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Richest Actors in the World

Richest Actors in the World – Stars all around the globe who entertain us by giving wonderful presentations in their movies are loved by everyone. People are always curious to know about their favorite actor/actress and their lifestyle and of course their wealth. There are many Hollywood and Bollywood actor and actresses who are now known as the world’s richest actors in their film industries.

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The credit for the title ‘Richest actor in the world’ has been given to Dwayne Johnson who is also famous by his ring name “The Rock”. He earns $64.5 million a year. Johnson is a multitalented person as he shares three professions at the same time. He is an American actor, a producer and a professional wrestler. His versatility has made him the highest paid actor of the world. Johnson’s first leading film role was his first starring role for which he was paid $5.5 million. He has been seen in many movies like Baywatch, Moana, Hercules, Fast and furious, journey to the mysterious island, the other guy and many more such movies.


When china is ruling all over the world by its development the how could it leave the acting field? Here comes the second highest paid actor in the world Jackie Chan. He earns $61 million a year. Jackie Chan is basically known as the ‘Mickey mouse’ of Chinese culture. He has acted in many of the blockbuster movies and some of them are kung Fu panda, the karate kid, the forbidden kingdom, shanghai knights and many more.


A person who was so passionate about his childhood dream that it made him the world’s third highest paid actor. Matt earns $55 million per year. He dreamt of becoming an actor from a very early age. Matt landed a few roles in the movies like mystic pizza, courage under fire and many more. Matt doesn’t share a single profession; he is an American actor, a film producer, television producer, screenwriter, voice actor and a spokesperson. Some of his movies are the Martian, the interstellar, ocean’s twelve, the Bourne ultimatum, saving Private Ryan, the departed and many more.


Girls favorite and the charming personality, Tom cruise holds the fourth position for the richest actor in the world. He is an actor and a producer by profession and earns $53 million a year. He made a strong impression in “teen comedy risky business” and then his first box office smash as the fighter jock maverick in “top gun”. Some of his movies are mission impossible, edge of tomorrow, tropic thunder, war of world, minority report and many more.


“Pirates of Caribbean” lead role ‘Johnny Depp’ holds the fifth position for the world highest paid actor. His passionate acting skills have been loved by people all over the world. He earns $48 million a year. By profession he is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and a director. He came into limelight when he appeared in a TV serious “21 jump street”. Some of his blockbusters are the tourist, dark shadows, Alice in the wonderland, sleepy hollow, rango and many such movies.


Again an American actor, producer, director and a writer is one of the richest paid actors in the world. HE earns $43 million per year. He is one of those rarest actor who has several distinctions to his credits. His film direction skills have been widely appreciated and not just that, he is also been nominated for his acting and writing skills. Some of his movies are suicide squad, batman v superman, gone girl, Pearl Harbor, the sum of all fears, Shakespeare in love and many more.


An actor who came in the film industry by chance, now hold the position seven for the richest actor in the world. He earns $35 million per year. His first break in acting happened by chance, when at the age of seven he and his friends broke into a theater to vandalize it. He was offered a script and $20 on the condition that he would attend the theater everyday after school. From there his career progressed. Having a well toned physique at the age of seventeen was a plus point for him. He became a bouncer at some of New York’s clubs to earn some extra cash. Now he is cherished for his acting skills and some of his movies are guardians of the galaxy vol2, fast and furious series, the pacifier, xxx, Saving Private Ryan and many more.


Dilwale Dhulaniya le jaaenge’s lead role, who is known as ‘the king’ of bollywood ‘Shahrukh Khan’ is the India’s richest actor with over 80 Hindi films in his acting career along with many other business ventures on the side. He earns $33 million a year. King Khan started his acting career by certain television series and now is seen on the big screen.

He is the most successful Indian actor who was awarded by “padma shri” for his outstanding work in Indian films by the Indian government. Shahrukh owns Production Company and also co-owns IPL cricket team Kolkata knight riders. Some of his blockbusters are Dilwale dulhaniya le jaaenge, Kuch kuch hota hain, mohabattein, Chennai express, chak de India and many more.


The fun loving personality who has been cherished by the public for his versatility in acting field. Akshay Kumar is the second richest actor in India as he earns $31 million in a year. Akshay has perfectly balanced all the roles he played, whether a comedy actor, a romantic actor or as an action star. His devotion for acting has given bollywood 100’s of movies. Some of his blockbusters are phir hera pheri, welcome, sing is king, bhool bhulaiya, Rowdy rathore, rustom and many more.


Third position for the richest actor in India is given to salman khan. He earns $28 million per year. One of India’s biggest bachelor star has appeared in 80 movies and has given bollywood number of top blockbusters. In spite of his acting field he earned his wealth from his ‘Being human’ clothing line clocked $30 million in 2014 revenue, which proceeds going to his foundation. Some of his movies are bajrangi bhaijan, dabangg, wanted, bodyguard, ready, no entry and many more.


Womens are ruling all over the world and in the film industries too. Jennifer Lawrence a well known Hollywood actress who started her acting career in her early teens is now the first woman who is the richest actor in the world. She earns $46 million a year. She is passionate about acting and is known as one of the bold actress in the film industry. Some of her blockbuster movies are x-men, the hunger games, passengers, American hustle, silver linings playbook.


An American actress, producer, writer and a comedian is one of the richest paid actress in the world. She earns $33 million a year. Melissa is one of the well known actress in Hollywood. She has done many good Hollywood movies such as Ghostbusters, spy, the hangover, the heat, bridemaids, identify thief and many such movies.


One of the sexiest women in Hollywood Scarlett Johansson is the third richest actress in the world. She earns $25 million per year. At the age of eight she started her acting profession. She is a devoted actress and is appreciated for her acting skills. Some of her movies are the jungle book, captain America, avengers, Lucy, iron man, sing and many such movies.


One of the India’s best actress Deepika padukone is the richest paid actress in India. She earns $10 million a year. An actress and a model won the heart of Indian audience by her versatile acting. Her career started from her bollywood film “om shanti om” for which she was also awarded the best female debut award. Some of her blockbuster movies are yeh jawani hai deewani, Chennai express, love aaj kal, Om shanti Om, bajirao mastani and many more.

Here is the List of Richest Actors in the World

Hollywood Actor and Actress  

  1. Dwayne Johnson
  2. Jackie Chan
  3. Matt Damon
  4. Tom Cruise
  5. Johnny Depp
  6. Ben Affleck
  7. Vin Diesel
  8. Jennifer Lawrence
  9. Melissa McCarthy
  10. Scarlett Johansson

Bollywood actor and actress

  1. Shahrukh Khan
  2. Akshay Kumar
  3. Salman Khan
  4. Deepika Padukone


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