Take a look at the below list of Top 10 most famous, richest and Biggest Entertainers of Hollywood 2017. America is full of Hollywood hopefuls. People leave their small town homes every year in search of stardom. They want to be a part of it all. The glitz, the glamor, the fame, the popularity. However, once they reach Hollywood what they most often find is that getting your first major break is much harder than they imagined. It’s indeed a fact that most Hollywood hopefuls fail to ever reach the pinnacle of success they thought they would obtain. To make this list you had to beat the odds. You had to get your big break and then take it to the realm of superstardom. The celebrities on this list are undoubtedly some of the most successful and popular stars in Hollywood.
List of Top 10 Biggest Entertainers of Hollywood 2017
10. Bradley Cooper
Most well known for his role as Phil Wenneck in “The Hangover”, “The Hangover II”, and “The Hangover III”, films that have grossed over $1 billion combined at the box office. Cooper has been named as one of the sexiest men alive by People Magazine. The actor also held rank as one of the highest-paid actors in the world from 2013 to 2015, earning $28 million, $46 million, and $41.5 million, respectively. In 2016 Cooper will make his directorial debut in a remake of the film “A Star is Born”. He will also star in the movie alongside Lady Gaga.
9. Chris Hemsworth
Born in Australia, this Hollywood heartthrob is most well known for his role of Thor in a slew of Marvel films which include “Thor” (2011), “The Avengers” (2012), “Thor: The Dark World” (2013), and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015). Most recently he played the role of Kevin in a 2016 “Ghostbusters” reboot. What’s next for Hemsworth? “Thor: Ragnarok” set to be released in 2017.
8. Cameron Diaz
Diaz got her first taste of stardom in 1994 in “The Mask” starring alongside funnyman Jim Carrey. She went on to star in “Charlie’s Angels”, “There’s Something About Mary” and as the voice of Princess Fiona in the ultra-popular “Shrek” animated films. Diaz has appeared in over 40 movies, many of them blockbuster successes. In fact, in 2015, the U.S. domestic box office grosses of Diaz’s films totaled over $3 billion in the U.S, with worldwide earnings surpassing $7 billion, making her the highest-grossing U.S. domestic box office actress in the world at the time.
7. Leonardo DiCaprio
Nearly his entire career Leonardo DiCaprio has been a notable star in Hollywood. Some would even say that his popularity is unmatched. His first box office breakout success was the 1997 film “Titanic”. The film has grossed over $2 billion worldwide, becoming the second movie to do so at the time. Most recently DiCaprio has appeared in “The Wolf of Wall Street”, and “The Revenant”. The latter won DiCaprio his first Academy Award for Best Actor.
6. Robert Downey Jr.
This Hollywood leading man has seen both the ups and downs of Hollywood superstardom. His career has included breakout success in his youth, followed by a dark period of substance abuse and legal troubles, then a resurgence of commercial success in middle age. Since 2012 Downey has steadily topped the Forbes list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, most recently hitting the list at number nine with $33 million in earnings in 2016-2017. Downey is most famous for the role of Tony Stark / Iron Man in the Marvel superhero movies. A role he will reprise in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. He is the one of Top 10 Biggest Entertainers of Hollywood 2017.
5. Melissa McCarthy
This actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer and producer is quickly blossoming into a true Hollywood heavyweight! She first received recognition in the 2011 comedy film “Bridesmaids” where she played the role of Megan Price. Most recently she played the role of Dr. Abigail “Abby” Yates in the 2016 “Ghostbusters” reboot. The film grossed $228 million worldwide on a production budget of $144 million, which made it a box office disappointment. However, that still didn’t stop McCarthy from being one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. In 2016-2017, Forbes named her the world’s second highest-paid actress, earning $33 million. The previous year she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
4. Kevin Hart
Producer, writer, and comedian. Kevin Hart is Hollywood gold right now. In 2016 he had huge roles in “Ride Along 2”, “Secret Intelligence”, “The Secret Life of Pets”, and the stand up comedy film “Kevin Hart: What Now?”. In 2016 Hart raked in over $80 million, which lead to Forbes ranking him as the highest paid comedian in the world, making him the first comedian ever to knock Jerry Seinfeld from the top of the list. How does Hart make all that money? Besides films he tours like a rockstar. Playing stadiums and arenas, his comedy shows gross an average of $1 million at each stop.
3. Scarlett Johansson
Two time winner of Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive” title, Scarlett Johansson is no doubt one of Hollywood’s most popular entertainers. Since 2010, Johansson has played the role of “Black Widow” in a slew of Marvel superhero movies which include, “Iron Man 2” (2010), “Marvel’s The Avengers” (2012), “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015) and “Captain America: Civil War” (2016). As of July 2016, Johansson is the highest-grossing actress of all time in North America, with her films raking in over $3.3 billion domestically. Most of these earnings can be attributed to her appearances in the above Marvel superhero movies.
2. Jennifer Lawrence
Most famous for her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games movies, Jennifer Lawrence remains one of Hollywood’s most popular entertainers. The 26 year old is currently the highest paid actress in the world with her films grossing over $5 billion worldwide. In 2016-2017 she took to the silver screen in the role of “Mystique” in the Marvel superhero film “X-Men: Apocalypse”, a role that she has played in three X-Men movies since 2011.
1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
First gaining national recognition in 1996 under the stage name “Rocky Maivia” the former WWE wrestler Dwayne Johnson has gone on to become a Hollywood leading man. He experienced his first box office success in 2002’s “The Scorpion King”. He went on to star in a slew of Hollywood successes which include “The Fast and Furious” franchise of films. Named by Forbes as the Highest paid actor of 2016, Dwayne Johnson shows no signs of slowing down. In 2017 he is set to star in the 8th installment of “Fast & Furious”. He will also star in a big screen reboot of “Baywatch” and a remake of the 1995 film “Jumanji”. he is known as the most famous, richest and Biggest Entertainers of Hollywood 2017.
These are the Top 10 Biggest Entertainers of Hollywood 2017. What does it take to make this list? It takes a combination of talent, perseverance, hard work, and luck. The celebrities on this list are living out the dream of many aspiring actors, actresses, and comedians. To be one of the most popular stars in Hollywood is undoubtedly a dream shared by many. Some will fail, others will succeed. But one thing is for sure… These are the most popular and Biggest Entertainers of Hollywood 2017!