The highest paid actors in the world

Did your favorite TV and movie stars make the list?

#7 Lin-Manuel Miranda, $45.5 million

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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.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”