Top 10 Highest Paid Actors in the World 2016
Nowadays, filmmakers have to pay largest amounts to cast most popular celebrities in their upcoming projects because these highest paid actors make the career of producers and directors. Passionate people can make true their dream but to some extent fortune matters a lot, whereas hard work is the only key of success.
Those celebrities worked hard they appeared most-wanted stars in Hollywood as well other film industries all over the world. Hollywood films have its own prominent identity all around the world and making huge money at box office because there are complete elements of entertainment in these movies.
Here we have top ten highest paid actors’ names those are collecting huge amount to sign every new project.
10: Mark Wahlberg ($32 million)
Mark Wahlberg is among the highest paid actors in world, while his previous biggest bear comedy “Ted 2,” release has rocked at box office with earnings of $216.7 million. Nonethless, the sequel of Ted couldn’t earn biggest amount as compared to 2012 ‘Ted’ that has done record business of $549 million on a $50 million budget all over the world. Wahlberg’s flop release in 2014 made upset such as ‘The Gambler,’ collected just $39 million on a $24 million budget but ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ remained successful with digits of $1.104 billion at box office. Wahlberg may attain top ranks in future as he considers one of the talented and so popular.
9: Akshay Kumar ($32.5 million)
Indian successful actor and filmmaker Akshay Kumar is also among the highest earners actors race with his estimated income of $32.5 million. Bollywood superstar made his strong profile with his breakthrough lead role in Khiladi (1992) and since then ruling at box office successfully. Akshay also considers one of the busiest persons in Indian film industry hence giving an average of four movies a year. His highest grosser films in 2014 are ‘Holiday’ opposite Sonakshi Sinha and ‘Entertainment’ with slinkiest Tamannaah Bhatia. Although major earnings of Akshay belongs to renowned brands such as Honda motorcycles, a range of white vests and others.
8: Salman Khan ($33.5 million)
Salman Khan called king of box office because his films have done record business worldwide as Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial ‘Kick’ 2014 bagged US$55 million on budget US$21 million, in 2015 Indian comedy-drama film Bajrangi Bhaijaan US$92 million on making budget of US$13 million at box office all over the world. Anyhow, the major part of its earning also consists of endorsements as well on television as hosting a most-watched Indian reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ seasons which is a Indian version of ‘Big Brother.’ Salman recently was seen in Sooraj Barjatya’s romance-drama Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which grossed US$63 million.
7: Amitabh Bachchan ($33.5 million)
Another Bollywood legend star Amitabh Bachchan is also among the highest paid actors with his massive earnings of $33.5 million, has been worked in about 155 films throughout his 50 year career. Amitabh Harivansh Rai Bachchan from Allahabad, United Provinces, British India, is considers backbone of Indian film industry even some the actors called him their teacher. Mr. Bachchan also known as Big B, while rose to fame with his two films like Deewar and Zanjeer in 1970 and in 2014, for his character in ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ received huge acclaim by the fans. The old actor is also hosting “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, a television game show.
6: Tom Cruise ($40 million)
One of the handsome, talented Hollywood star rose to fame with action-drama Top Gun (1986), in which he played Pete “Maverick” Mitchell that became most praiseworthy character of Tom Cruise. Nevertheless, Cruise gained huge fame all over the world with his secret detective character of agent Ethan Hunt in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film franchise, first version of the series, collected biggest amount of $457.7 million on budget $80 million in 1996, second was rolled out in 2002 which earned $546.3 million, third installment sacked $397.9 million, fourth one rocked with $694.7 million at box office and ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ bagged digits of $682.3 million. Cruise also rocked at box office with huge success of his another action venture ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ in 2014 which grossed impressive amount of $370.5 million.
5: Adam Sandler ($41 million)
America’s one of the best comedians is also on fifth rank in list of highest paid actors in the world with his huge earning of $41 million. Adam Sandler showed his best in 2015 with huge commercial success of science fiction action-comedy film Pixels which earned $244.2 million on making budget of $88 million. People love to watch his films again and again because his funniest characters in movies entertain well the audience. Adam Sandler has signed a four films contract with Netflix because the company want earn huge money considering huge demand of the comedian. The actor has received critical acclaim for his act in American western comedy “The Ridiculous 6.”
4: Bradley Cooper ($41.5 million)
He called “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine in 2011, has stirred at box office with biographical war drama ‘American Sniper’ which based on a U.S. Navy SEALs sniper Chris Kyle, the movie earned $547.4 million at box office. The film made his career brighter than past but Bradley Cooper rose to fame with Todd Phillips’ most famous comedy franchise ‘The Hangover’ whose every installment grossed largest amount on box office all around the world. The actor is also among the Hollywood’s highest paid actors so far even on top rank, his previous romantic comedy release “Aloha” also was critically acclaimed by the audience.
3: Vin Diesel ($47 million)
Vin Diesel known as action hero as well angry young on screen, is on third rank in highest earner stars race with massive income of $47 million. Diesel better rose to fame with his role Dominic Toretto in Universal’s ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise based on illegal street racing and heists. However, previous seveth version of the series tagged on top ranks those who earned incredible earning at box office, film collected digits of $1.5 billion, 77% of that from overseas. Diesel has set all to present next version of the installment soon for his fans as filming Furious 8 has been started.
2: Jackie Chan ($50 million)
Chan rose to fame with his acrobatic fighting style in films, gained praiseworthy comments for his lead role in chinese-Hong Kong historical action film (2015) that earned US$120 million in just China. Jackie Chan secures his second rank in highest paid Actors in the world this year too. Chan’s earnings also consists of endorsements, while his 2016s 3D American-Chinese computer-animated action comedy martial arts film ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ is grossing huge amount at box office, in which Chan voices Master Monkey and Jack Black speaks behind Po. Chan is expecting a lot to his upcoming Chinese-American action comedy film ‘Skiptrace’ which hopefully can rock at box office, whereas Fan Bingbing and Johnny Knoxville are also part of the film.
1: Robert Downey Jr. ($80 million)
Hollywood luckiest film star has been ruling on top rank for al long time in several regarding Hollywood highest paid celebrities with biggest earning amount of $80 million, He better rose to popularity with his most-liked fictional superhero Iron Man which later on became part of Marvel Comics’ super hero based films like ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and upcoming ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ for which production had to pay him reportedly $40 million. Robert Downey Jr. has emerged box office king since few years with huge commercial success of previous films of Marvel Studios as ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ grossed $1.4 billion at box office.