With $68m, Mark Wahlberg the highest paid actor of 2017

Mark Wahlberg is the World's Highest Paid Actor

In the a year ago, Wahlberg starred in films such as Transformers: The Last Knight, Deepwater Horizon, and is set to appear in the forthcoming Daddy's Home 2.

The "Fast and Furious" star earned $50 million more than a year ago for his performance in "Baywatch" and in the upcoming film "Jumanji".

The top-10 men continue to earn more than female stars with men earning $488.5 million compared with just $172.5 million earned by female leads.

Forbes explained that there are more action-packed roles for men than there are for women.

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Forbes' newly-released figures about the highest-paid men in Hollywood have once again shone a light on the disparity in pay between male and female stars.

Mark Wahlberg has come a long way since his days as a rapper and underwear model.




"La La Land" star Emma Stone was last week named 2017's highest paid actress.

Mark Wahlberg has officially stolen his former "Pain & Gain" costar's spot as the highest-paid actor in Hollywood.

The Boston native, who's career started as a hip-hop artist, grossed $68 million this year in earnings.

Lawrence's 18 million pounds fell short of her earnings in previous years, when she won an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook and earned 35 million pounds. Unexpectedly, Adam Sandler and Jackie Chan hit the fourth and fifth spot with $50.5 and $49 million in earnings, respectively.

Yet, the actor of Fast and Furious has not spared its efforts and has even done better than past year, affecting 500 000 dollars, for a total of 65 million dollars in revenue.

She noted these movies are often the ones making the most money, as well as the ones most likely to generate sequels where the actors can aggressively negotiate.

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