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Forbes magazine releases list of world's highest-paid actors of 2018

Forbes magazine releases list of world's highest-paid actors of 2018

Forbes Magazine has released its annual list of the world’s highest earning actors. American actor George Clooney tops the list with his earnings of $239million (N86b).

Clooney may not have appeared in a hit film in in years, but his wallet hasn’t reduced either. Thanks to the up to $1 billion purchase of his Casamigos Tequila.

With this, the 57-year-old tops Forbes’ annual ranking of highest-paid actors, which tallies both onscreen and extracurricular earnings in a 12-month period.

Clooney’s tequila cash edges Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who banked $124 million pretax to rank No. 2 on the highest-paid actors list thanks to giant upfront paychecks and a cut of profits on blockbusters including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Forbes magazine releases list of world's highest-paid actors of 2018

George Clooney (Image courtesy RTE)

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Rounding out the top three is Robert Downey Jr., who pocketed $81 million. International stars were also included, including Jackie Chan (No. 5; $45.5 million), who makes the cut as China’s top movie star. He appeared in six films released in 2017 and banks extra from a vast array of endorsements, producer credits and even his own line of movie theatres.

See the full list below:

1. George Clooney: $239m

2. Dwayne Johnson: $124m

3. Robert Downey Jr: $81m

4. Chris Hemsworth: $64.5m

5. Jackie Chan: $45.5m

6. Will Smith: $42m

7. Akshay Kumar: $40.5m

8. Adam Sandler: $39.5m

9. Salman Khan: $38.5m

10. Chris Evans: $34m

Scarlett Johansson leads this year's actress ranking with $40.5 million in pretax earnings. See their full list below:

Forbes magazine releases list of world's highest-paid actors of 2018

Scarlett Johansson (Image courtesy wikifamouspeople)

1. Scarlett Johansson, $40.5 million

2. Angelina Jolie, $28 million

3. Jennifer Aniston, $19.5 million

4. Jennifer Lawrence, $18 million

5. Reese Witherspoon, $16.5 million

6. Mila Kunis, $16 million

7. Julia Roberts, $13 million

8. Cate Blanchett, $12.5 million

9. Melissa McCarthy, $12 million

10. Gal Gadot, $10 million

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