Forbes reveals world’s highest-paid actors

By Marriska Fernandes on August 23, 2018 | 5 Comments

George ClooneyForbes unveiled their annual list of highest-paid actors in the world for 2018 and topping the list is George Clooney with $239 million.

While the actor may not have pumped out box office blockbusters recently, the $1 billion sale of his Casamigos Tequila earned him a pretax paycheck of $233 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018. That coupled with other endorsements, makes him quite secure on the financial side.

Taking the second spot was Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson, who banked $124 million pretax. Thanks to his blockbuster Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the star took home giant upfront paychecks and a cut of profits.

Johnson told Forbes: “Social media has become the most critical element of marketing a movie for me. I have established a social media equity with an audience around the world that there’s a value in what I’m delivering to them.”

Rounding out the top three is Robert Downey Jr. with $81 million, with $15 million from his brief role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. ~Marriska Fernandes

Comments & Discussion

  1. BoGus • August 23, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

    George Clooney tops the list for highest paid actors because of money earned in a business venture & other endorsements, not from acting. Who are the highest paid actors for acting? Maybe Forbes should publish another list for actors with the highest net worth?

  2. Fred • August 23, 2018 @ 11:34 AM

    Couldn’t agree more.

  3. CDubya • August 23, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

    Acting money, not other endorsements and such. Well, unless you endorse something by doing commercials, that seems to fit the bill. But owning a company and selling it? There’s a ton of actors who have diversified their portfolio and bought and sold restaurants, buildings, etc. What about every actor who sells thier gazillion $ mansion, that’s a real estate venture, not acting.

  4. Robert R caille • August 23, 2018 @ 11:40 AM

    What about a certain reality star who is earning a fortune as President of the USA.
    – salary, endorsements, real estate and OTHER.

  5. Don • August 23, 2018 @ 9:01 PM

    So Tom Cruise didn’t make the list. Oh yeah he gives it all to Scientology.

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