Dwayne Johnson is Forbes Highest Paid Actor
The Rock has reclaimed his position on the world’s highest-paid actor list, according to Forbes, otherwise dominated by the cast of Marvel’s record-breaking “Avengers” films.
Former professional wrestler Johnson raked in $89.4 million (Dh328 million) over 12 months, rising back to the number 1 spot he last held in 2016. He placed second in both of the last two years.
The prolific actor, 47, scored a major hit with family-friendly reboot “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” – a sequel is on the way – and has starred in multiple “Fast and Furious” films including this month’s “Hobbs & Shaw.”
“He has just become the go-to bankable star and he’s always working relentlessly,” said Comscore analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
Using his A-list clout to secure lucrative profit-sharing movie deals in addition to eight-figure fees, Johnson also appears on HBO television show “Ballers,” hosts NBC game show “Titan Games” and has his own lucrative line of fitness clothing, among other endorsements. “He’s a multi-platform, cross-promoted brand unto himself like no other,” added Dergarabedian.
Chris Hemsworth took second place with $76.4 million – one of several actors from Marvel’s superhero universe to appear in the top 10.
Forbes Top 10 highest paid actors
- Dwayne Johnson ($89.4 million)
- Chris Hemsworth ($76.4 million)
- Robert Downey Jr. ($66 million)
- Akshay Kumar ($65 million)
- Jackie Chan ($58 million)
- Bradley Cooper ($57 million)
- Adam Sandler ($57 million)
- Chris Evans ($43.5 million)
- Paul Rudd ($41 million)
- Will Smith ($35 million)
Source: Gulf News