Forbes Magazine has released its annual list of the world’s highest earning actors. American actor George Clooney tops the list with his earnings of $239million (N86b).
Clooney may not have appeared in a hit film in in years, but his wallet hasn’t reduced either. Thanks to the up to $1 billion purchase of his Casamigos Tequila.
With this, the 57-year-old tops Forbes’ annual ranking of highest-paid actors, which tallies both onscreen and extracurricular earnings in a 12-month period.
Clooney’s tequila cash edges Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who banked $124 million pretax to rank No. 2 on the highest-paid actors list thanks to giant upfront paychecks and a cut of profits on blockbusters including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Rounding out the top three is Robert Downey Jr., who pocketed $81 million. International stars were also included, including Jackie Chan (No. 5; $45.5 million), who makes the cut as China’s top movie star. He appeared in six films released in 2017 and banks extra from a vast array of endorsements, producer credits and even his own line of movie theatres.
See the full list below:
1. George Clooney: $239m
2. Dwayne Johnson: $124m
3. Robert Downey Jr: $81m
4. Chris Hemsworth: $64.5m
5. Jackie Chan: $45.5m
6. Will Smith: $42m
7. Akshay Kumar: $40.5m
8. Adam Sandler: $39.5m
9. Salman Khan: $38.5m
10. Chris Evans: $34m
Scarlett Johansson leads this year's actress ranking with $40.5 million in pretax earnings. See their full list below:
1. Scarlett Johansson, $40.5 million
2. Angelina Jolie, $28 million
3. Jennifer Aniston, $19.5 million
4. Jennifer Lawrence, $18 million
5. Reese Witherspoon, $16.5 million
6. Mila Kunis, $16 million
7. Julia Roberts, $13 million
8. Cate Blanchett, $12.5 million
9. Melissa McCarthy, $12 million
10. Gal Gadot, $10 million
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