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The World's Top 10 Highest-Paid Actors of 2018: Earning, Detail & Pics

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has nearly doubled his 2017 earnings, making $119m (£92m) in the past 12 months, according to Forbes highest paid actor list.

The top spot was awarded to George Clooney, whose $239m (£180m) was already disclosed in last month's celebrity rich list.

Scarlett Johannson was revealed as the highest paid actress last week, earning $40.5m (£31.9m).

That would have placed the Black Widow star as seventh in the male rankings.

This is a departure from last year's Forbes list, which saw highest paid actress Emma Stone fail to score in the top 10 male earnings.

Together, the world's 10 highest-paid actors tallied a combined $748.5 million between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, before fees and taxes. Meet the leading men raking in millions.

Actors Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Jackie Chan and Will Smith were all in the top tier - earning more than Johannson, with seventh place Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar matching the actress's income.

Completing the top 10 were Adam Sandler, US actor Chris Evans and Salman Khan.

While last year's best paid actors list mainly features the same names as last year, 2017's top earner Mark Wahlberg, who made $68m (£52.5m), was missing entirely.

George Clooney returns to this year's list, thanks to the sale of his Casamigos tequila company to drinks giant Diageo in a deal worth $1bn (£753m).

Dwayne Johnson's $119m (£92m) earnings are down to a number of box office successes, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Skyscraper, Baywatch and Fast & Furious 8.

Another actor returning to this year's list is Will Smith, whose $42m (£32.5m) income puts him in sixth place.

Smith starred in Netflix film Bright, which came out in December and is working on a number of upcoming projects including Disney's The Genie and Spies in Disguise.
Here is the full detail with actors earnings and personal information. 

10. Chris Evans ($34 million)
Birth Name: Christopher Robert Evans
Age: 37, born 13 June 1981
Born and residing in:  United States
Height: 6' 0"
Relationship Status: Single
His annual take-home may be less than half of his Avengers co-star Robert Downey Jr., but Captain America still makes million for his roles in Marvel movies. Evans is one of three Avengers on the highest-paid actor ranking.

9. Salman Khan ($38.5 million)
Birth Name: Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
Age: 52, born 27 December 1965
Born and residing in:  India
Height: 5' 8"
Relationship Status: Single
This Bollywood mainstay continues to produce and star in hits such as Tiger Zinda Hai, cashing in on back end profits. Coupled with a slew of endorsements from Suzuki motorcycles to Chlormint gum, he remains one of India's top earners.

8. Adam Sandler ($39.5 million)
Birth Name: Adam Richard Sandler
Age: 52, born 9 September 1966
Country of origin:  United States
Height: 5' 9"
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Jackie Sandler
Thanks to a plush Netflix deal, the king of home video continues to make big bucks from the comedies he writes, directs and stars in for the streaming service. He also supplements his income with live comedy gigs that garner six figures per night.

7. Akshay Kumar $40.5 million
Birth Name: Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia
Age: 51, born 9 September 1967
Born and residing in:  India
Height: 5' 11"
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Twinkle Khanna
One of Bollywood's leading men has transitioned to socially-conscious roles, such as Toilet, a comedy supporting government campaigns to improve sanitation, and Padman, about a guy hoping to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to rural communities. He still mints millions from backend profits and endorsing some 20 brands, including Tata and Eveready.

6. Will Smith ($42 million)
Birth Name: Willard Christopher Smith Jr.
Age: 50, born 25 September 1968
Born and residing in:  United States
Height: 6' 2"
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Jada Pinkett Smith
At 49, Bel Air's prince may no longer be fresh, but he's still banking big bucks. His turn in Netflix's panned Bright earned him an estimated $20 million, while a forthcoming role as Genie in Disney's live action Aladdin adds to his bottom line. In a rare return to music, he also appeared on Nicky Jam's World Cup Anthem "Live It Up."

5. Jackie Chan $45.5 million
Birth Name: Chan Kong-sang (陳港生)
Age: 64, born 7 April 1954
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Height: 5' 9"
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Lin Feng-jiao
Continuing to embrace his status as China's top movie star, Chan appeared in six films that came out in 2017, including starring roles in action flicks Bleeding Steel and The Foreigner. He earns extra from a vast array of endorsements, producer credits and even his own line of movie theaters.

4. Chris Hemsworth ($64.5 million)
Birth Name: Chris Hemsworth
Age: 35, born 11 August 1983
Born and residing in:  Australia
Height: 6' 3"
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Elsa Pataky
The God of Thunder more than doubled last year's earnings total thanks to his cut from Marvel movies such as Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. There's more financial success rumbling for Hemsworth: he'll co-star in the fourth Avengers movie, due out next year.

3. Robert Downey Jr. ($81 million)
Birth Name: Robert John Downey Jr
Age: 53, born 4 April 1965
Born and residing in:  United States
Height: 5' 8"
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Susan Levin
Iron Man still negotiates with an iron fist, cashing an estimated $15 million upfront for 2017's limited screen time role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. He earned several times that amount for Avengers: Infinity War; between that and family tentpole The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, Downey nearly doubles his 2017 paycheck.

2. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson ($124 million)
Birth Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Age: 46, born 2 May 1972
Born and residing in:  United States
Height: 6' 5"
Relationship Status: In a relationship
Partner: Lauren Hashian
The former wrestler tallied the highest ever acting take-home in Celebrity 100 history, thanks to giant upfront paychecks and a cut of profits on blockbusters including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. A huge social following allows him to negotiate an extra seven figures atop his standard contract for promotion, helping nearly double his 2017 earnings.

1. George Clooney ($239 million)
Birth Name: George Timothy Clooney
Age: 57, born 6 May 1961
Born and residing in:  United States
Height: 5' 11"
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Amal Alamuddin
British liquor giant Diageo purchased Casamigos, the tequila company the movie star co-founded with pals Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, for $700 million. The sale gives Clooney the best annual take-home of his--or any actor's--career.

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