When it comes to the entertainment industry, actors and actresses are some of the highest-paid individuals. But have you ever wondered who the highest paying movie star is? In this article, we will take a look at some of the top earners in Hollywood and see who takes the crown.
The Top Earners
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
According to Forbes’ 2020 list of highest-paid actors, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson topped the charts with a whopping $87.5 million in earnings. The former wrestler turned actor has starred in numerous box office hits such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
Coming in second place is Ryan Reynolds with $71. The Canadian actor has had a successful career with films such as Deadpool and Detective Pikachu.
In third place is Mark Wahlberg with $58 million in earnings. The actor has made a name for himself in Hollywood with roles in films like The Fighter and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Female Top Earners
It’s important to note that there is still a significant gender pay gap within Hollywood, but there are still some actresses who are bringing home big paychecks.
According to Forbes’ 2020 list of highest-paid actresses, Sofia Vergara came out on top with $43 million in earnings. The Modern Family star has also had success outside of acting with endorsement deals and her own line of products.
In second place is Angelina Jolie with $35. The actress has been a leading lady for over two decades now and continues to star in blockbuster hits such as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
In third place is Gal Gadot with $31. The Israeli actress gained worldwide fame for her role as Wonder Woman and has continued to have success in Hollywood.
While these numbers may seem astronomical to us mere mortals, it’s important to remember that these actors and actresses work hard for their success. They not only have to deliver great performances but also have to navigate the complex world of Hollywood and deal with the pressures that come with fame. As the entertainment industry continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see who takes the title of highest-paid movie star in years to come.