Mark Wahlberg Edges Out Dwayne Johnson as Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actor

Mark Wahlberg is officially the highest-paid actor in Hollywood.

The actor earned $68 million in the last year thanks to a big payday from “Transformers: The Last Knight” and the upcoming “Daddy’s Home 2,” according to Forbes magazine’s annual list.

Wahlberg beat Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who made $65 million — $50 million more than in 2016. That income came from his work on “Baywatch,” the upcoming “Jumanji” reboot and the HBO show “Ballers.”

Other top earners include Johnson’s “Fate of the Furious” co-star Vin Diesel, who made $54.5 million; Adam Sandler, who brought in $50.5 million thanks to his lucrative deal with Netflix; and Jackie Chan, who made $49 million.

The list also proves that if you want to make it, star in a superhero blockbuster. Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was the biggest percentage gainer on the list, his earnings up 250 percent over last year due to an increase in his fees.

There are a number of newcomers in the top 20 this year, including Ryan Reynolds, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo. Renner and Ruffalo’s spots came from their Marvel paychecks. While the Forbes article doesn’t state what comprises Reynolds’ salary, we can assume a lot of it comes from the massively successful “Deadpool” franchise.

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