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Top 10 highest earning actors of 2020

Sep 5 2020 By Asbin Ghimire
The Rock, richest of all
The Rock, richest of all
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The global pandemic has ravaged all sectors, though Hollywood stars seemed to appear immune to the rest of the world’s fear and chaos. However, the film industry has had little huge influence in the pandemic. As countries were pushed into lockdown, film sets were dismantled, production was halted, and the much-awaited films marking the release date were delayed or postponed indefinitely.

On the other hand, the current situation proved to be the boon for some of the streaming platforms. The Forbes list is particularly tells us just how lucrative deals online streaming platforms provided in the year of crisis. According to Forbes magazine, this year’s top-ten earning actors have raised a whopping $545.5 million, Netflix paying for more than 1/3 of that amount. 

According to the list, published on August 11, 2020, Dwayne Johnson has been named the highest-earning actor for the second year in a row, earning $87.5 million USD. To get more detail about the Forbes top-earning actors, look no further, and dive into this article. 

1. Dwayne Johnson

  • Total Earning: $87.5 Million USD
  • Net Worth: $320 Million

Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock has successfully managed to become the top-earning actor for the second year in a row, earning $87.5 million in 2020. Additionally, he has accumulated an additional $2.6 million USD when compared to the earning of 2019.

Highest paid actor of 2020
Dwayne Johnson, the highest-earning actor of 2020
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The retired professional wrestler retained his position by earning $23.5 million from his upcoming Netflix movie, Red Notice. In addition to that, he also earned a lucrative amount in association with fitness brands, including Under Armor.

2. Ryan Reynolds

  • Total Earning: $71.5 million USD
  • Net Worth: $100 million

Followed by The Rock, Ryan Reynolds stands in the second position with the earning of $71.5 million. Similar to Dwayne Johnson, the majority of his earning comes from Netflix.

Highest paid actor of 2020
Ryan Reynolds, the second highest-earning actor of 2020
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Particularly, he earned $20 million USD each for the project Six Underground and Red Notice. In addition to that, Ryan’s upcoming Netflix project will certainly add some more amount in his account.

3. Mark Wahlberg

  • Total Earnings:  $58 million USD
  • Net Worth: $300 million

Taking the third spot, Mark Wahlberg has amassed $58 million as earnings of 2020. Wahlberg’s financial success is all because of his Netflix action-comedy Spenser Confidential.

Highest earning actors of 2020
Mark Wahlberg, the third highest-earning actor of 2020
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Besides, he also earned a decent sum of money from his production work for McMillions and Wahl Street. Although the majority of actors are as same as the list of 2019, Mark Wahlberg is an exception.

4. Ben Affleck

  • Total Earnings: $55 Million
  • Net Worth: $130 Million

With Netflix’s The Last Thing He Wanted, Affleck returned to the screen with a bang, earning $55 million in 2020. Additionally, he also earned big after returning to the big screen in 2020, starring in The Way Back.

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Ben Affleck is the 4th richest actor of 2020
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Similar to Mark Wahlberg, Ben is also among the actors who didn’t make into 2019’s list of the richest actor. In particular, Ben stands at 4th in the list of 2020, replacing Indian actor Akshay Kumar who was 4th in 2019.

5. Vin Diesel

  • Total Earnings: $54 Million
  • Net Worth: $200 million

Vin Diesel, famous as an actor in the movie Fast & Furious, is among the top-earning actor of 2020. Standing in the 5th position, Vin has collected a mouth-watering amount of worth $54 million as an earning of 2020.

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Vin Diesel is one of the highest-earning actors of 2020
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Furthermore, he also earned a good sum of money, working as a producer on the animated Netflix series Fast & Furious Spy Races. As per critics, Disen could be way higher in the list if his upcoming movie f9 was not postponed due to COVID-19.

6. Akshay Kumar

  • Total Earnings: $48.5 Million
  • Net Worth: $240 Million

The popular Indian actor Akshaya Kumar stands in the 6th position in the list of the highest-earning actor of 2020. Particularly, his estimated earning of 2020 is around $48.5 million which is $16.5 million lesser than 2019.

the only Indian actor among the highest earner
Akshay Kumar, the only Indian actor to be in the list of top-earning actors of 2020
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His major source of earning in 2020 was from working on a television series titled, The End, which will be released on Amazon Prime. Moreover, he also earns a jaw-dropping amount from endorsement deals.

7. Lin-Manuel Miranda

  • Total Earnings: $45.5 Million 
  • Net Worth: $80 Million

Forbes reports that much of the earnings for Miranda comes from Disney’s acquisition of the rights of Hamilton form Broadway production. The show is now streaming on Disney Plus.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is among the top earner
Disney brought the right of Lin-Manuel Miranda show in around $75, making his 7th highest-earning actor of 2020
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As per the reports, Disney brought the right of his show in around $75, which eventually put Miranda on the list for the first time.

8. Will Smith

  • Total Earnings: $44.5 Million
  • Net Worth: $350 Million

Will Smith, who was 1oth best earner of 2019 stands in the seventh position in 2020. In particular, his earnings in 2020 is reported to be around $44.5 Million, earning $9.5 million more than 2019.

richest actor in 2020
Will Smith earned $9.5 million more in 2020, compared tho is earning in 2019
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With his upcoming appearance in King Richard, starring as Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus, Smith accumulated a lucrative amount. On top of that, he is also earning a significant amount of money as a social media influencer. Thanks to his Snap-chat and Instagram account.

9. Adam Sandler

  • Total Earnings: $41 Million 
  • Net Worth: $420 Million

The comedian has made his place on Netflix. In January, he signed another contract to make four more streaming movies after his movie Murder Mystery became one of the most successful streaming movies of all time.

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Adam’s earning in 2020 is $15 million lesser than the earning of 2019. 
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Matter of fact, his success story in Netflix started when he signed a $250 million film-deal in 2014. On the other hand, his earning in 2020 is not as good as he earned in 2019. In particular, Adam’s earning in 2020 is $15 million lesser than the earning of 2019.

10. Jackie Chan

  • Total Earnings: $40 Million
  • Net Worth: $370 Million

Earning millions from sponsorship and licensing arrangements, the Martial Arts Celebrity is also raking up the big bucks. In addition to that, he also worked in the making of five films in the past year that guaranteed him a good sum of money.

10th best earner of 2020
ranking significantly decreased in 2020, dropping from 5th position in 2019 to 10th in 2010
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On the other hand, his ranking significantly decreased in 2020, dropping from 5th position in 2019 to 10th in 2010. Additionally, he only gathered $40 million, $18 million lesser than the earning of 2019.

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