According to Forbes Magazine’s annual list, Vin Diesel was the highest earning actor in the entire world in the year of 2017. Mark Wahlberg previously took that honor, but after the release of the hugely successful, Fate Of The Furious, Vin stole the top spot.
Reportedly, Vin made $1.6 billion in ticketing receipts in 2017, mostly due to his role in the Fast And The Furious installment. Dwayne Johnson – or The Rock – was last year’s highest earning actor with a rate of $1.5 billion.
Fans will remember when Dwayne and Tyrese Gibson “feuded,” or rather, Gibson continued to try and start beef and Dwayne never even took the time to respond. Tyrese claimed The Rock was merely trying to make the series all about him.
Furthermore, Dwayne made $178 million for the film studios because of Baywatch which was widely panned by critics, but successful nonetheless.
However, Dwayne’s numbers don’t include the success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. In third place, was Gal Gadot and her successful action-movie, Wonder Woman, which brought in close to nearly a billion dollars. Wonder Woman was widely praised by film critics and audiences alike, notably for its entertaining quality and its leading female role.
Because of Gadot’s part in the Justice League movie, she made millions more according to Forbes magazine. Star Wars: The Last Jedi cracked the top ten this year too.
Last year, Scarlett Johannsson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Junior, and Margot Robbie along with Amy Adams took the top five. If your New Years resolution for 2018 is to make more money, you might consider taking a job in the entertainment industry so you can make big bank like other Hollywood stars.