Highest Paid Actors 2016:
Actors. Some live in poverty, and some live in unimaginable wealth. It seems we are more interested in the latter these days, though their financial success says nothing of their skill or talent. It’s usually the poorest of actors that truly expand the art. But that’s neither here nor there.
Lists abound, and, as they do every year, the 2016 list of highest paid actors has emerged. This year, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson topped it. See below for more!
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson:
The Rock, a former wrestling star, has managed to get to the top of the food chain in franchise deals. With “Fast and Furious”, he earned $64 million in 2016. Revenue from “Ballers” is chump change to him!
Jackie Chan is not in the public eye in the US, but in China he is as visible as ever. He earned $10 million more than last year, with the latest installment of the “Monkey King” franchise. He also has a handful of Chinese films in post production, which promise to hold his spot on the list.
Matt Damon was the third highest-paid actor. The Bourne series, along with “The Martian” (which grossed $630.1 million on a $108 million budget) got him there.
Tom Cruise has done it again. It was a big year for him, with “Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation” as well as titles like the “Jack Reacher” sequel and “Mena.” His annual income in 2016 was $53 million.
Johnny Depp made the list as well. Forbes predicts, however, that that his earnings will drop from his current $48 million next year.
Jennifer Lawrence is highest-paid woman for a second year in a row, with a $46 million dollar profit in 2016. The majority of her earnings comes from the “Hunger Games” which grossed $653.4 million at the box offices.
With “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” $870 million gross, worldwide, Ben Affleck brought in $43 million in 2016. This is his biggest year to date.
Sofia Vergara is known for her Emmy-nominated role as Gloria on “Modern Family,” but her real bread and butter is from endorsement and licensing deals. She earned $43 million this year.