We all know that the craze of acting is from earlier times.we all love to watch different movies and shows. They are a great source of entertainment. There are people who love to do acting and it’s their passion that entertains us. So here I have a list of highest paid actors in the world and a bit about them.
HIGHEST PAID ACTORS IN THE WORLD: DWAYNE JOHNSON – $89.4m
Well, Dwayne Douglas Johnson is better known by his name The Rock. The actor is famous for his wrestling also. He has played a lead role in films like Hercules and Fast and the Furious franchise. He is known for his movie ‘The Scorpion King’ also. Dwayne has won many heavyweight titles.
So you all have seen the lead role of Dwayne in Jumanji also. Initial projects of Dwayne Johnson include the mummy returns and Tooth fairy. Mummy returns were released in 2001 and the latter in 2010.
Dwayne has played a lead role in the HBO series ‘Ballers’ also. Last year in August he was married to Lauren Hashian who is a singer by profession. They have two daughters. Dwayne was married to Dania Garcia in 1997 but split years later. They had a daughter Simon Alexandra. He earns $89.4m and is the highest paid actor in the world.
HIGHEST PAID ACTORS IN THE WORLD: CHRIS HEMSWORTH – $76.4m
The Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is known for his lead roles in movies like ‘Snow White and the huntsman’, Rush and Thor. Chris along with his other siblings loved surfing but Christ chose acting as his passion. He has two brothers named Luke and Liam. Luke and Liam are also actors by profession.
His role as T. Kirk’s dad in Star trek was an opportunity for him to enter the Hollywood world with the lead role.
Let us see some of the movie’s in which he played the lead role. They include :
- The Avengers and Marvel sequels
- Snow-white and the huntsman
- In the heart of the sea
- Men in black: International
Chris Hemsworth, one of the highest paid actors in the world, earns $76.4m.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. – $66m
We all recognize Robert Downey as iron-man. His latest role of iron man was seen in Avengers endgame in 2019.
Robert Downey Jr.is not just an actor but is a producer and singer as well. He is one of the top 100 most influential people in the world. He started his career of acting at the age of five itself. He has an older sister named Allyson.
The two grew up in Greenwich village. His father was a drug addict and offered marijuana to his son. Though it was the act which his father regretted for even today. But since he was surrounded by drugs in his childhood he also started taking the same. In his father’s film also he had some minute roles.
The American actor is 55 years old now. He has played a lead role in many films. Some of the shows in which he played the role of Iron man are listed below.
- Avengers: Endgame released in 2019
- Avengers: Infinity war released in 2018
- Spider-man: homecoming released in 2017
- Captain America: civil war released in 2016
- Avengers: Age of Ultron released in 2015
- Iron Man 3 released in 2013
- Marvel’s The Avengers released in 2012
- Iron man 2 released in 2010
- Iron man released in 2008.
Other roles of Robert Downey Jr. Include
- Hank Palmer in The judge released in 2014. Another role he played was that of Marvin in Chef released in the same year
- Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A game of shadows released in the year 2011
And the list will continue further.
Robert Downey Jr., one of the highest paid actors in the world earns. $66m.
HIGHEST PAID ACTORS IN THE WORLD: AKSHAY KUMAR – $65m
Well Akshay Kumar, one of the highest paid actors in the world earns about $65m.
The actor has appeared in more than. 100 films.he is a receiver of many awards including two national film awards. Some of his great work include the following:
- Garam masala released in 2005.
- Ajnabee was released in 2001.
- Ruston released in 2016
- Padman released in 2018
And the list continues further.
HIGHEST PAID ACTORS IN THE WORLD: JACKIE CHAN – $35m
Jackie chan is not only an international actor but also a martial artist as well. Not only this he is a noted philanthropist. He has claimed that once he dies he will donate half of his assets. Moreover, he works for the conservation and animal welfare. He has been titled as Singapore’s first anti-drug ambassador. Till now he has appeared in more than 150 films. He is a stunt performer and director. The producer, singer, and choreographer all form part of his occupation too.
He has not only acted in many films but also sung in theme songs of some movies. Well, he started his career at the age of five wherein he performed small roles. He has acted as a stuntman in films like Fist of Fury and Enter the dragon. He played his first lead role in Little Tiger of Canton.
His first breakthrough was the movie Snake in the Eagle’s shadow. In the same year, he played a lead role in the movie Drunken Master. He also helped in making a PlayStation video game named Jackie CHAN Stuntmaster. For the creation of the game, he lent his voice. One of his famous films includes Rush Hour which released its third sequel in 2007. Jackie Chan, one of the highest paid actors in the works earns $35 million.
