Some of the history’s top-grossing actors give out big returns at a slow speed over the course of their long careers. While others have scored huge hits with persisting roles in their career. Unconcerned with this, many of them bring home the big bucks in return. Be it make or female stars, the list is described below.
- George Clooney
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky. George started his acting career in 1984 on the sitcom E/R as “Dr. Doug Ross” which had his breakthrough. Followed by other roles, he made his directorial debut in 2002 with a biography of a TV producer. The actor won his first Oscar as a supporting actor for “Syriana”. He has gained so much publicity and voted as the sexiest man, best-dressed male star, chosen among most beautiful people in the world earlier in his career. He was the world’s highest paid actors for 2017-18, earning around $239 million annually. In 2018, he received the AFI lifetime achievement award.
- Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as Rock was a professional wrestler in his earlier career and started acting in 2005. Since then, he has become one of the top-grossing and highest paid actors in the world. He made his debut in 2001 and has achieved the most successful box office roles in “The Fast and the Furious” movie series. He has also attained success as an author & producer. He is consistently ranked among the world’s highest paid actors and is among the influential people in the world’s list in 2016 and 2019. He has earned around $124 million in the last year and has ripped several movie contracts of over $20 million. He is one of the biggest movie stars in the world.
- Robert Downey Jr.
He has got a popular success in his youth as is well known for playing Tony Stark in Marvel series has an estimated worth of $300 million. From playing Iron Man, he initially made $500, 00 which goes on a hike recently. He has been topped the list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors for three consecutive years. His successful movie records made him the second highest grossing box office star of all time both domestically and worldwide. His movies like Iron Man, Marvel, and Avengers had made him the highest earning member of Hollywood’s film industry. And he doesn’t even have any powers!! He is currently scheduled to star in many movie projects for the coming years.
- Chris Hemsworth
The character of Thor doesn’t need an introduction!! With a debut in action film “Blackhat”, he followed to comedy and thriller films in his bucket. He portrayed the role in Marvel and Avenger series which proved a benchmark in his career. He is most known for his role as a superhero Thor worldwide. The last part of the Avengers series (2019) has done excellent earnings which enhanced his career as well as income growth. Most of his success part is contributed to the Avengers series. He has an estimated gross value of $60-$90 million.
- Jackie Chan
This Hong Kong martial artist, actor, director, producer, stuntman is known for his fighting style, comic timing and innovative stunts. He is one of the most recognizable and cinematic personalities in the world and has gained a widespread following. According to the reports, Chan has climbed to the second position in the list of highest paid actors with the earnings of around 50 million. He is now second only to Robert Jr. and his one of the movie Dragon Blade had grossed $120 million in China and raised the popularity of him.
- Will Smith
He has an actor, rapper and songwriter personality currently holding around $300 million of net worth which makes him one of the richest actors in the world. By starting his career as a rapper, he worked in shows and tasted success. After that, he started working in films and since then, he has broken acting records by appearing in some of the most successful films and has become one of the highest paid actors. In 2019, the net worth of Will Smith is estimated around $300 million which makes him the highest grossing actor.
- Scarlett Johansson
She is among the world’s highest paid actress and recipient of several awards in her career. By beginning his acting career in childhood itself, she made her debut at the age of 9. She has seen amazing success with her roles in The Avengers series and these movies have contributed a lot in making her the highest paid Hollywood actress. She has her upcoming projects on the list which will grow her wealth status. She earns around $70,000 in a day, according to reports which keep on increasing every year. She is a top-grossing actress who has accomplished a lot throughout her career and her combined earnings are around $140 million as of 2009.
- Adam Sandler
He is a renowned actor who is also known for his comedy. By beginning his career in 1995, he enjoyed great success with the comedy movie “Grown Ups”. As of 2019, his net worth income is estimated around $450 million. What made his so worth fortune, are the films that he has played acting roles or produced. As of in present, Adam Sandler movies gross more than $2 billion worldwide making him one of the best grossing Hollywood actors of the era.