The top 10 highest paid actors in the world as of 2021.Forbes magazine has unveiled the long-awaited list of the ten highest-paid actors of 2021, which includes a few surprises.
There were celebrities on the list who were not supposed to be on it and who came in first position, which is even more unexpected given the pandemic, and who have not done any new work, only those completed before to the covid, allowing them to make the list.
Netflix, on the other hand, played a significant role in determining how much these celebrities are paid, as it was the only source of entertainment for people throughout the pandemic, along with other platforms like Prime Video and Apple TV.
Below is the top 10 highest paid actors in the world as of 2021.
Dwayne Johnson: $ 87.5 million
Full Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Born: May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, producer, businessman and former professional wrestler.
Years Active: 1996 – present
For the second year in a row, The Rock leads the list, owing to a $23.5 million check from Netflix for his film Red Notice and his lucrative Under Armour line, Project Rock.
In addition, he got $ 89.4 million for his role in “Jumanji: The Next Level” last year, and $ 700,000 for the episodes of “Ballers” in which he appeared.
Ryan Reynolds: $ 71.5 million
Full Name: Ryan Rodney Reynolds
Born: October 23, 1976, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation: Actor, Film producer, screenwriter.
Years Active: 1991 – present.
With $ 71.5 million, the 43-year-old Canadian is second on the list. The actor’s earnings were boosted by his role as a co-star in the film “Red Notice,” for which he was paid US $20 million. Netflix also gave him another $20 million for “Six Underground.” And he’s working on a third film, which will net him even another large sum from the streaming service.
Mark Wahlberg: $ 58 million
Full Name: Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg
Born: June 5, 1971, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, singer, model, film producer, rapper, record producer, songwriter, television producer, and film score composer.
Years Active: 1994 – present.
Wahlberg ranks third with $58 million in profits, which came from his action comedy “Spencer Confidential,” which was Netflix’s third-most-watched original film after it debuted in March. Being a producer on documentaries like “McMillions” and “Wahl Street” brings millions of money as well.
Ben Affleck: $ 55 million
Full Name: Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt
Born: August 15, 1972, Berkeley, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, businessman, professional porker player, television producer, voice actor.
Years Active: 1984 – present.
According to Forbes Magazine, after a brief hiatus, Affleck returned to the big screen this year, starring in The Way Back and Netflix’s The Last Thing He Wanted.
Vin Diesel: $ 54 million
Full Name: Mark Sinclair
Born: July 18, 1967, Alameda county, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, film director, screenwriter, voice actor, film producer, Television producer, stunt performer.
Years Active: 1990 – present.
According to Forbes Magazine, the F9 star missed out on the chance to collect a massive back-end payday this year after the film’s release was pushed to April 2021. He kept the franchise embers burning by acting as producer on the animated Netflix series Fast & Furious Spy Racers.
Akshay Kumar: $48.5 million
Full Name: Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia
Born: September 9, 1967, Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Nationality: Canadian/ Indian
Occupation: Actor, film producer, chef, Presenter, martial artist, stunt performer.
Years Active: 1991 – present
According to Forbes, Akshay Kumar is the only Bollywood star on the list. Kumar is working on his first television series The End for Amazon Prime. Most of his money, though, comes from endorsement deals; he shills for everything from multivitamins to toilet cleaners.
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Lin- Manuel Miranda: $ 45.5 million
Full Name: Lin- Manuel Miranda
Born: January 16, 1980, New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Translator, Film director, singer, rapper, composer, film producer, playwright, Lyricist, theater director.
Years Active: 1999 – present
According to Forbes, Disney acquired worldwide movie rights to the original Broadway production of Hamilton for $75 million this year, putting Miranda on the list for the first time. Even with Broadway closed for the remainder of 2020, he can expect another big payday next year when the film version of In the Heights comes out.
Will Smith: $ 44.5 million
Full Name: Willard Carroll Smith Jr.
Born: September 25, 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, Film Producer, Rapper, Director, screenwriter, record producer, composer, Television producer,
Years Active: 1986 – present.
According to Forbes Magazine, The Fresh Prince can still earn big checks for lead parts, such as his upcoming role in King Richard, in which he portrays Richard Williams, father of tennis greats Serena and Venus. He fills the earnings gaps with mobile phone hits, including a Snapchat series and his popular Instagram account.
Adam Sandler: $ 41 million
Full Name: Adam Richard Sandler
Born: September 9, 1966, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, comedian, screenwriter, Film producer, Television producer.
Years Active: 1987 – present.
The comedian has found his home at Netflix. According to Forbes magazine, in January, he signed another deal to create four more movies for the platform after his film Murder Mystery became one of the streamer’s most-popular films of all time.
Jackie Chan: $ 40 million
Full Name: Chan Kong-sang
Born: April 7, 1954, Hong Kong, China.
Nationality: Hong Kong
Occupation: Actor, Film producer, Television producer, Entrepreneur.
Years Active: 1980 – present.
Six decades into his career, the martial arts star is as active as ever, making five movies in the past year. He pads his film income with millions from endorsement and licensing deals.