• Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson top paid male actor in world making $89 million, Forbes says

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the highest paid male actor in the world, according to Forbes’ annual list, raking in $89.4 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019.

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    The “Hobbs & Shaw” star has a pretty good deal when it comes to his pay scale, the magazine reported. He collected an upfront payment of $23.5 million for his upcoming movie “Jumanji: The Next Level,” $700,000 per episode of HBO’s “Ballers” and seven-figure royalties from his Under Armour line.

    Behind Johnson, at No. 2 and No. 3, are “Avengers: Endgame” stars Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr., respectively. Hemsworth made an estimated $76.4 million in the past year and Downey collected some $66 million, Forbes reported.

     

     

    Rounding out the top 10 are Akshay Kumar with $65 million in earnings, Jackie Chan with $58 million, Bradley Cooper and Adam Sandler tied at No. 6 and making $57 million each, Chris Evans with $43.5 million, Paul Rudd with with $41 million and Will Smith in the 10th spot earning $35 million.

     

     

    Actor and entrepreneur George Clooney made the top spot on Forbes’ list of the highest paid actors last year, with Johnson coming in second.
     


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