Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Tops Paid Actor List 2nd Year in A Row, Vin Diesel #5, Will Smith #8
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the highest-paid actor, according to Forbes, topping actors like Vin Diesel and Will Smith, after earning $87.5 million this year. The former wrestler turned actor, who is also the highest-paid celebrity on Instagram, can thank the whopping $23.5 million check from Netflix for his appearance in the upcoming film Red Notice, as well as the success of his line with Under Armour entitled Project Rock, for his recent wealth.
Vin Diesel comes in at number five on the list. The 53-year-old Fast and Furious actor may have missed money due to the release of the ninth movie in the series, F9 being pushed back to April 2021, but he produced and voice acted in an animated adaptation entitled Fast and Furious Spy Races, helping earn him $54 million this year.
The always entertaining Will Smith placed eighth this year, earning $44 million after securing his role in the upcoming movie King Richard, where he’ll portray the father of tennis icons Serena and Venus Williams. He also has a Snapchat series and his Instagram account as contributors to his income this year.
Actors like Adam Sandler and Jackie Chan close out the list, Adam Sandler placing ninth and Jackie Chan coming in 10th place, despite filming five movies last year. Adam Sandler earned $41 million from his movies being popular on Netflix. In fact, the comedian just signed another deal with the streaming service in January to create four more movies on the heels of his movie Murder Mystery being one of the most popular Netflix films of all time. The streaming service cut a total of $140.5 million in checks to six out of the top ten earning actors on this list.
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