With all the glamour and glitz, fame and recognition, the film industry is undoubtedly one of the few industries that pay extremely well. Actors take home millions of dollars for a single film. We know the pay disparity is evident between the male and female actors but things are changing and women are also being paid equally, if not more (in some cases).
Here is a list of the actors that would leave you bankrupt if you decide to sign them for a movie.
10. Salman Khan – $38.5 Million.
Our very own Bhai Jaan ranks #10 in the Highest Paid Actors in the World list. With his appearance in 3 movies (Tubelight, Tiger Zinda Hai and Race 3) in the year 2017-18, the Bollywood actor has made around $38.5 Million. In 2019, he was seen in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat alongside Katrina Kaif and will be next seen in Dabangg 3. He has also signed Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah with Alia Bhatt.
9. Adam Sandler – $39.5 million
Though heavily panned by critics, Adam Sandler’s Netflix Western comedy film The Ridiculous 6 was one of the most viewed films of the time. The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler, The Week Of, The Meyerowitz Stories – all Netflix films made huge bucks for the American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. He made $39.5 million in 2017-18.
No Bollywood star does films as much as Khiladi Kumar does. Akshay Kumar has been a part of 100+ movies, and in the year 2017-18, he has been the main lead for five movies (Jolly LLB 2, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Padman, Gold, 2.0) that brought him a hefty $40.5 Million. He has brought a new genre of “nationalist” films altogether. In 2019, he was a part of Kesari and Mission Mangal is yet to release which is sure to cash in on the Independence Day weekend.
7. Scarlett Johansson – $40.5 Million
The only female actress on the list, particularly known to be the Black Widow is a fictional superhero. Johansson reportedly earned a whopping $40.5 Million for her appearances in 4 movies in 2017-2018 (Ghost in the Shell, Rough Night, Isle of Dog, Avengers: Infinity War). Though, Black Widow dies at the end of Avengers: Endgame, her very own spinoff is on the cards.
6. Will Smith – $42.5 Million.
The five-time Golden Globe nominee, two-time Academy Award nominee and winner of four Grammy Awards, Will Smith is nothing short of greatness. In 2017-18, Will brought home a staggering $42.5 Million, thanks to Netflix’s Bright and his deal with Disney to appear as a Genie in the live-action movie Aladdin which also happens to be his highest-grossing movie surpassing Independence Day. He will next be seen in Ang Lee’s Gemini Man.
5. Jackie Chan – $45.5 Million.
The Chinese star made around $45.5 Million in the year 2017-18. He was seen in an Indo-Chinese fusion Kung Fu Yoga which co-starred Bollywood stars Sonu Sood, Disha Patani and Amyra Dastur. Other than that, he acted in The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, The Lego Ninjago Movie, The Foreigner, Bleeding Steel, and Namiya. The 65-year-old he will team up with John Cena for the movie Project X-Traction.
4. Chris Hemsworth – $64.5 Million
The Marvellous God of Thunder took away a massive $64.5 Million for 2 Thor appearances (Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War). Arguably, he was the best thing in Avengers: Endgame and gave a whole new dimension to Thor. He was seen in the Men in Black film series spinoff Men in Black: International. Marvel’s recent announcement of the next Thor movie, Thor: Love and Thunder will surely make fans jump in delight.
3. Robert Downey Jr. – $81 Million
With his appearance in the Avengers: Infinity War and a cameo in Spiderman: Homecoming, The Iron Man, cashed in around $81 Million! Although dead in Avengers: Endgame, the 54-year-old actor will be seen next in an upcoming Pinocchio film and The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. He will also star in the third instalment Sherlock Holmes which is slated for release in Christmas 2020.
2. Dwayne Johnson – $124 Million.
The WWE superstar made history when he took away $124 Million in a single year. The movies, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Rampage and Skyscraper helped The Rock achieve this feat. He also played Black Adam in Shazam. He will star and produce Jumanji: The Next Level along with Jungle Cruise.Many of you think rock is top on the highest paid actors in the world list.
1. George Clooney – $239 Million
Clooney is the only actor who hasn’t appeared in any movie but still the largest share. He reportedly made around $239 Million when he sold his tequila company, Casamigos to the British Giant Diageo. The three-time recipient of Golden Globe Awards and two time Academy Awards winner, Clooney is an executive producer On Becoming a God in Central Florida. Clooney is the top at highest paid actors in the world list