While in 2016, the gross annual per capita salary in the United States was estimated at $56,810, an American can consider himself lucky if his salary exceeds this amount or reaches $100,000 per year. Who wouldn’t like to make $100,000 a year, would you? But when you think about it, this kind of salary is far from what our favourite stars earn, and all in a single movie or TV show!
Unlike stars in other countries, American stars can boast of living richly from their art. Obviously, when faced with such salaries, one cannot help but be both a little jealous and a little intrigued. Aren’t you curious to know the salaries of the highest-paid American stars? Well, just for you, here are the exorbitant salaries of the 30 highest paid Hollywood stars!
30. Jessica Chastain
In 2019, we will have the chance to see Jessica Chastain in the highly anticipated It: Chapter 2, the sequel to the film adaptation of Stephen King’s cult novel. For her role in the film, scheduled for release on September 6, 2019, Jessica Chastain was paid $2.5 million.
29. Chris Hemsworth
The one that everyone now associates with Thor, the god of Thunder, is not too bad on the salary side. In 2018, according to Forbes magazine, the actor collected a total amount of $64.5 million for his various appearances.
28. Idris Elba
Idris Elba, who has recently been seen in the role of Heimdall in some of Marvel’s latest films, including Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, will soon return to the big screen in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobb & Shaw. For the shooting of this film, the actor received a paycheque for an amount of $8 million.
27. Reese Whiterspoon
Reese Whiterspoon, whom we all loved in Legally Blonde and whom we look forward to seeing in the 3rd opus in 2020, is the 5th highest-paid actress in the world. Indeed, according to Forbes, she would have earned a total of $16.5 million in 2018.
26. Emily Blunt
After the success of the first film, A Quiet Place 2 will be released on May 15, 2020. His star, Emily Blunt, received a very good salary for this film, between 12 and $13 million.
25. Margot Robbie
The beautiful Margot Robbie, who was featured in Suicide Squad and I, Tonya, will return in a brand new movie in February 2020, Birds of Prey. The actress was paid a salary of between 9 and 10 million US dollars for this film.
24. Jennifer Aniston
The one we all loved discovering as Rachel in the popular F.R.I.E.N.D.S sitcom is the third-highest-paid woman in the world. With her $19.5 million earned in 2018, she is still far from the best-paid actress in the world, but this salary is not to be neglected!
23. Joaquin Phoenix
The all-new movie Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the famous villain of the DC universe, will be released on the big screen on October 4. For his role, the actor received a salary of $4.5 million.
22. Mila Kunis
Ashton Kutcher’s beautiful wife can boast of earning more than her husband! Indeed, the 6th highest-paid actress in the world, the one we recently saw in the first two Bad Moms and in The Spy Who Dumped Me, earned $16 million in 2018.
21. Robert Downey Jr.
In January 2020, we will be able to see our beloved actor, the one we loved so much to follow as Iron Man in Marvel’s films, in The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. For the filming of this film, Robert Downey Jr. received a salary of $20 million.
20. Jackie Chan
The famous Chinese actor, singer, stuntman, scriptwriter, director and producer has nothing to envy to anyone. According to Forbes magazine, he is the 5th highest paid actor in the world with a salary that, in 2018, reached $45.5 million.
19. Jennifer Lawrence
The one we knew in Hunger Games 7 years ago has since made her way all up. Ranked 4th among the highest-paid actresses in the world, just behind Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence is estimated to have earned 18 million in 2018 according to Forbes.
18. Winona Ryder
While Stranger Things Season 3 has just arrived on Netflix and is as popular as previous seasons, it is not surprising that Winona Ryder’s episode salary is more than tripled! Indeed, while the actress earned $100,000 per episode for Season 1, she earned $350,000 for Season 3, for a total of $2.8 million.
