The life of the biggest stars is shrouded in luxury and glamor, so you’re going to wonder what all these people deserve. The best paid actors and actresses of 2017 drag in millions with ease by playing in the most popular films of the year. Are you wondering which actor and actress have the biggest salary slip? This is the top 10 best paid actors and actresses.
10. Akshay Kumar ($ 36 million)
Not all best paid actors come from Hollywood. Akshay Kumar is one of the biggest names in the world of Bollywood: the popular film industry from India. He has been playing in the biggest Indian films for 25 years.
9. Salman Khan ($ 38 million)
It turns out that Bollywood is booming business. Salman Khan has now played in over 85 films that were all a great success. His latest hit, Sultan, was the second most profitable Indian film of 2016.
8. Shah Rukh Khan ($ 39 million)
This actor does it, because he not only gets a fixed wage to act in one of his many films, but also has the deal that he gets a share of the profits. That makes him the richest Bollywood actor.
7. Tom Cruise ($ 45 million)
Tom Cruise has been doing well in the film industry for years. Today he manages to rake this record amount by continuing to play in the popular Mission: Impossible films, where he is apparently paying tens of millions.
6. Robert Downey Jr. ($ 49.8 million)
He was once Hollywood’s best-paying actor thanks to the popular Iron Man series. Despite being knocked off his throne, Robert Downey Jr. knows. still get a good salary that Tony Stark would be proud of.
5. Jackie Chan ($ 51 million)
Jackie Chan is one of the biggest stars in China, and has also become popular in Hollywood over the years. Yet he owes a large part of his salary to the many films he makes in his home country, such as the hit Kung Fu Yoga.
4. Adam Sandler ($ 53 million)
For a long time he was the great joke of the comedy world, but Adam Sandler still leaves a hefty salary to his acting. He owed this large amount to his deal with Netflix, where he was allowed to develop several films for the streaming service.
3. Vin Diesel ($ 56.6 million)
The popularity of the Fast and the Furious film series makes Vin Diesel so high on this list. The eighth part of this series was Hollywood’s second most profitable film and thus provided for this nice salary.
2. Dwayne Johnson ($ 55 million)
He was first a wrestler but has since developed into one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson earned this salary with advances on new films such as the sequel to the classic Jumanji.
1. Mark Wahlberg ($ 67.5 million)
With films like Daddy’s Home 2 and Transformers: the Last Knight, Wahlberg manages to get this record amount. Moreover, the actor also earns money from the reality series that is made around him and his family.
10. Amy Adams ($ 11.5 million)
She has been nominated for five Oscars and plays in the biggest films such as the hit Arrival. In addition to her roles in big film successes, Adams also looks for smaller films, which means she has a diverse career.
9. Julia Roberts ($ 12 million)
This Pretty Woman has been doing well for years in the film industry, and still has a nice salary to it today. Her latest film, Money Monster, was not a great success, but that does not mean that Roberts is not well paid.
8. Cate Blanchett ($ 12 million)
Blanchett is on this list for the first time in years thanks to her role in one of the last Marvel Films. In Thor: Ragnarok, Blanchett once again got the chance to play in a big blockbuster.
7. Charlize Theron ($ 14 million)
Her latest movie Atomic Blonde was not the success she had hoped for, but Theron still manages to gather a hefty salary. Thanks to her deal with Dior and other films in the future, she deserves a place on this list.
6. Emma Watson ($ 14 million)
The Harry Potter star does not really need the money anymore, but with her roles in Beauty and the Beast and The Circle Watson managed to get several millions together again this year.
5. Mila Kunis ($ 16 million)
Her success with the film Bad Moms has immediately resulted in a follow-up that will pay even better. Mila Kunis has also been a regular name for years in the cartoon series Family Guy, where she plays the role of Meg.
4. Melissa McCarthy ($ 18 million)
After Ghostbusters this actress earns a lot of money again with her advance for Life of the Party. This ensures that she is in a top position on this list.
3. Jennifer Lawrence ($ 24.6 million)
No one will be surprised to see Jennifer Lawrence on this list. The star of The Hunger Games earns big money on films like Red Sparrow, because everyone wants to see her.
2. Jennifer Aniston ($ 26 million)
Aniston earns a big part of her salary by acting not surprisingly. Thanks to sponsorship deals with various brands, the former star of Friends is able to save a nice income together.
1. Emma Stone ($ 27 million)
With a hit like La La Land behind it, it will not surprise anyone that Emma Stone is the best paid actress in the world. Every year, Stone has increased her income again and again and broke her own records. That makes this number 1 position completely deserved.