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Wealth Giving Dwayne Johnson Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid Hollywood Actors for 2020

Dwayne Johnson Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid Hollywood Actors for 2020

Dwayne Johnson Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid Hollywood Actors for 2020
By AFP
August 14, 2020
The Rock is Hollywood's top-paid actor for a second year running, heading a list dominated by lucrative Netflix contracts

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been named Hollywood's top-paid actor for a second year running, heading a list dominated by lucrative Netflix contracts. The former professional wrestler banked US$87.5 million in the year ending June 2020, according to Forbes' annual ranking.

That figure—slightly down from last year's US$89.4 million haul, but comfortably ahead of second-placed Ryan Reynolds (US$71.5 million)—was boosted by Johnson's US$23.5 million fee for upcoming Netflix action flick Red Notice, as well as endorsements.

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Netflix shelled out more than a quarter of all the paychecks collected by this year's top 10.

Others benefiting from the streaming giant's US$140 million A-lister splurge included Reynolds (Six Underground and Red Notice), third-placed Mark Wahlberg (Spenser Confidential) and fourth-placed Ben Affleck (The Last Thing He Wanted).

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda made his debut on the list after Disney paid US$75 million for the movie rights to the smash-hit Broadway production, which soared on Disney+ streaming last month.

Perennials such as Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar and martial arts legend Jackie Chan returned to the top 10, as did Will Smith and Adam Sandler.

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Largely absent this year were the cast of Marvel's Avengers films—who dominated last year—with the record-breaking franchise taking an extended break from the big screen.

But Vin Diesel, lynchpin of the ever-popular Fast & Furious franchise, returned at number five with US$54 million.

The ranking does not include actresses, who will be featured in a separate list next month.

The top 10

1. Dwayne Johnson (US$87.5 million)

2. Ryan Reynolds (US$71.5 million)

3. Mark Wahlberg (US$58 million)

4. Ben Affleck (US$55 million)

5. Vin Diesel (US$54 million)

6. Akshay Kumar (US$48.5 million)

7. Lin-Manuel Miranda (US$45.5 million)

8. Will Smith (US$44.5 million)

9. Adam Sandler (US$41 million)

10. Jackie Chan (US$40 million)

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