The year 2020 has been difficult for movie makers and artists all over the world because movies could not be released at the box office due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, there has been a sharp recovery in 2021, with top-tier Hollywood actors doing exceptionally well, thanks to the success of their films.
Despite the fact that a number of big-budget films were unable to get theatrical releases and were even postponed indefinitely, a few actors have made millions of dollars. We saw several major films released on OTT platforms such as Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and others. Here are the names of some of the famous highest-paid celebrities:
Top Gun: Maverick has been ranking as the highest-grossing film of 2022, grossing over USD 1.3 billion worldwide. With this one film, Tom Cruise has risen to the top of the list of the world’s highest-paid actors, reportedly earning more than USD 100 million.
According to Variety, Cruise receives a percentage of the film’s first-dollar gross, which means he gets paid before the studio does. As a result, his earnings for Top Gun: Maverick include his salary, ticket sales, and a portion of his earnings from streaming and home entertainment rentals.
A-list American actor, businessman, and former professional wrestler, Dwayne Johnson is also known as The Rock. He is the world’s highest-paid actor. For his part as a riverboat captain in Disney’s fantasy adventure film “Jungle Cruise,” he received $22 million USD.
In 2021, he earned an additional staggering $20 million as an actor for the Netflix heist comedy “Red Notice,” which he produced himself. Red Notice was the most-viewed film on the streaming service, with 328,8 million viewing hours.
Willard Carroll Smith Jr., commonly as Will Smith, is an actor, rapper, and producer from the United States. It would be accurate to describe him as an Oscar-buzz actor. His most recent film, “King Richard,” grossed $40 million. Smith portrayed Richard Williams, the father of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams.
Smith was named the most bankable celebrity in the world by Forbes in 2013. In 2007, Newsweek named him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood.” Will Smith has received four Grammy Awards and has been nominated for five Golden Globes and two Academy Awards. He set a world record by holding three premieres in 24 hours and was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Ryan Reynolds is a phenomenal actor who is among the highest-paid in the world. The 43-year-old Canadian is the third highest-paid actor in the world, earning $71.5 million.
His earnings were boosted by his co-star role in the film “Red Notice,” for which he was paid US $20 million. He also received an additional $20 million from Netflix for “Six Underground.”
And he’s currently working on a third film, which will earn him even more money from the streaming service. Reynolds is ranked third among the world’s top ten highest-paid actors.