LOS ANGELES : Dwayne Johnson : Hollywood's highest paid actor. ''Jumanji' star tops Forbes list for second time.

WWE superstar-turned- Hollywood's mainstay Dwayne Johnson clung to the top slot on the list of the world's highest paid male actors for a second straight year, according to an annual tally released by Forbes magazine last Tuesday.

Johnson, also known by his ring name ''The Rock'', earned $87.5 million from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020, Forbes said, including $23.5 million from Netflix Inc to star in thriller Red Notice. He also benefited from his Project Rock wear line for Under Armour Inc.

However, this is a light decrease from 2019, during which Johnson brought home $89.4 million from starring in Jumanji. The Next Level, among other projects.

He first topped the list in 2016, with earnings totaling $64.5 million.

Ryan Reynolds, who costars with Johnson in Red Notice, came in second in the Forbes ranking of make stars.

He earned $20 million for that film, pus another $20 million for Netflix movie Six Underground, the magazine said, part of his $71.5 million total for the one-year period.

Actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, star of Netflix action comedy Spenser Confidential , finished third with $58 million, Next on the list were actors Ben Affkeck with $55 million and Vin Diesel with $54 million respectively.

Akshay Kumar, the only Bollywood star in the top 10, landed in sixth place with earnings of $48.5 million. Most of his income came from product endorsements, Forbes said.

Rounding out the list was Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor Will Smith and Adam Sandler and martial arts star Jackie Chan. The figures are pre-tax and do not include deductions for fees given to agents, managers and Lawyers, Forbes said.

Combined, these 10 actors were paid over $545 million.

Though Forbes list of highest-paid female actors in 2020 has not been published yet, the earnings of the top 10 female actors on last year's list totaled only $314.6 million. [Reuters]


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