DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON has topped Forbes.com’s annual list of ‘The Highest Paid Actors in World.’ He raked in $64.5 million over the past 12 months.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. had been #1 in each of the past three years. This year, he’s tied for eighth. But you can save your sympathy, he still raked in $33 million.
The list also includes FOREIGN actors. JACKIE CHAN finished at #2 for the second straight year, and several Bollywood actors also made the cut.
Here’s the Top 20:
1. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, $64.5 million
2. Jackie Chan, $61 million . . . mostly from the Chinese box office, obviously.
3. Matt Damon, $55 million
4. Tom Cruise, $53 million
5. Johnny Depp, $48 million . . . that doesn’t include the $7 million he lost in his divorce settlement with Amber Heard.
6. Ben Affleck, $43 million
7. Vin Diesel, $35 million
8. A tie between Robert Downey Jr. and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, with $33 million each
10. A tie between Brad Pitt and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, with $31.5 million each
12. A tie between Adam Sandler and Mark Wahlberg, with $30 million each
14. Bollywood actor Salman Khan, $28.5 million
15. Leonardo DiCaprio, $27 million
16. Chris Pratt, $26 million
17. Will Smith, $20.5 million
18. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, $20 million
19. Matthew McConaughey, $18 million
20. Harrison Ford, $15 million
The actors who dropped off the list this year include: Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill, Liam Neeson, Chris Hemsworth, and Seth Rogen.
(You can revisit the highest paid actresses list, here.)
Remember the Nicolas Cage movie “It Could Happen To You”, where he wins the lottery and shares the money with a waitress he just met? This is like the opposite . . .
A woman in southwestern China named Yuan Li separated from her husband last year, after she caught him cheating on her with an ex-girlfriend. (We don’t know how old she is, but she looks like she’s in her early 40’s.)
Then without talking to her about it, he filed for divorce in February, and demanded she sign the forms immediately. Which she did, because they were about $40,000 in debt, and he offered to take on all of it.
But what she didn’t know was that he’d just hit the LOTTERY for $725,000. And he waited until the day after their divorce went through to cash in the ticket. She only found out about it when a friend called to congratulate her.
Her husband claims the fact that he waited until after the divorce was just a coincidence, and he wasn’t trying to hide the money from her.
But she ended up suing him, and a judge just ordered him to give her $180,000 from his winnings. It’s not clear if he still has to cover all the debt too.
(South China Morning Post / Independent)
26-year-old Ellanora Baidoo of Brooklyn, New York has been trying to get a divorce from her husband for YEARS. His name is Victor Blood-Dzraku. They haven’t lived together since 2011 . . . and she has no idea where he is.
And that’s been a big problem, since her lawyers can’t serve him with divorce papers if they can’t find him. Even their private investigators couldn’t track him down.
But Victor IS active on Facebook. So Ellanora went to court and asked if she could be the first person EVER to serve divorce papers over Facebook.
A judge just granted them permission last week, and they sent him the papers in a Facebook message. So far, he hasn’t responded.
The judge told them to try two more times . . . and if he STILL doesn’t acknowledge it, the divorce will be official anyway.
So we’re like two legal cases away from being able to get divorced just by switching your relationship status on Facebook.
(New York Daily News)