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Top 10 Highest Paid Actors in the World 2019

Films become the most important part of life for many people in this 21st century. People get entertainment from these films 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, we made the list of top 10 highest paid actor in the world.

Here is the list of top 10 highest paid actor in the world 2019:

10. 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 10th highest paid actor in the world with earnings of $35 million.

9. Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor, filmmaker and comedian who was born on April 6, 1969, in Passaic, New Jersey. He was born into a Jewish family and his father Michael Rudd was a historical tour guide and vice president of Trans World Airlines and his mother Gloria Irene Granville was a sales manager at KCMO-TV.

Before making his acting debut with the NBC drama series Sisters in 1992, Paul studied theater at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Paul had worked in many films including Clueless (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Knocked Up (2007), Mute (2018) and Ideal Home (2004).

He has played the role of Ant-man in MCU appearing in Ant-man (2005), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Ant-man and the Wasp (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). With earnings of $41 million, he is at 9th position in the top 10 highest paid actor in the world.

8. Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor who was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 13, 1981. His father’s name is G. Robert Evans III who was a dentist and mother is Lisa who was an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater.

Chris is best known for playing Captain America in the MCU. He made his film debut from the series Opposite Sex which was a wildlife educational film. Chris Evans became very famous and gained worldwide attention from the role of Steve Rogers in MCU.

He worked in eleven MCU films including Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Chris Evans is the world’s 8th highest paid actor with earnings of $43.5 million.

7. 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 have 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 $57 million earning he is the 7th highest paid actor in the world.

6. Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and filmmaker who was born in Philadelphia on January 5, 1975. He is the son of Charles Cooper who was a stockbroker and Gloria who worked for the local NBC affiliate. Bradley has appeared in Forbes celebrity 100 list on three occasions and he was also listed in 100 most influential people in the world by Forbes in 2015.

Bradley Cooper started his career with The Hangover movie in 2009 which was critically and commercially successful and spawned two sequels in 2011 and 2013. He found great success with the Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), and the war biopic American Sniper (2014).

He was also nominated for four Academy Awards for his work in these films and he also became the tenth actor to receive an Oscar nomination in three consecutive years. He was named as one of the world’s highest paid actor for 4 years. He has the earnings of $57 million which makes him the 6th highest paid actor in the world. 

5. 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 recognisable 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 $58 million, he is the 5th highest paid actor in the world. 

4. 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 and 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 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 $65 million, he is at 4th position in the top 10 highest paid actors in the world. 

3. Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr is an American actor, singer and producer who was born on April 4, 1965, in Manhattan, New York. His father’s name is Robert Downey Sr and mother is Elsie Ann. Robert was surrounded by drugs as a child because his father was a drug addict which allowed him to use marijuana at age six.

Robert Downey’s career has been characterized by critical and popular success because he was followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles in young age and commercial success in middle age. Robert Downey Jr is best known as Iron Man. In 2007, Robert was cast in the Iron Man movie as Tony Stark’s character. After the release of the Iron Man movie, his life was completely changed.

Downey was named among the top 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2008. He was also listed as Hollywood’s highest paid actor by Forbes from 2013 to 2015. He is the third highest paid actor in the world with an earning of $66 million.

2. Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor who was born on 11 August 1983 in Melbourne, Australia. He has one elder and one younger brother named Luke and Liam and both are also actors. Chris completed his high school at Heathmont College.

Chris Hemsworth worked in the Australian television series “Home and Away” before starting his acting career in Hollywood. Chris Hemsworth is best known for playing Thor in MCU movies which established him as one of the leading and highest paid actors in the world.

Chris also worked in other movies such as Star Trek (2009), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Red Dawn (2012), Blackhat (2015), Men in Black: International (2019), Extraction (2019) and many more. He has been playing The Thor since 2011 in MCU. He is the world’s 2nd highest paid actor with an earning worth $76.4 million.

1. 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. His 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 $89.4 million, Dwayne Johnson is in the 1st position of top 10 highest paid actors in the world.

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