Who are the richest actor & actress’s ?

Published On July 25, 2014 » 994 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Headlines
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What actors has the highest net worth, who has earned the most for a single movie, who earned the most last year, My Gezza takes a look.

Are actors really worth the money that they are paid? its is a point of interest what actors earn as although there are more actors on the bread line holding down second jobs those who are at the top of the game earn more in a year than some will in a life time. It was recently announced that the highest paid actor during 2013 was Robert Downey Jr who earned an eye watering $75 million, that’s nearly 25 million more that Dwayne Johnson who came in seconded place on $52 Million. With the current average national wage in the UK at around £25000 it really does sum up exactly what actors are currently earning from the movies, this is not to take in to account that some actors earn more from producing write, or other business investments that they may have. Back in 1939 when Gone with the Wind was the number 1 film of the year Clarke Gable was paid $120000 for his performance as Rhett Butler, which in today’s  terms would still be classed as a considerable amount at around $800 thousand.  especially when you consider back then the average wage was about $1400 per year.

To date the highest paid actor for a single movie is Johnny Depp who earned $53 million for his portrayal of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean 4, with Tom Hanks being the second highest paid for his part in the Da Vinci Code. But who is the richest actor alive, well believe it or not that award fulls at the feet of Mel Gibson with an estiamated net worth of  $800 million, Gibson  first come to the cinema screens in Mad Max, as well as starring in the Lethal weapon franchise and winning a golden globe for his portrayal as William Wallace in the 1995 movie Braveheart.  William Shatner is second on that list the man famous for palying Captain Kirk is worth $600 million, although has made most of his money from investing in a dot com company back in 1997.

Highest paid actors of 2013

Robert Downey Jr – $75 million

Dwayne Johnson$52 million

Sandra Bullock – $51 Million


Bradley Cooper $46 million

Leonardo DiCaprio $39 million

Chris Hemsworth $37 million

Liam Neeson $36 million

Ben Affleck & Christain Bale both earnt   $35 million

Jennifer Lawrence – 34 Million

Will Smith $32 million

Mark Wahlberg – $32 million

Top 10 Richest Actors

Mel Gibson – $800 Million

William Shatner – $600 Million

Jack Nicholson – $400 Million

Tom Cruise – $350 Million

Johnny Depp – $350 Million

Tom Hanks – £350 Million

Arnold Schwarzenegger – £300 Milion

Adam Sandler – $300 Million

Patrick Wilson – $275 million

Sylvester Stallone – $275 Million

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