10. Chris Evans
$34 million is what it costs to employ Chris Evans as Captain America. But the Marvel star makes only a fraction of the money the other two Avengers on the list make.
9. Salman Khan
$38.5 million is what it pays to be a massive Bollywood actor. Salman Khan has hit it big this year with “Tiger Zinda Hai” and with a slew of endorsements, it all appears to be just the beginning for this Bollywood star.
8. Adam Sandler
$39.5 million is what Adam Sandler made this year. Long gone are the days of “Happy Gilmore” and “Mr. Deeds”, Sandler gathers his income from six-figure comedy shows and a deal with Netflix making movies.
7. Akshay Kumar
$40.5 million a year is quite the feat and also what Akshay Kumar is taking home. The highest paid Bollywood actor on this list, Kumar gathers his money from endorsement deals but he also makes some of the millions from movie roles that support initiatives to improve sanitation such as “Toilet”.
6. Will Smith
$42 million was Will Smith’s 2018 income at age 49. Smith racked up half of that amount through his role in “Bright”, but in 2019 we expect more as he takes on the role of “Aladdin”.
5. Jackie Chan
$45.5 million a crazy sum of money to earn in a year, but fitting for Jackie Chan. The Chinese mega star is making the moolah from his endorsement deals and from films such as “The Foreigner”.
4. Chris Hemsworth
$64.5 million is what it pays to be “Thor”, but it comes as no surprise when you are a powerhouse like Chris Hemsworth and dropping two monster films, “Thor Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Infinity War” within a year.
3. Robert Downey Jr.
$81 million is a Tony Stark amount of money, which is why that salary lands in the lap of “Iron Man” himself Robert Downey Jr.
2. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
$124 million a year is heading Dwayne Johnson’s way. This surely cannot surprise anyone as The Rock is a blockbuster machine, expect to see him up in the top two if not the number one spot for years coming.
1. George Clooney
$239 million in a year for acting? Not quite. While George Clooney is a phenomenal actor and mega star in his own right, the actor made his money in the liquor industry this year. Clooney sold his tequila company for quite the sum of money.