Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson make millions and who are the other high-paid actors and actresses?
The highest-paid actors and actresses in the world are connected to streaming services. Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney, and Prime were responsible for the presence of some actors and actresses on this list. The giant Netflix has contracts that promise very high salaries precisely to compensate the values that a film in the cinema yields for the actors. Another important observation in this list is that the actors still get contracts and higher values than the actresses. We will be aware if this will continue in the coming years.
Reese Whiterspoon – $34 million
Reese Witherspoon recently starred in three successful series: Little Fires Everywhere, Big Little Lies, and The Morning Show, alongside Jennifer Aniston. Although she was not remembered in the 2020 Emmy nominations, Witherspoon had a very lucrative year. According to Variety, Reese received $1.1 million per episode to live Bradley Jackson on The Morning Show, the same as Aniston.
Angelina Jolie – $35 million
Angelina Jolie brought the fairy tale villain back to life in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019). Jolie is also in the cast of the long-awaited Marvel release: Eternals. According to Forbes, Disney paid the actress an eight-digit fee to live Thena. Jolie is also in the cast of Come Away (2020) and is responsible for Stella’s voice in the animation The One and Only Ivan (2020).
Jackie Chan – $40 million
Jackie Chan is one of the few actors who are still active after six decades of career. In addition to the many films in which he performs every year, the martial arts star increases his revenue with millions of dollars in sponsorship contracts and sales of licensed products.
Adam Sandler – $41 million
Adam Sandler in 2020 signed another contract with Netflix to create four more films for the platform. Murder Mystery (2019) has become one of the most popular platforms of all time. Forbes revealed that Sandler received about $31 million for his work on Uncut Gems. The film accounted for 75% of the actor’s total income in the last year.
Sofia Vergara – $43 million
Sofia Vergara, according to the Variety website, was paid $500,000 per episode to live the character Gloria Pritchett in Modern Family. In addition to actress Sofia, she also manages the clothing brand Sofia Jeans and a line of furniture and decor at Rooms To Go. Last year she joined the cast of judges from America’s Got Talent alongside Terry Crews, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell. The rumors are that the reality show’s salary per episode is similar to that of Modern Family. Vergara is also the voice of the character Zaina in the Koati animation, with no set release date yet.
Will Smith – $44.5 million
Will Smith is accustomed to appearing in the ranking of highest-paid actors for leading roles in several films. Like the recent Bad Boys for Life in which he plays policeman Mike again. Will further increases his revenue with a Snapchat series and his popular Instagram account.
Lin-Manuel Miranda – $45.5 million
Lin-Manuel Miranda entered the list of the highest-paid actors for the first time because of Disney. For $75 million, Disney acquired worldwide rights to “Hamilton”. Although Broadway was closed in 2020 when “In The Heights” is released (Expected August 19, 2021) he can expect an increase in his revenue.
Jennifer Lopez – $47 million
Jennifer Lopez has promoted several tours in the last few years that earned him more than $150 million. In the cinema, she starred in the feature film Hustlers (2019), but according to Elle Magazine, she received nothing for her acting. Jennifer stated, “I did it for myself. Like Jenny From the Block – I do what I want, I do what I love.” But as a producer of the film, Lopez is expected to have received much of the profit.
Akshay Kumar – $48.5 million
Akshay Kumar is a famous Bollywood star. Kumar is working on the Amazon Prime series “The End”. But most of his fortune comes from sponsorship deals, he sells everything he can, from multivitamins to bathroom cleaners. Kumar was born in India and a naturalized Canadian. He is a martial arts practitioner and has a career spanning almost thirty years.
Vin Diesel – $54 million
Vin Diesel is on the list of the highest-paid actors in the world because of the franchise The Fast and the Furious. The eighth film in the series earned the actor $20 million. Besides being the main star, he was also part of the film’s production. But Diesel’s profits could be even greater if the pandemic closed cinemas in 2020. F9 had its launch rescheduled for May 2021. Diesel will have to wait a little longer to increase his fortune.
Ben Affleck – $55 million
Ben Affleck as well as an actor is a director and producer. After a brief career break, he returned with a film for Netflix, The Last Thing He Wanted, and The Way Back, in which the protagonist Jack Cunningham lives. In addition to receiving $8 million from Netflix for starring in Triple Frontier.
Scarlett Johansson – $56 million
Scarlett Johansson is the highest-paid actress in the world. Her participation with Natasha Romanoff in Avengers: Endgame and the Black Widow solo film, according to Forbes, earned her more than $10 million. Scarlett had 2 films on the Oscar nominee list, Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit.
Mark Wahlberg – $58 million
Mark Wahlberg starred in Spenser Confidential (2020), which became Netflix’s third most-watched original film. Soon after, the actor struck a millionaire deal with Netflix to produce yet another title, Our Man From Jersey, yet to be released.
With the streaming giant paying millionaire amounts, it was no surprise that Mark joined the list of highest-paid actors.
Ryan Reynolds – $71.5 million
Ryan Reynolds won more than $20 million for his participation in the films “Six Underground” and “Red Notice”. Reynolds is considered the favorite actor on Netflix who announced he was investing in a third film with the actor. And signed a $30 million deal with Apple TV + to star A Christmas Carol. Also, the actor will again live the “chatty mercenary” in Deadpool 3.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – $85.5 million
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson received $23.5 million from Netflix to participate in the movie “Red Notice” with Ryan Reynolds. Johnson also reportedly received $19 million for starring in the last two films in the Jumanji series. He also received $700,000 per episode in the last season of the Ballers (HBO) series. The Rock signed a seven-digit contract with Under Armor clothing, shoes, and headphones.