The highest paid actors in the world

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#9 Adam Sandler, $41 million

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Though Uncut Gems was his only movie to hit theaters in 2019, Sandler still managed to secure a spot in the top 10 ranking, thanks to the hefty $31 million he received from Netflix as part of his four-film, $250 million deal with the streamer that he signed back in 2014. Netflix subscribers reportedly streamed more than 2 billion hours of Sandler, which led the streamer to extend its initial deal with the comedian and his production company Happy Madison Productions to make four additional movies.

Sandler, who shared the sixth spot with Bradley Cooper in 2019’s ranking, recently starred in two Netflix original films: the action-comedy Murder Mystery and the fantasy comedy Hubie Halloween. He also served as a producer on both movies.

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.”