There’s no doubt that 2016 was a terrible year for many people. However, for these 15 actors and actresses, 2016 was a banner year not only for their careers, but also for their bank accounts. They were paid more than any others for their work in 2016, and although not all of it was a critical success, they have at the very least succeeded in getting their names out there more than ever before. We’ll see on Oscar night which of them is honoured for their work, and which will have to console themselves with their cash to compensate for their empty hands.
15. Fan Bingbing – $17 million
Fan Bingbing joins the list of top earning actors for the first-time last year, and is the only actor who appears primarily in movies made in Hong Kong and China. However, in the last few years she has begun to shift into the Hollywood scene. Undoubtedly her most famous Hollywood role to date was Blink in the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. In 2016, she also appeared in Skiptrace, which was headlined by Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville.