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20 Highest Paid Actors Of 2017

Forbes has released their official list for the year’s highest earning actors of 2017. Though equal pay in Hollywood has been a hot topic in recent years, we still found that 14 male actors edged out Emma Stone, who was the highest-paid actress in 2017. Click through to see who rules Hollywood.

20. Mark Ruffalo, $13 million

Ruffalo made it onto this list thanks to his role as The Hulk in the Avengers movies. He is still going to appear in “Thor: Ragnarok”.

mark ruffalo

19. Christ Pratt, $17 million

Chris Pratt is a staple in the MCU, with his starring role in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise. Although he made 35% less than last year, he still manages to make it onto the list.

Christ Pratt

18. Chris Evans, $18 million

Still another MCU veteran, Chris Evans made a staggering $18 million playing Captain America and is expected to earn an even bigger paycheck with his role in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Chris Evans

17. Jeremy Renner, $19 million

Jeremy Renner made himself onto this list for the first time thanks to his role in “Arrival,” which earned more than $200 million at the box office.

Jeremy Renner

16. Matt Damon, $21 million

Although Matt didn’t earn as much as he did last year ($55 million), he isn’t on the come down by any means. He is expected to earn a huge paycheck with his upcoming film “Downsizing” which will be out in late December 2017.

Matt Damon

15. Ryan Reynolds, $21.5 million

With the huge success of “Deadpool” bringing in $783.1 million off of a $58 million budget, “Deadpool 2” is sure to do well and Reynolds’ paycheck is only going to get bigger.

Ryan Reynolds

14. Ryan Gosling, $29 million

The hit film “La La Land” helped Gosling to make it onto this list. He is also expected to make big bucks off the upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel.

Ryan Gosling

13. Samuel L. Jackson, $30.5 million

Samuel L. Jackson had a quite a successful and wealthy year thanks to his roles in box-office hits, such as “Kong: Skull Island” and “The Legend of Tarzan”.

Samuel L. Jackson

12. Tom Hanks, $31 million

Tom Hanks is no stranger to this list. His two recent films “Sully” and “The Circle”, earnt him a spot yet again.  

Tom Hanks

11. Chris Hemsworth, $31.5 million

Hemsworth had himself quite this year, earning 250% more than he did last year by starring once again as Thor in the Marvel movies.

Chris Hemsworth

10. Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million

Kumar may be unfamiliar to American audiences, but he has been working in Bollywood for about 25 full years now. Kumar made four films, and some of the them are the highest grossing in Indian history.

Akshay Kumar

9. Salman Khan, $37 million

Another Bollywood superstar, Khan has been one of the country’s biggest stars for about three decades. He starred in “Tubelight,” “Sultan” this year, which both brought in big bucks at the box office.

Salman Khan

8. Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million

People don’t call him the “King of Bollywood” for no reason. Khan had starring roles in “Jab Harry met Sejal,” “Raees,” and “Tubelight”, and other 80 Bollywood films. It’s not surprising to see him onto this list.

Shah Rukh Khan

7. Tom Cruise, $43 million

Like Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise is another frequent flyer on this list by performing his own stunts and running away from explosions in film like “Mission Impossible 6” and “The Mummy”.

Tom Cruise

6. Robert Downey Jr., $48 million

Once Hollywood’s highest earner having since been replaced by Mark Wahlberg, this Iron Man star is still earning massive amounts of cash and is sixth onto this list.

Robert Downey Jr

5. Jackie Chan, $49 million

Though some may not realize it, Jackie Chan has never stopped making films, and he has just stopped making films in the United States. He is still the biggest star from China.

Jackie Chan

4. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million

Sandler is making big money from his deal with Netflix. The streaming service extended that deal for an additional four films.

Adam Sandler

3. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million

Wildly successful franchise “The Fast and the Furious” isn’t the only project lining Vin Diesel’s pocket. He also voice-acted in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and starred in “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.”

Vin Diesel

2. Dwayne Johnson, $65 million

Top earner on Forbes’ list last year, Johnson is still rolling the dough despite some box office disappointments, like “Baywatch.” He still got his salary from the HBO hits “Ballers.”

Dwayne Johnson

1. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million

Wahlberg made more money than any actor in the world this year mainly from his two films “Daddy’s Home” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Besides, he earnt some cash for appearing in his family’s reality show “Wahlberg” and appearing in AT&T adds.

Mark Wahlberg

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