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I Am Rich Legend – Smith tops Forbes poll

Posted in How much???, Top Dollar News by Jim McMillan on July 25, 2008

He played a penniless salesman in The Pursuit of Happyness, but Will Smith is the highest paid actor in Hollywood, according to a new study. US business bible Forbes reveals Smith earned $80 million between June 1st 2007 and June 1st this year to head the poll, with Johnny Depp in second with a $72 million haul.

Smith’s recent science-fiction film I Am Legend took $76.5 million in its opening weekend, recording the biggest December opening of all time, bettering the $72.6 million start recorded by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

That means, with the success of the recent Hancock, he has become the first actor ever to have eight consecutive films earn more than $100 million (£50 million) at the box office. Shrek co-stars Eddie Murphy and Mike Myers were ranked in third, with $55 million, while another Shreker, Cameron Diaz, was judged to be the best paid actress, having earned $50 million in the 12-month period.

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  1. Tom Humes said, on July 25, 2008 at 2:08 pm

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  2. Jim McMillan said, on August 3, 2008 at 11:04 am

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