Dwayne Johnson Is 2016’s Highest Paid Actor

Following the publication of the highest-paid actress list earlier this week, Forbes magazine has done the same for the men with Dwayne Johnson pushing last year’s winner Robert Downey Jr. from the top of the list where he had been for three consecutive years.

Johnson, who ranked eleventh last year, commanded $64.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016 – doubling his earnings from the previous year. His earnings include fees for “Fast 8,” “San Andreas,” HBO’s “Ballers” and the upcoming “Baywatch” movie.

Jackie Chan was runner-up with $61 million. Downey dropped down to eighth with $33 million, tying with Indian-Canadian actor Shah Rukh Khan. Johnson earned about $20 million more than his female counterpart, Jennifer Lawrence who topped the actress list with $46 million.

Combined, the top ten men on the list earned $457 million – more than double the top ten women’s $205 million pay. Age is also a factor – 95% of the top-earning actors are over forty, compared to half of the actresses. Here’s the full list.

1. Dwayne Johnson – $64.5 million
2. Jackie Chan – $61 million
3. Matt Damon – $55 million
4. Tom Cruise – $53 million
5. Johnny Depp – $48 million
6. Ben Affleck – $43 million
7. Vin Diesel – $35 million
8. Shah Rukh Khan – $33 million
9. Robert Downey Jr. – $33 million
10. Akshay Kumar – $31.5 million
11. Brad Pitt – $31.5 million
12. Adam Sandler – $30 million
13. Mark Wahlberg – $30 million
14. Salman Kahn – $28.5 million
15. Leonardo Dicaprio – $27 million
16. Chris Pratt – $26 million
17. Will Smith – $20.5 million
18. Amitabh Bachchan – $20 million
19. Matthew McConaughey – $18 million
20. Harrison Ford – $15 million

Source: Variety