2019 has been a crazy year of movies, and the highest paid Hollywood stars this year have been revealed to be Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson!
This would be the second time Dwayne Johnson has been named the highest paid-actor, with his first time being 2016. The last two years saw him slipping into second place, he truly is such a hardworking actor.
According to an article by Forbes, Dwayne Johnson earned an estimated $89.4 million in the 12-month period from June 1, 2018 to a year later on June 1, 2019, to once again become Hollywood’s highest paid actor. Coming in second place is Chris Hemsworth with an estimated earning of $76.4 million and Robert Downey Jr. in third place with an estimated earning of $66 million.
For the second year in a row, the incredible Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress. She has an earnings estimate of $56 million from June 1 2018 to June 1 2019, which is $15.5 million more than she earned previously in 2018. In second place this year is Sofia Vergara with $44.1 million in earnings and Reese Witherspoon came in third place with $35 million in earnings, right ahead of her Big Little Lies co-star Nicole Kidman who earned $34 million.
As you can probably tell, the highest paid actor in Hollywood made $33.4 million dollars more than the highest paid actress over the course of 12 months (June 2018-June 2019). Scarlett Johansson has previously discussed the wage gap between men and women but she stated that it felt “icky” complaining about her situation as she has been fortunate enough to earn such a high amount of money as an actress.
“There’s something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole,” said Scarlett to Cosmopolitan in 2016. “I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I’m proud to be an actress who’s making as much as many of my male peers at this stage.”
“I think every woman has [been underpaid], but unless I’m addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious,” she added. “It’s part of a larger conversation about feminism in general.”
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