Everyone wishes to be seen on the big screen someday! And this may seem quite evident, seeing the lavish lifestyle, high security, first class travels, expensive outfits, branded footwear, and all sorts of riches! But little do we notice the hard work they put in each project they take up. Shooting for day and night without breaks, undergoing extensive body changes, learning different languages, dance forms, and so on.
Actors work really hard to maintain themselves. They work out, eat healthy food, go for regular beauty treatments, have limited sleep hours, and extremely hectic schedules. That’s one of the reasons why they are paid pretty well. So while most of you might be wondering what’ll be the payout given to these actors and public figures for their films and ad shoots, we thought of giving you just the same!
Here’s a list of world’s top 10 highest paid actors you’d be surprised to see:
Did that number shock you? Well, it definitely had some effect on me! Clooney has made a history of earning the most as compared to any actor in the world after Diageo, a British liquor company bought Clooney’s tequila company named Casamigos for $700 million. George Clooney founded this company along with his friends Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman.
For those who aren’t aware, Dwayne is a former wrestler, a field in which he attained a name. ‘The Rock’. He was known to have the highest take-home income as an actor in Celebrity 100 History of $124 million. A large portion of this income is tallied from his earnings by doing acting projects and hefty upfront paychecks from his blockbusters including the very famous Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
His following nearly tripled after his role of the ‘Iron Man’. He charged nearly an amount of $15 million for a brief role in the movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Well, this isn’t it, the actor made many paychecks for his film, Avengers: Infinity War and almost doubled his income in 2017.
Chris often referred to as the ‘God of Thunder’ is my personal favourite! The actor is known to more than double his earnings in 2017 after his two big blockbusters including Avengers: Infinity War and Thor: Ragnarok. Well, this is just the beginning, many upcoming projects accrue to his financial success, including the fourth part in the Avenger Series coming up sometime in next year.
Chan continues to be China’s best actor until today. He appeared in six films released within the same year, 2017 and added to his take-home income as an actor. Among these six releases were Bleeding Steel and The Foreigner which received praises from across the world! Product endorsements, the chain of movie theatres, and producer credits are among the top sources of Chan’s earnings.
Even though in his late 40s and no longer a ‘fresh face’, the actor still makes huge money from his profession. He is known to make a whopping figure of $20 Million from his debut in the Netflix’s panned Bright. The rapper-turned-superstar has a huge fan base spread across the globe giving him much support for all his endeavours. Smith is soon to be seen in some 2019 releases including Disney’s Aladdin as a Genie, computer-animated movie Species in Disguise, and other endorsements.
Acclaimed as a self-made man, Akshay had his time of hardships when he finally got a chance to enter the Bollywood industry. Since then, there’s no looking back for him! From Khiladi to Houseful to Welcome, the actor never misses a chance to surprise us with his different yet appealing roles! He is also known to be the only actor to release the most number of films a year. Recently, we have seen his transition into socially-conscious roles such as Toilet and Pad man which gave him huge backend profits. Being one of the fittest actors at his age that he is, Akshay mints huge money from approximately 20 brand endorsements including Tata and battery manufacturer, Eveready and backend profits.
Sandler made huge profits out of his plush Netflix deal which he finalized back in 2014 and extended to four more films last year in 2017. He still makes hefty banknotes from his comedy stints which he writes, directs, and acts along with live comedy gigs garnering him roughly six figures per night! Now that’s what I call a performance!!
Sabka Bhaijaan Bollywood Superstar Salman hits the ninth spot among the top 10 highest paid actors in the world. Actor-producer Salman remains the king of the Bollywood industry releasing hits like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tiger Zinda Hai, along with many others. He too makes a lot of backend profits along with his salaries as an actor in his films. Being one of India’s top earners, Salman is also into brand endorsements including Suzuki Motorcycles and Chlormint Gum. Currently, he is hosting the reality show Big Boss which he has been hosting since a few seasons now!
Though, he may be making almost half of his Avengers: Infinity War co-star Robert Downey Jr., his turn in Captain America still makes him millions for his participation in Marvel movies. His box office success Captain America secures his 10th and the last position among the top highest paid actors in the world. Evans is one of the three Avenger actors who are in the top 10 list and remains one of the highest paid Hollywood actors.
All public figures work a lot on maintaining their reputation and securing their positions to be in the limelight. With thousands of followers spread all over the world, these actors continue to churn huge money from their projects, ad shoots, endorsements, and other sources of income. With their hard work and the struggles they undergo to attain heights in their career, they truly deserve what they receive. Not just in monetary terms, but also the love and support from their fans and followers!
Who do you wish to see on the list? Let us know in the comment section below! Being a proud Indian as I am, I wish to see more B-town celebs to hit the list top highest paid actors, both male and female!
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