Forbes Announces The Rock as the Highest Paid Actor in 2019

Published August 22nd, 2019 - 08:47 GMT
George Clooney topped the list last year with $239 million
George Clooney topped the list last year with $239 million
Dwayne Johnson has been named the highest paid actor for 2019 ahead of Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr

 Dwayne Johnson has been deemed the world's highest paid actor by Forbes for 2019 ahead of Avengers stars Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr.

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 Johnson earned $89.4 million in pretax earnings from June 2018 to June 2019 due to his upfront salary for sequel Jumanji: The Next Level, his role on HBO's Ballers, royalties from his Under Armour line of clothing and from earning a cut of the profit from films such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

In second place is Thor actor Hemsworth with $76.4 million due in part to earning a cut from the profits of Avengers: Endgame.

The same film helped Iron Man actor Downey get in third place with $66 million.  Rounding out the rest of the Top 10 is Bollywood star Akshay Kumar ($65 million), Jackie Chan ($58 million), Bradley Cooper ($57 million), Adam Sandler ($57 million), Chris Evans ($43.5 million), Paul Rudd ($41 million) and Will Smith ($35 million).  

George Clooney topped the list last year with $239 million due to his lucrative business venture with tequila company Casamigos.  Taylor Swift, in July, was named the highest paid entertainer for 2019 having earned $185 million over the past year from her Reputation world tour, deal with Netflix to air a tour special, endorsement deals with Apple, AT&T and Diet Coke and new record deal with Republic Records and Universal Music Group.

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