Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors for the second year in a row


Forbes has released its Highest-Paid Actors List for the year 2020, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson claimed the top spot for the second year in a row.


The American actor and former wrestler made an estimated $87.5 million in 2020, after earning $89.4 million last year. 


Forbes pointed out that a large percentage of the 10 highest-paid actors made their earnings from Netflix. They all earned a collective $545.5 million, with $140.5 million of that from the streaming service.


According to Forbes’ findings, The Rock made $23.5 million from Netflix for his role in the yet-to-be-released film, Red Notice, and also cashed out on his collaborations with the clothes and headphones brand, Under Armour.


Coming in at the second-highest-paid spot was Ryan Reynolds with $71.5 million. $20 million of it came from his work alongside Dwayne Johnson in 'Red Notice,' another $20 million for the Netflix movie, '6 Underground.'


Mark Wahlberg came in third on the list with earnings of $58 million, stemming from his producer credits for 'McMillions' and Wahl Street', along with his role in Netflix film, 'Spenser Confidential.'


Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Akshay Kumar, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Will Smith, Adam Sandler, and Jackie Chan completed the list of Highest-Paid Actors List for the year 2020. 


The top ten richest actors on Forbes list with earnings being estimated from June 1, 2019, to June 1, 2020, are as follows:


  1. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson - $87.5 million

  2. Ryan Reynolds - $71.5 million

  3. Mark Wahlberg - $58 million

  4. Ben Affleck - $55 million

  5. Vin Diesel - $54 million

  6. Akshay Kumar - $48.5 million

  7. Lin-Manuel Miranda - $45.5 million

  8. Will Smith - $44.5 million

  9. Adam Sandler - $41 million

  10. Jackie Chan - $40 million