Highest-earning actors, actresses in Hollywood
See which Hollywood A-listers are also the current top earners in the film industry for the past year, according to Forbes' ranking.
Dwayne Johnson(Credit: Getty Images / Mark Nolan)
Last year, The Rock made the number 81 spot earning $31.5 million. This year, he made leaps and bounds as he's earned himself a spot in the top 20. Coming in at number 19 with earnings of $64.5 million, the now highest-paid actor in the world won big thanks to launching the billion-dollar "Fast and Furious" franchise.
Jackie Chan(Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Lee)
Earning just over $10 million more than he did last year, Jackie Chan may not be making it big stateside right now, but over in China he's smashing the box offices. He's starred in the latest installment of the "Monkey King" franchise and has quite a few Chinese films in post production.
Matt Damon(Credit: AP)
He didn't make the list last year, but this year Matt Damon was the third highest-paid actor. His film, "The Martian" grossed $630.1 million on a $108 million budget. He also earned big bucks while playing Jason Bourne in "The Great Wall."
Tom Cruise(Credit: Paramount Pictures)
"Top Gun" star, Tom Cruise had a big year with 2015's "Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation" as well as upfront pay for titles like the "Jack Reacher" sequel and "Mena." He landed number 37 on the list with an annual earning of $53 million.
Johnny Depp(Credit: Getty Images / Andreas Rentz)
Johnny Depp has been in the public eye lately for a scandal after a judge ordered a restraining order against allegations that he physically and verbally abused his wife, Amber Heard. He earned big bucks in the latest "Pirates of the Caribbean" installment and "Alice Through the Looking Glass." However, Forbes predicts that that Depp's earnings will drop from his current $48 million next year.
Jennifer Lawrence(Credit: Lionsgate)
As Hollywood's highest-paid woman for a second year in a row, a huge chunk of Lawrence's $46 million yearly profit came from the final installment of the "Hunger Games" which grossed $653.4 million at the box offices.
Ben Affleck(Credit: Getty Images)
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" may not have sat well with critics, but it did in the box office and in Affleck's wallet. The film gave the actor the best box office career of his life when it grossed over $870 million worldwide. The $43 million he earned this past year is the star's highest annual paycheck to date.
Sofia Vergara(Credit: EPA/ Mike Nelson)
Vergara is most famous for her Emmy-nominated role as Gloria on "Modern Family," but in fact, the majority of her $43 million annual income is from endorsement and licensing deals like a line of Rooms To Go furniture, a coffee maker and cheetah-printed nurse uniforms.
Vin Diesel(Credit: AP)
Thanks to his $35 million annual paycheck, Vin Diesel has earned a spot on the 100 highest-paid celebrities list for the third year in a row. Diesel can credit his big earnings to the recent installments of films like "Furious 8" and "Guardians of The Galaxy." When he's not on the big screen, he can be found in front of your own screen as he's a frequent user of Facebook's "Facebook Live" video feature with 100 million fans on the social media platform.
Robert Downey Jr.(Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter)
For the past two years, Robert Downey Jr. took the number one spot on the highest-paid celebrities list but due to a quiet year, dropped to number 86. This year, his only film release was Captain America: Civil War leading to a 58% decrease from his $80 million annual earning last year.
Shah Rukh Khan(Credit: Getty Images)
With a $33 million annual pay for his lead role in "Dilwale," the Bollywood star earned millions in upfront deals while further cashing in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands that most Americans haven't heard of.
Melissa McCarthy(Credit: Getty Images for Time / Dimitrios Kambouris)
Funny woman, Melissa McCarthy has been able to cash in big this year in films like the "Ghostbusters" remake and last year's movie, "Spy" which grossed $235.7 million worldwide on a $65 million budget.
Akshay Kumar(Credit: AP)
Another Bollywood star, Akshay Kumar, starred in three hit films during the Forbes scoring period and further increased his pay in a variety of endorsement deals like Honda motorcycles, a dairy producer and a gold loan company, just to name a few.
Brad Pitt(Credit: AP)
Brad Pitt earned $31.5 million this past year through being both a producer and actor in films like the Oscar-winning "The Big Short" and "War Machine." According to Forbes, this is the first year since 2007 that Pitt's earnings have surpassed $30 million.