HIGHEST PAID ACTORS IN THE WORLD: BRADLEY COOPER – $11 billion
The American actor Bradley Cooper has won two Grammy awards. He is not only an actor but also a noted filmmaker. Other awards received by him include eight Academy awards and a Tony award. Further, he received a BAFTA award. He is 45 years now and has his wife named Jennifer Esposito. Latest movie done by the actor was A star is born. The movie was released in 2018. Other shows in which he played a lead role are listed below :
- The hangover released in 2009.
- Silver linings playbook released in 2012.
- American Sniper released in 2014
- Limitless released in 2011
- American Hustle released in 2013
- Guardians of the galaxy released in 2014
The list continues further. The actor started his career with a television series Sex and the city. Few days after he was born, he was diagnosed with cholesteatoma in his ear. Also due to diving at an early age, he perforated his eardrum. He says that in childhood he looked like a girl maybe because of his long hair. He was inspired to act when he was introduced to the film The Elephant Man by his father.
Bradley Cooper, one of the highest paid actors in the world earns about $11 billion.
HIGHEST PAID ACTORS IN THE WORLD: ADAM SANDLER – $57m
The American actor is a noted comedian. Further, he is a screenwriter and producer. In the field of singing also he excels. He is a singer and a songwriter. Sandler now 53 years old was born in New York. He is married to Jacqueline Titone and has two children. The actor is more known for his comedy in various shows like Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Grownups, Murder mystery, and many more. He is also famous for his dramatic roles in various films including Funny People, Uncut Gems, and Reign over me.
At the age of 17, he used to perform in comedy clubs. In his earlier films, he did not receive that much attention but when Punch Drunk Love was out in 2002, it gained him a considerable viewership. It is believed that in earlier films he was wasted because the scripts were not good enough to start him. His first television show was The Cosby Show released in 1987. Not only this he lent his voice in several animated movies like Hotel Transylvania, including all the three parts of the movie. Adam Sandler, one of the highest paid actors in the world, earns $57m.
HIGHEST PAID ACTORS IN THE WORLD: CHRIS EVANS – $43m
If you have watched Fantastic four you may recognize the American actor, Christopher Robert Evans. In 2007 his two movies were released namely, The Nanny Diaries and the second part of Fantastic Four. In nanny diaries, he played the role of Harvard Hottie. In 2008, Street Kings was released wherein the actor played the role of detective Paul Diskant.
The loss of teardrop diamond in which he played the lead role was also released in the same year. His appearance in Fantastic Four made him very popular in 2005. he played the role of Johnny Storm in the series. The actor has an older sister named Carly Evans and one younger brother named Scott Evans and one younger sister named Shana Evans. Inspired by his elder sister, he started acting in school plays and now he has become one of the highest paid actors in the world. He earns $43m.
HIGHEST PAID ACTORS IN THE WORLD: PAUL RUDD – $41m
Paul Stephen Rudd is not only an actor but also a comedian and filmmaker. The actor aged 51 years now is married to Julie Yeager and has two children named Jack Sullivan Rudd and Darby Rudd. So if you have seen the sitcom Friends you know Paul Rudd very well. As a child, the American actor loved to read British comics like The Beano and The Dandy. So he started his career with a television series Sisters where he played the role of Kirby Quimby Philby. Some of the films in which he has played a lead role are listed below:
- Avengers: endgame release in 2019
- Antman and the wasp released in 2018
- Knocked up released in 2007
- This is 40 released in 2012
- Captain America: civil war released in 2016
Not only this he has played a lead role in many shows including
- Friends where he played the role of Mike Hannigan
- Great job!
- Parks and recreation
and many more. Paul Rudd, one of the highest paid actors in the world, earns $41m.
HIGHEST PAID ACTORS IN THE WORLD: WILL SMITH – $35m
Will Smith is not only an actor but also a producer and a rapper. The American actor is now 51 years old and is married to Jada Pinkett Smith. The duo has three children named Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, and Trey Smith. Willard Carroll Smith Jr.has won four grammy awards. Further, he got a scholarship to MIT( Massachusetts Institute of Technology). But he never applied for the same. This was because of his interest in rapping. So let’s see some of his movies and shows in which he played a lead role:
- Suicide Squad released in 2016
- Hancock released in 2008
- Biopic concussion released in 2015
- Aladdin in 2019
And many more. Will Smith, one of the highest paid actors in the world, earns $35m.