“The Rock” tops the Forbes list as highest paid actor

DWAYNE “the Rock” Johnson has been named the highest-paid male actor for a second year in a row, according to Forbes magazine.

The former wrestler reportedly earned $87.5m (£67m) between 1 June 2019 and 1 June 2020, including $23.5m for the Netflix thriller Red Notice.

He also made money from his fitness clothing line, Project Rock.

“The 10 top earners combined made $545.5m this year – more than a quarter of that from Netflix,” Forbes said.

Johnson’s Red Notice co-star Ryan Reynolds was the second-highest paid actor, with earnings of $71.5m. Among his movie deals were $20m, also for Red Notice, and $20m for Six Underground, another Netflix film.

Additionally, on the list were Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, actors Will Smith and Adam Sandler, and veteran movie star Jackie Chan.

The highest-paid actresses for the same period are released as a separate list, and are yet to be announced.

Last year, Scarlett Johansson topped that list with an income of $56m – less than that year’s seventh-placed actor.