Comedy & Action Stars Dominate Forbes’ Highest-Paid Actor List
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Netflix is proving to be one of the biggest factors in deciding who comes out on top of this list.

With Netflix investing over half a billion US dollars in the actors on the list below, it’s no wonder the lucrative deals offered by the streaming giant are proving to be equally (if not more) important than box office revenue. An actor’s star-power is now measured by an equation of their downloads, re-watches and social media following, which suggests to streaming platforms the actor’s ability to bring in subscriptions.

According to Forbes, Netflix is expected to spend $17 billion on content this year (that includes originals and licensing) with platforms like Apple TV+ and Amazon also forking out big dollars in an attempt to wrestle a greater share of the market from the OG streaming giant’s grip. So, if there was ever any doubt, we have well and truly reached the streaming age.

Check out the actors below, along with their impressive earnings (in USD) and work this year:

Dwayne Johnson – $87.5 million

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OkbRdbXXeQ

Ryan Reynolds – $71.5 million

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyUbXVCysUM

Mark Wahlberg – $58 million

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hVigLHlPG0

Ben Affleck $55 million

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhtTc7R8yBk

Vin Diesel – $54 million

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NsBor0jY6Y

Akshay Kumar – $48.5 million

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5r77-OQwa8

Lin-Manuel Miranda – $45.5 million

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s9sNvkjpI0

Will Smith – $44.5 million

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKCj3XuPG8M

Adam Sandler – $41 million

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmBuebeI8oQ

Jackie Chan – $40 million

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw1u9PIbbt8

August 12, 2020
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