Rating Forbes: the most highly paid actors in 2016
Forbes has published the 20 most highly paid actors in the world. The list was headed by American Dwayne Johnson with an annual income of $ 64.5 million.
44-year-old Johnson shifted from the first line of the American rating Robert Downey Jr., who had been on it for three years. During the year, Johnson revenues doubled thanks to the box office of his latest film “San Andreas Fault”, as well as advances for the films coming out in theaters in 2016-2017, including “Half Spy” and “Fast and Furious 8”.
On the second place rating is 62-year-old Jackie Chan. For a year he earned $ 61 million for dubbing the cartoon “Monkey King” and the performance of roles in Chinese films. The top three also got 45-year-old Matt Damon. Its revenues increased by 120% over the year and amounted to $ 55 million thanks to the success of the film “Martian.”
For the first triple rankings follow:
– 54-year-old Tom Cruise (annual income of $ 53 million),
-53-Year-old Johnny Depp ($ 48 million),
-44-Year-old Ben Affleck ($ 43 million),
-49-Year-old Vin Diesel ($ 35 million).
51-year-old Robert Downey Jr., who headed the Forbes ranking for three years, won this time the eighth place with an income of $ 33 million (last year, Forbes estimated his earnings at $ 80 million).
Also $ 33 million earned a 50-year-old Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan (8-9 place). Next in the ranking are three Bollywood actors: 48-year-old Akshay Kumar ($ 31.5 million), a 50-year-old Salman Khan ($ 28.5 million) and 73-year-old Amitabh Bachchan ($ 20 million).
At 10-11 places in the rating are 51-year-old Brad Pitt, earned for the year $ 31.5 millions and and after him there are 49-year-old Adam Sandler, 45-year-old Mark Wahlberg (under $ 30 million), 41-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio ($ 27 million ), 37-year-old Chris Pratt ($ 26 million), 47-year-old Will Smith ($ 20.5 million) and 46-year-old Matthew McConaughey ($ 18 million).
The last in the top 20-highest paid actors of the world is 74-year-old Harrison Ford with an annual income of $ 15 million. He was able to return to the ranking after six-year break due to the fee for the film “Star Wars: The Awakening forces.”
In drawing up the ranking Forbes estimated income earned by actors from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016. Counting took place on the basis of sociological research company Nielsen data and site Box Office Mojo, and the IMDB, tracking cash charges from the box office, as well as data from interviews with agents, managers, lawyers, and by the stars. In 2015 Forbes changed the methodology of the rating of the highest paid stars. Now, in the preparation of the actors and actresses of the rating are considered income, not only Hollywood stars, but foreigners do not shooting in American films.
From the participants of last year’s ranking were not included into the list in 2016 Liam Neeson, Seth Rogen, Chris Hemsworth and Channing Tatum. In the total 20 of the world’s most highly paid actors have earned for the year $ 703.5 million. Income actors ranking leader Dwayne Johnson is 29% higher than the highest paid actresses in the world, Jennifer Lawrence, the income of which Forbes estimated at $ 46 million.