Recently, Forbes released the annual list of the highest paid actors world wide. Though we know that these actors make a lot of money, it’s still shocking to see exactly how much more. We’re not even exaggerating when we say that these actors make more in a year, than most will make in a lifetime. So who are these highly paid actors? Most you probably already know, others you’ve probably never heard off. Either way, it’s still impressive to witness the sheer amount of money, one individual can make in a year. So without further fuss, here are 25 World’s Highest Paid Actors in 2015 Whose Annual Salaries Will Blow You Away.
Russell Crowe, $18 million
Born in New Zealand, Russell Crowe is most famous for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator. Last year, Crowe, who is also a successful film producer and musician, acted in Noah (directed by Aronofsky) and The Water Diviner (directed by himself).
Chow Yun-fat, $18 million
Commonly known as Chow Yun-fat, Donald Chow Yun-fat is a popular Hong Kong actor. He mainly plays in dramatic films and has won three Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor and two Golden Horse Awards for Best Actor in Taiwan. In 2014, Chow was the second-highest earning actor in Hong Kong.
Liam Neeson, $19.5 million
Born in Northern Ireland in 1952, Liam Neeson has starred in numerous films including Excalibur, Schindler’s List, The Bounty, Star Wars Episode I, Love Actually, several Batman films etc. In 2014, Neeson made an appearance in seven films (e.g. the Nut Job or A Walk Among The Tombstones) that earned him almost $20 million.
Ben Affleck, $19.5 million
A popular American actor, film director, screenwriter and producer, Ben Affleck gained fame when he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997). He has starred in several high-profile films including Armageddon (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Changing Lanes (2002). His most recent endeavor is currently the role of Batman in the upcoming movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Hugh Jackman, $23 million
Born in 1968, Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor and producer. Best known for his roles in the X-Men film series, action-horror film Van Helsing (2004), magic-themed drama The Prestige (2006), epic historical romantic drama Australia (2008) and the thriller Prisoners (2013), Jackman made $23 million last year.