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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Tops Forbes’ List of Highest-paid Actors for the Second Year in a Row


Forbes has released its Highest-Paid Actors List for the year 2020, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson claimed the top spot for the second year in a row.

 

The American actor and former wrestler made an estimated $87.5 million in 2020, after earning $89.4 million last year.

 

Forbes pointed out that a large percentage of the 10 highest-paid actors made their earnings from Netflix. They all earned a collective $545.5 million, with $140.5 million of that from the streaming service.

 

According to Forbes’ findings, The Rock made $23.5 million from Netflix for his role in the yet-to-be-released film, Red Notice, and also cashed out on his collaborations with the clothes and headphones brand, Under Armour.

 

Coming in at the second-highest-paid spot was Ryan Reynolds with $71.5 million. $20 million of it came from his work alongside Dwayne Johnson in ‘Red Notice,’ another $20 million for the Netflix movie, ‘6 Underground.’

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Mark Wahlberg came in third on the list with earnings of $58 million, stemming from his producer credits for ‘McMillions’ and Wahl Street’, along with his role in Netflix film, ‘Spenser Confidential.’

 

Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Akshay Kumar, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Will Smith, Adam Sandler, and Jackie Chan completed the list of Highest-Paid Actors List for the year 2020.

 

The top ten richest actors on Forbes list with earnings being estimated from June 1, 2019, to June 1, 2020, are as follows:

 

  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
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