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Top 10 World's Highest Paid Actors of 2016

The Forbes Magazine has published the list of world's most paid actors of 2016. The last years's winner Robert Downey, Jr. remained in the list but at 9th positin. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson got the number one position in the list. Two Indian actors have also mainted the position in top 10 list.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2016

Dwayne Johnson

$64 million

Dwayne Johnson

Rock-solid box office numbers helped the erstwhile wrestler become the world's highest-paid actor. Since helping launch the billion-dollar Fast and Furious franchise and leading 2015's San Andreas to a surprising $473 million worldwide, Dwayne Johnson has become Hollywood's go-to action hero. Next up for the beefy star: a starring role in the upcoming Baywatch remake. "I can kick ass better than anyone on the planet," he once told FORBES. "And I have a decent smile."

Jackie Chan

$61 million

Jackie Chan

The world's No. 2 highest-paid actor hasn't had a stateside live-action smash in ages, but he's the king of China's burgeoning box office, thanks in part to a cozy connection with Beijing. Chan starred in the latest installment of the Monkey King franchise and has several Chinese films in post production. As a producer/investor and actor, he benefits from government censors looking kindly on his films.

Matt Damon

$55 million

Matt Damon

The red planet turned green: Damon's The Martian grossed a mighty $630.1 million on a $108 million budget. Damon earned handsomely from the film and nabbed a Best Actor Oscar nod, while banking sizable checks for his return as Jason Bourne and an east-west co-production, The Great Wall.

Tom Cruise

$53 million

Tom Cruise

Hollywood's favorite Scientologist banked a big backend paycheck for 2015′s Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, plus upfront fees for a Jack Reacher sequel and Mena. At 53, he still manages to notch action hero roles thanks in no small part to his success as agent Ethan Hunt—the five-part M:I series has grossed nearly $2.8 billion globally.

Johnny Depp

$48 million

Johnny Depp

In May a judge ordered a restraining order against Depp after his then-wife Amber Heard alleged he physically and verbally abused her. The couple reached a $7 million divorce settlement in August. The damning accusations did not impact his earnings during our scoring period—he pocketed an estimated eight figures upfront for the latest Pirates of the Caribbean installment and box office bomb Alice Through the Looking Glass—but his earnings will likely plummet next year.

Ben Affleck

$43 million

Ben Affleck

It may have been panned by critics, but Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gave Affleck the best box office of his career: The movie grossed over $870 million worldwide. The caped crusader earns big from upfront fees and backend profits for the series, helping him pocket his highest annual paycheck yet.

Vin Diesel

$35 million

Vin Diesel

With an upfront paycheck for the latest Diesel-powered installment, Furious 8, plus a sequel to Guardians of The Galaxy, the gravelly-voiced actor joins our list for the third time. A key user of Facebook's "Facebook Live" feature, he has 100 million Facebook fans. "The whole point [of Fast and the Furious] was to diversify Hollywood," Diesel told FORBES in 2015.

Shah Rukh Khan

$33 million

Shah Rukh Khan

Khan continues to rule Bollywood's box office with the lead role in hit Dilwale and many others, earning multimillion-dollar upfront fees and a cut of the back-end for his efforts. He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of.

Robert Downey Jr.

$33 million

Robert Downey Jr.

Last year's highest-paid actor, Downey has had a quieter year with just Captain America: Civil War released in our June 2015 through June 2016 scoring period. His earnings are down 58% from $80 million last year; the majority of his annual paycheck comes from his turn as Iron Man in Marvel's movies. He pads his income with endorsements for Taiwanese smartphone dealer HTC.

Akshay Kumar

$31.5 million

Akshay Kumar

One of Bollywood's busiest leading men, Kumar banked top rupee for three hit films in our scoring period. The action star bolsters his earnings endorsing a wider range of products than most Hollywood shills: Honda motorcycles, a dairy producer and a gold loan company, among others.