Forbes released their list of Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actors today and it’s even more proof that your life is not going as planned. Using some magical equation that involves talking to agents, producers, and “other people-in-the-know,” the wizards at Forbes are able to estimate the annual earnings of the industry’s biggest stars.
Coming in at the top of the list is Robert Downey Jr., with an estimated $75 million in earnings. You know what you can buy with $75 million? Everything. You can actually buy everything with $75 million. To be fair, the salaries themselves are slightly misleading because the magic formula doesn’t deduct for taxes, agent fees, or “any of the other costs of being a celebrity.” So fine, after taking 15% off $75 million for agent and manager fees, then dividing that sum in half for taxes, and then subtracting a lot for celebrity costs (whatever those are), we’re still left with enough money to buy pretty much everything. And that’s just this year.
Rounding out the rest of the list are Channing Tatum ($60 million), Hugh Jackman ($55 million), Mark Wahlberg ($52 million), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($46 million), Leonardo DiCaprio ($39 million), Adam Sandler ($37 million), Tom Cruise ($35 million), Denzel Washington ($33 million), and Liam Neeson ($32 million). Yes, Adam Sandler is still commanding top dollar and he made more money this year than you’ll make in a lifetime.
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