Mark Wahlberg Is Highest-Paid Actor And The Gender Pay Gap Is Huge

While Wahlberg Made 69 Million $, Emma Stone Who’s Also #1 Made 26 Million $

Mark Wahlberg tops Forbes’ list of highest paid male actors in Hollywood. The ‘Transformer’s star made $69 million from June 2016 to June 2017.

Also in the list are Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Adam Sandler and Vin Diesel. Unfortunately, the newly revealed list highlights a huge gender pay gap.

Forbes’ male actors’ list revealed

Forbes magazine named Mark Wahlberg the world’s highest paid the male actor. Earning $69 million pre taxes between June 2016 and June 2017.

The Transformer’s star also topped the list last year but climbed some spots thanks to his earnings in films including ‘Daddy’s Home 2‘ and ‘Transformers: The Last Knight.’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johson dropped to second place. Last year he reached number 1, with $65 million.

The former wrestler-turned-actor now commands eight figures to be featured in films like ‘Baywatch‘ and ‘Jumanji,’ but his television role on HBO’s ‘Ballers’ is also lucrative.

“The Rock” earns $650,000 per ‘Ballers’ episode. Which makes him one of the highest paid actors on TV.  He’s only topped by CBS’s ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ male cast who earn an estimated $900,000 per episode.

On third place, comes Vin Diesel with $54.5 million earnings.

Adam Sandler is the fourth highest paid at $50.5 million, thanks to his production deal with Netflix. And Jackie Chan landed in fifth place at $49 million.

This year, newcomers comprise one fifth of the list, including Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.

And also, a quarter of this year’s list hail from outside the U.S., including three stars from Bollywood–Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar.

Mark Wahlberg
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Highlighting the pay gap

Forbes’ newly-released figures about the highest-paid men in Hollywood have once again shone a light on the disparity in pay between male and female stars.

Last week, the financial news outlet revealed that Emma Stone had been the top-earning actress of the past 12 months, thanks to her Oscar-winning turn in ‘La La Land’.

Emma Stone’s amount, which made her topped the list, is still less than what 14 of the men on Forbes’ list earned, including her ‘La La Land’ costar Ryan Gosling, who was in number 14.

What’s more, the new figures reveal that the 10 highest-earning actors collectively earned $488.5 million, more than two and a half times what their female counterparts made on $172.5 million.

The top 10 actors banked a cumulative $488.5 million–nearly three times the $172.5 million combined total of the 10 top-earning women. While only three actresses made more than $20 million in 12 months, 16 actors broached the mark.

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