Being an actor isn’t always a glamorous job. There are long hours and tedious schedules with constant changes to their routine. Although most actors are in the business because they love what they do, the payout isn’t a bad incentive either. Those in the acting industry who are successful are considered some of the highest paid individuals in the world. As the years have gone by and audiences have changed, so have the ranking of wealthiest actors around the world. Take a look at some of this year’s highest-paid actors.
- Jackie Chan
This actor, known for his incredible stunts brought in $49 million this year from film appearances. Though known for his many appearances in American films such as the Rush Hour franchise and Shanghai Noon, this year his success came from his roles in Chinese films which never made it to U.S. theaters.
- Adam Sandler
Probably the most surprising on the list comes in the form of this comedian and his work with Netflix this year. His new contract with the streaming company allows production of his movies exclusively with the platform. Over the past year, Sandler has raked in over $50 million through his ongoing projects with Netflix
- Vin Diesel
Making the list for the fourth year in a row, Vin can credit this year’s success to his starring role in Fate of the Furious. The most recent installment is one of the franchise’s best films to date. Additionally, he held a supporting role in Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2. Although he has been on the list for four years, this past year he has seen his paychecks increase by a whopping 55%.
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Last year’s top contender brought in an impressive $65 million from his roles in 2017. From his starring roles in Baywatch and Jumanji to the HBO series Ballers, The Rock has done his fair share of hard work on screen over the course of the year. He additionally joined #3 contender, Vin Diesel in the 7th highest grossing film of this year Fate of the Furious.
- Mark Wahlberg
Not a new contender to this list but new to the top spot, Mark Wahlberg has brought home the most money in the past 12 months. Earning $68 million from his roles in Transformers: The Last Knight and the soon to be released Daddy’s Home 2, he has topped the list for the year. Although the latest Transformers movie ranked lower than any of those before it Mark has no need to worry because of his fixed income deal with the franchise.
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