Forbes Highest-Paid Actors List! The Surprising Dads Who Made the Most Money (Photos)

who is highest paid actor according to Forbes? via Babble.comI am always shocked when the lists come out like Forbes Highest Paid Actors list, not only because dang, they make a LOT of bank, but some of the men who made the list this year surprised me.

Unlike the woman’s list, most actors are fathers and they make a considerable amount above the top women’s list. There was a good mix of actors and their specialities, but surprisingly many who made this list are more known for their comedy roles then serious ones.

I will admit though, I was surprised by more than half who made the list — the actor in top place is in personal turmoil right now and a few of them are not what I would consider to be in big demand.

Click through to see which celebrity dads made Forbes Highest-Paid Actor list and tell me if you’re as surprised as I am:

  • Mark Wahlberg 1 of 8
    Mark Wahlberg
    Spot On List: # 9
    Paid: $ 27 million
    An actor who can play serious roles, action roles and even comedies, he is one of the most desirable actors with all that talent!
  • Will Smith 2 of 8
    Will Smith
    Spot On List: # 6 (tied)
    Paid: $ 30 million
    Thanks to the summer movie Men In Black 3, Will is once again on the top.
  • Johnny Depp 3 of 8
    Johnny Depp
    Spot On List: #6 (tied)
    Paid: $ 30 million
    It's been a big year for Depp professionally and he always seems to have a movie or two coming out. His personal life has seen better days though.
  • Sasha Baron Cohen 4 of 8
    Sasha Baron Cohen
    Spot On List: #6 (tied)
    Paid: $ 30 million
    Who knew he made so much bank? His funny roles are a hit with the audience!
  • Ben Stiller 5 of 8
    Ben Stiller
    Spot On List: # 5
    Paid: $ 33 million
    Another funny man making the list this year, thanks to his role in the very popular animated movies Madagascar.
  • Dwayne Johnson 6 of 8
    Dwayne Johnson
    Spot On List: # 4
    Paid: $ 36 million
    I was surprised (but happy) to see "The Rock" on this list! Thanks to his role in The Fast and the Furious and his popular To The Centre of the Earth films, his year has been a good one.
  • Adam Sandler 7 of 8
    Adam Sandler
    Spot On List: # 3
    Paid: $ 37 million
    The funny man is not known as the best actor but his movies are always a hit with the public. His highest grossing film to date being Grown Ups
  • Tom Cruise 8 of 8
    Tom Cruise
    Spot On List: # 1
    Paid: $ 75 million
    He is not exactly having the best year personally, but professionally he's at the top of the money game. Thanks to his Mission: Impossible franchise!

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