Dwayne Johnson bagged the 1st place in the Forbes Highest-Paid Actor list with Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. bagging 2nd and 3rd spot respectively.
Forbes has released its annual list of Top 10 Highest Paid Actors, and the wrestler-turned-actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is again on the list. While he was the second most paid actor in 2018, he is the numero uno at the yearly earning list this year. With estimated earnings of $89.4million in the period of June 2018 – June 2019, The Rock is rock solid at #1 position in the list.
His earnings from the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw, action-thriller Skyscraper and a whopping amount of $7,00,000 per episode for HBO’s Ballers along with royalty for his clothing, shoes and headphones line with under armor, have positioned him at the top. The actor is yet to receive $23.5million for his upcoming flick Jumanji: The Next Level.
Following him are our two Avengers, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. who have grabbed the next spots after Dwayne. Chris with an approximate earning of $76.4million for his Marvel portrayal, and his work in Sony’s reboot, Men in Black: International stands at #2; seven-figure endorsement deals with Tag Heuer and Hugo Boss further adds up in his earnings.
Robert is close behind at #3 with a total earning of $66million for the Marvel role along with Dolittle, Sherlock Holmes 3 and campaign with the Chinese cellular giant OnePlus.
Chris Evans and Paul Rudd also joined their fellow Avengers in the list by taking the 8th & 9th position in the top 10 list.
A list filled with only American actors has 2 Asian actors, too, right in the middle of it. Indian actor Akshay Kumar, and Chinese actor Jackie Chan have taken the 4th & 5th places in the list, respectively.
According to Forbes, the list is calculated according to the earnings estimates based on several factors, including data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB. Interviews with “industry insiders” are also taken into consideration for collecting the data. The estimated figures are pre-tax, and fees for agents, managers, and lawyers are not deducted.