Dwayne Johnson Tops Forbes List Of Highest Paid Actors Of 2019

Written by on August 22, 2019

Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as The Rock, tops the Forbes list of the world’s ten highest-paid actors, collecting $89.4 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019.

Johnson starred in “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” which premiered this month and also has a forthcoming film “Jumanji: Next Level” for which he will collect an upfront salary of up to $23.5 million.

He also commands up to 15% of the pool from high-grossing franchise movies, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which had a worldwide box office of $962.1 million. Also, he is paid $700,000 per episode for HBO’s Ballers and seven figures in royalties for his line of clothing, shoes and headphones with Under Armour.

The actor who recently got married earned $66 million in the last year, according to Forbes.

Robert Downey Jr. gets $20 million upfront and nearly 8% of the pool for his role as Iron Man, and that amounted to about $55 million for his work in Avengers: Endgame, which grossed $2.796 billion at the box office. This puts him at the number 2 spot.

Furthermore, Avengers: Endgame‘s gross was so big that it helped secure spots on this year’s top-earner list for Chris Hemsworth (at number 3), Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd; together, they earned $284 million, with most of that coming from the franchise.

Others listed in the top 10 highest-paid actors this year include:

  1. Akshay Kumar – $65 million,
  2. Jackie Chan – $58 million,
  3. Bradley Cooper – $57 million,
  4. Adam Sandler – $57 million,
  5. Chris Evans – $43.5 million,
  6. Paul Rudd – $41 million
  7. Will Smith – $35 million.
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