Their movies make billions around the world – but who is the highest paid actor in the film industry? A new ranking of the magazine "Forbes" provides information on this subject.
What a career: Dwayne Johnson (currently at the movies with "Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw") was once very popular as a wrestler and has now become one of the biggest box office magnets in the cinema. According to a ranking of the American magazine "Forbes", the 47-year-old has even been crowned Hollywood king: with a total income of about 89.4 million dollars, the friendly giant after 2016 is at again the highest paid actor in the film industry – and refers The Avengers with Chris Hemwsworth (76.4 million) and Robert Downey Jr. (66 million) rank respectively second and third. "Forbes" used the star winnings from June 2018 to May 2019 to create the list of the best.
Besides the performers of "Thor" and "Iron Man", there are other Marvel heroes in the list: Scarlett Johansson, aka "Black Widow" (56 million), comes in eighth place, placing ninth and ten for Chris "Captain America" Evans (43.5 million) and Paul Rudd aka "Ant-Man" (41 million). In addition to placing fourth in Indian film star Akshay Kumar (65 million), followed by Hong Kong martial arts legend Jackie Chan (58 million), followed by American stars Bradley Cooper and Adam Sandler (57 million each ).
"The Rock" is under the hood
The "Forbes" list includes the highest paid celebrities in the world in all areas. Surprisingly, Dwayne Johnson figures as the highest paid actor, but only in 15th place. The first place goes to the musician Taylor Swift with an estimated annual income of 185 €. Next up is Kylie Jenner, star of reality TV and social media, with $ 170 million and rap star, Kanye West, with $ 150 million. Scarlett Johansson is the only actress to have been in the top 100. Television star Sofía Vergara ("The Modern Family") has an annual income of $ 43 million and is the only other actress to be ranked. She is ranked 76th.
For Dwayne Johnson, it was only enough for the first place in the internal ranking of the players, but not for pole position in total, should be bearable for him. His biggest fortune at the present time is not financial, but primarily emotional in nature: Recently again, the Canadian-American with Afro-Samoan roots of his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, has secretly offered jaw to Hawaii.