Dwayne Johnson, the Hollywood actor formerly known as ‘The Rock’, has topped Forbes magazine’s highest paid actors list for the second year running, having made over $87.5 million dollars in the fiscal year ending June 2020.
The 48-year-old is the world’s highest-paid actor thanks to the forthcoming films ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Red Notice’. According to Forbes Magazine, the former wrestling star “can command more than $20 million per movie, thanks to a string of box office hits”
Johnson is also involved on small-screen projects including NBC’s competition show ‘The Titan Games’ and the upcoming TV series ‘Young Rock’, and has a very successful Under Armour line called Project Rock Collection, selling clothing, shoes and accessories.
Next on the list is Ryan Reynolds with $71.5 million, reportedly earning more than $20m for each of his most recent films, and Mark Wahlberg with $58 million, having a similar record in his last film ‘Spenser Confidential’.
Netflix has noticeably emerged as the leading employer, giving 6 of the 10 stars on the list a quarter of the $545 million made between them, in contrast with last year’s top 10 dominated by stars of the Marvel franchise.
Ben Affleck is ranked fourth on the Forbes list, earning approximately $55 million dollars, part of it from his deal with Netflix in ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’. Following him is Vin Diesel with an estimated $54 million thanks to Netflix’s series ‘Fast & Furious Spy Racers’.
Making up to the Top 10 are also Akshay Kumar, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Will Smith, Adam Sandler and Jackie Chan. Miranda, with $45.5 million coming from his exclusive deal with Disney Plus, and Sandler after signing a four-film deal with Netflix.