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Highest Net Worth Celebrities in the world

Elite actors and movie directors are among some of the richest celebrities in the world and are often paid handsomely for their services within the industry.

The star power behind a particular film can often play a major part in whether or not that movie is a success.

The more common method for a salary paid to a performer is simply an up-front payment. However, over the years actors have begun to have certain clauses written into their contracts that entitle them to bonuses such as a percentage of the box office revenue or a percentage of the merchandise revenue.

Highest paid actors of the last five years

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To be released at the end of June 2022

2020

  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson - $97.5m
  • Ryan Reynolds - $71.5m
  • Mark Wahlberg - $58m
  • Ben Affleck - $55m
  • Vin Diesel - $54m
  • Akshay Kumar - $48.5m
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda - $45.5m
  • Will Smith - $44.5m
  • Sofia Vergara - $43m
  • Adam Sandler - $41m

2019

  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson - $89.4m
  • Chris Hemsworth - $76.4m
  • Robert Downey Jr - $66m
  • Akshay Kumar - $65m
  • Jackie Chan - $58m
  • Bradley Cooper - $57m
  • Adam Sandler - $57m
  • Scarlett Johansson - $56m
  • Sofia Vergara - $44.1m
  • Chris Evans - $43.5m

2018

  • George Clooney - $239m
  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson - $124m
  • Robert Downey Jr - $81m
  • Chris Hemsworth - $64.5m
  • Jackie Chan - $45.5m
  • Will Smith - $42m
  • Scarlett Johansson - $40.5m
  • Akshay Kumar - $40.5m
  • Adam Sandler - $39.5m
  • Salman Khan - $38.5m

2017

  • Mark Wahlberg - $68m
  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson - $65m
  • Vin Diesel - $54.5m
  • Adam Sandler - $50.5m
  • Jackie Chan - $49m
  • Robert Downey Jr - $48m
  • Tom Cruise - $43m
  • Shah Rukh Khan - $38m
  • Salman Khan - $37m
  • Akshay Kumar - $35.5m

Top 10 richest directors by net worth

  • George Lucas - £10bn
  • Steven Spielberg - $8bn
  • Peter Jackson - $1bn
  • Tyler Perry - $800m
  • James Cameron - $700m
  • Michael Bay - $450m
  • Mel Gibson - $425m
  • Francis Ford Coppola - $400m
  • Ridley Scott - $400m
  • JJ Abrams - $300m