Dwayne Johnson Named Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor for the Second Year in a Row
The majority of Dwayne Johnson's earnings in the past year come from his upcoming Netflix film Red Notice, which also stars Ryan Reynolds
Dwayne Johnson is once again Hollywood's highest-paid male actor.
The former wrestler, has earned an estimated $87.5 million in the last fiscal year ending June 2020, according to Forbes. The majority of Johnson's earnings come from his forthcoming Netflix film, Red Notice, for which he made $23.5 million.
In addition, the star has made big bucks from his successful Under Armour line, Project Rock.
Last year, Johnson was also the highest-paid male actor at $89.4 million, taking in paychecks from his roles in the Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, the 2018 action film Skyscraper, and the HBO comedy Ballers.
According to Forbes, the 10 top male earners combined made $545.5 million this year — more than a quarter of that from Netflix.
Johnson's Red Notice costar Ryan Reynolds was the second highest-paid actor of the past year, with a total earning of $71.5 million, largely from his film roles which also includes Netflix's Six Underground.
Wahlberg, 49, drew in his earnings largely from his Netflix comedy film Spenser Confidential. Affleck, 47, starred in The Way Back and Netflix’s The Last Thing He Wanted, while Diesel, 53, collected a big paycheck by acting as a producer on the animated Netflix series Fast & Furious Spy Races.
Rounding out the top ten includes Bollywood star Akshay Kumar ($48.5 million), Lin-Manuel Miranda ($45.5 million), Will Smith ($44.5 million), Adam Sandler ($41 million), and Jackie Chan ($40 million).
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Forbes' earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders.
The list of highest-paid actresses for the same period has yet to be released. Last year, Scarlett Johansson topped the list with an income of $56m .