#7 Lin-Manuel Miranda, $45.5 million
Miranda made it to the list for the first time after Disney shelled out $75 million in 2020 to obtain the worldwide movie rights to the original Broadway production of Hamilton, which he produced, wrote, composed, and starred in.
A portion of his earnings also came from his voice role in the Disney animated series DuckTales and his role as Lee Scoresby on HBO’s fantasy drama His Dark Materials. He also received income from writing and co-performing the song Lido Hey for 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Though Broadway has remained closed since the pandemic hit the U.S. last March, Miranda is about to receive another huge paycheck when the film adaptation of his stage musical In the Heights opened in theaters this coming June.