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Top 10 highest-paid actors in the world 2019

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Here is the list of the top 10 highest-paid actors in the world 2019, and you might be surprised about who made the top spot.

Many people want to know who the highest paid actor is in the world today, and its painful that there is no female actor on this top 10 list.

The movie industry is really big today, and there are so many movies with billion dollar budget out there.

This in turn has seen a lot of celebrities venture into this industry, we have seen The Rock switch from wrestling to acting, Neymar has also has a stint in the industry.

Let’s go straight into why you are here without any further delay.

George Clooney tops this year’s Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors in the world with $239 million in pretax earnings. He is followed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with $124 million pretax and Robert Downey Jr. with $81 million.  Here we go…

10. Chris Evans — $34 million

Taking the number 10 spot on this list is Chris Evans. His paycheck primarily stemmed from his role as Captain America in Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including the 2018 blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War.”

9. Salman Khan — $38.5 million

Khan, a Bollywood star, earned $38.5 million from a combination of successful films that he starred in and produced, including 2017’s “Tiger Zinda Hai,” and endorsement deals for consumer items like Suzuki motorcycles and Chlormint gum. He is the second top earning Bollywood actor in the world.

8. Adam Sandler — $39.5 million

Sandler made millions from his Netflix movie deal, which he signed in 2014 and extended for four films in 2017. Forbes said he also earned six-figures for each live comedy act he performed in the last year.

7. Akshay Kumar — $40.5 million

Bollywood’s Kumar brought in back-end profits from his film releases like “Toilet” and “Padman.” He also endorsed around 20 brands, per Forbes, including Indian finance conglomerate Tata and battery manufacturer Eveready. He is the top Bollywood highest earning actor.

6. Will Smith — $42 million

Will Smith every get out of this list? – I am sure you read that the wrong way. Will Smith earned a reported $20 million for his role in Netflix’s critically panned original film “Bright.” He also signed contracts to appear in upcoming films, including the 2019 live adaptation of Disney’s “Aladdin” and the computer-animated comedy “Spies in Disguise.”

5. Jackie Chan — $45.5 million

Chan took home millions from his starring roles in six films in 2017, including “Kung Fu Yoga” and “The Foreigner.” He also made a series of product endorsements and brought in revenue from the line of theaters that he owns.

4. Chris Hemsworth — $64.5 million

Forbes said Hemsworth more than doubled his earnings from its 2017 list thanks to his paychecks from two blockbuster Marvel films, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

3. Robert Downey Jr. — $81 million

The man who was made for the Iron Man suit, Robert Downey Jr. reportedly nearly doubled his salary from Forbes’ 2017 list by negotiating out sized contracts for his appearances as Iron Man in Marvel films, including an estimated $15 million upfront payment for his brief role in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” You can’t blame them for that huge pay, as I just can’t imagine someone else donning that suit.

2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — $124 million

Dwayne Johnson’s $124 million gave him the highest-ever total for acting earnings in the history of Forbes’ Celebrity 100 for the outlet’s 2018 list. Seems I am going to switch career soon just like The Rock.

1. George Clooney — $239 million

George Clooney brought in the highest-ever earnings of his career and in the history of Forbes’ actors list for his share of the $700 million sale of his tequila company, Casamigos, to the British liquor company Diageo. This is really a huge figure, and we wait to see what it is going to stand at come the end of the year.

There you have it on this post, I hope you found this piece helpful.

About Ayeni Tolulope

Ayeni Tolulope is a fine-grained Journalist, Writer, Digital Media Strategist. He has been a member of the Fourth Estate for three years. He worked with LailasNews for over a year.