Top 10 Highest Paid Hollywood Actors In 2016

In the past actors and actresses were hired on fixed job salaries. However the evolution of the entertainment industry saw an improvement in collection producers enabling them to afford actors and actresses with very high fees. With the highest paid movie celebrities earning between 20 to 30 dollars worldwide, some Hollywood actors have surpassed this due to their outstanding skills and experience. In this article therefore, I will provide a celebrities list of the top highest paid Hollywood actors in 2016.

10. Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson, an Irish- American gained fame after stirring in the Oscar winning movie of Steven Spielberg’s Shindler`s list. Neeson has also starred in movies of high return including Taken’ and The Grey’. In the film ``Taken`` ,where he played the role ,Bryan Mills, Neeson earned millions which enabled him secure his position among the top highest paid Hollywood actors earning about 32 million dollars annually.

9. Denzel Washington

Denzel is also known to be among the best actors in Hollywood. His excellent acting skills have made him win several awards including two Globe Awards, Tony Award and two Academy Awards. He is also known to have had the maximum number of Oscar nominations. His famous movie includes Flight for which he received nominations. His annual earnings of about 33 million dollars therefore make him to be ranked among the highest paid actors of Hollywood movies.

8. Tom Cruise

Tom has been ranked among the highest paid actors of Hollywood movies with annual earnings of about 35million dollars. In his acting he has managed to win three Golden Globe Awards while being nominated for three Academy Awards. He has also managed to feature in 14 films including Mission: Impossible series which have got collections of the box office selling both domestically and overseas.

7. Adam Sandler

Adam is well known for the comic roles he has played in movies such as Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and The Waterbuck among others. His annual earnings of about 37 million dollars has put him on the celebrities list of highest paid actors of Hollywood movies.

6. Leonardo Dicapio

Leonardo gained fame in his movie Titanic. He has also been nominated ten times for the Golden Globe Awards in which he managed to win twice. His engagement in profitable movies has seen him ranked among the highest paid actors of Hollywood movies with annual earnings of about 39 million dollars.

5. Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne, also known as The Rock is not only a movie actor but also a professional wrestler. He is known for starring in action movies including Game Plan, and Fast and Furious. His featuring on the movie The Scorpion King earned him 5.5million dollars. He is estimated to be earning 46 million dollars annually making him be ranked among the highest paid actors of Hollywood movies.

4. Mark Wahlberg 

Apart from being an actor, Mark is also a producer, model and singer. He is well known for his great movies including The Fighter, The Perfect Storm the planet of the Apes, among others. His annual earnings of about 52 million dollars make him to be ranked among the highest paid Hollywood movies actors.

3. Hugh Jackman

Jackman, an Australian actor, is well known not only as the best actor of romantic movies but also as a singer and producer. His great movies include The Prestige, Real Steel, Kate and Leopold, among others. His annual earnings are estimated at 55million dollars making him maintain his position among the highest paid actors of Hollywood movies.

2. Channing Tatum

Tatum, apart from being an actor is also a dancer, producer and model. Tatum had been well known to earn from medium budget movies until he broke this trend in the movie Magic Mike which earned him 60 million dollars enabling him to rise among the highest paid actors in the Hollywood movies industry.

1. Robert Downey Jr

Robert is currently the best actor and highest paid with annual earnings of about $75 million. His outstanding performance in the movies Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes Series saw him rise to fame. Six of his movies made a box office collection of $500 million worldwide according to records. He continues to gain fame worldwide.
In conclusion, actresses have also not been left out with Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence leading the celebrities list of the highest paid actresses of Hollywood movies.

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