Forbes magazine releases list of world’s highest-paid actors of 2018

Forbes Magazine has released its annual list of the world’s highest earning actors. American actor George Clooney tops the list with his earnings of $239million (N86b). Clooney may not have appeared in a hit film in in years, but his wallet hasn’t reduced either. Thanks to the up to $1 billion purchase of his Casamigos Tequila. With this, the 57-year-old tops Forbes’ annual ranking of highest-paid actors, which tallies both onscreen and extracurricular earnings in a 12-month period. Clooney’s tequila cash edges Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who banked $124 million pretax to rank No. 2 on the highest-paid actors list thanks to giant upfront paychecks and a cut of profits on blockbusters including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Rounding out the top three is Robert Downey Jr., who pocketed $81 million. International stars were also included, including Jackie Chan (No. 5; $45.5 million), who makes the cut as China’s top movie star. He appeared in six films released in 2017 and banks extra from a vast array of endorsements, producer credits and even his own line of movie theatres. See the full list below: 1. George Clooney: $239m 2. Dwayne Johnson: $124m 3. Robert Downey Jr: $81m 4. Chris Hemsworth: $64.5m 5. Jackie Chan: $45.5m 6. Will Smith: $42m 7. Akshay Kumar: $40.5m 8. Adam Sandler: $39.5m 9. Salman Khan: $38.5m 10. Chris Evans: $34m Scarlett Johansson leads this year’s actress ranking with $40.5 million in pretax earnings. See their full list below: 1. Scarlett Johansson, $40.5 million 2. Angelina Jolie, $28 million 3. Jennifer Aniston, $19.5 million 4. Jennifer Lawrence, $18 5. Reese Witherspoon, $16.5 million 6. Mila Kunis, $16 million 7. Julia Roberts, $13 million 8. Cate Blanchett, $12.5 million 9. Melissa McCarthy, $12 million 10. Gal Gadot, $10 million

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