Dwayne The Rock Johnson has been once again top the Forbes annual highest-paid actors list for the second year in a row. Most of which is due to his high-end contract with Netflix this year.
According to Forbes‘ annual ranking, Dwayne Johnson banked $87.5 million in the year ending June 2020. The number is slightly down from his previous years $89.4 ranking but is still distinctively ahead of Ryan Reynolds who follows him at $71.5 million. Dwayne’s biggest boost up this year is due to his lucrative contract for Netflix’s Red Notice. The actor has also several endorsements in his kitty. All this has placed him at the top of the highest-paid actors list again this year.
The coronavirus has hit the world hard in every socio-political and economic way. It is no wonder that digital companies like Netflix and Amazon remain the top players in the game right now. Netflix has shelled out more than a quarter of all the paychecks by this year’s top 10 highest paid actors.
Other actors who featured in the list due to the streaming giant’s $140 million A-lister splurge include Reynolds (Six Underground and Red Notice), third-placed Mark Wahlberg (Spenser Confidential), and fourth-placed Ben Affleck (The Last Thing He Wanted.)
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda made his debut on the list after Disney paid $75 million for the movie rights to the smash-hit Broadway production, which soared on Disney+ streaming last month.
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and martial arts legend Jackie Chan also made it to the top 10 along with Will Smith and Adam Sandler. Fast and Furious legend Vin Diesel also came at a distinct 5th ranking with $54 million. Last year the Forbes highest-paid list was dominated by the Avengers cast for its record-breaking bankroll across the world.
Note: The Ranking does not include actresses, who will be featured in another list next month.
Top 10 Highest-Paid Actors 2020
1. Dwayne Johnson ($87.5 million)
2. Ryan Reynolds ($71.5 million)
3. Mark Wahlberg ($58 million)
4. Ben Affleck ($55 million)
5. Vin Diesel ($54 million)
6. Akshay Kumar ($48.5 million)
7. Lin-Manuel Miranda ($45.5 million)
8. Will Smith ($44.5 million)
9. Adam Sandler ($41 million)
10. Jackie Chan ($40 million)
For More Entertainment Update, Stay tuned to Madam 360.