Top 14 Highest-Paid Actors Still Outrank Top Paid Actress

Top 14 Highest-Paid Actors Still Outrank Top Paid Actress

The issue is not as simple as a direct comparison with Wahlberg's higher earnings, since the 46-year-old also starred in Patriots Day, Transformers: The Last Knight and the soon-to-be-released Daddy's Home 2.

Last year's highest paid actor was Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson, who nearly had a repeat year but came in second place instead with total earnings of $65 million.

Mark Wahlberg has wrestled the title of 2017's highest-paid actor from Dwayne Johnson.

Other names on Forbes' list include Matt Damon ($21 million), Ryan Gosling ($29 million), Tom Hanks ($31 million) and Tom Cruise ($43 million), among many others, including a few big Bollywood stars.

What's more, the new figures reveal that the 10 highest-earning actors collectively earned $488.5 million (£381.7 million), more than two and a half times what their female counterparts made on $172.5 million (£134.8 million).

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Forbes pointed out that only 28.5 percent of speaking roles in movies went to women in 2017, and that a pay gap would likely exist until that changed.

Mark Wahlberg has come a long way since his days as a rapper and underwear model. 'While only three actresses made more than $20 million in 12 months, 16 actors broached the mark'.

The american star oscar victor Emma Stone became last week the actress the best paid in the world, with 26 million won during the last twelve months.

Lawrence's 18 million pounds fell short of her earnings in previous years, when she won an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook and earned 35 million pounds.

Vin Diesel, arrives at the third place of the ranking, with 54.5 million, ahead of Adam Sandler and his 50,5 harvested, in large part, thanks to an agreement with the company for streaming Netflix. And lucky for him, he doesn't get paid by his Rotten Tomatoes scores.

Rounding out the Top 10 highest paid actors is Robert Downey Jr. But she still makes less than the world's 14 richest actors.