7. Rin Tin Tin
Weekly Earnings: $6,000 (equivalent to about $82,000 in today’s standards)
Rescued right from the battlefield during World War I, Rin Tin Tin was a German Shepherd, originally named Rinty, by the soldier who rescued him. Rin Tin Tin starred in 26 movies throughout his career. In fact, he likely saved Warner Brothers studios from bankruptcy, due to his popularity. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, and he actually received the most votes. However, the Academy Awards can only be given to humans. Rin Tin Tin made approximately $6000 per week. Today, that would amount to about $82,000 per week.