3. Jim Carey
Do you remember the movie Yes Man? Sure you do. It grossed over $225 million at the box office. But guess how much Jim Carey’s salary was? It was nothing at all! That’s right, the star took no salary and gambled it all to take a cut of the back end profits based on what the film earned. Pretty smart move! We told you how much Yes Man earned so now guess what Jim’s cut was? He took home 36.2% which netted him around $35 million dollars. That’s a pretty sweet payoff if you ask us.