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

Ryan Reynolds – $71.5 million

Mark Wahlberg – $58 million

Ben Affleck $55 million

Vin Diesel – $54 million

Akshay Kumar – $48.5 million

Lin-Manuel Miranda – $45.5 million

Will Smith – $44.5 million

Adam Sandler – $41 million

Jackie Chan – $40 million

August 12, 2020
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