Actors Who Made A Fortune In Their Movie And TV Roles

Actors are some of the highest paid people on the planet. Certain stars make millions of dollars each year for appearing in a movie or television role because they can usually guarantee a high grossing profit.

If a production company is able to snag stars like George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, it’s expected that their salaries will reach new heights. It should also be noted that there is a big pay gap between the genders with men making almost 10 times more than women. These are some of the richest actors and actresses on the planet.

Ray Romano Gets A Hefty Raise

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It’s not just movie stars who get paid an exuberant amount– top TV actors earn millions, too. Being a lead character on a successful show entitles actors to a higher pay due to them being one of the main reasons fans are tuning in each week to watch.

Ray Romano is probably best known for playing a fictionalized version of himself on Everybody Loves Raymond. This sitcom star earned $1.7 million for every episode after 2003 when producers agreed to boost his salary.