Mark Wahlberg tops 'Forbes' highest paid actors list

Mark Wahlberg tops 'Forbes' highest paid actors list

Wahlberg takes the top spot off the strength of his role in the "Transformers" film franchise.

The actor topped the list with an astonishing $68 million, closely followed by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with $65 million and Vin Diesel at $54.5 million.

Other names on Forbes' list include Matt Damon ($21 million), Ryan Gosling ($29 million), Tom Hanks ($31 million) and Tom Cruise ($43 million), among many others, including a few big Bollywood stars.

The top-10 men continue to earn more than female stars with men earning $488.5 million compared with just $172.5 million earned by female leads.

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Forbes noted that only three females cracked $20 million in 2017 due to "schedules dominated by superhero movies" and similar action fare. Check out the one that was filched in the first place Dwayne Johnson in the Forbes list of the players the best paid in the world.

Emma Stone who is rumored to be reuniting with ex Andrew Garfield is the highest-paid actress in 2017. Last week, the magazine named "La La Land" Oscar victor Emma Stone as the world's highest paid actress with an estimated 2017 take of $26 million.

Even though his movies are not getting favourable reviews from the critics and the audiences, but that hasn't stop Mark Wahlberg to be at the tip of the iceberg.

Forbes notes that a quarter of the actors on this year's list were born outside the US, including three stars from India's Bollywood. The Oscar victor tops the list with an estimated $26 million.

Stone, 28, recently spoke out about the gender pay gap, saying she has only achieved "parity" with male co-stars when they take pay cuts because they consider it "right and fair".

Last December, Depp was named as the most overpaid actor for the second year running, as films such as Mortdecai and Alice Through The Looking Glass bombed at the box office.

Did you expect Wahlberg to be this year's highest-paid actor in the world?

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