The entertainment industry is one of the best platforms anyone can make their dreams come true. We have seen actors and actresses who were able to make it quite big in the industry and become veterans from almost nothing. Although some of these veterans are retired many more are still busy increasing their net worth by doing what they enjoy best. Today we’ll take a look at some of the top big earners in the film industry, taking into account the money they earned within the space of a year, from 1st of June 2017 to 1st of June 2018. It is no surprise to see that most of the top highest paid actors and actresses are Hollywood-based, as the industry is the biggest film industry in the world.
Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses In The World Right Now
Scarlett Johansson — $40.5 million
Scarlett Johansson is one of the hottest prospects in the movie industry right now, no much surprise to see that she tops the list of the highest paid actresses in the world today. Popularly described as a sex symbol, Johansson, who is a mother of one earned her spot as the number one top-earning actresses in the world by earning $40.5 million over the period in review, largely thanks to her role as the Black Widow or Natasha Romanoff in several Marvel’s superhero films, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. The actress has an estimated net worth of $140 million.
Angelina Jolie — $28 million
Angelina Jolie is a household name and is arguably the most popular on the list of the top paid actresses in the World. She is best known for her role as Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. The Maleficent star is reportedly worth $160 million. She earned $28 million within the reviewed 12 months period to secure her place as the second highest earner among actresses in the world.
Jennifer Aniston — $19.5 million
Jennifer Aniston is more than just an actress and film producer, she is also a businesswoman. She is one of the richest actresses in the world right now. She has an estimated net worth of $200 million. Aniston earned $19.5 million over the past year, which earned her the number three spot on the list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in the world.
Jennifer Lawrence — $18 million
Jennifer Lawrence is the youngest of all the actresses to appear on this list. The Kentucky-born actress has played several important roles in the film industry and is best known for her roles in the X-Men series and also in The Hunger Games franchise. She earned $18 million within the 12 months in review, which helped secure her spot as the 4th highest paid actress in the world. She has an estimated net worth of $110 million.
Resse Witherspoon — $16.5 million
On the fifth spot of the highest paid actresses in the world, is a native of Louisiana, Resse Witherspoon. The actress earned her position as the 5th highest paid actress after reportedly earning $16.5 million over the course of the 12 months in review. The multiple award-winning actress whose net worth is an estimated $80 million, has featured in over 55 films and TV shows.
Mila Kunis — $16 million
The Ukrainian born American actress, Mila Kunis have starred in a host of top Hollywood movies such as The Book of Eli, Friends with Benefits, Ted, Oz the Great and Powerful, Bad Mom, The Spy Who Dumped Me and many more. She has an estimated net worth of $30 million. She earned $16 million from movies she starred in between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, which secured her the 6th spot on the list of the highest paid actresses in the world.
Julia Roberts — $13 million
Ever since she played the lead role in the 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts has gone on to make an amazing career for herself, winning an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Erin Brockovich plus three out of the eight Golden Globe Awards she has been nominated for. She earned $13 million in 2018, which placed her on the 7th spot of the top 10 female earnings in the movie industry. She also has an estimated net worth of $140 million.
Cate Blanchett — $12 million
The multiple award-winning Australian actresses, Cate Blanchett is one of two non-American citizens on the list of highest paid actresses in the world. She might not be an American national but she is very well affiliated with the country’s film industry, featuring in over 70 films and theatre works. She has featured in top Hollywood films like Lord of the Rings and its subsequent series as well as The Hobbit, Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Robin Hood, Cinderella, Thor: Ragnarok, The House with a Clock in its Wall, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, and many more.
Blanchett has also voiced in animations like How to Train your Dragon and its other parts. Her spot on the list came as a result of her $12.5 million earnings in the reviewed twelve months period.
Melissa McCarthy — $12 million
The Ghostbusters star, Melissa McCarthy is on the number nine spot on the list of the highest paid actresses, dropping five spots from the 2017 list. Her income also dropped from $18 million in 2017 to $12 million in 2018.
