Top 10 Highest Paid Actors in the World of the Year 2018

Highest Paid Actors

This is all about highest paid actors in the world of the year 2018. As you know, actors and actresses make the highest salaries in the showbiz industry. Especially, if you’re someone like Marky Mark or The Rock, as it’s the matter of highest paying actors. Actually, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson together made $133 million, while making them the top two highest paid actors in the world of the year. It was the last year’s list according to Forbes’ “Highest-Paid Actors and Actresses 2017”. Besides, the list of the highest grossing Hollywood actors those makes a cumulative $488.5 million. If you see the list, you’ll find top leading names are such as Robert Downey Junior, Dwayne the Rock Johnson and Matt Damon etc.

In spite of the major gender pay gap, many of these highly paid stars were featured in high-budget thrilling franchise movies like Marvel’s Thor and The Fast and the Furious. Besides, the role of Watson as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, which made over $1 billion in box offices worldwide, helped land her on this year’s list. And Melissa McCarthy’s Emmy-winning Sean Spicer performance for SNL might have attributed to her success.

Highest paid actors in the world in 2018

As it’s the male-dominating film industries, we get highest paid actors in the world every year. But, one should also admit that the actors carry the films on their shoulders. This is why; they are the ones who bring in the audiences to the cinema theaters. Certainly, they can emote as well. Here you’ll find some finest actors on this list. This is because the Hollywood is male-leading film industry. This list includes the Top 10 alone. But, one must admit that the Top 10 highest paid actors in the world are equally highly popular as well at the same time. Now, it looks like you’re so curious to know who they are the leader in Hollywood movies. Okay, let’s know about them in the below list.

1. Mark Wahlberg ($68 million)

Mark Wahlberg made more than any actor in the world this year as the highest paid actors in Hollywood, earning money from his two films. These are the “Daddy’s Home” and “Transformers: The Last Knight,” that grossed a combined $5.3 billion worldwide. Beside’s Wahlberg earned some cash for appearing in his family’s reality show “Wahlburgers,” and appearing in AT&T adds.

2. Dwayne the Rock Johnson ($65 million)

He deserves number one position in the list, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson of WWE fame because he is a versatile actor. And he is a professional wrestler as well. One of the highest paid actors in the world and the most successful entertainers in the WWE, he is a powerful actor as well having played some excellent roles in The Scorpion King, The Fast and Furious series, etc. One of the most handsome personalities to grace the screen, he is the tallest person in this list (by height. A former NFL player to boot, The Rock earns around $65 million in films, endorsements, and the WWE making him the highest paid actor in the industry today. Moreover, he has given towering performances in their careers. They richly deserve the earnings listed against their names. They are the persons primarily responsible for the films raking in the billions in recent times.

3. Robert Downey Junior ($62 million)

He is our Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. is the highest paid actors in the world who born to parents who were legends in the film industry. It was but natural that Robert Jr. would also make a mark in films. So, he entered the field very early as a child artiste. He has performed various memorable roles, such as that of Sherlock Holmes, The Iron Man, and the Avengers series. Reportedly earning $62 million, he is the No. 2 on this exalted list during his four decades in the industry. He is the number 3 on this exalted list reportedly earning $62 million.

4. Vin Diesel ($54.5 million)

Action star Vin Diesel’s $54.5 million came from a bunch of different projects this year, including his role in “Fate of the Furious,” a portion of the profits from “XxX: The Return of Xander Cane,” and voicing the adorable baby Groot in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

5. Adam Sandler ($50.5 million)

Sandler has been profiting greatly off of his Netflix deal. The success of Sandler’s Netflix films has the streaming site asking the comedian to produce an additional four films. He is one of the highest paid actors in the world this year.

6. Matt Damon ($55 million)

One can call Matt Damon a trained actor. Unlike the previous three actors in this list, Matt Damon came to Hollywood for only one reason. He wanted to become a successful actor. Also, he writes the screenplay as well as one of his film, Good Will Hunting fetching him the Academy Award. He performed creditable roles in the Ocean 11, 12, and 13 along with George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Brad Pitt role in The Departed was an appreciable one as well. With earnings in the range of $55 million, Ma Damon is our No. 4 on this list of the Top 10 highest paid actors today.

7. Johnny Depp ($48 million)

At number 7, we have Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp. One of the most versatile actors in the Hollywood film industry, Depp had a providential entry into the film industry. He was a ball-point salesman. He met Nicolas Cage in California who suggested that Depp should take to acting. His first film was The Nightmare on Elm Street. However, his main rise to fame is because of the portrayal o Capt Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean Series. As Johnny Depp is earning a cool $48 million, he worth’s number 7 on this list.

8. Vin Diesel ($47 million)

Providence plays a great part here and one of the highest paid actors in the world as well. We saw Tom Cruise very nearly become a priest. Here, we have a bouncer becoming one of the top actors of the century. At No. 6 we have Vin Diesel, a color personality by his own admission. Once a bouncer is in one of the nightclubs of New York, Vin Diese (Mark Sinclair) has acted in some memorable films such as the Fast and Furious series. This action has impressed all with his well-toned physique. As of today, his earnings are in the range of $47 million.

9. Tom Cruise ($40 million)

Sometimes, providence does play a great part in life. Otherwise, we would not have had seen the versatile acting of Tom Cruise, the actor at number 9 on our list. Tom Cruise wanted to join priesthood bent up scorching the screens on film with his tremendous roles in the Mission impossible series. He has had a long career in film as well, having been on the scene since the 1980’s. With earnings in t bracket of $40 million, he seals the number 9 spot comfortably.

10. Leonardo Di Caprio ($39 million)

He is the Titanic star has just and won the Academy Award after years of bagging numerous nominations. At 10, we have one of the most intense looking actors, Leonardo Di Caprio. He had a very humble beginning as an actor before hitting the big time with Romeo + Juliet and Titanic. The audience appreciated him in the film, The Departed and Inception as well. He won the Academy Award for his role in the film Revenant in 2016. With earnings in the range of $39 million, Leonardo is at number 10 on the list.

So, these were all about the highest paid actors in the world. As you know, no one can stop oneself to watch movies because the movies have become an inseparable part of life. Also, all want to follow the actors at each step and they do it as well. These actors have not only earned from their movies but have earned income from Endorsements, TV Shows and by several other businesses. This is because these actors get the highest package and are ideal for the audience worldwide.


Educated in English graduation from the National University of Bangladesh. A Professional content writer-cum-virtual assistant at CodeCares.

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