The Top 10 Richest Actors in The World 2020 Ranked

Who are the highest paid actors in the world 2020? We’ve decided to compile a list of the ten richest actors worldwide, along with their 2020 earnings, and a short bio.

Top 10 highest paid actors in the world 2020

1. Tyler Perry

Net worth: $1B
2020 Earnings: $97M

Tyler Perry

A director, actor, producer and writer, Tyler Perry is best known for his "Madea" franchise, which has grossed more than $660 million. Forbes reported that he had sold "more than $100 million in tickets, $30 million in videos of his shows and an estimated $20 million in merchandise", and "the 300 live shows he produces each year are attended by an average of 35,000 people a week". Perry raised a US$5.5 million budget in part from the ticket sales of his stage productions to fund his first movie, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which went on to gross US$50.6 million domestically, while scoring a 16% approval rating at the film review web site Rotten Tomatoes.

Perry made his directorial debut on his next film, an adaptation of Madea's Family Reunion, and has directed all of his subsequent Madea films. On its opening weekend, February 24–26, 2006, Madea's Family Reunion opened at number one at the box office with $30.3 million. The film eventually grossed $65 million. Perry and his co-stars promoted the film on The Oprah Winfrey Show. As with Diary, almost all of the Madea's earnings have been generated in the United States.

According to Forbes, Perry's immense wealth is a result of his shrewd business prowess, and the fact that he owns 100 percent of everything he creates. This includes a bevy of TV series, dozens of films, and multiple successful stage productions.

The filmmaker also recently changed the filmmaking game for himself when he opened his own 330-acre studio lot in Atlanta, Georgia, of which he gave Forbes a tour for their profile piece.

2. Dwayne Johnson

2020 Earnings: $87.5M

Dwayne Johnson

Better known as The Rock, Johnson is the world's highest-paid actor thanks to big paydays for forthcoming films "Black Adam" and "Red Notice." He wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later WWE) for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career. His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $10.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.

3. Ryan Reynolds

2020 Earnings: $71.5M

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian actor, film producer, and entrepreneur. Reynolds plays a billionaire in the Netflix film "Six Underground" and stars in the streamer's upcoming film "Red Notice." From those two projects alone, the coowner of Aviation Gin earned an estimated $48.5 million. Reynolds's biggest commercial success came with the superhero films Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018), in which he played the title character. The former set numerous records at the time of its release for an R-rated comedy and his performance earned him nominations at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.

4. Mark Wahlberg

2020 Earnings: $58M

Mark Wahlberg

Marky Mark is back thanks to a couple of eight-figure checks from Netflix for "Spenser Confidential" and upcoming scifi film, "Infinite." In March 2017, AT&T announced that Wahlberg would become a spokesman and he would create original content for the mobile network division. The deal reportedly paid Wahlberg more than $10 million.

On July 20, 2018, Wahlberg and his business partner, Jay Feldman, announced the purchase of Bobby Layman Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio. The dealership was renamed Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet. Due to the success of the dealership, local ABC affiliate WSYX reported in March 2020 that Haydocy Buick-GMC right across the street from Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet had filed paperwork with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to rename itself Mark Wahlberg Buick-GMC; Feldman later confirmed that he and Wahlberg were purchasing their second General Motors dealership in the city. The deal became official on June 29, 2020 and also included Haydocy's Airstream & R/V dealership located next door at the car dealership's former Oldsmobile showroom. Shortly afterward, Wahlberg & Feldman announced they were purchasing Jack Maxton Chevrolet in nearby Worthington, Ohio, their fourth Columbus area dealership, with plans to rename it Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet of Worthington.

5. Vin Diesel

2020 Earnings: $54M

The Fast and Furious franchise is a goldmine for Diesel, who earned nearly $20 million upfront for the upcoming "F9." He founded the production company One Race Films, where he has also served as a producer or executive producer for a number of his star vehicles. Diesel also founded the record label Racetrack Records and video game developer Tigon Studios, and has provided his voice and motion capture for all of Tigon's releases.

6. Akshay Kumar

2020 Earnings: $48.5M

Akshay Kumar

Bollywood's top-earning star, Kumar is prepping for his first television series, Amazon Prime's "The End." Sometime during or after the 2011 Canadian federal election, the Conservative government there granted Canadian citizenship to Kumar by invoking a little-known law which allowed circumventing the usual residency requirement for Canadian immigrants. According to a former Conservative Party minister, Tony Clement, the citizenship was awarded in return for Kumar's offer of putting his "star power to use to advance Canada-Indian relations," and Canada's "trade relations, commercial relations, in the movie sector, in the tourism sector." In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an honorary Doctorate on Kumar in recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. In 2011, The Asian Awards honored Kumar for his outstanding achievement in cinema.

7. Will Smith

2020 Earnings: $44.5M

Will Smith

Smith began a new approach to social media in 2017 and now collects millions through Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. Smith has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes. As of 2014, 17 of the 21 films in which he has had leading roles have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million each, with five taking in over $500 million each in global box office receipts. As of 2016, his films have grossed $7.5 billion at the global box office. For his performances as boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001) and stockbroker Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Smith received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

8. Adam Sandler

2020 Earnings: $41M

Adam Sandler

While his dramatic role in "Uncut Gems" gained critical attention, it's his his eight-figure paydays from Netflix that pays the bills. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, he went on to star in many Hollywood feature films, which have combined to earn more than $2 billion at the box office.

9. Jackie Chan

2020 Earnings: $40M

Jackie Chan

Six decades into his career, Chan is still starring in action flicks like "The Mystery of Dragon Seal: Journey to China" and "Project X-Traction." Chan is one of the most recognisable and influential cinematic personalities in the world, gaining a widespread following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. He is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. He is also a globally known philanthropist and has been named as one of the top 10 most charitable celebrities by Forbes magazine. In 2004, film scholar Andrew Willis stated that Chan was "perhaps" the "most recognised star in the world". In 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $350 million, and as of 2016, he was the second-highest paid actor in the world.

10. Robert Downey Jr.

2020 Earnings: $39M

Robert Downey Jr.

Iron Man gets paid in gold for his role in the Marvel Universe, earning about $75 million for his role in 'Avengers: Endgame.' His career has been characterized by critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, before a resurgence of commercial success in middle age. In 2008, Downey was named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world, and from 2013 to 2015, he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood's highest-paid actor. His films have grossed over $14.4 billion worldwide.

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