Dwayne Johnson is world's SECOND highest paid actor on Forbes list

Among actresses, Scarlett Johannson was revealed as the highest paid, earning $40.1 million, a figure that would have earned her a place in the actors' list


                            Dwayne Johnson is world's SECOND highest paid actor on Forbes list

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has almost doubled his earnings in the last 12 months, according to the Forbes highest paid actor list. Having earned $119 million in the last 12 months, the 'Rampage' actor was kept off the top spot by George Clooney who earned $239 million, which was already disclosed in last month's Forbes celebrity rich list. Among actresses, Scarlett Johannson was revealed as the highest paid last week, earning $40.5 million, a figure that would have placed the Black Widow actress in the top ten highest earning male actors of this year.

This is a welcome departure from last year's list, wherein the highest earning actress, Emma Stone ($26 million), failed to crack the list of top ten earning male actors.

George Clooney topped the list, with an earning of $239 million (Getty Images)
George Clooney topped the list, with an earning of $239 million (Getty Images)

Among George Clooney and Dwayne Johnson, Marvel actors Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth also earned a spot in the top five earning $119 million and $79 million respectively. Will Smith who banked $42 million earned the sixth spot in the list, having earned higher than Johannson. The actor who landed the seventh place matching the income of Johannson is Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. Completing the top 10 list were Adam Sandler, US actor Chris Evans and Bollywood star Salman Khan.

While last year's highest paid actors list features the same names as last year, Mark Wahlberg, 2017's top earner, who made £52.5 m, was missing from the list.

Forbes list of the world's best-paid male actors 2018

1. George Clooney - $239m
2. Dwayne Johnson - $119m
3. Robert Downey Jr - $79m
4. Chris Hemsworth - $64.5m
5. Jackie Chan -$45.5m
6. Will Smith - $42m
7. Akshay Kumar -$40.5m
8. Adam Sandler - $39.5m
9. Chris Evans - $34m
10. Salman Khan - $33.5m

Forbes list of the world's best-paid actresses 2018

Scarlett Johannson was revealed as the highest paid actress of 2018, earning £31.9million (Getty Images)
Scarlett Johannson was revealed as the highest paid actress of 2018, earning £31.9million (Getty Images)

1. Scarlett Johansson - $40.5m
2. Angelina Jolie - $28m
3. Jennifer Aniston - $19.5m
4. Jennifer Lawrence - $18m
5. Reese Witherspoon - $16.5m
6. Mila Kunis - $16m
7. Julia Roberts - $13m
8. Cate Blanchett - $12.5m
9. Melissa McCarthy - $12m
10. Gal Gadot - $10m