Most Expensive Actor In The World | When Bollywood Beats Hollywood And Makes It To The Top 5

Leela Adwani |Jul 15, 2020

In an attempt to fulfill your curiosity, we have rounded up A-list’s incomes that are literally insane.

How much an actor gets paid per project is by far the most-asked questions of the public. We all know that the heavyweights of the film industry usually make a killing from their film collections or brand endorsement contracts. Just imagine how much the most expensive actor in the world earns within a year, that number is bound to leave many stunned.

Most Expensive Actor In The World List

In an attempt to fulfill your curiosity, we have rounded up A-list’s incomes that are literally insane. The top 5 have all worked hard to gain this spot and of course, they have reaped the benefits from their extremely fruitful careers.

#5 – Jackie Chan: $58 million

The first name in the list of most expensive actor in the world must be Jackie Chan. Born on 7 April 1954, he is a Hong Kong martial star and best known for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style.

Jackie Chan

Jackie is one of the most influential and recognizable cinematic personalities of the entertainment world. He has gained a widespread and massive fan following in both Western and Eastern hemispheres.

His career spans nearly six decades and he got his first film way back in 1976. Now, after more than 40 years, he is more than just a household name but one of the highest-paid actors. As of 2020, Jackie Chan’s net worth is estimated at around $400 million. It goes without saying that he is a brand and a signature star with an outstanding onscreen persona.

#4 – Akshay Kumar: $65 million

It might raise a few eyebrows when Bollywood star made it to the list of most expensive actor in the world, but Akshay Kumar is very part of the league. Being the highest-paid actor in Bollywood, Kumar truly makes India proud when he is the only Indian actor featuring in this list.

He is a tremendous actor and also a talented producer. In fact, he runs his own production and produced several blockbusters like Pad Man, Rustom, Airlift and you name it.

Legend of Hindi film industry

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In his career spanning more than 29 years, the 52-year-old actor has over 100 films to his credit, and 52 of which turned out to box office hits. Reports have it that Akshay Kumar has a net worth of around $240 million. He also received several domestic awards. He is also touted as Indian Jackie Chan but in fact, his overwhelming popularity proves that he is not overshadowed by his HongKongese industry fellow.

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#3 – Robert Downey Jr: $66 million

Robert Downey Jr is widely recognized for his iconic role as Iron Man in the Marvel franchise. Not only does Downey make it to the list of most expensive actor in the world but he also adds several feathers into his hat. In 2008, he was named among 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. He was the topper of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors list from 2013 to 2015. Not just this, his films have also grossed more than $14.4 billion worldwide and that made him the second highest-grossing box office star of all time.

Robert Downey Jr with his iconic role as Iron Man in MCU

It’s not an overstatement to say he is rich as hell with the net worth of about $300 million (estimated).

#2 – Chris Hemsworth: $76.4 million

Chris “Thor” Hemsworth is, no need for introduction, one of the world’s finest actors. His popularity has skyrocketed since he portrayed the role of God of Thunder, Thor in the MCU movies. After devoting only one decade in Hollywood, Hemsworth’s net worth has shot up to nearly $130 million.

Thanks for his superstardom and sky-high earnings, he is ranked second in the list of most expensive actor in the world. He has started the role, Thor, since 2011 and can command over $15 million each time now.

Another MCU superstar makes it to the top

Other than Marvel Universe projects, Chris is also a very part of several different projects. His latest digital release “Extraction” turned out to be a hit.

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#1 – Dwayne Johnson: $89.4 million

And here we are the topper of most expensive actor in the world, Dwayne Johnson “The Rock.” The action movie superhero Dwayne Johnson is the star of hit franchise Fast and Furious and Jumanji. The figure includes his salary and the share of the film profits.

"The Rock" is the most expensive actor in the world

Reports have it that he gets charged $700,000 per episode for the HBO series Ballers. Meanwhile, as of 2020, his net worth is about $320 million.

It’s safe to say his enormous efforts to the film industry are rewarded and he deserves this position.


Set the salary of male actors aside, if you wonder how much actresses get paid. We have summarized in the list below:

Jennifer Aniston $28 million
Nicole Kidman $34 million
Reese Witherspoon $35 million
Sofia Vergara $44.1 million
Scarlett Johansson $56 million
Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson is the highest-paid actress

>>> READ MORE: Top Richest Hollywood Actresses & 2020 Net Worth

We hope the list of most expensive actor in the world can give you the answer about how much the leading actors get paid per film.


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