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Forbes Release 2017 List Of 20 Highest Paid Actors

Money markers in the movie industry. Mark Wahlberg soared to the top of the world's highest paid actors on an annual Forbes magazine list that highlighted a huge disparity between male and female Hollywood stars.

Wahlberg, 46, earned an estimated $68 million in 2017 thanks to his pay days for movies - Daddy's Home 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight, according to the Forbes ranking.

The rapper-turned-actor knocked 2016 leader Dwayne The Rock Johnson into second place, with estimated 2017 earnings of $65 million.

Vin Diesel came in at number three with
 $54.5m for films such as xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and Marvel's hit sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.


Number four went to Adam Sandler with $50.5m because he has a lucrative deal with Netflix.

And Jackie Chan grabbed the fifth spit with $49m. He makes film-after-film in China.

Forbes estimates earnings, before taxes and management fees, from movies, TV and commercial endorsements.

The Life of the Top 20:
1. Mark Wahlberg ($68m)
2. The Rock ($65m)
3. Vin Diesel ($54.5m)
4. Adam Sandler ($50.5m)
5. Jackie Chan ($49m)
6. Robert Downey Jr ($48m)
7. Tom Cruise ($43m)
8. Shah Rukh Khan ($38m)
9. Salman Khan ($37m)
10. Akshay Kumar ($35.5m)
11. Chris Hemsworth ($31.5m)
12. Tom Hanks ($31m)
13. Samuel L Jackson ($30.5m)
14. Ryan Gosling ($29m)
15. Ryan Reynolds ($21.5m)
16. Matt Damon ($21m)
17. Jeremy Renner ($19m)
18. Chris Evans ($18m)
19. Chris Pratt ($17m)
20. Mark Ruffalo ($13m)