Earnings: $75 million
Depp top Forebes 2010 list for his work as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s 3-D update of Alice in Wonderland. The Disney film has grossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, making Depp the only actor to headline two $1 billion films. Depp also landed a big upfront payday for The Tourist. Co-starring Angelina Jolie, the film is a rare case these days of two big stars getting big bucks.
Forbes estimated Johnny’s earnings based from films and endorsements between June 2009 and June 2010 with the help of agents, producers, managers and lawyers.