Highest Paid Actor

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Guess what . . . MARK WAHLBERG, of all people, is now the highest paid actor in the world.  And let's be honest, NO ONE saw this coming 25 years ago . . . even at the height of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch hysteria.

Mark is #1 on the annual "Forbes" list of 'The Highest Paid Actors' . . . after he raked in $68 million over the past year.  That includes his paychecks from movies like "Daddy's Home 2" and "Transformers: The Last Knight" . . . as well as his A&E reality show "Wahlburgers", and his AT&T ads. 

DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is a close second with $65 million.  He was #1 last year . . . and ROBERT DOWNEY JR.was #1 the three years before that, but he fell to #6 on this year's list.


Here's the Top 10:

1.  Mark Wahlberg, $68 million

2.  The Rock, $65 million

3.  Vin Diesel, $54.5 million

4.  Adam Sandler, $50.5 million

5.  Jackie Chan, $49 million . . . mostly from the Chinese box office.

6.  Robert Downey Jr., $48 million

7.  Tom Cruise, $43 million

8.  Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million

9.  Bollywood actor Salman Khan, $37 million

10.  Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million

(Forbes)

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