Leonardo DiCaprio Named World's Highest Paid Actor

August 2, 2011 By:
Leonardo DiCaprio Named World's Highest Paid Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio has been named the world's highest paid actor. And he’s worth every penny. The ‘Inception’ star topped the Forbes List of Highest Paid Actors for 2010, earning more than $77 million dollars!

'Inception' and 'Shutter Island' made nearly $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office in 2010, and Forbes magazine says in addition to upfront fees of around $15 million for each film, Leo also picked up a share of the profits.

Despite starring in the year’s biggest grossing film, Johnny Depp still came in at a far second with $50 million dollars. But than again, 50 mil is 50 mil. I’ll happily come in second for that.

He made $50 mil thanks to the success of 'Alice In Wonderland', which made $1.024 billion at the box office, as well as 'The Tourist', which bombed in the states but proved an international success taking $278 million worldwide.

Third placed on the list was Adam Sandler, who made $40 million, closely followed by Will Smith and Tom Hanks with $36 million and $35 million respectively.

Forbes magazine's list of highest paid actors for financial year 2010, top five:

1. Leonardo DiCaprio ($77 million)
2. Johnny Depp ($50 million)
3. Adam Sandler ($40 million)
4. Will Smith ($36 million)
5. Tom Hanks ($35 million)