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46 Actors Whose Net Worths Have Been Jumping in the 2010’s

Updated on October 14, 2017
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Funny Meme with a twist on the popular Twilight poster, that instead of Kristen and Robert, has Sheldon (BBT) as Edward Cullen and Penny (BBT) as Bella --- And, Jim Parsons (Sheldon) still stands as one our top goodie-goodies for prospering actors

Actors/Actresses that are hot stuff in the 2010’s are all here. And, are you aware of just how much each of these individuals are worth in 2017? Well, come and find out.

1. Jennifer Lawrence - $120 million

Break-out role: The Hunger Games

  • 2017 earnings: 24 million
  • 2016 earnings: $46 million - which includes the sale of her Santa Monica starter home (asset sold) for $1,150,000.

2. Dwayne Johnson - $220 million

Break-out role: Fast Five

  • 2017 earnings: $65 million
  • 2016 earnings: $64.5 million

3. Matt Damon - $160 million

Break-out role: The Bourne Identity

  • 2016 earnings: $40 million
  • 2013 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his Miami Beach mansion on North Bay Road worth $20 million, the value of his Pacific Palisades mansion worth $16 million, and his Toyota Prius is worth $20,000
  • 2012 earnings: $9 million

4. Chris Hemsworth - $70 million

Break-out role: Thor

  • 2014 earnings: $37 million
  • 2013 earnings: $58 million

5. Ryan Reynolds - $75 million

Break-out role: Deadpool

  • 2012 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his Bedford house along with Blake Lively worth $2,350,000
  • 2010 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his Nottingham Place house (with ex-wife Scarlett Johansson)

6. Ben Affleck - $105 million

Break-out role: Gone Girl

  • 2014 earnings: $35 million
  • 2009 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his Pacific Palisades mansion along with wife Jennifer Garner worth $27,500,000

7. Mark Wahlberg - $255 million

Break-out role: Shooter

  • 2015 earnings: $32 million
  • 2014 earnings: $32 million

8. Kevin Hart - $120 million

Break-out role: Ride Along

  • 2016 earnings: $87.5 million
  • 2015 earnings: $28.5 million

9. Jackie Chan - $350 million

Break-out role: Police Story (China), Rush Hour (US)

  • 2016 earnings: $61 million
  • 2015 earnings: $50 million

10. Jim Parsons - $70 million (earns $1 million per episode on The Big Bang Theory)

Break-out role: The Big Bang Theory (US sitcom)

  • 2015 earnings: $29 million
  • 2013 earnings: N/A - which included per episode salary from The Big Bang Theory season seven of $325,000

11. Jennifer Aniston - $220 million

Break-out role: Friends (US sitcom)

  • 2016 earnings: $21 million - which includes salary from Office Christmas Party of $15 million
  • 2014 earnings: $31 million - which includes salary from Horrible Bosses 2 of $10 million

12. Daniel Craig - $95 million (expected to earn $100 million in fees for his next two Bond movie instalments)

Break-out role: Casino Royale

  • 2013 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his red Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster for his 45th birthday worth $223,000
  • 2012 earnings: N/A - which included the contract deal to star in the next two James Bond films with an estimated earning of $47 million, and the salary from Skyfall which earned him $17 million

13. Tom Cruise - $570 million (earns a salary estimated at $50 million per year)

Break-out role: Mission: Impossible

  • 2016 earnings: $53 million - which included the estimated value of his Beverly Hills mansion upon sale of $490,000, and the listed value of his Telluride estate of $59 million
  • 2015 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation of $25 million

14. George Clooney - $500 million

Break-out role: Oceans Eleven

  • 2016 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Hail, Caesar! of $10 million, and his salary from Money Monster of $20 million
  • 2015 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Tomorrowland of $25 million

15. Seth Rogen - $55 million

Break-out role: 50/50

  • 2011 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from The Green Hornet of $6 million
  • 2007 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Knocked Up of $500,000

16. Keira Knightley - $60 million

Break-out role: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

  • 2008 earnings: $32,000
  • 2007 earnings: 9 million - which includes her salary from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End of $5 million

17. Hugh Jackman - $150 million

Break-out role: X-Men

  • 2014 earnings: $18 million
  • 2013 earnings: $55 million - which included producing and acting fees for The Wolverine, and the value of his triplex apartment in NYC worth $19 million

18. Leonardo DiCaprio - $245 million

Break-out role: Titanic

  • 2016 earnings: $27 million - which included the listed value of his Malibu dream house worth $10,950,000
  • 2015 earnings: $29 million

