Dwayne Johnson, more popularly known as ‘The Rock’ and Scarlett Johansson are the highest-paid actor and actress, respectively according to Forbes. Bo
Dwayne Johnson, more popularly known as ‘The Rock’ and Scarlett Johansson are the highest-paid actor and actress, respectively according to Forbes. Both actors are dominating this list for the third consecutive year. The data for the list summarized the on-screen and off-screen earnings between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019.
The 47-year-old former World Wrestling Champion earned a whopping $89.4 million before taxes while the 35-year-old star of ‘The Avengers’ was paid $56 million.
As the gender pay gap has been a hot topic in Hollywood in recent years, it is still very evident according to these numbers as Johansson would be eighth on the male list behind Adam Sandler at $57 million.
When added up cumulatively, the top 10 actors nearly doubled the pay of their female counterparts as they earned nearly $600 million combined while the top 10 actresses made a total of $315 million.
Here are the top 10 Forbes list of 10 highest-paid actors
- Will Smith: $35 million
- Paul Rudd: $41 million
- Chris Evans: $43.5 million
- Adam Sandler: $57 million (tie)
- Bradley Cooper: $57 million (tie)
- Jackie Chan: $58 million
- Akshay Kumar: $65 million
- Robert Downey Jr.: $66 million
- Chris Hemsworth: $76.4 million
- Dwayne Johnson: $89.4 million
Forbes list of 10 highest-paid actresses
- Ellen Pompeo: $22 million
- Charlize Theron: $23 million
- Margot Robbie: $23.5 million
- Elisabeth Moss: $24 million
- Kaley Cuoco: $25 million
- Jennifer Aniston: $28 million
- Nicole Kidman: $34 million
- Reese Witherspoon: $35 million
- Sofia Vergara: $44.1 million
- Scarlett Johansson: $56 million
There was a near $12 million drop-off from Johansson to the second talent on the actress list as Sofia Vergara was paid $44.1 million over that period.
Many of the actresses are making strides to close-in on the pay gap by producing their own projects including Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, and Reese Witherspoon. In fact seven of the top 10 highest-earning actresses of 2019 were producers of their own projects according to Forbes.