Dwanye ‘The Rock’ Johnson Tops Forbes Highest Paid Actor’s List
Forbes just released the list of the highest-paid actors of 2019, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is king.
The actor topped the listing, raking in $89.4 million between June of 2018 and June of 2019.
Not only does Johnson make money off movies – with his upcoming film Jumani: The Next Level he will get $23.5 million upfront, and then a percentage of the profits – but also cashes in with his other projects. For HBO’s Ballers, he receives $700,000 per episode, and he receives 7-figures in royalties for his clothing, shoes, and headphone line with Under Armour.
Also on the list at No.3 is Robert Downey Jr. He commanded $20 million up-front and 8% of the profits for films that he played Iron Man in. For Avengers: Endgame alone, he pocketed $55 million.
Actors on the list, from #10 to #1: Will Smith, Paul Rudd, Chris Evans, Adam Sandler, Bradley Cooper, Jackie Chan, Akshay Kumar, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Dwayne Johnson.