his tequila company.
Next on this year’s list are two stars of Avengers: Endgame, the highest-grossing movie of all time.
Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor, took in $76.4 million, while Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. earned $66 million, Forbes says. Those earnings come from both the original deal established by each actor and the additional money they might receive from the “pool”, an amount of money contingent on how well the film performs.
Other Endgame stars – Bradley Cooper (sixth – $57 million), Chris Evans (eighth – $43.5 million) and Paul Rudd (ninth $41 million) – also landed in the top 10.
Cooper, who ties with comedian Adam Sandler on the sixth position has most of his earnings, coming from A Star is Born, the musical drama he directed, produced, co-wrote and starred in with Lady Gaga. Cooper collected $40 million of his $57 million total from that film, according to Forbes.
The fourth-biggest earner was Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, with $65 million, and Hong Kong-born actor and martial artist Jackie Chan with $58 million. Will Smith, who earned $35 million completes the top 10.
The figures are pre-tax and do not include deductions for fees given to agents, managers and lawyers, Forbes said.
In summary, the World’s Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019 from lowest to highest
10. Will Smith – Earnings: $35 million
9. Paul Rudd- Earnings: $41 million
8. Chris Evans – Earnings: $43.5 million
6. Adam Sandler (tie) – Earnings: $57 million
6. Bradley Cooper (tie) – Earnings: $57 million
5. Jackie Chan – Earnings: $58 million
4. Akshay Kumar – Earnings: $65 million
3. Robert Downey Jr. – Earnings: $66 million
2. Chris Hemsworth – Earnings: $76.4 million
1. Dwayne Johnson – Earnings: $89.4 million