Top Five Highest Paid Actors in the World

There are several different types of actors who make a lot of money on the big screen. Tom Cruise is the richest actor in the world and earns more than $300 million per year. Other actors include Chris Hemsworth, Mark Wahlberg, and Will Smith.

 Here we take a look at the top five highest paid actors. There are some differences between the highest paid male and female actors. Some are much better than others, and some are way underpaid compared to others.

Tom Cruise

As one of the world's highest-paid actors, Tom Cruise has earned over $745 million in his career, and his latest movie, "Mission Impossible: Fallout," helped him top the list. In addition to being one of the highest-paid actors, Cruise has also made significant investments in real estate and other businesses. According to Forbes, Cruise's net worth is expected to rise to around $20 million by 2022.

Before becoming a millionaire, Tom Cruise had odd jobs, including busboying and portering. He also had to miss his high school graduation ceremony in order to pursue his acting career. Now, he owns a private jet and a plane and pays a security guard $50k per week to protect his properties. In fact, he is one of the world's richest actors and has given $2,5 million to Scientology to help the organization.


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Chris Hemsworth

In 2016, Forbes ranked Hemsworth as the world's highest-paid actor. His earnings were estimated at US$76.4 million. He has appeared on the list three times. In 2014, he was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. In 2015, he was ranked fifteenth. In 2017, he fell off the list, but is still among the highest-paid actors.

The movie industry is a lucrative business and many actors are bankable. Streaming platforms and movie studios pay their actors accordingly. According to a report from Variety, Chris Hemsworth was the highest-paid actor in the world in 2014. In 2018, Forbes listed Hemsworth among the highest-paid celebrities. In 2019, he is the highest-paid actor in the world according to Forbes.

Mark Wahlberg

In Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid actors, Mark Wahlberg ranked second. He earned $68 million in the last 12 months, which included the box office successes Transformers: The Last Knight and Deepwater Horizon. Despite his hefty salary, however, Wahlberg has yet to release a movie that has surpassed his expectations. In fact, his worst box office performances have come in the last couple of years, which could indicate that he may have been pushed out of his comfort zone and isn't delivering the goods.

His recent work includes two movies, Deepwater Horizon and Daddy's Home. While neither film was a box office hit, each movie earned him an impressive sum. Deepwater Horizon earned $121 million worldwide and received two Academy Award nominations. In 2017, Wahlberg worked with ATT to promote DirecTV. In addition to starring in two movies, Wahlberg earned $2.5 million in his own right.

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Will Smith 

Will Smith is a popular figure in the entertainment industry, with a high-profile charitable foundation. The Will Smith Family Foundation invests in health, educational, and environmental initiatives. In addition to his philanthropic work, Smith has a successful record in promoting movies and endorsed brands. While many of his films are considered to be mainstream, his movies still have a cult following.

Tom Cruise and Will Smith are Hollywood's highest-paid actors, and they are both still working in the entertainment industry. Cruise's latest movie, "Top Gun: Maverick," has grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide. It is the first film by either of these two stars to surpass a billion dollars in total worldwide earnings. In addition, Smith is already filming another movie for director Antoine Fuqua.

Scarlett Johansson

As of 2018, Scarlett Johansson is the most highly compensated actress in the world. She earned a total of $40.5 million before taxes. Her earnings this year quadrupled over the previous year. She earned an eight-figure sum for her upcoming Black Widow movie. Last year, she made $26 million. She has also worked with countless brands, including L'Oreal, Calvin Klein, Mango, Dolce Gabbana, Moet Chandon, and Gucci.

Scarlett Johansson has been in the spotlight for over two decades. Her movies have grossed more than $14.3 billion around the globe. With a net worth of $165 million, Johansson is one of the highest paid actresses in the world. She is a well-paid brand endorser, earning between $10 million and $20 million for each movie.

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