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Top 10 Highest Paid Actors in the World 2020

Today, Films become the most important part of life for many people. People get entertainment and knowledge from these films. Good films also inspired the people from the story while the actor working on it earns millions and billions which makes some of them the highest paid actors in the world. After some research on the internet, we have made the list of the top 10 highest paid actors in the world. 

Here is the list of the top 10 highest paid actors in the world 2020:

10. Jackie Chan – $40 million

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan

Chan Kong-sang who is best known as Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, stuntman, film director, producer, and singer. He was born on April 7, 1953, in Hong Kong to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan.

He is best known for his acrobatic fighting style, use of improvised weapons, comic timing, and innovative stunts in the cinematic world and he typically performs all the stunts himself. He has trained in Kung Fu and has appeared in more than 150 films.

Jackie Chan is one of the most recognizable and influential personalities in the world and has a fan base in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. He has also received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars.

Chan also has been named as one of the most charitable celebrities by Forbes magazine. He has an estimated net worth of $350 million in 2015 as per Forbes and he was the second highest paid actor in the world. Now with earnings of $40 million, he is the 10th highest paid actor in the world 2020. 

9. Adam Sandler – $41 million

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler

Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, screenwriter, film producer, comedian, and singer-songwriter. Adam Sandler was born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York to Judith who was a nursery school teacher and Stanley Sandler who was an electrical engineer.

Adam played in The Cosby Show early in his career in 1987. He went on to star in many Hollywood feature movies after becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member which has grossed more than $2 billion at the box office.

He is known for his comedic roles in many movies including Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Waterboy (1998), Mr. Deeds (2002), 50 First Dates (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Grown Ups (2010), Just Go with it (2011), Grown Ups (2013), Murder Mystery (2019) and many more. With $41 million earning he is the 9th highest paid actor in the world 2020.

8. Will Smith – $44.5 million

Will Smith
Will Smith

Will Smith is an American actor and rapper who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 25, 1968. His mother Caroline was a school board administrator and his father Williard Carroll Smith Dr was a U.S Air Force veteran.

Smith achieved fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince in the late 19880s. In 1990, when he starred in the NBC series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, his popularity dramatically increased and the series ran for six seasons. Will Smith has starred in many blockbuster films and he is the only one actor whose eight consecutive films grossed over $100 million in the domestic box office.

Smith also received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performances as boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali and stockbroker Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness. He is the 8th highest paid actor in the world with earnings of $44.5 million in 2020.

7. Lin-Manuel Miranda – $45.5 million

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American actor, singer, rapper, lyricist, composer, and producer. He was born on 16th January 1980 in New York City, the USA. Miranda started his career in 2002. He started work with director Thomas Kail to revise In the Heights.

He wrote music and lyrics In the heights for the 2008 Broadway musical. This stage musical also has been made into a film and titled “In the Heights” which is planned to be released in June 2021. Miranda is a successful artist and has gained wider recognition for music, lyrics, and writing the script for Hamilton.

He also worked on television in recurring roles on “The Electric Company” and “Do No Harm”. For the first time in 2016, he hosted Saturday Night Live and earned an Emmy Award nomination for acting. Miranda has won many awards for his works. Miranda is one of the highest paid actors in the world in 2020. Forbes has recently published the list of highest paid actors. Miranda is the 7th place in this list with the earnings $45.5 million this year.

6. Akshay Kumar – $48.5 million

Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is an Indian-born actor, producer, television personality, and martial artist who works in Bollywood. He was born on 9 September 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Akshay Kumar has appeared in more than 100 films in a career spanning over 29 years.

He has also won several awards including two Filmfare Awards for Ajnabee (2001) and Garam Masala (2005) and the National Film Award for Best Actor for his brilliant performance in Rustom (2016). Akshay Kumar is considered one of the most successful actors of all time in Bollywood who have starred in 113 movies and among them, 52 were commercially successful.

Akshay was one of the first Bollywood actors whose film’s domestic net lifetime collections crossed $280 million by 2013 and $420 million till 2016. Kumar primarily starred in action films in his early acting career but he also gained fame for his drama, romantic and comic roles. With earnings of $48.5 million, he is at 6th position in the top 10 highest paid actors in the world 2020.

