Dwayne Johnson hangs on to top spot on Forbes highest-paid male actors list – Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson holds on to the leading slot on the list of the worlds highest-paid male actors for a second straight year, according to an annual tally released by Forbes magazine on Tuesday.
Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, earned $87.5 million from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020, Forbes said, consisting of $23.5 million from Netflix Inc to star in movie thriller “Red Notice.” He also benefited from his Project Rock fitness wear line for Under Armour Inc
. Ryan Reynolds, who co-stars with Johnson in “Red Notice,” came in second in the Forbes ranking of male stars. He earned $20 million for that film, plus another $20 million for Netflix motion picture “Six Underground,” the magazine said, part of his $71.5 million total for the one-year duration.
Actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, star of Netflix action comedy “Spenser Confidential,” ended up third with $58 million. Next on the list were stars Ben Affleck with $55 million and Vin Diesel with $54 million.
Akshay Kumar, the only Bollywood star in the leading 10, landed in sixth place with incomes of $48.5 million. Many of his earnings originated from product endorsements, Forbes said.
Rounding out the list were “Hamilton” developer Lin-Manuel Miranda, actors Will Smith and Adam Sandler, and martial-arts star Jackie Chan.
The figures are pre-tax and do not consist of reductions for costs provided to attorneys, managers and agents, Forbes said.
The magazine launches a separate list of highest-paid starlets.
Reporting by Lisa Richwine, Editing by Rosalba OBrien

SUBMIT PHOTO: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson poses upon getting here for the Time 100 Gala celebrating Time magazines 100 most prominent people worldwide in New York, U.S., April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Image

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He likewise benefited from his Project Rock fitness wear line for Under Armour Inc
. Ryan Reynolds, who co-stars with Johnson in “Red Notice,” came in 2nd in the Forbes ranking of male stars. He made $20 million for that film, plus another $20 million for Netflix motion picture “Six Underground,” the magazine said, part of his $71.5 million total for the 1 year period.