Dwayne Johnson Stays on Top As Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actor for Second Year in a Row
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Dwayne Johnson Stays on Top As Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actor for Second Year in a Row

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Former wrestling heavyweight and current actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the world’s highest-paid actor according to Variety.

This makes two straight years Johnson has nabbed the title according to Forbes. He tops the list thanks to a $23.5 million check from Netflix for his upcoming film Red Notice and his successful Under Armour line, Project Rock. Between June 2019 and June 2020, Johnson pocketed $87.5 million.

Although he topped this year’s list, this is a slight decrease from 2019, in which Johnson took home $89.4 million from his starring role in the sequel to JumaniJumanji: The Next Level, among his other projects. Johnson first topped the list in 2016 with a comparatively puny $64.5 million. 

Following on the heels of Johnson, his Red Notice co-star Ryan Reynolds came in second making $71.5 million. Former rapper turned actor Marky Mark, now better known as Mark Wahlberg, came in third with $58 million. He starred in the action-comedy Spenser Confidential, as well as having production roles on documentaries like McMillions and Wahl Street.

Rounding out the rest of the top five, Ben Affleck comes in just $3 million below Wahlberg with $55 million in earnings from his return to the big screen in The Way Back and The Last Thing He Wanted.

Action star Vin Diesel rolls in at No. 5 as he made $54 million despite the release date of Fast and Furious 9 being pushed back. He also had a production role on Netflix’s animated spin-off, Fast and Furious Spy Races.

The remaining actors in the top 10 are Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Will Smith, Adam Sandler, and Jackie Chan.

Below, find the 10 highest-paid actors of 2020:

  1. Dwayne Johnson – $87.5 million
  2. Ryan Reynolds – $71.5 million
  3. Mark Wahlberg – $58 million
  4. Ben Affleck – $55 million
  5. Vin Diesel – $54 million
  6. Akshay Kumar – $48.5 million
  7. Lin-Manuel Miranda – $45.5 million
  8. Will Smith – $44.5 million
  9. Adam Sandler – $41 million
  10. Jackie Chan – $40 million