5. Vin Diesel – $54 million

Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. Vin Diesel’s real name is Mark Sinclair. He was born in Alameda County, California, the USA on 18th July 1967. Diesel Started his career in 1990 and has done many struggles to gain roles in the movies in his early days.

He wrote, directed, starred, and produced the short movie Multi-Facial (1995). After the success of this short movie, Steven Spielberg offered a role for Saving Private Ryan (1998). Diesel is one of the successful actors in Hollywood and was best known for playing the role in the “Fast & Furious” movie series as the Dominic Toretto Character. Fast & Furious movies make him an action star.

He has also played many action movies like “XXX” and “The Chronicles of Riddick” film franchises. He also gave his voice in several movies as different characters. Diesel founded his production company for the production. According to Forbes, Diesel is one of the highest paid actors in the world and he is the 5th highest paid actor in 2020 with $54 million earnings. 

4. Ben Affleck – $55 million

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is an American actor, director, writer, and producer and the real name of Ben is Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt. He was born on 15th August 1972 in Berkeley, California, the US. Ben started his career from his early childhood.

He got a chance to appear in the local independent film named as Dark Side of the street (1981) at the age of Seven. ‘The Voyage of the Mimi’ is one of the PBS children’s series that makes Ben a star child actor and part two of this series also makes Ben a popular kid star.

Ben played the leading actor role for the first time in Armageddon which was released in 1998. Till now, he has appeared in several Hollywood films like Dazed and Confused (1993), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Daredevil (2003), Gigli (2003), and many more.

He is one of the widely recognizable actors in Hollywood and has won many awards for his acting and dedication towards his works. Two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards are major awards among all of his awards. He is also considered as one of the highest paid actors in the world 2020 with $55 million earnings. 

3. Mark Wahlberg – $58 million

Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, model, songwriter, former rapper, restaurateur, and producer. The full name of Mark is Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg and he is formerly known as Marky Mark on stage. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the US on 5th June 1971.

At the age of 13, he got some fame by the name of his brother Donnie Wahlberg and joined one of the groups of his brother but he quit after a few months, and at the same time, he became addicted to Cocaine and other drugs. He has also spent time twice in jail for different charges. 

Wahlberg started recording with Scott Ross, Hector Barros, Anthony Thomas, and Terry Yancey in 1990. He started his acting career in 1993 with the TV film ‘The Substitute’. In 1994, he got a chance to debut in a big-screen movie named ‘Renaissance Man’. Wahlberg got his first starring role in Fear(1996). He received many positive reviews from the role in the movie Boogie Nights(1997). 

Wahlberg has played roles in many movies and became a widely recognizable actor in the world. He is also nominated for many awards for his works and some of them won for his performance in films. According to Forbes, Wahlberg is one of the highest paid actors in the world 2020 along with $58 million earning. 

2. Ryan Reynolds – $71.5 million

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor, entrepreneur, and film producer which was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 23rd October 1976. In 1991. He started his career from the Canadian produced teen soap opera Hillside.

Later, Reynolds played many television series like The Odyssey, Syzygy, The X-Files, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, In Cold Blood, and others. Reynolds got the chance to play the role in the National Lampoon movie Van Wilder in 2002 and he also appeared in ‘The In-Laws’ movie(2003).

He has starred in many super-hit films like Waiting(2005), The proposal(2009), buried(2010), Woman in Gold(2015), Dead-pool(2016), Life(2017), Dead-pool 2(2018), 6 Underground(2019) and many more. He has won many awards for his works and dedication in movies. According to Forbes, he is in the 2nd highest paid actors in the world 2020 list with $71.5 million earnings.

1. Dwayne Johnson – $87.5 million 

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is an American-Canadian actor, businessman, producer, retired wrestler, and former professional football player who is also known as The Rock. Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson and former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson.

He was a professional wrestler for WWE for eight years before pursuing an acting career. Dwayne Johnson started his film career with ”The Scorpion King” movie in which he is in the lead role back in 2002. After this, he has worked in many successful movies including The Game Plan (2007), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), and many more.

He is one of the most successful box office roles has been Luke Hobbs in The Fast Saga films. Dwayne Johnson made the list of the Times 100 Most Influential People in the world both 2016 and 2019. With earning worth $87.5 million, Dwayne Johnson was in the top of highest paid actors in the world 2019 also and again he has taken place in the list of top of highest paid actors in the world 2020. 

Final Words

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