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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Scarlett Johansson tops the list of highest paid actors and actresses from Forbes

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Scarlett Johansson top Forbes list of the best paid actors and actresses … but the Avengers star would only be EIGHT on the male list

  • The 47-year-old former WWE world champion earned a whopping $ 89.4 million before tax
  • The 35-year-old star of The Avengers was paid $ 56 million according to Forbes
  • Taken together, the top 10 actors nearly doubled the wages of their female counterparts because they earned nearly $ 600 million
  • The top 10 actresses earned a total of $ 315 million
  • Johansson would be on the male list behind Adam Sandler at $ 57 million
  • Seven of the top 10 most earning actresses of 2019 were producers of their own projects
  • The data for the list summarize the income on screen and off screen between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Scarlett Johansson are respectively the highest paid actor and actress.

The 47-year-old former WWE world champion earned a whopping $ 89.4 million in taxes, while the 35-year-old star of The Avengers was paid $ 56 million Forbes.

Since the gender pay gap has been a hot topic in Hollywood in recent years, it is still very clear according to these figures, as Johansson is on the male list behind Adam Sandler at $ 57 million.

Dynamic duo: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (left) and Scarlett Johansson are respectively the highest paid actor and actress, according to Forbes

Interestingly, the gender pay gap is very clear according to these figures, because Johansson would be eighth on the male list behind Adam Sandler at $ 57 million

Interestingly, the gender pay gap is very clear according to these figures, because Johansson would be eighth on the male list behind Adam Sandler at $ 57 million

Dynamic duo: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (left) and Scarlett Johansson are respectively the highest paid actor and actress, according to Forbes

Taken together, the top 10 actors nearly doubled the wages of their female counterparts, because together they earned nearly $ 600 million, while the top 10 actresses earned a total of $ 315 million Forbes.

The data for the list summarizes the income on the screen and on the screen between 1 June 2018 and 1 June 2019.

The role of Scarlett in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Widow was a large part of her income, as well as an eight-figure salary plus back-end points on Marvel films.

Editing: Scarlett's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Widow was a major part of her income, as well as an eight-figure salary plus back-end points on Marvel films

Editing: Scarlett's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Widow was a major part of her income, as well as an eight-figure salary plus back-end points on Marvel films

Editing: Scarlett’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Widow was a major part of her income, as well as an eight-figure salary plus back-end points on Marvel films

Forbes list of 10 best paid actors

10. Will Smith: $ 35 million

9. Paul Rudd: $ 41 million

8. Chris Evans: $ 43.5 million

7. Adam Sandler: $ 57 million (draw)

6. Bradley Cooper: $ 57 million (draw)

5. Jackie Chan: $ 58 million

4. Akshay Kumar: $ 65 million

3. Robert Downey Jr.: $ 66 million

2. Chris Hemsworth: $ 76.4 million

1. Dwayne Johnson: $ 89.4 million

Forbes list of 10 best paid actresses

10. Ellen Pompeo: $ 22 million

9. Charlize Theron: $ 23 million

8. Margot Robbie: $ 23.5 million

7. Elisabeth Moss: $ 24 million

6. Kaley Cuoco: $ 25 million

5. Jennifer Aniston: $ 28 million

4. Nicole Kidman: $ 34 million

3. Reese Witherspoon: $ 35 million

2. Sofia Vergara: $ 44.1 million

1. Scarlett Johansson: $ 56 million

There was a drop of nearly $ 12 million from Johansson to the second talent on the actress list because Sofia Vergara was paid $ 44.1 million in that period.

Many of the actresses are taking steps to close the pay gap by producing their own projects, including Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

According to Forbes, seven of the top 10 most earning actresses of 2019 were producers of their own projects.

Shining star: There was a drop of nearly $ 12 million from Johansson to the second talent on the actress list because Sofia Vergara was paid $ 44.1 million in that period

Shining star: There was a drop of nearly $ 12 million from Johansson to the second talent on the actress list because Sofia Vergara was paid $ 44.1 million in that period

Shining star: There was a drop of nearly $ 12 million from Johansson to the second talent on the actress list because Sofia Vergara was paid $ 44.1 million in that period

Taking it into your own hands: many of the actresses are taking steps to close the pay gap by producing their own projects, including Margot Robbie (photo), Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon

Taking it into your own hands: many of the actresses are taking steps to close the pay gap by producing their own projects, including Margot Robbie (photo), Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon

Smart move: n fact that according to Forbes, seven of the top 10 most earning actresses of 2019 were producers of their own projects

Smart move: n fact that according to Forbes, seven of the top 10 most earning actresses of 2019 were producers of their own projects

Taking it into your own hands: many of the actresses are taking steps to close the pay gap by producing their own projects, including Margot Robbie (left), Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon (right)

The 57-year-old American-Colombian star is famously the highest paid actress on television as she plays in Modern Family and also has lucrative entrepreneurial ventures such as Sofia Jeans and a furniture range at Rooms To Go.

The pay gap between men and women in Hollywood has recently become a hot button problem Research into the wages of 250 Hollywood stars in more than 1,300 films has shown that male actors can earn up to seven figures more than a woman – and not much has changed since the 1980s.

Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez, of Huddersfield University, John S Heywood, of Wisconsin University, and Maria Navarro Paniagua, of Lancaster University, studied the earnings of 246 working actors between 1980 and 2015.

Handsome: Chris Hemsworth was the second highest earner on both lists with $ 76.4 million

Handsome: Chris Hemsworth was the second highest earner on both lists with $ 76.4 million

Handsome: Chris Hemsworth was the second highest earner on both lists with $ 76.4 million

In the 1,343 films, the economists discovered that not only the gender pay gap has been ‘fairly persistent’ since the start of their research period, but also shows no signs of improvement, The Guardian reported in September.

The research found that women earn $ 1.1 million less per film than male co-stars with a similar level of industry experience.

“We thought we would find a gap because so many actresses have raised the issue,” said Izquierdo Sanchez.

But we were surprised to find so much of a gap, especially since we were talking about actors of the highest level, such as Meryl Streep.

The analysis, which yielded information Box Office Mojo and IMDb, taking into account various factors, including tributes and experiences of an actor.

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