Counting other people’s money is indecent but very interesting specially when it comes to actors who have earned more than others in the past year. Everyone wants to know whether their favorite star has made the list. Have a look below and keep your fingers crossed.
Mark Wahlberg. $ 68 million
Who knew Mark Wahlberg would take number one spot with his $68 million. Wahlberg played one of the main roles in the film All the World’s Money. The box office earnings of the fifth installment of Transformers franchise and Christmas comedy Daddy’s Home 2 made sure that Wahlberg has a successful year.
Wahlberg has a great track record from the beginning of his film career. Films such as “Detachment” and “Renaissance Man” gave him the reputation of an actor who can make any low-budget film successful. The stable fee, which Wahlberg requests, is fifteen million dollars. Even though the actor along with his wife Ria Durham raises four children, he spends money on charity. His charity, Mark Wahlberg’s Youth Foundation, provides financial and social support to young people from urban areas.
Dwayne Johnson. $ 65 million
Wrestler turned actor Dwayne “Rock” Johnson was the richest actor in the world in 2016, but in 2017, he lost the first line of the ranking to Mark Wahlberg. However, the two actors share three million, so, apparently, they still Johnson is still in the competition. We must pay tribute to Johnson as he does not disdain any work, including both blockbusters on the big screen and television series. The main project that allows the actor and his family to exist comfortably has been the media franchise “Fast and the Furious” for several years already.
Johnson spends his money not only on himself but also on his friends. Last year he gave his housekeeper Esperance a mid-size Ford Edge crossover for watching the state of the actor’s homes for ten years “with maternal care and eagle eye “.
Vin Diesel. $ 54.5 million
On the heels of Dwayne Johnson comes his colleague on “Fast and the Furious” Vin Diesel, who managed to earn 54.5 million dollars even though xXx: Return of Xander Cage didn’t perform well in cinema. His character baby groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, was able to melt everyone’s heart with his cuteness. For several years, Vin Diesel has consistently been among the top ten most highly paid actors. In 2016, he took seventh place with an annual income of 35 million, and in 2015 when he managed to earn 47 million dollars which gave him the third rank.
Adam Sandler. $ 50 Million
The man-orchestra and the repeated winner of prestigious Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor, comedian Adam Sandler, is kept afloat thanks to films such as “The Ridiculous 6” and “The Do-Over”. In these films, he did not only starred but also took the role of producer. Critics refuse to discuss these works of Sandler believing that this is below their dignity. Adam’s opinion seems to be of little concern. He rightly believes that whatever they say, it does not in any way concern him due to the profit he makes. In the past year, Sandler was able to make $ 50 million.
Jackie Chan. $ 49 million
Many consider Jackie Chan a “veteran” and a “downed pilot”, but his bank account show that it’s too early to write him off. The hero of the militants of Chinese origin has been steadily occupying a place in the top five of the richest actors for several years, then dropping down for a couple of positions and then climbing up again. This material situation of Chan is largely due to the fact that he is a “servant of two masters”. He is being removed simultaneously in the Chinese and Hollywood films. “I think that the world belongs to us,” he once said in an interview, “America – to me, to China – to you. ” However, Chan also has other sources of earnings: the products that the actor produces under his own brand brings him a considerable profit.
Robert Downey Jr. $ 48 Million
Two years ago, Robert Downey Jr., with 80 million dollars, was at the number one spot., In 2017, he was able to rise only to the sixth position, which, is also not bad. The main part of the earned money was brought by Downey Jr.’s character Tony Stark, whom he plays in several franchises at once – from “Iron Man” to “The Avengers” and “Spider-Man”. In fact, more recently, the actor was on the sidelines of life – without any interesting roles and fabulous fees. That’s what it means to take up your mind in time!
Tom Cruise. $ 43 million
Five years ago, Cruise was in the first line of the rating of the richest actors. Today the result is much more modest, which is not surprising. The actor not only earns a lot but also spends a lot. However, if you consider that Cruise is not only a talented actor but also an equally talented businessman in the history of Hollywood, he will still be able to make the list for few more years.
Tom Hanks. 41 million dollars
The biggest fee Tom Hanks received was from the lead role in Steven Spielberg’s film “Saving Private Ryan”. In the outgoing year, the actor received 32 million for his role in the horror movie “Inferno”, which was not highly appreciated by both critics and spectators. Furthermore, movies such as The Circle and Sully made sure that Hanks deposit million dollars check.
Chris Hemsworth. $ 31.5 million
The main source of Chris Hemsworth’s earnings is Thor’s role in Marvel’s franchise that collects hundreds of millions of dollars. It’s no wonder that the actor himself gets a small share of profits. In 2017, the movie “Thor: Ragnarok” appeared on the screens. In the spring of 2018, Avengers: Infinity War was one of the most successful films, so Hemsworth has every chance of rising in the ranking of the highest paid actors. As usual, Chris Hemsworth will spend his hard-earned cash on enjoying a trip to one of the exotic countries with his wife Elsa Pataky.
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