The Rock tops Forbes’ 2020 highest-paid actors list

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Dwayne Johnson, an American-Canadian movie star better known by his ring name The Rock, has topped Forbes’ annual list of highest-paid Hollywood actors for the second year in a row.

The 48-year-old retired professional wrestler raked in an eye-popping $87.5 million for the 12 months leading up to June 1, according to Forbes, which dropped its annual list of money makers on Tuesday.

The Rock is said to have made $23.5 million from Netflix for his role in ‘Red Notice’, a yet-to-be-released movie. He also secured another huge payday with his successful Under Armour apparel line called Project Rock.

Ryan Reynolds, ‘Deadpool’ star, took the second spot with $71.5 million, while Mark Wahlberg, an actor and former rapper, was third on the list with earnings of $58 million.

‘Spencer Confidential’, Wahlberg’s action movie, was Netflix’s third-most-watched original film after it debuted in March.

Ben Affleck, 47, came in at number four with $55 million while Vin Diesel rounded out the top five with $54 million.

It is believed that Netflix checks make up 25% of the $545.5 million made by the group as a whole.

Below are the top ten richest actors on Forbes list:

  1. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ 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

“Earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders. All figures are pretax and reflect earnings between June 1, 2019, and June 1, 2020; fees for agents, managers and lawyers (generally 10%, 15% and 5%, respectively) are not deducted,” Forbes said.

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