Highest-Paid Actors in the World 2023-2024 (Top Ten List)

There are a few actors in the film industry who have been here since the early 90s or so even before. Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and certain others are among such veteran actors who have changed the landscape of world cinema with their acting. Their work and contribution to the world cinema have been reimbursed well and currently they are among the highest-paid actors. We have comprised a list of 10 highest-paid actors in the world 2023-2024 and presented in the article.

Top 10 Highest-Paid Actors in the World 2023

The table provides the list of top 10 highest-paid actors in the world along with their annual salaryin 2023 and their nationality.

ActorsAnnual Salary (as in 2023)Nationality
Tom Cruise$100 millionUnited States
Will Smith$35 millionUnited States
Leonardo DiCaprio$30 millionUnited States
Brad Pitt$30 millionUnited States
Dwayne Johnson$22.5 millionUnited States
Ryan Reynolds$20 millionCanada, United States
Chris Hemsworth$20 millionAustralia
Vin Diesel$20 millionUnited States
Tom Hardy$20 millionUnited Kingdom
Joaquin Phoenix$20 millionUnited States

World’s 10 Highest-Paid Actors in 2023

Check out the list of 10 highest-paid actors in the World 2023 below. Know their best movies, acclaim and awards and their legacy in the industry. Most of these actors have been in the industry for more than two to three decades.

1. Tom Cruise

World’s 10 Highest-Paid Actors

Tom Cruise is a popular movie actor predominantly working in Hollywood for more than 30 years now. He is considered one of the best actors of this generation and is the highest paid actor in the world in 2023. The movie Top Gun Maverick starring Tom Cruise made over a billion dollars on the box office taking Cruise’s earnings to around a 100 million dollars.

  • Cruise made his film debut with a small part in Endless Love (1981) but gathered immense attention owing to his handsome looks and charismatic smile.
  • His breakthrough role came from the movie Top Gun Top Gun which released in 1986.
  • Mission Impossible is the biggest movie franchise of the actor in which he has both acted and produced.
  • He has received an Honorary Palme d’Or and three Golden Globe Awards, and three Academy Awards nominations.

2. Will Smith

World’s 10 Highest-Paid Actors

 

Will Smith started his career as a rapper in the late 1980s and was popular by his stage name The Fresh Prince. Further recognition came when he starred in the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in which he played a fictionalized version of himself. Over the years he has established himself as a versatile actor and is currently one of the highest paid actors.

  • Will Smith has made notable contribution in film, television, and music industry.
  • He is the winner of an Academy Award, four Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and nominated for a Primetime Emmy and a Tony Award.
  • Smith is named one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars by the Forbes and Fortune Magazine’s listed him under “Richest 40” quite a few times.

3. Leonardo DiCaprio

World’s 10 Highest-Paid Actors

Leonardo DiCaprio is known for his diverse career and versatile acting method. The winner of numerous awards and accolades, Leonardo’ performance has also been highly appraised by the public. One of the prominent actors of Hollywood, he has been placed eight times in annual rankings of the world’s highest-paid actors.

  • He has won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards.
  • DiCaprio made a relatively humble beginning in the acting industry landing small roles as supporting casts but soon became a leading man in Hollywood blockbusters.
  • An environmental lover, Leonardo fights for the environment and humanitarian causes, using his social media to gather attention.
  • He has donated $1,000,000 to earthquake relief efforts and $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society in 2010.

4. Brad Pitt

William Bradley Pitt is among the top actors of Hollywood and has been often regarded as one of the most powerful and influential people in the American entertainment industry. For an upcoming role in an unnamed movie based on Formula 1, he has been offered fees of whopping $30 million making him one of the highest-paid actors of the year.

  • Brad Pitt has been cited as the world’s most attractive man numerous times by various magazines over the years.
  • He is the winner of an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award.
  • Pitt co-owns a production company, Plan B Entertainment. His produced movies include The Departed, 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight and they are all Academy Award winners.
  • His ex-wives Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston are also among the highest-paid actresses.

5. Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Douglas Johnson is an actor and wrestler known commonly by his ring name The Rock. His movies are among the highest grossers and he is among the highest paid actors of the world. Rock was included in the Guinness Book of World Records for getting the highest salary of $5.5-million for his role in the movie The Scorpion King (2002).

  • Johnson is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and has wrestled for WWE for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career.
  • He is getting a paycheck of 22.5 million dollars for upcoming movie Black Adam, enlisting him in the 10 highest-paid actors of 2023.
  • He owns the rights to name “The Rock” (including logos, phrases, etc) which were previously owned by WWE, Inc.

6. Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is one of the most loved actors of Hollywood film industry and his acting has often received appreciation from critics and fans both. Popular for his role as Deadpool in the movie of same name, Ryan’s acting career started when he landed a main role in the sitcom Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place.

  • For his acting, Ryan has won a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, three People’s Choice Awards, a Grammy and Golden Globe nomination, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Interestingly, his ancestry is Irish, Scottish, Northern Irish, one eighth Luxembourgish, English, Cornish, and more distant Dutch and German.
  • Currently he co-owns the Welsh football team Wrexham, which he bought in 2020.  He is the owner of a wireless phone company, Mint Mobile.

7. Chris Hemsworth

Known for his character Thor in the MCU movies, Christopher Hemsworth is an Australian actor and currently has a fantastic career going on in Hollywood. His acting and physique both have gained immense attention and popularity making him one of the most loved actors in the entertainment industry.

  • Chris is appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia at the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honors for his services to the performing arts and his charity.
  • His top movies include Thor (all parts), Star Trek, Snow White and the Huntsman, Men in Black: International, Extraction and A Perfect Getaway.
  • Hemsworth created a paid fitness app Centr, which provides access to nutrition, wellness, and exercise routines.

Top 10 Highest-Paid Actresses In The World

8. Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel (actual name Mark Sinclair) has gained immense fame and wealth over his years of acting career and currently stands as one of the highest paid actors of the world. He is not only a well-established actor now but also owns the production company One Race Films.

  • In the starting of his career in the early 1990s, Diesel auditioned for many movies but struggled to gain any role.
  • He decided and made his own movie Multi-Facial which gained wide acclamation, even after being a flop on the box office.
  • Diesel’s first role came in the war epic ‘Saving Private Ryan’ when he was offered the role by director Steven Spielberg who noticed his performance in Multi-Facial.

9. Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is a renowned actor who has been steadily working on both stage and screen since the starting of his career. He made his debut through miniseries Band of Brothers and was cast as Twombly in the famous movie Black Hawk Down which turned out to be his breakthrough role.

  • For his role in Venom 3, he has been offered a sum of 20 million dollars making him one of the highest-paid actors.
  • His top films include Star Trek: Nemesis, RocknRolla, Bronson, Warrior, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Lawless, This Means War, Locke, The Drop and The Revenant.
  • Hardy’s portrayal of “Mad” Max Rockatansky in the movie Mad Max: Fury Road is a great milestone of his career.
  • He is a philanthropist and supporter of charity organization “Flack”, which aids the recovery of the homeless in Cambridge.

10. Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix is known for playing dark and unconventional characters in independent films. His skills as an actor have not only established him as a renowned entertainer but he is among the highest-paid actors of the world. The New York Times has even named him one of the greatest actors of the 21st century.

  • Phoenix has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award and two Golden Globe Awards.
  • He has also recorded soundtrack of his movie Walk the Line for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
  • An animal rights activist, Joaquin has been vegan since the age of three and has produced many documentaries on meat consumption and its impact on the environment.

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