Many aspiring people want to be Hollywood stars but do they have what it takes to be one? True overnight success stories in Hollywood are rare. It may seem like an actor is entirely unknown one day and then basking in the limelight the next. But the reality is that years of hard work and preparation earned them the accolades. Be patient. You never know when your break is going to come.
- Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson has proudly grabbed the 1st position in the list of Forbes highest-paid actors in 2019. From June 2018 through June 2019, Johnson had a total earning of $89.4 million. However, the amount is $29.6 million less than what he had made the previous year. Dwayne Johnson had appeared in the 1st position of the list in 2016 as well. Dwayne’s huge amounts can be attributed to endorsements such as in a sportswear firm dubbed ‘Under Armour’. Besides, starring in the following projects’ Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw’, ‘Skyscraper’ and ‘Fighting with My Family’ has been a huge win for him.
2. Chris Hemsworth
Climbing to position two of the highest-paid actor is Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth grossed a whopping $76.4 million. His sky-rocketing earnings are derived from various sources such as his recurring role of Thor and his recent role in the film ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
Hemsworth has also starred in a Netflix special dubbed ‘Dhaka’. He acquires a 7-figure amount from Tag Heuer and Hugo Boss endorsements.
3. Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is one of the richest actors ranking number three in Forbes list of highest-paid actors in the world. The ‘Iron Man’, acquires a massive sum of money from ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Downey Jr. is looking forward to appearing on our screen in ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ and ‘The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’. Although almost all his earnings are attained from his acting career, he also gets a few million from campaigning for a Chinese phone company by the name ‘OnePlus’. From this year’s list of Forbes highest-paid actors, he took home a confounding $66 million.
4. Akshay Kumar
According to the list released by Forbes, Akshay Kumar took home a staggering $65 million. Notably, Kumar has been ranked as one of the most substantial climbers as he has moved to position four in this year’s list of highest-paid actors. He not only ranks as the highest-paid actor in Bollywood but also the 4th highest-paid actor in the world. So far, Kumar has already released two films, namely; ‘Jagan Shakti’s Mission Mangal’ and ‘Anurag Signh’s Kesari’.
Besides, he earns a lot from the more than 20 endorsements he has from different top brands.
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5. Jackie Chan
China’s most celebrated actor Jackie Chan has been ranked as the 5th richest actor with a sum of $58 million. Jackie Chan has continued to star in two films; ‘The Mystery of Dragon Seal: Journey to China’ and ‘The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang’. Jackie Chan has also been working for his upcoming projects with two famous American stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Cena. Other than acting, Jackie Chan accrues enormous sums from a wide range of endorsements, film production and his line of film theatres.
6. Bradley Cooper
His success and an equally colossal pay Cheque can be attributed to his roles in directing films and co-writing scripts. Backend points also padded his coffers in his role as Rocket in ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ which churned out $700 million in profits.A certified movie star, Cooper can also pull in seven figures for endorsement deals, such as his pact with IWC watches.
7. Adam Sandler
In 7th position of the highest-paid actors is Adam Sandler with a staggering sum of $57 million. The veteran comic star owes his 8-figure amount to Netflix. He has made deals with Netflix on producing, directing and starring, on the famous ‘Murder Mystery’. Adam Sandler does stand-up comedy as one of his Netflix specials as well.
8. Chris Evans
Best known for playing Captain America, Evans’ hefty ‘Avengers: Endgame’ salary and backend points land him on the Celebrity 100 for the first time.Evans keeps busy when he’s not saving the universe, with roles in ‘Knives Out’ and ‘The Red Sea Diving Report.’He is returning to the small screen, where he got his start, with upcoming Apple TV+ series ‘Defending Jacob.’
9. Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd is the 9th highest paid actor according to the recently released list by Forbes. Ant-Man may be small (sometimes) but his earnings are big enough to garner a spot on the Celebrity 100. Rudd’s deals in the Marvel Universe include a percentage of profit, meaning he made eight figures from both ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Ant-Man.’ The veteran actor also has roles in smaller films ‘Ideal Home’ and ‘The Catcher Was a Spy.
10. Will Smith
During the whole of last year, Will Smith made only one appearance in one major movie titled ‘Aladdin’. Probably, this is the reason why his earning between June 2018, and June 2019 has lowered slightly, putting him on the 10th place. In a rare return to the music industry, Will Smith made an appearance on ‘Live It Up’, the famous Nicky Jam’s World Cup Anthem.
Those are the top 10 highest paid Hollywood actors of 2019. Did your all time favourite actor appear among the list?