Gal Gadotenters — $10 million
Gal Gadot is the only newbie on the list. The winner of the 2004 Miss Israel beauty pageant is the second non-American citizen to make it on the list. She is best known for her role in Wonder Woman as the protagonist of the film. Her character in Wonder Woman played a huge role in her being on the top ten earners list. She can only hope for a higher spot on the list as she is scheduled to reprise her role as Wonder Woman come 2020 in Wonder Woman 1984.
Top 10 Highest Paid Actors In The World Right Now
George Clooney — $239 million
The highest earning actor in the world today is George Clooney. He is an American actor, filmmaker, and businessman. He has featured in films such as Batman and Robin, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, Spy Kids, and Money Monster. Clooney earned a mouth-watering $239 million to earn his position as the highest paid actor in the world.
Dwayne Johnson — $124 million
Initially, Dwayne Johnson started as a professional wrestler and was known by his ring name “The Rock”. He then made a gradual transition into acting and is now a full-time actor. In 2001, he starred in The Mummy Returns as the villain of the film and got lots of thumbs up for his role in the film, which encouraged him to venture more into acting.
He has since starred in The Scorpion King, Race to Witch Mountain, The Other Guys, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Central Intelligence, Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Rampage, The Fast and Furious franchise, amongst others. He made a whopping $124 million within the 12 months in review, earning him a well-deserved spot as the second on the top paid actors in the world.
Robert Downey Jr.— $81 million
Robert Downey Jr. is best known for his role as Marvel Comics superhero Ironman. Robert is the highest paid actor from the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero franchise. The California native made $81 million in 2018 which is enough to earn him the number three spot on the list of the highest-paid actors in the world.
Chris Hemsworth — $64.5 million
Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor who is best known as Marvel Comics superhero, Thor. He made his film debut in 2009, starring as George Kirk in Star Trek and has since starred in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Ghostbusters and in Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films. He earned $64.5 million within the reviewed 12 months, thanks to his character as Thor in the various Marvel superhero films he starred in.
Jackie Chan — $45.5 million
Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor, film producer, director, stuntman, singer and a highly skilled martial artist. The Hollywood Hall of Famer has featured in a host of films such as Rush Hour, Police Story, Drunken Master and Who Am I? His place on the list of highest-paid actors was sealed after he earned $45.5 million between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018.
Will Smith — $42 million
Will Smith is arguably the most popular actor on the list and he is also an American actor and rapper. The father of Jaden and Willow Smith is well known for his role in Bad Boys, Men in Black, I Am Legend, Hancock, Suicide Squad, Focus, and many other popular films. Will Smith, whose net worth is an estimated $250 million, earned $42 million within the 12 months in review, earning him a 6th spot on the list.
Akshay Kumar — $40.5 million
Akshay Kumar is an Indian born Canadian actor and one of two Bollywood actors to make an appearance among the highest paid actors and actresses. The actor who is best known for his role in Rustom made $40.5 million in one year, earning him his place as the 7th on our list for highest paid actors
Adam Sandler — $39.5 million
Popular Hollywood actor, producer, and comedian, Adam Sandler takes the 8th spot on the list of the highest paid actors in the world right now. The You Don’t Mess with the Zohan star is the richest of all the actors on the list, with an estimated net worth of $416 million. He earned his spot on the list for earning $39.4 million over the course of the 12 months in review. He is best known for his role in movies such as Grown Ups, Blended, Funny People, Jack and Jill and The Ridiculous 6.
Salman Khan — $38.5 million
Salman Khan is the second Bollywood actor to appear on the list of top-earning actors in the world. He is an Indian actor, producer, and singer. Khan earned $38.5 million in 2018 which helped secure him a 9th spot on the list. The figure also earned him a spot as the 82nd in the Top 100 Paid Celebrity Entertainers in the World and the highest ranked Indian on the list.
Chris Evans — $34 million
Chris Evans takes the 10th spot on the list of top 10 highest paid actors in the world. He first gained major recognition when he was cast as the Human Torch in Marvel’s Fantastic Four in 2005, and he reprised his role as the superhero character in the film’s sequel in 2007. He earned $34 million within the period of time in review, thanks to his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.