Best-paid actors in the world – additional information
Mark Wahlberg was the best-paid actor worldwide in 2017. His 68 million U.S. dollars paycheck included the movies 'Daddy's Home 2' and 'Transformers: The Last Knight'. The second-placed actor, Dwayne Johnson, who had an income of 65 million U.S. dollars in 2017, mainly received his fees from movies 'Baywatch' and 'Jumanji', while Vin Diesel in third place had earnings of 54.5 million U.S. dollars, mostly thanks to the success of the 'Fast and the Furious' franchise.
With regards to the film, TV, music, and sports sector, all of the top 10 highest-paid celebrities had a higher income than the best-paid actors. Diddy earned an estimated 130 million U.S. dollars in 2017, almost double Mark Wahlberg’s earnings. Beyoncé claimed the second spot on the list, banking 105 million U.S. dollars, with the author J.K. Rowling coming in third, having earned 95 million U.S. dollars.
Hollywood actors also tend to have a higher income than Hollywood actresses. Emma Stone, known for her role in box office hit 'La La Land', has the highest annual income amongst Hollywood actresses, with earnings of 26 million U.S. dollars in 2017.