Who's Getting Paid the Most In Hollywood? Hint: Scissors Can't Beat Him

Published February 6th, 2020 - 12:53 GMT
Hollywood's Highest Paid Actor and Actresses Revealed
Being a renowned actor or actress in Hollywood is one of the most profitable jobs anyone can ever have. (Shutterstock)

As we watch the 92nd Academy Awards, we realize that being a renowned actor or actress in Hollywood is one of the most profitable jobs anyone can ever have.

Yet, we witnessed several female actresses taking every chance to highlight the pay gap between them and their male counterparts and watched them call for equal pay in one of the most 'liberal and progressive' art communities in the world. Below, we present a list of 10 highest-paid actors and actresses, through which we can clearly see men getting paid way more than women.

Here, we take a look at the most actors and actresses and how much each of them made in 2019.


1. Dwayne Johnson

The Rock aka Fast and Furious's Hobbs tops this year's list of most paid actors with a whopping $90 million. 

2. Chris Hemsworth

"Thor" came all the way from the land Down Under to be the second-highest paid actor in Hollywood's most prestigious films, starring in Avengers and Men in Black: International. In 2019, Hemsworth made $76.4 million.

3. Robert Downey Jr.

Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes, and Avengers put Robert Downey Jr. in third place, making $66 million in 2019.

4. Bradley Cooper and Adam Sandler (Tie)

Avengers stars continue to take over the list, with Bradley Cooper making $57 million. 

Adam Sandler reportedly made $57 million during 2019, during which he starred in the Netflix original Murder Mystery, a movie watched by 73 million people during the first month of its release.


1. Scarlett Johansson 

Even though her 2019 earnings are $1 million less than her male peers in the 4th and 5th ranks, Johansson was the one Hollywood actress with the highest pay during the year. She made $56 million, starring at Captain Marvel, Avengers, and Netflix's Marriage Story which granted her nominations in the Golden Globes, BAFTA, and the Oscars.

2. Jennifer Aniston

With her highly praised AppleTV+ original The Morning Show, Jennifer Aniston was the second-highest-paid actress for 2019, making $28 million.

3. Kaley Cuoco

The Big Band Theory's star Kaley Cuoco came in third during 2019, making $25 million.

4. Elisabeth Moss

With $24 million during 2019, The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss took over the fourth rank.

5. Margot Robbie

Finally, Margot Robbie made it to the 5th most-paid actress in Hollywood with $23.5 million during 2019, taking part in Quentin Tarantino's legendary film Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

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