Top Ten Highest Paid Actors
Usually, when people think of dream jobs they go straight to acting. Many actors make in big and earn millions per movie. This list will name off some of the highest paid actors in the world. All these are based off how much the actor made off acting in their most recent and substantial movie. So, here are the top ten highest paid actors on Earth.
1. Robert Downey Jr
Coincidently, one of the highest paid actors in the world is widely known for his role as the billionaire Tony Stark. Robert Downey Jr. is mainly known for his role of Iron Man in the Avengers and Iron Man movies. In fact, he makes enough from one movie to last 25 average Americans their entire lifetime.
Robert Downey Jr. made 50 million dollars from Iron Man 3 alone, and it is still unknown how much money he’s made from the new Captain America film. Along with his other roles he is widely accepted as one of the highest paid actors on Earth.
2. Jackie Chan
The amount Jackie Chan earns per movie is a bit of an enigma as of recently. This is mostly because most of his movies are being released in China. That being said, Jackie Chan is still one of the highest paid actors on Earth, memorable for his roles in Rush Hour, Karate Kid(2010), and his voicing of Monkey in Kung Fu Panda.
3. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is notable for his roles in the Mission Impossible movies and other films like Edge of Tomorrow. Almost all the movies he’s starred in recently has earned him over 20 million dollars.
Tom Cruise has earned 25 million dollars for his role in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.He’s also earned 23 million from Edge of Tomorrow.
4. Matt Damon
Matt Damon is widely known for his role in The Martian. He’s also acted in many other movies such as Interstellar, Elysium, and Invictus. This has proved very lucrative for Matt Damon as he has earned much money from acting.
Matt Damon earned 25 million dollars for his role in The Martian. He has also earned 20 million for his role in Elysium.
5. Vin Diesel
Like Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel is also memorable for his roles in the Fast & Furious franchise. Some other notable movies he’s been in are Riddick and his one word voicing of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Vin Diesel has made 20 million dollars from the most recent Fast & Furious movie, Furious7. He also made 18 million dollars off Fast & Furious 6 and 12 million dollars for Riddick.
6. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson has one of the most manly careers possible. Not only is he a professional wrestler, but he’s acted in Fast & Furious 5 and 6. Surprisingly enough though, these movies didn’t make Dwayne the most money in his acting career, that would be the most recent movie he’s acted in,Hercules.
Dwayne Johnson earned 20 million dollars for his role in Hercules. He also earned 10 million for both Fast & Furious movies. Dwayne Johnson probably has one of the most interesting careers on Earth, beating people up in a ring and then acting on a movie set.
7. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt, notable for his role in World War Z and Fury, earns quite a bit of money from not only acting but producing as well. The latest,notable film Brad Pitt has acted in would be Fury, which received generally positive reviews.
Brad Pitt earned 20 million dollars for his role in Fury, he also earned a similar amount for World War Z. Pitt’s salary is much higher though due to him producing some movies as well.
8. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp, he’s the guy that always comes to mind when you think of Pirates of the Caribbean. However, the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie was back in 2011, the latest movie Johnny Depp has acted in is Mortdecai, a movie that received overwhelming bad reviews.
Even though Johnny Depp’s latest starring wasn’t taken very well he still managed to earn quite a bit of cash. He earned 18 million for his role in Mortdecai, however,that is meager compared to the 55 million he earned in 2011 from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
9. Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is almost a household name when it comes to actors,even if you don’t watch movies. It’s hard to forgot his performances in CastAway, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, and so many more critically acclaimed movies. That’s not to mention the fact he voiced Woody in Toy Story.
Well Tom Hanks isn’t making as much per movie as he used to, his income is still nothing to laugh at. He made 17.5 million dollars off of Bridge of Spies, which is sadly small compared to the whopping 70 million dollars he made off Forrest Gump.
10. Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg is a very successful actor and his is widely remembered for his roles in Ted and the Lone Survivor. The most recent and notable film he has acted in was Transformers: Age of Extinction. Even though the most recent Transformers movie was met with less than decent reviews, that didn’t stop Wahlberg from getting quite the bit of money.
For acting in Transformers: Age of Extinction, Mark Wahlberg earned approximately 17 million dollars. This is actually quite impressive considering Ted only earned him 7.5 million and other movies he’s acted in, like 2 Guns, have only earned him 10 million.