Full disclaimer at the start. I decided to do another list of highest paid actresses, because, for some reason, even though equal pay is a hot topic right now, all of the highest paid actors in the world are actually men. 14 actors are in front of Emma Stone, who is the highest paid actress of 2017. Just wow…
Robert Downey Jr $48m
He may not be the highest earning actor anymore, but he’s certainly not complaining. His “gig” as the Iron Man is still bringing him a lot of money every year.
Jackie Chan $49m
He isn’t a big star in the West anymore, but he shines brightly in the East. In China, where they’re calling him Big Brother, he’s still making hit movies that earn him lots of cash.
Adam Sandler $50.5m
Yeah, I’m as surprised to see him here as you are. He’s usually making shitty movies (in all honesty, a few are actually ok) but they are still earning him money. Plus the fact that he signed a 4 movies deal with Netflix doesn’t hurt his earnings.
Vin Diesel $54.5m
This guy has got to be on this type of list, there’s no escaping him! The Fast and the Furious is bringing him bucket-loads of cash, then there are the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the new xXx movie.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson $65m
He got a lot of it from Fast and the Furious I would say. Even though Vin Diesel gets more money from that, Dwayne had a lot of other movies. There’s Baywatch and Jumanji, all box office hits to an extent. He also stared in HBO’s Ballers. With all of this, it’s no wonder that he earned more than Diesel.
Mark Wahlberg $68m
Marky boy! Yes, this guy topped the list. Mostly because of Daddy’s Home 2 and Transformers: Something Dumb 2017. But it’s not all movies, naturally. He has an endorsement deal with AT&T that brought him a lot of revenue. Also, his family owns a chain of burger restaurants that’s bringing in “decent” amounts of money.