With an estimated net worth of $ 320 million, The Rock is still the highest-paid actor in the world
When it comes to the highest paying actors in the world, you might have thought that heavyweights like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, or Leonardo DiCaprio rank among the best. They are, after all, the ones with such influence and professional reputation that to think their name is to immediately wonder which films have seen them win an Oscar and how many they have to their name. But in keeping with modern times, those faces that have dominated for so many years have instead been overtaken by another dominant force: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Once again, Johnson is the highest paid actor on the Forbes Celebrity List for 2020 and the tenth highest paid celebrity in the world, behind Kanye West, Tyler Perry and LeBron James.
Although he is known for his workouts and grueling fitness regimen, Johnson also creates quite a filmography in his name. And with people like Black adam and Jungle cruise, the star is expected to receive just one more massive payout, earning over $ 20 million per movie. Of course, there are also the paychecks he receives for his work on the sitcom Young Rock and hosting. The Games of the Titans.
In 2018, Johnson made $ 124 million in income from his films and Ballet flats HBO series. This is the highest income ever recorded for the profession of actor in the 20 years since Forbes followed celebrity income, which Johnson himself did not take lightly as he too celebrated the news via Instagram. It is thanks to this large number of Instagram followers that Johnson is considered a pulling card from the film, seeing him earn up to $ 25 million per role for his films. The star adds an additional “seven-figure social media fee” to each of her film deals, according to Forbes. So all of his Instagram tweets and videos aren’t just Johnson’s way of staying connected to fans and expressing his excitement for a movie role. This is how he makes part of his income.
This was followed in 2019 with another income of $ 89.4 million, thanks to massive salaries with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Hobbs and Shaw. He also starred in the fifth season of Ballers and became the host of NBC Games of the Titans. Of course, when Covid hit in 2020, The Rock saw their revenue drop, with just $ 87.5 million. Yet with the end of HBO Ballet flats, he turned to his own show and became the narrator, creator and executive producer of the comedy Young Rock.
While it is undeniable that the film industry has suffered a lot from the global pandemic, Johnson’s income was not as the actor has huge plans up his sleeve for the coming year. His net worth, accumulated over a nearly 25-year career of wrestling and acting, is estimated at $ 320 million, according to TheRichest.com.
It looks like Netflix has shaken up the incredibly rich celebrity rankings, with the streaming deals proving to be incredibly lucrative. While it may have turned out that an Oscar was what attracted the profession the most, since the emergence of streaming, giants like Netflix have seen the pockets of Hollywood’s best widen considerably as they continue to devote enormous sums to their projects. If you were curious about how it works in economic terms, Netflix works similarly to traditional movie studios in the sense that those who draw crowds earn more. But for streaming platforms, it’s not so much the crowd as the number of monthly subscriptions a movie will sign and keep. According to Forbes, “That’s a number that’s calculated using Netflix’s treasure trove of proprietary data, including how many times a movie airs and the number of repeat views, as well as a bit of tracking of an actor on social networks. “
For Johnson, who continues to top the list of highest-paying actors, he can thank his Netflix movie Red Notice for helping him secure the job once again. For the film, he pocketed $ 23.5 million. For this action star, he’s only getting stronger and as he makes his way through the canon of superhero movies, it looks like Johnson’s net worth will continue to climb.