Dwayne Johnson leads the list of best paid actors worldwide in 2020. He earned 87.5 million U.S. dollars thanks to Netflix's upcoming action comedy movie "Red Notice", amongst others. Ryan Reynolds ranked second with an income of 71.5 million U.S. dollars. The list also includes Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who had an income of 48.5 million U.S. dollars.
The highest-grossing actors in North America
Although Dwayne Johnson was the highest-paid actor worldwide in 2020, he only came on place 20 among all-time top grossing actors in the U.S. and Canada. Samual L. Jackson tops the list as of February 2021, with for example the movie series "Avengers", whose films belong to the most successful movies of all time. Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Hanks followed in the list of the highest-grossing actors, with domestic box office results of over five billion U.S. dollars each.
The best-paid actresses
The actress with the highest annual income in 2020 was Sofia Vergara, at 43 million U.S. dollars. Angelina Jolie was second, with, amongst others, a leading role in the upcoming Marvel film "The Eternals". Most of the actresses in this ranking made their earnings with television shows and streaming services.
Best-paid actors worldwide in 2020, by annual income
(in million U.S. dollars)
Forbes methodology: "Earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders. All figures are pretax and reflect earnings between June 1, 2019, and June 1, 2020; fees for agents, managers and lawyers (generally 10%, 15% and 5%, respectively) are not deducted."
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