Top 10 highest-Paid Actors 2020
This year’s ten top-earning actors collected a combined $545.5 million, more than a quarter of that was paid out by Netflix; let's take look at the highest-paid actors in 2020.
The giant streaming network, Netflix has heaped some actors earnings. This year’s ten top-earning actors collected a combined $545.5 million, more than a quarter of that was paid out by Netflix.
The streaming giant, in fact, cut $140.5 million worth of checks to six of the top ten.
Dwayne Johnson tops the list for the second year in a row with $87.5 million, collecting $23.5 million for his role as an art-thief-chasing Interpol agent in the upcoming Netflix original film Red Notice.
Netflix paid out an additional $85 million to Ryan Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel.
They all made our list of world top ten paid actors.
1. Dwayne Johnson earned $87.5 million
Johnson, who is an American-Canadian actor and also a producer, has topped the list of the highest-paid actors in the world with a huge amount of money due to his good role in his films.
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Dwayne Johnson tops the list of highest-paid actors for the second time in a row after a huge amount of money he received from Netflix worth $23.5 million for the upcoming movie Red Notice and also his successful Under Armour line, Project Rock.
2. Ryan Reynolds earned $71.5 million
Reynolds is a Canadian-American actor and also a movie producer that started his career in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside.
Ryan Reynolds follows Dwayne Johnson as the second-highest-paid actor in the year 2020.
Ryan Reynolds got the biggest success in his career with the superhero films Deadpool in 2016 and Deadpool 2 in 2018 in which he played the title character.
The role he played in the movie earned him nominations at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
Ryan Reynolds made his highest-earning worth over $20 million in the movies Six Underground, and Red Notice and that helped him to earn a spot in the top ten highest-paid actors in the world.
In July, the streamer announced it was shelling out for a third Reynolds film, which will undoubtedly mean another eight-figure payday.
3. Mark Wahlberg earned $58 million
Mark Wahlberg made the list of Top ten highest-Paid actors 2020.
Mark Wahlberg is an American actor and also a film producer that started his early career as a rapper with the stage name Marky Mark and released the albums Music for the People and You Gotta Believe.
Mark Wahlberg has been nominated in many awards over the years including Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a police officer in the crime drama The Departed and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for the biographical sports drama The Fighter.
Mark Wahlberg was once the highest-paid actor in 2017. Currently, Wahlberg's action-comedy Spenser Confidential is the Netflix’s third-most-watched original film after it debuted in March and that has earned him lots of money.
4. Ben Affleck earned $55 million
Ben Affleck is an American actor, a producer and also a film director. Ben
Ben Affleck started his career as a child when he was featured in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi.
Ben Affleck gained notable recognition when he won both Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards with his childhood friend Matt Damon for Best Original Screenplay for writing and acting in the movie Good Will Hunting.
In 2004 Affleck took a break in his career and stopped acting for a while. After a brief break, he returned to acting and gained more popularity in the movie The Way Back and Netflix’s The Last Thing He Wanted.
Ben Affleck ranks as the fourth-highest-paid actor in the world.
5. Vin Diesel earned $54 million
Mark Sinclair, who is popularly known with the stage name Vin Diesel is a popular American actor and film producer. He is one of the highest-paid actors of all time when it comes to action movies.
Van Diesel began his career in 1990 but did not gain an early public notice as he struggled to gain important roles in movies until he wrote and starred the movie Multi-Facial.
Van Diesel most popular movies which helped him to be earning big money are Fast & Furious, XXX, and The Chronicles of Riddick.
The F9 star missed out on the chance to collect a massive back-end payday this year after the film’s release was pushed to April 2021.
Van Diesel kept the franchise embers burning by acting as producer on the animated Netflix series Fast & Furious Spy Racers.
6. Akshay Kumar earned $48.5 million
Kumar is an India-born adopted Canadian actor, producer and a television personality that works in Bollywood, a movie industry in Mumbai India.
The only Bollywood star is on the list of highest-paid actors 2020. Though most of his money, comes from endorsement deals; he shills for everything from multivitamins to toilet cleaners.
Kumar has appeared in more than over 100 different movies and played a leading role in many of them.
Kumar has also won many awards including National Film Award For Best Actor and two Filmfare Awards from 13 nominations. The Indian Government also awarded him the Padma Shri.
Kumar is the first Bollywood actor whose movie Domestic Net Lifetime Collections in 2013 crossed $280 million and $420 million in 2016.
7. Lin Manuel Miranda earned $45.5 million
Miranda is an American composer, actor, film producer and singer. He has created many songs and movies including Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton.
Miranda has won several awards including three Tonys Awards, three Grammys Awards, an Emmy Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a Kennedy Center Honor.
Disney acquired worldwide movie rights to the original Broadway production of Hamilton for $75 million this year, putting Miranda on the list of highest-paid actors 2020 - for the first time.
Even with Broadway closed for the remainder of 2020, he can expect another big payday next year when the film version of In the Heights comes out.
8. Will Smith earned $44.5 million
Will Smith is an American actor, producer and rapper have been called the most powerful actor in Hollywood by Newsweek.
Will Smith got his popularity in the movie industry when he starred in the NBC television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Will Smith has been nominated in many awards including the Golden Globe Awards five times and Academy Awards two times and has won four Grammy Awards.
Smith fills the earnings gaps with mobile phone hits, including a Snapchat series and his popular Instagram account.
9. Adam Sandler earned $41 million
Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian and film producer who is currently under a contract with Netflix.
The comedian has found his home at Netflix. In January, he signed another deal to create four more movies for the platform after his film Murder Mystery became one of the streamer’s most-popular films of all time.
The former Saturday Night Live funnyman peaked in 1998 when he sold $240 million worth of tickets at the domestic box office.
Since then he’s been trending downward: Last year Sandler’s only movie to hit theatres was 'Uncut Gems', a critics’ darling that brought in only $51 million; Sandler earned just about $5 million.
Adam Sandler still landed at No. 9 of highest-paid actors. The secret? Netflix.
The streaming giant paid Sandler $31 million—75% of what he made all year—as part of his four-film, $250 million deal signed in 2014.
Netflix users have streamed more than 2 billion hours of the funnyman, which led to a fresh deal signed in January reportedly worth even more than the first.
10. Jakie Chan earned $40 million
Chan Kong-sang, who is popularly known as Jakie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor and film producer. He is known for his comic role in action movies and has appeared in over 100 films.
He is also known for his kind heart and has been once rated one of the top ten most charitable celebrities by Forbes magazine.
He was ranked Forbes number two highest-paid actor in the world in 2015.