Dwayne Johnson Tops The Highest Paid Actors In Hollywood

Brenda Watkins
August 23, 2019

Basking in the success of Mission Mangal, Kumar is the only Bollywood actor to feature on the Forbes list of world's 10 highest-paid actors. Once a former professional wrestler, and also a very proliferous actor, Dwayne Johnson has starred in several movies like "Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle", "Baywatch" as well as the newly released "Fast and the Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw'".

Other names on the list include Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who took in a truly fantastic $65 million for the year.

Dwayne Johnson arriving at the premiere of Warner Bros.

Part of what propelled him to the top of the list is some very savvy business practices. He brought in $59 million over that exact same time period. And, in this age of social media, he has more Instagram followers than Beyoncé or any of the Kardashians.

He placed second in the last two years.

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He is followed by his Marvel Cinematic Universe co-stars Robert Downey Jr in third, Bradley Cooper in sixth, Chris Evans in eighth and Paul Rudd in ninth.

Using his A-list clout to secure lucrative profit-sharing movie deals on top of eight-figure fees, Johnson also appears on HBO television show Ballers, hosts NBC game show Titan Games and has his own lucrative line of fitness clothing, among other endorsements.

Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor, took in $76.4 million, while Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. earned $66 million, Forbes said.

Although we only had one Canadian representing us, it sure is awesome to see him take over the number one spot on such a prestigious list - we can only hope to see more Canadian faces next year! Rounding off the fifth spot, was worldwide action star Jackie Chan, who earned $58 million.

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