Highest Paid Actors of 2022: Forbes magazine today released the long-awaited list of the 10 highest-paid actors of 2022, in which there were several surprises. Among them, there were celebrities who were not expected on the list and who achieved first places, even more surprising that despite the pandemic, and who have not done new projects, those carried out before the covid allowed them to enter the list.
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On the other hand, Netflix was a big factor in determining how much these celebrities are paid, since this and other platforms such as Prime Video and Apple TV, have been the only form of entertainment for people during the pandemic. Besides being constantly investing in future projects.
1. Dwayne Johnson: $ 87.5 million
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was once again the highest paid actor in the world for the second year in a row. Between June 2019 and June 2020, Johnson increased his fortune with $ 87.5 million. Of the total, he earned 23.5 million just for his starring role in the upcoming Netflix movie “Red Notice,” according to Forbes.
In addition, for starring in “Jumanji: The Next Level” last year, he earned 89.4 million, and $ 700,000 for the episodes he participated in “Ballers,” and for his Under Armor clothing line.
2. Ryan Reynolds: $ 71.5 million
The 43-year-old Canadian is second on the list with $ 71.5 million. These earnings have been thanks to the fact that the actor was the co-star in the movie “Red Notice” , where he received US 20 million. He also received another 20 million for “Six Underground” from Netflix. And he has a third movie on the way, which will bring him another big check from this streaming platform.
3. Mark Wahlberg: $ 58 million
This actor came in third with earnings of $58 million, and these came from the action comedy “Spencer Confidential”, becoming the most watched movie in March. Profits also come from being a producer on documentary projects like “McMillions” and “Wahl Street.”
4. Ben Affleck: $ 55 million
This actor follows him with USD 55 million in earnings thanks to his participation in his latest films “The Way Back” and “The Last Thing He Wanted.”
5. Vin Diesel: $ 54 million
Vin Diesel follows, being fifth on the list with $ 54 million in earnings thanks to “Fast & Furious Spy Races”. However, he lost the opportunity to pay for the eighth installment of the action saga, as it was postponed by the coronavirus to April 2021.
6. Akshay Kumar: $ 48.5 million
He is the only Bollywood star to be in sixth place on the list with a profit of $ 48.5 million, thanks to his first series called “The End” on Amazon Prime. Although a large part of this value comes from sponsorships.
7. Lin- Manuel Miranda: $ 45.5 million
He is in this place with USD 45.5 million, thanks to the fact that Disney bought the rights to the Lin-Manuel show “Hamilton” for $ 75 million. The actor hopes to earn a large income from his next film which will be a cover of his musical “In The Heights.”
8. Will Smith: $ 44.5 million
It is not the first time that Will Smith is on the list, this being his seventh year in a row, but this time in his eighth place with a value of $ 44.5 million. And most of his earnings come from his role in his latest yet-to-be-released film “King Richard.” He also had income from “Bad Boys Forever”, released in January this year.
9. Adam Sandler: $ 41 million
It is not the first time it has appeared on the list of the highest paid, but this year it occupies one of the last places with 41 million dollars. This time it is thanks to Netflix with its comedy released in January called “Murder Mystery” , becoming one of the most viewed.
10. Jackie Chan: $ 40 million
Last but not least is Jackie Chan with $ 40 million. Thanks to the fact that he made five movies last year, but much of his earnings come from brands.