Actors and actresses are some of the highest paid people in the world along with doctors. This article will take a look at the Top 10 male actors in the world in 2017 based on earnings. The ranking of this list has been created using the most up to date data available on each actors’ earnings according to forbes, but, please be aware that some of the salary data may not be 100% accurate as many actors do not publicly declare their earnings. Be warned we have some surprises waiting.
Let’s take a look at the highest paid actors in 2017!
1. MARK WAHLBERG, $68 MILLION
Markie Mark is officially Richie Rich: The former rapper-turned-actor is Hollywood’s highest-paid leading man, earning $68 million pretax in our 12 month scoring period.
2. DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON, $65 MILLION
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson earned $65 million this past year, according to Forbes, enough to make him the second-highest-paid actor of 2017. The wrestler-turned-actor commands eight figures to appear in films like “Baywatch” and “Jumanji,” but Johnson doesn’t rely solely on movies to pay the bills
3. VIN DIESEL, $54.5 MILLION
Wildly successful franchise “The Fast and the Furious” isn’t the only project lining Vin Diesel’s pockets. The actor also voice-acted in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and starred in “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
4. ADAM SANDLER, $50.5 MILLION
Who cares if the critics pan his movies? Adam Sandler is laughing all the way to the bank with his four-movie deal with Netflix.
5. JACKIE CHAN, $49 MILLION
Chinese kung-fu superstar Jackie Chan has fallen from the world’s second highest paid actor to fifth place, according to Forbes magazine.
6. ROBERT DOWNEY JR., $48 MILLION
Though he’s no longer Hollywood’s highest earner since relinquishing his throne to The Rock in 2016, Iron Man continues to mint millions with eye-watering upfront fees for superhero films. Look for him next in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.
7. TOM CRUISE, $43 MILLION
Cruise is still making millions jumping off buildings and running away from explosions. The action star and outspoken advocate for Scientology earns eight figures for films like The Mummy and Mission: Impossible 6.
8. SHAH RUKH KHAN, $38 MILLION
King Khan continues to bank big from starring roles in Bollywood movies such as Raees, for which he earns upfront fees and a cut of the back-end for his efforts. He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of.
9. SALMAN KHAN, $37 MILLION
Salman Khan has appeared in more than 85 movies since his 1989 breakout role Maine Pyar Kiya. Khan continues to produce and star in films, earning top rupee for flicks such as Sultan, which went on to become the second-highest grossing Bollywood movie of 2016.
10. AKSHAY KUMAR, $35.5 MILLION
Akshay Kumar, a king of the Bollywood box office for over a quarter of a century, mints millions through both starring and ensemble roles. He still keeps busy, starring in four movies in our scoring period.