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Hollywood can be a deceiving place.
From the outside, you’d think that someone with major exposure would also be raking in the dough.
But it’s not until you look at their checkbook that you really get an idea of what they’re actually earning.
The Hollywood Reporter has released the top salaries of 2016, and from movie star (yes, it’s The Rock), to show runner, to craft services, they have revealed who is actually making top dollar in their field.
Check out who are the biggest earners below:
Movie Star: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Salary: $19 million
2016 project: “Jumanji”
Director: Christopher Nolan
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Salary: $20 million
2016 project: “Dunkirk”
Nolan will also earn 20% box-office gross of “Dunkirk.”
Producer: Scott Rudin
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Salary: $2.5 million upfront, plus a percentage of box office.
TV Star: Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons
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Salary: $1 million an episode for each
2016 project: “The Big Bang Theory”
Digital Star: Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie)
Salary: $15 million
2016 projects: “Scare PewDiePie,” personal YouTube channel
Screenwriter: Simon Kinberg
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Salary: $8 million, plus $350,000 a week on rewrites.
2016 projects: “X-Men: Apocalypse”
Newscaster: Matt Lauer
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Salary: $25 million
2016 project: “Today Show”
Bill O’Reilly (“The O’Reilly Factor”) – $20 million Robin Roberts (“Good Morning America”) – $18 million Megyn Kelly (“The Kelly File”) – $10 million
Studio Chief: Stacey Snider
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Salary (estimate): $5 million*
*The above figure is the base salary of studio chiefs like Disney’s Alan Horn, Fox’s Stacey Snider, and Sony’s Tom Rothman. Stocks and bonuses can easily double or triple compensation, but those are tied in part to box-office performance.
CEO: Leslie Moonves (CBS)
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Salary: $56.8 million
Show runner: Vince Gilligan
Salary: $50,000 an episode
2016 project: “Better Call Saul”
Agent: WME-IMG’s Ari Emanuel and CAA’s Richard Lovett
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Salary: $10 million +
Salary: $65,000 ($38.26 an hour, assumes a 40-hour workweek with no overtime during the course of a 10-month working year).
Top earners in other jobs …
- 20th Century Fox
Animator: $105,000 a yearAssistant: $30,000 a yearBoom Operator: $80,000 a year ($47 an hour) Makeup Artist: $79,500 a year ($46.22 an hour)