17. Kristen Stewart
The one whose career has definitely taken off thanks to Bella’s role in the Twilight saga will be back on the big screen on November 15, 2019, in the brand new film Charlie’s Angels. For her role, Kristen Stewart received a significant amount of $7 million.
16. Angelina Jolie
The one we’ll soon see in the role of Maleficient in Maleficient: Mistress of Evil is very spoiled on the salary side. The second-highest-paid actress in the world with $28 million in total in 2018, she is well ahead of Jennifer Aniston, but still far from the woman who makes the most money every year!
15. Tom Cruise
34 years after the release of Top Gun, Tom Cruise returns to his role as Pete in Top Gun: Maverick, which should be released in theatres on June 26, 2020. To reinterpret the young piloting prodigy, the actor received a salary between 12 and 14 million US dollars.
14. Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth’s sidekick in the Avengers franchise is estimated by Forbes to have won a total of $34 million in 2018. Our beloved Captain America may not earn as much as Thor and Iron Man, but it’s not a negligible amount!
13. Ben Affleck
Last March, we found the incredible Ben Affleck in Netflix’s original film Triple Frontier. The actor received only a meagre $8 million for his work; a high amount, but we suspect that the actor must be used to more!
12. Gal Gadot
The woman who plays Wonder Woman in new DC films can be proud of the salary she receives for her films. For Wonder Woman 1984, which should be released on June 5, 2020, it received the coquettish sum of $10 million!
11. Scarlett Johansson
Considered the best-paid actress in the world according to Forbes magazine, Scarlett earned $40.5 million in 2018, all salaries combined. This is a considerable amount, but it is still far behind that of the highest paid male actor in the world…
10. Ryan Reynolds
The one we have so much fun seeing in the role of Deadpool will soon play in the original Netflix movie called 6 Underground. Although the release date on the platform is not yet confirmed, the actor’s salary of $27 million is!
9. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio’s most recent film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, earned him a good $10 million!
8. Brad Pitt
Costar of Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Brad Pitt received the same amount as his colleague for the film, $10 million.
7. Jason Statham
Jason Statham will share the starring role of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobb & Shaw with Idris Elba, but it must be said that their salary is far from being equivalent. Indeed, Statham raised $13 million for the film, $5 million more than his colleague.
6. Gaten Matarazzo
The young Stranger Things star that everyone loves, Gaten Matarazzo, has seen his career take off in an incredible way thanks to the series. While the young man earned $20,000 per episode for Season 1, his salary increased to $250,000 per episode for Season 3, giving him a total salary of $2 million for the season. His male acolytes Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp and Finn Wolfhard all have the same salary.
5. Martin Lawrence
While a new opus of the classic films Bad Boys is scheduled for early 2020, Martin Lawrence will make a much-awaited comeback to the cinema. He will be seen this year in The Beach Bum, but otherwise, his last appearance on the big screen was in 2011. For Bad Boys for Life, the actor was paid $6 million.
4. Will Smith
Like Martin Lawrence, Will Smith will take over his role for the next Bad Boys. However, the star of Bad Boys for Life received a much higher salary than her counterpart. Indeed, Will Smith earned $17 million, $11 million more than Lawrence.
3. Dwayne Johnson
Sharing the star of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobb & Shaw with Jason Statham and Idris Elba, Dwayne Johnson is still the actor who received the biggest paycheque of the three. Indeed, Johnson received $20 million, $7 million more than Statham and $12 million more than Elba.
2. Millie Bobby Brown
The young star we discovered thanks to the phenomenal success of Netflix Stanger Things does not give his place either on the salary side. While she earned only $20,000 per episode in Season 1, her salary increased drastically to $300,000 per episode for Season 3, for a total of $2.4 million for the season. A much higher paycheque than her male costar.
1. Georges Clooney
Considered the best-paid actor in the world by Forbes, Georges Clooney would have won $239 million in 2018, but be careful: this amount includes his work on the screen, but also the money he collects from his Tequila company, which he sold for the sum of one billion dollars.
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