Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Scarlett Johansson top Forbes list of highest-paid actors and actresses


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Scarlett Johansson are the highest-paid actor and actress, respectively.

The 47-year-old former WWE World Champion earned a whopping $89.4 million before taxes while the 35-year-old star of The Avengers was paid $56 million according to Forbes.

As the gender pay gap has been a hot topic in Hollywood in recent years, it is still very evident according to these numbers as Johansson would be eighth on the male list behind Adam Sandler at $57 million.

When added up cumulatively, the top 10 actors nearly doubled the pay of their female counterparts as they earned nearly $600 million combined while the top 10 actresses made a total of $315 million according to Forbes.

The data for the list summarized the on-screen and off-screen earnings between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019.

Forbes list of 10 highest-paid actors 

10. Will Smith: $35 million

9. Paul Rudd: $41 million

8. Chris Evans: $43.5 million

7. Adam Sandler: $57 million (tie)

6. Bradley Cooper: $57 million (tie)

5. Jackie Chan: $58 million

4. Akshay Kumar: $65 million

3. Robert Downey Jr.: $66 million

2. Chris Hemsworth: $76.4 million

1. Dwayne Johnson: $89.4 million

Forbes list of 10 highest-paid actresses 

10. Ellen Pompeo: $22 million

9. Charlize Theron: $23 million

8. Margot Robbie: $23.5 million

7. Elisabeth Moss: $24 million

6. Kaley Cuoco: $25 million

5. Jennifer Aniston: $28 million

4. Nicole Kidman: $34 million

3. Reese Witherspoon: $35 million

2. Sofia Vergara: $44.1 million

1. Scarlett Johansson: $56 million

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