7. Paul Rudd – Avengers: Endgame/Ant-Man and the Wasp
A lot of people were surprised when Paul Rudd appeared on the list of highest-paid actors in the world back in 2019, probably because he’s such a relatable and down to earth guy that felt out of place in among the typical A-list names.
However, he did take top billing Ant-Man and the Wasp and play a pivotal role in Avengers: Endgame within the space of nine months, which turned out to be a financial bonanza based on his profit participation that totaled $41 million.
The Ant-Man sequel raked in $622 million and Endgame brought in more than four times that amount, so you can completely understand why Rudd looks so happy all the time, when the MCU’s smallest hero is walking away with gigantic paydays.