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WORLDS Top-earning Actors of 2017

Markie Mark is officially Richie Rich: The former rapper-turned-actor is Hollywood’s highest-paid leading man, earning $68 million pretax in our 12 month scoring period.

The Boston native recorded his highest-ever payday thanks to soaring fees for movies such as Transformers: The Last Knight and the forthcoming Daddy’s Home 2. The former may have scored a miserable 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the lowest gross of the franchise to date, but Wahlberg need not worry–fixed compensation means he benefits even when movies don’t do well.

The list might surprise some as it goes on.  A few Bollywood stars grace the list and it’s been a good year for muscle heads.  Still, no women broke the top 20. Guess once Juliet and Sandra slowed their role, so did the big gigs.

20. Mark Ruffalo, $13 million
19. Chris Pratt, $18 million
18. Chris Evans, $18 million
17. Jeremy Renner, $19 million
16. Matt Damon, $21 million
15. Ryan Reynolds, $21.5 million
14. Ryan Gosling, $29 million
13. Samuel L. Jackson, $30 million
12. Tom Hanks, $31 million
11. Chris Hemworth, $31.5 million
10. Akshay Kumar, $33.5 million
09. Salman Kahn, $37 million
08. Shah Rukh Kahn, $38 million
07. Tom Cruise, $43 million
06. Robert Downey jr, $48 million
05. Jackie Chan, $49 million
04. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million
03. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million
02. Dwayne Johnson, $65 million
01. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million