Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors of 2016

Actors live in luxury mansions, travel world and live glamorous lives filled with fun and adventures. Their lives are pretty awesome but they work hard to keep it that way. They have to produce hits after hit to keep their popularity rising and privileges they enjoy.

If their movies become commercially successful on box office, they will be compensated lavishly. If not, this affects their chances of future film offers.

Today we are publishing list of highest paid male movie star who have given some of the highest grossing films to the world. These stars have fan following of millions and they have kept their promises by giving action-packed, highly entertaining and rib-tickling performances to their audience in films and TV series.

World’s Top 10 Highest Paid Male Stars

10. Akshay Kumar

Akhsay Kumar is one of the highest paid actors in the world
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Earning: $31.5 million

Ranking 10th is Akhay Kumar of Bollywood who amassed $31.5 million. He released three movies in 2016: Rustom, Airlift and Housefull 3. All of these movies were pretty successful on box office, as their combined collection exceeded $85 million.

9. Robert Downey Jr

9. Robert Downey Jr
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Earning: $33 million

Although Robert Downey Jr was unable to top Forbes highest paid actors list this year but he is still included in top 10 because he earned $33 million. He has topped the list from 2012 to 2015 by earning tens of millions of dollars. Robert Downey Jr is considered one of the richest actor with net worth of $170 million.

His earning has decreased mainly because no installment of Iron Man was released this year which is main earner for Junior. This year he was starred in only one film, Captain America: Civil War.

8. Shah Rukh Khan

8. Shahs Rukh Khan
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Earning: $33 million

Shah Rukh Khan, often regarded as King of the Bollywood, is highest paid Bollywood superstar. He has given some of the most entertaining films like Chennai Express, DDLJ and Dilwale to the world. Khan has a draw with Robert Downey Jr as he too raked in $33 million.

7. Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel
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Earning: $35 million

Vin Diesel earns pretty lucrative pay checks from his super-hit film franchise Fast and Furious which he produces and stars in as lead role. According to Forbes, he is 7th highest paid actor and he earned $35 million from upfront fee of Fast 8 and Guardians of Galaxy 2.

6. Ben Affleck

6. Ben Affleck
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Earning: $43 million

Ben Affleck got major portion of his earning from paycheck of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which was a commercial hit grossing $873 million worldwide. His movie The Accountant was released this month on 10 October.

5. Johnny Depp

5. Johnny Depp

Earning: $48 million

With witty dialogues and versatile acting, no wonder Johny Deep is paid big bucks. He was starred in more than fifty movies some of which became a box office hit. Among his hits is Pirates of the Caribbean in which he played the role as Captain Jack Sparrow. He earned $43 million in 2016.

4. Tom Cruise

4. Tom Cruise
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Earning: $53 million

Tom Cruise is probably the most charming star in this list and one of the biggest Hollywood star of all time. He earned a whopping $53 million from 2015 film Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and his upcoming film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

3. Matt Damon

3. Matt Damon
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Earning: $55 million

In 2015-16, Matt Damon was starred in commercial hit sci-fi space film The Martian and fifth installment of Bourne series: Jason Bourne. He made $55 million in 2016.

2. Jackie Chan

2. Jackie Chan
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Earning: $61 million

Jackie Chan is undoubtedly one of the legendary actors of ours time. He is recognized all around the globe for his skill set of incredible acting, comic actions and real life stunts. He was awarded Guinness World title for most stunts by a living actor.

This year Jackie was starred in two films, Skiptrace and Railroad Tigers, and voiced the role of Master Monkey in Kung Fu Panda 3.

1. Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is highest paid male actor of 2016
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Earning: $64.5 million

From wrestling ring to red carpet, Dwayne Jackson has striven massively to keep his name at the highest ranks. He topped this year’s Forbes list of highest paid actors by earning $64.4 million. His earnings partly came from Furious 7 and Central Intelligence.

Dwayne Johnson is famous for his massive meals and exhaustive workouts which play huge part in keeping him steady and healthy. He has come a long way from his start. Johnson has proven again and again that no matter where you are, you can always reach your full potential and make your dream come true.

He reacted very beautifully to being highest paid actor:

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Sources: Forbes

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