So, the big question on everybody’s lips is, who is the highest paid actor or perhaps the 10 highest paid actors of 2016. Many movies have been released and while I am not so impressed by the movies of 2016, it is safe to say that it has been a good business for actors.
Without much talk, let me unveil the top 10 highest paid actors of 2016.
1. Dwayne Johnson – $64.5 Million
Popularly known as ‘The Rock’, Dwayne is the highest paid actor of 2016. From the look of things, he doesn’t seem to be slowing down at any moment. Thanks to The Fast and Furious franchise and Baywatch among a couple of other movies, Dwayne is the highest paid actor of 2016. And yes, he deserves it.
2. Jackie Chan – $ 61 Million
The kung-fu veteran is obviously past his action acting prime but he still makes the second spot. Jackie is a well-known household name in Asia. He made a lot from the Monkey King Franchise while he directed a few movies.
3. Matt Damon – $55 Million
The Martian comes to mind and yes, the movie was a success. The movie grossed a massive $630.1 Million and Damon was at the heart of it.
4. Tom Cruise – $53 Million
The success of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation still hunts Ethan Hunt. This coupled with Jack Reacher and Mena fees puts 53-year-old Tom at $53 Million
5. Johnny Depp – $48 Million
With a $7 Million divorce settlement, Depp managed a Number 5 spot. The new installment of Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice Through the Looking Glass are the reason for his success.
6. Ben Affleck – $43 Million
While I personal have a dislike for ‘Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice’, it has not impaired Ben’s earnings in any way. He raked a serious paycheck from the movie.
7. Vin Diesel – $35 Million
Apparently, Dwayne Johnson is not the only actor enjoying the success of Fast and Furious franchise. With Fast and Furious 8 and the Guardians of The Galaxy set to hit the theatres, thing should get even better for the Diesel
8. Shah Rukh Khan – $33 Million
The second Asian on the list is another veteran in the movie world. Thanks to his lead role on Dilwale and many other movies. Oh, did I forget to mention endorsement deals?
9. Robert Downey Jr – $33 Million
Last year, Robert was the highest paid actor but with him at No 9, everything seems like a decade ago. I must confess his act on Captain America: Civil War was epic. He probably deserves more.
10. Akshay Kumar – $31.5 Million
Another Bollywood actor on the list is Ashkay Kumar. At 31.5 Million dollars, he certainly didn’t do bad at all. Aside from his role in a few action movies, Kumar has been making hits with endorsement deals across Asia and he is making it big.
2016 is a cool movie year and many actors have made it big. I bet 2017 will even be better for Hollywood and Bollywood actors. The top ten highest paid actors of 2016 makes an interesting list and I predict 2017 to be better.