19. Denzel Washington - $220 million (salary - $60 million)

Break-out role: Training Day

  • 2007 earnings: N/A - which included his salary from American Gangster of $40 million
  • 2004 earnings: N/A - which included his salary from Man of Fire of $20 million

20. Tom Hanks - $350 million

Break-out role: Forest Gump

  • 2012 earnings: $26 million
  • 2011 earnings: $35 million

21. Jim Carrey - $150 million

Break-out role: Dumb and Dumber

  • 2013 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his Brentwood home upon sale for $13,400,000
  • 2012 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his Manhattan apartment worth $19 million

22. Alec Baldwin - $65 million (earns $300,000 per episode)

Break-out role: 30 Rock (US sitcom)

  • 2015 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his condo at Devonshire house, Downtown Manhattan, New York upon sale of $2,100,000
  • 2013 earnings: $8 million

23. Liam Neeson - $85 million

Break-out role: Taken

  • 2013 earnings: $32 million - which included the value of his Millbrook home worth $3,710,000, and his deal to make Taken 3 earning him $20 million
  • 2012 earnings: $20 million - which included his salary from Taken 2 of $10 million

24. Jake Gyllenhaal - $65 million

Break-out role:

  • 2015 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from The Man Who Made It Snow for $3 million
  • 2010 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Prince of Persia for $10 million

25. Chris Pratt - $40 million

Break-out role: Guardians of the Galaxy

  • 2014 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Guardians of the Galaxy for $1,500,000, and his salary from The Lego Movie for $900,000
  • 2013 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Her for $400,000, and his salary from Delivery Man for $180,000

26. Sylvester Stallone - $400 million

Break-out role: First Blood, and Rocky

  • 2014 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from The Expendables 3 for $15 million
  • 2013 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Escape Plan for $10,000 upfront, and later earning $35 million from profits rewards

27. Anthony Hopkins - $160 million

Break-out role: The Silence of the Lambs

  • 2010 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from The Wolfman for $15 million
  • 2002 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Red Dragon for $20 million

28. Andy Serkis - $28 million

Break-out role: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

29. Arnold Schwarzenegger - $300 million

Break-out role: Terminator

  • 2014 earnings: N/A - which included a $38 million purchase of his plush Gulfstream III private jet
  • 2013 earnings: N/A - which included the current value of his Brentwood mansion on a hilltop worth $23 million (originally bought for $11.9 million)

30. Bruce Willis - $180 million

Break-out role: Die Hard

  • 2008 earnings: $41 million
  • 2007 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Live Free or Die Hard for $25 million

31. Daniel Radcliffe - $110 million (earns $25 million per movie)

Break-out role: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

  • 2011 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II for $33 million
  • 2010 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I for $20 million

32. Emma Watson - $80 million

Break-out role: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

  • 2013 earnings: $37.6 million
  • 2011 earnings: N/A - which includes her salary from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II for $15 million

33. Russell Crowe - $95 million

Break-out role: Gladiator

  • 2012 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his Sydney apartment upon sale for $1,500,000, and the value of his penthouse in Woollomooloo worth $14 million
  • 2011 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his house in Sydney Rose Bay worth $10 million

34. Ryan Gosling - $60 million

Break-out role: Drive

  • 2016 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from The Nice Guys for $7 million
  • 2013 earnings: N/A - which includes his earning from being a producer for Only God Forgives where he earned $779,000

35. Tom Hardy - $30 million

Break-out role: The Dark Knight Rises

  • 2012 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his Audi R8 Spyder worth $160,000

36. Charlize Theron - $130 million

Break-out role: Snow White and the Huntsman

  • 2013 earnings: $15 million - which included the value of her Hollywood Hills house worth $3,800,000, and the amount earned from the sale of her Malibu estate for $6,500,000
  • 2012 earnings: $18 million

37. Robert Pattinson - $100 million (earns $25 million per movie)

Break-out role: Twilight

  • 2013 earnings: $74 million - includes annual salary of $25 million
  • 2012 earnings: $12.7 million - which includes salary from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and 7.5% of the films gross, and the money immediately earned came in the sum of $12,500,000

38. Channing Tatum - $60 million

Break-out role: Step-Up

  • 2015 earnings: 29 million
  • 2013 earnings: 60 million

39. Reese Witherspoon - $120 million

Break-out role: Legally Blonde

  • 2014 earnings: N/A - which includes the value of her Brentwood estate worth $14 million
  • 2013 earnings: N/A - which includes the value of her Ojai Mini-Ranch upon sale for $4,983,500

