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Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson ranked as the highest paid male actor by Forbes



Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson has been ranked as the highest paid male actor for the second consecutive time, according to Forbes magazine.

The former WWE wrestler was said to have reportedly earned $87.5 million between the months of June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020, this together includes $23.5 million earned from the Netflix thriller ‘Red Notice.’

He also made his earnings from his fitness clothing line, Project Rock.

Forbes stated that the top 10 earners altogether made $545.5 this year which is more than a quarter of that from Netflix.

Johnson co-star on ‘Red Notice,’ Ryan Reynolds was ranked as the second highest paid actor, he was said to have earned $71.5 million. Part of his movie deals were said to be worth $20 million, also for ‘Red Notice’ as well as another $20 million for the movie ‘Six Underground,’ which is another Netflix movie.

In third place on the list was actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, who made $58 million, with Ben Affleck ranked fourth and Vin Diesel coming fifth.

Akshay Kumar was listed as the only Bollywood actor to have made it in the top ten highest earners. He came in sixth place with earnings of $48.5 million dollars. According to Forbes, it was said most of his earnings comes from product endorsement deals.

Others on the list were Lin Manuel Miranda who was the creator of Hamilton, Will Smith, Adam Sandler and Veteran actor Jackie Chan.

The highest female actors are yet to be announced however, last year, Scarlett Johansson was announced as the highest paid female actor with earnings of $56 million which is considered to he less than the earnings of last year’s seventh placed male actor. Here is the list of Forbes highest paid male actors

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

Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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