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Dwayne Johnson is currently the highest paying celebrity star in the country

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Dwayne Johnson is currently the highest paying celebrity star in the country

Protoday247 News Desk: Hollywood’s popular star and legendary athlete, Dwayne Johnson, has been called the world’s top-paid male star for the second time in a row, according to the Forbes magazine’s annual report. Johnson, also known as ‘The Egg,’ received $87.5 million from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020, Forbes added, including $23.5 million from Netflix Inc to the Red Notice movie thriller actor. He also gained from his ‘Build Rock’ workout line for Under Armor Inc.

Ryan Reynolds, who co-stars with Johnson in Red Note, placed second in the Forbes men’s star charts. He won $20 million for that film, plus another $20 million for Netflix’s Six Underground movie, according to the report, part of his overall $71.5 million for the one-year period.

Actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, creator of Netflix action comedy Spenser Secret, placed third at $58 million. Next to the list is actors Ben Affleck with $55 million and Vin Diesel with $54 million. Akshay Kumar, the only Bollywood actor in the top 10, ended sixth, winning $48.5 million. The bulk of his profits came from company advertisements, Forbes reported.

The category was rounded out by Hamilton writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, celebrities Will Smith and Adam Sandler, and martial arts icon Jackie Chan. The statistics are pre-tax and may not provide allowances for salaries charged to employees, administrators and attorneys, Forbes added.

The website maintains a special chart of the most well compensated actors.