Top 10 highest-Paid Actors 2020

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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.

Top ten highest paid actor in the world

The giant streaming network Netflix has heaped some actor's earnings. This year’s top ten highest-paid actors collected a combined $545.5 million, more than a quarter of that was paid out by Netflix.

The streaming giant, in fact, paid $140.5 million worth of checks to six of the top ten.

Dwayne Johnson tops the list of highest-paid actors 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, all among the top ten highest-paid actors in the world.

These are the top 10 highest-Paid Actors in the world in 2020.

Top 10 highest-Paid Actors 2020

  1. Dwayne Johnson - $87.5 million
  2. Ryan Reynolds - $71.5 million
  3. Mark Wahlberg - $58 million
  4. Ben Affleck - $55 million
  5. Vin Diesel - $54 million
  6. Akshay Kumar - $48.5 million
  7. Lin Manuel Miranda - $45.5 million
  8. Will Smith - $44.5 million
  9. Adam Sandler - $41 million
  10. Jakie Chan - $40 million

1. Dwayne Johnson - $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.

Johnson is an American-Canadian actor and also a producer.

Jonhson is popularly known as The Rock due to his wrestling career, which he has retired from.

This is the second time Dwayne Johnson is topping the list of highest-paid actors after receiving a huge amount of money from Netflix worth $23.5 million for the upcoming movie Red Notice and his successful Under Armour line Project Rock.

The former wrestler has shown many talents in acting at different stages, taking up different roles in acting.

2. Ryan Reynolds - $71.5 million

Ryan Reynolds follows Dwayne Johnson as the second-highest-paid actor in the top ten highest-paid actors in the world in 2020.

Reynolds is currently the holder of the Netflix golden boy award.

Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian-American actor and a movie producer that started his acting career in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside.

The famous actor got the biggest success in his career with the superhero films Deadpool in 2016 and Deadpool 2 in 2018, in which he played the major role.

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 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 another huge income and maybe challenge to be the number one highest-paid actor.

3. Mark Wahlberg - $58 million

Famous actor Mark Wahlberg is the 3rd highest-paid actor in the list of top highest-paid actors in the world.

Wahlberg's other notable movies that earned him huge money are McMillions and Wahl Street.

Mark Wahlberg is an American actor and a film producer who started his early career as a rapper with the stage name Marky Mark and released the album "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 GoldenGlobe 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 Netflix’s third-most-watched original film after it debuted in March; the movie has earned him lots of money to become the 3rd highest-paid actor in the world.

4. Ben Affleck - $55 million

Ben Affleck started his career as a child when he was featured in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi.

Ben Affleck, an American actor, producer, and film director, is the fourth highest-paid actor among the top ten highest-paid actors in the world.

The prolific movie star 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 Award and three GoldenGlobe Awards with his childhood friend Matt Damon for Best Original Screenplay for writing and acting in 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 Way Back and Netflix’s The Last Thing He Wanted.

All these movies have helped Ben Affleck to earn vast salaries to become the highest-paid athlete in the world.

5. Vin Diesel - $54 million

Famous action movie actor Vin Diesel is the fifth highest-paid actor in the list of top highest-paid actors in the world.

Van Diesel kept the franchise embers burning by acting as producer on the animated Netflix series Fast & Furious Spy Racers. 

Mark Sinclair, who is popularly known with the stage name Vin Diesel is a popular American actor and film producer. He is the CEO of Sinclair Industries inc.

Van Diesel began his career in 1990 but did not gain early public notice as he struggled to gain important roles in movies until he wrote and starred in the movie Multi-Facial.

Van Diesel's most popular movies that helped him earn big money to be among the highest-paid actors in the world are Fast & Furious, XXX Return of Xander Cage, 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 - $48.5 million

Professional actor Akshay Kumar is the sixth highest-paid actor among the top ten highest-paid actors in the world in 2020.

Kumar is working on his first television series 'The End' for Amazon Prime.

Akshay Kumar is an India-born adopted Canadian actor, producer and television personality that works in Bollywood, a movie industry in Mumbai, India.

He is the only Bollywood star on the list of top highest-paid actors in the world in 2020. Though most of his money comes from endorsement deals, he is a very talented actor loved by his fans.

Kumar has appeared in more than 100 different movies and played a leading role in many of them, including Ajnabee, Khiladi, Garam Masala, etc.

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 a sale of $280 million and $420 million in 2016.

7. Lin Manuel Miranda - $45.5 million

Lin Manuel Miranda is the 7th highest-paid actor in the list of top highest-paid actors in the world in 2020.

Lin Manuel Miranda gained popularity in his work Hamilton which he wrote and debuted in 2015.

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, an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment mix acquired worldwide movie rights to the original Broadway production of Hamilton for $75 million this year, putting Miranda on the list of top highest-paid actors in the world in 2020, his 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 - $44.5 million

Famously known Willard Carroll Smith Jr is the 8th highest-paid actor in the list of top highest-paid actors in the world in 2020.

Will Smith has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide.

Willard Carroll Smith Jr, popularly known by his stage name Will Smith is an American actor, producer and rapper. It is no surprise to many people that Will made the world's top highest-paid actors list.

In terms of movie roles, the all-round-actor is one of the most talented Hollywood stars and has once 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 his Snapchat series and his popular Instagram account.

9. Adam Sandler - $41 million

Adam Sandler has been nominated 11 times in Raspberry Award nominations and has won three of the nominations.

Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, and film producer currently under a Netflix contract. He is the 9th highest-paid actor among the top ten highest-paid actors in the world in 2021.

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 funny actor was peaked in 1998 when he sold $240 million worth of tickets at the domestic box office.

Since then, he started trending. In 2019 Sandler’s movie Uncut Gems was a hit, even though the film received critical acclaim, especially for Sandler's performance, which several critics described as the best of his career; it made $51 million; Sandler earned just about $5 million.

Sandler received $31 million from Netflix, just 75% of his contract with the industry, four the $250 million deal he signed in 2014.

10. Jakie Chan - $40 million

Popular Chinese movie martial art actor Jakie Chan is the 10th highest-paid actor in the list of top highest-paid actors in the world in 2020.

Jakie Chan pads his film income with millions from endorsement and licensing deals.

Chan Kong-sang, 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 comedy pattern of acting in martial art movies.

He is also known for his kind heart and has been once rated one of Forbes magazine's top ten most charitable celebrities.

He was ranked Forbes number two highest-paid actor in the world in 2015.