Most people will never make as much money as The Best-paid actors in the movie industry. Hollywood moves huge amounts of money, there are many Actors And Actresses that made big bucks in 2017. As a whole, the ten highest paid actors made the impressive amount of $488.5 million in 2017 according to the brand new Forbes' list of the highest paid actors.

The best-paid actresses also made a huge amount of money, but we can see a big gender gap. The top ten paid actresses made just $172.5 million as a whole, nearly a third of what the men brought home.

Sixteen actors made more than $20 million, but just three actresses crossed that impressive mark.

One of the reasons for the pay gap is that the role of a superhero is mainly dominated by men, thus, they can get a big portion of the income.

By the way, we can also see that women have just 28.7% of all the speaking roles in the movie industry. Emma Stone is the best-paid actress, but she ranks in the place fifteen when combined with men.

Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson cross the $60 million

Mark Wahlberg was the top earner in the movie industry with $68 million, a huge amount. The second position belongs to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with $65 million. Wahlberg made a lot of money but he also had to pay high taxes, after paying them he took home just $26 million. Is it time to cut taxes? By the way, if one of your sons thinks about becoming an actor, believe me, this is a good idea.

Vin Diesel, Adam Sandler, and other actors

Vin Diesel isn't just famous, he is also very rich, the movie star got the third place in the list of highest incomes, with $54.5 million in 2017.

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The next place is for Adam Sandler with $50.5 million, and then comes the famous martial artist Jackie Chan who made $49 million the last fiscal year.

Robert Downey, Jr. has the next place with $48 million, and then comes a legend of the movie industry, Tom Cruise, who made $43 million. The actor Shah Rukh Khan made $38 million, Salman Khan was next with $37 million, and the tenth position was for Akshay Kumar, who made $35.5 million.

The highest paid actresses

Emma Stone leads among women in the movie industry, she made $26 million. The second place is for Jennifer Aniston who made $25.5 million. Next is the beautiful Jennifer Lawrence, her income was $24 million in 2017. Melissa McCarthy has the fourth place among actresses, she made $18 million, and the gorgeous Mila Kunis was next with $15.5 million. Many people have become wealthy working for the movie industry in the United States.