Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2022 proved to be a difficult year for actors all around the world as no films could be released in theatres. However, a strong comeback has occurred in 2021 as a result of the popularity of the movies starring top Hollywood celebrities.
Despite the fact that several high-budget films were unable to receive theatrical releases or were even put on indefinite hold, a few performers have nonetheless made millions of dollars. We observed the release of several significant films on OTT services like Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, etc.
We’re here to share with you the top 10 actors in the world by salary as of 2022. Continue to scroll!
1. Daniel Craig: $100 million
Daniel Craig, a British actor, currently holds the title of the highest-paid actor in the world because of a lucrative contract he signed with the Netflix streaming platform in 2021. The next two planned sequels to his massively successful mystery-comedy “Knives Out,” which was launched in the year 2019, will debut on Netflix.
The second film’s rights were purchased by Netflix, which will pay him a $100 million compensation. His actor’s fee for the James Bond movie is not included in this sum. It is greater than 100% of what Craig made as James Bond in “No Time to Die” in terms of payment on a per-film basis. The character of Detective Benoit Blanc will be played by Daniel in the upcoming Knives Out sequel.
2. Dwayne Johnson: $50 million
Dwayne Johnson is a well-known American actor, businessman, and former professional wrestler who is also known for his stage moniker The Rock. The second-highest-paid actor is him. He earned 22 million dollars for playing the captain of a riverboat in Disney’s opulent adventure movie “Jungle Cruise”.
For his role in the Netflix heist comedy “Red Notice,” which was produced by none other than Dwayne Johnson in the year 2021, he made another astounding $20 million as an actor. Red Notice, which received 328.8 million hours of total viewing time, was the most-watched movie on the streaming service.
3. Will Smith: $40 million
Will Smith, also known as Willard Carroll Smith Jr., is an American actor, rapper, and producer. He fits the description of an Oscar-buzz actor. His most recent movie, “King Richard,” brought in $40 million. Smith portrayed Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, two renowned tennis stars.
Smith was named the most bankable celebrity in the world by Forbes in 2013. In 2007, Newsweek dubbed him “the most influential actor in Hollywood.” Along with being nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, Will Smith has received four Grammy Awards.
By breaking three premieres in a 24-hour period, he established a global record and entered his name into the Guinness Book of World Records.
4. Denzel Washington: $40 million
The winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award is the well-known American actor, director, and producer Denzel Washington. He has appeared in more than 50 movies and won numerous accolades, including Tony Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
The actor made $40 million with his role as corrupt investigator Joe Deacon in the neo-noir crime thriller “The Little Things.” The pandemic, however, hurt the movie’s box office performance.
5. Leonardo DiCaprio: $30 million
Leonardo DiCaprio, a well-known and Oscar-winning actor, was able to earn $30 million for his part in the upcoming movie “Don’t Look Up.” He received multiple honours, including three Golden Globe Awards, an Academy Award, and a British Academy Film Award.
Throughout his lengthy, Oscar-winning career, Leonardo DiCaprio has portrayed a variety of real-life individuals in films, including politicians (J. Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar), renowned businessmen (Howard Hughes in The Aviator), criminal forgers (Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me if You Can), dishonest stockbrokers (Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street), and others.
6. Mark Wahlberg: $30 million
American actor, producer, entrepreneur, and former rapper Mark Wahlberg made his acting debut in 1993. In the past 29 years, he has appeared in over 53 movies. 2020’s “Spenser Confidential,” an action-comedy on Netflix, was a huge success for Mark Wahlberg.
7. Ryan Gosling: $20 million
In the spy action thriller “The Gray Man,” starring Chris Evans, Ryan will appear in 2020 on the streaming service Netflix. The Russo brothers directed the movie, which had a $200 million budget, making it one of the most expensive Netflix productions ever.
His portrayal in the 2004 American romantic drama “The Notebook” catapulted him to popularity. He received salaries totalling almost $20 million.
8. Chris Hemsworth: $20 million
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is well-known for playing Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away. He made a significant demand for Thor: Ragnarok, but Robert Downey Jr., his fellow Avenger co-star, received a somewhat higher sum. In a professional career spanning more than ten years, he received numerous honours.
9. Brad Pitt: $20 million
William Bradley Pitt, an American actor and producer, is regarded as one of the most important figures in the movie business. Many media sources list him as one of the world’s most attractive men.
In his professional career, he has appeared in numerous films and won numerous accolades. Alongside Sandra Bullock, he will appear in the upcoming action-thriller movie Bullet Train. The Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts’ new thriller will reunite the Oscar-winning actor with George Clooney, and it will make him about $20 million.
10. Michael B. Jordan: $15 million
American actor and producer Michael B. Jordan has received various accolades throughout his more than a 20-year professional career. In 2020, Time magazine included him on its list of the 100 most influential people on the planet. For his portrayal as a top-tier Navy SEAL in “Without Remorse,” Jordan earned almost $15 million.