The Team all like to watch a good movie, we were having a discussion yesterday on Who are the Highest Paid Actors?

I’ve been having a look today and found the Forbes List 2017 of the highest paid actors.  I wonder if you’re favorite is up there on the list?

Let’s take a look and see who makes it to the list

Who are the Highest Paid Actors?

#1. Mark Wahlberg: $68 million

Wahlberg recorded his highest ever pay days thanks to movies like Daddy’s Home 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight.

I’ve always been a Transformers fan, but I was disappointed with The Last Knight – it doesn’t stop Wahlberg getting paid though!

#2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: $65 million

Movies-wise, The Rock commanded eight figure upfront fees for Baywatch and Jumanji.  Ok, I’ll admit I watched Baywatch! I have the excuse of … my family made me!

Here’s the trailer – it’s actually very funny!


#3. Vin Diesel: $54.5 million

This comes courtesy of the Fast & Furious franchise – we’re now on #8!

He also voiced the baby Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.  Vol 2 is unusual in that imho it’s much better than the first one!

As you can see from this clip, Groot aka Vin Diesel has a lot of lines to learn …. not!!

#4. Adam Sandler: $50.5 million

Sandler’s been busy doing original movies for Netflix, the first one being the Ridiculous Six, which was the most watched movie in it’s first month.

#5. Jackie Chan: $49 million

Maybe you haven’t heard of films like Railroad Tigers, but that’s one of the films that Chan makes most of his money from.

#6. Robert Downey Jr: $48 million

“I am Iron Man” … need we say more?

#7. Tom Cruise: $43 million

Mission Impossible is still going strong and Cruise adds blockbusters like The Mummy into the mix too.

#8. Shah Rukh Khan: $38 million

King Khan makes his money from Bollywood movies that most of us have probably never heard of.

#9. Salman Khan: $37 million

Another Bollywood hero and one of India’s biggest stars.

Here’s a taster of the Sultan movie:

#10. Akshay Kumar: $35.5 million

Famous in Bollywood box office smash hits and for advertising all sorts of brands.

#11. Chris Hemsworth: $31.5 million

Starring as Thor has been the making of Hemsworth’s millions.  The rewards are great for being one of the Avengers.

The latest Thor movie at the end of 2017 was Thor: Ragnarok.

#12. Tom Hanks: $31 million

Hanks has done some brilliant movies over the years.  He currently gets in at #12 due to his continuing role as Robert Langdon from Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code and further adaptations of his other books too.

And Finally…

In 2018, Carrot Top the comedian, earned $75 million – there is clearly big bucks in making people laugh!


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Lewis Gordon is a successful businessman living in Boston, Massachusetts. When he’s not working, he enjoys travelling – especially tasting other cuisines, scuba diving, watching and playing soccer. Lewis also has a love of dogs and is the proud owner of an English Setter.

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