Forbes' Highest-Paid Actors List Shines Light On Gender Inequality

by Wade Massey August 24, 2017, 1:39
Forbes' Highest-Paid Actors List Shines Light On Gender Inequality

Check out who made it into the top 10 of Forbes' 2017 list of world's highest-paid actors below. Basically, it seems clear that there's a huge gap between what women make and what men make.

Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has become the highest paid actor of 2017 by earning over $68 million before taxes and fees in the past 12 months.

Transformers: The Last Knight grossed just over $600 million worldwide, which sounds like a lot of money but the production cost was $217 million making it the lowest earning of the franchise.

The rapper-turned-actor knocked 2016 leader Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson into second place, with estimated 2017 earnings of $65 million.

Oscar-winning Emma Stone, 28, topped the list of actresses published last week with a relatively modest $26 million.

Mark Wahlberg has been named the highest paid actor in the world, having earned $68million (€57.85m) in the past year. After taking home the honor just past year, The Rock is taking a backseat to Mark Wahlberg.

Although the movie tanked at the box office, it didn't affect his fixed compensation clause.

According to a study from the University of Southern California published a year ago, women account for 28.7% of the roles spoken in Hollywood.

Oscar victor Emma Stone was the highest-paid actress.

Vin Diesel ($54.5m), Adam Sandler ($50.5m) and Jackie Chan ($49m) complete the top five.

Actors featured in Marvel's cinematic universe dominated the list, including Avengers stars Robert Downy Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt.

Yet, the actor of Fast and Furious has not spared its efforts and has even done better than a year ago, affecting 500 000 dollars, for a total of 65 million dollars in revenue.


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