40. Sandra Bullock - $200 million

Break-out role: Gravity

  • 2014 earnings: $51 million
  • 2013 earnings: $14 million - which includes her salary from Heat of $10 million, and the value of her Mercedes Benz GL550 worth $90,000

41. Robert De Niro - $200 million

Break-out role: Goodfellas

  • 2012 earnings: $68 million
  • 2010 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Little Fockers for $20 million, and his salary from Stone for $2,500,000

42. Ethan Hawke - $55 million

Break-out role: Training Day

  • 2013 earnings: N/A - which included the value of his six-bedroom house in Brooklyn, New York worth $3,900,000
  • 2009 earnings: N/A - which includes his salary from Daybreaks for $4 million

43. Emma Stone - $28 million

Break-out role:

  • 2013 earnings: $16 million
  • 2012 earnings: N/A - which included the value of her Beverly Hills mansion worth $2,500,000

44. Steve Carell - $50 million

Break-out role: US’s The Office

  • 2011 earnings: $17.5 million - which includes his salary from Crazy, Stupid, Love (including producing fee) for $15 million
  • 2010 earnings: $34 million - which includes his salary from Dinner for Schmucks for $12 million, his salary from Despicable Me for $500,000, his per episode salary from The Office until 2011 for $297,000, and his salary from Date Night for $12,500,000

45. Kristen Stewart - $70 million (earns $25 million per movie)

Break-out role: Twilight

  • 2013 earnings: $22 million - which includes her annual salary of $25 million, the value of her Bel Air mansion worth $6 million, and the value of her luxurious villa, the Los Feliz home worth $2,200,000
  • 2012 earnings: $34.5 million - which includes her salary from The Twilight Saga- Breaking Dawn Part II for $12,500,000, and her salary from Snow White and the Huntsman for $9,500,000

46. Bryan Cranston - $30 million (earns $225,000 per episode)

Break-out role: Breaking Bad (US Drama)

  • 2008 earnings: N/A - which includes his per episode salary from Breaking Bad for $225,000 (2008-2013)

47. Vin Diesel - $200 million

Break-out role: The Fast and the Furious

  • 2015 earnings: $47 million
  • 2014 earnings: $25 million

Summary:

That concludes our summary of the actors and actresses who have been making the big bucks over the period of the 2010’s (so far).

Money making in Hollywood is tiresome for most actors, and especially actresses. Most of the richest actors and top earning actors and actresses today (in the later end of the 2010’s) are individuals whose acting careers have taken a sudden turn for the better. Hit TV shows like The Big Bang Theory, and showstopper movie blockbuster franchises like Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games can make a star out of just about anyone. But, the earning potential for any actor/actress with their faces on the front cover can expect to make their way onto a list like this one.

Earning $20 million per movie or per season of a show may seem like a statement for a movie star like Jennifer Lawrence or Denzel Washington, and even more so of one for a TV show star like Charlie Sheen (when he was still a star on Two and a Half Men) or Jim Parsons (more recently, as a hit star in The Big Bang Theory).

Where earning $20 million per movie or per season of a show is when these long lasting and reoccurring paycheques cease to to come no more. Actors and actresses living the high life of a high achieving film or TV show star may fall into the tax payers trap, where there is more money going out than there is coming in. A clumsy accountant, and before you know it there is negative $20 million in the bank. Fear taking hold, the actor/actress starts to make rash role choices in movies that could flush their lucrative careers down the toilet, or their roleplaying in characters starts to feel like a play and not a movie because they are living a life of fear from the IRA. And, before they know it, they are “hammer time” broke.

Luckily for these actors, their careers have been stand-outs for the 2010’s so far, and it seems like all of these actors/actresses have careers that will at the very least be lucrative in returns for the foreseeable future. The key is to Hollywood stardom is maintaining a healthy body, life-style and relationships with other people, as this way the world will accept your human essence in the real world as someone that can be alienated (thus, nothing is taken away from their on-screen personalities). Whereas, if a Hollywood star cries wolf, or another person makes a legitimate cry wold claim about this individual star, then they will become yet another lost cause (thusly, their on-screen personalities lose their glow, as they have basically become a real human-being).

Our sources:

CelebrityNetWorth.com - the round the clock news site for information regarding celebrities wealth and net income and overall net worth for every celebrity that you could possibly think of.

TheRichest.com - the substantially similar website in terms of relevance to celebrities personal finances (income, assets, money wasted, money lost, and overall money in the bank figures) as Celebrity Net Worth (.com). Still, The Richest's website shows precise income figures for movie/TV role performances, and even states how much each celebrity asset is worth.

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