The 10 highest-paid actors and actresses in 2023

Forbes Reveals Top-Earning Hollywood Stars of 2023

The American film industry continues to churn out massive revenues annually, reflected in the eye-popping salaries of its biggest stars. Forbes magazine recently unveiled its list of the highest-paid actors and actresses for the entirety of 2023, with comedian Adam Sandler taking the top spot by a landslide.

Sandler’s meteoric rise to the summit was fueled by his starring roles in hits like Murder Mystery 2, You’re not invited to my bat mitzvah!, and Leo, all of which saw immense success on the Netflix platform. This stellar performance translated to a staggering $73 million in earnings from his films alone, with a whopping $97 million in total gross over the course of 365 days.

Rounding out the top three were Australian sensation Margot Robbie, propelled by her role in the highly anticipated Barbie film, which she both starred in and produced, and Hollywood stalwart Tom Cruise, reprising his iconic role as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. Robbie raked in $59 million ($78 million gross), while Cruise secured $45 million ($53 million gross).

Here’s the complete list:

  1. Adam Sandler – $73 million ($97 million gross)
  2. Margot Robbie – $59 million ($78 million gross)
  3. Tom Cruise – $45 million ($53 million gross)
  4. Ryan Gosling – $43 million ($50 million gross)
  5. Matt Damon – $43 million ($50 million gross)
  6. Jennifer Aniston – $42 million ($56 million gross)
  7. Leonardo DiCaprio – $41 million ($48 million gross)
  8. Jason Statham – $41 million ($48 million gross)
  9. Ben Affleck – $38 million ($45 million gross)
  10. Denzel Washington – $24 million ($28 million gross)

These figures underscore the immense earning potential within the film industry, showcasing the financial prowess of its top talents.