Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Named World’s Highest-Paid Actor

HBO's Ballers (Trailer) Dwayne Johnson

While Taylor Swift reigns above all on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, it’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who has become the highest-paid actor in the world.

The Rock comes in at No. 20 on the Celebrity 100 this year, but ranked No. 1 among all actors on the list. The former WWE superstar raked in an estimated $64.5 million over the past year.

His earnings come from the wildly successful Fast & Furious franchise, as well as 2015’s San Andreas, among others.  Due to his box office success, he’s quickly become Hollywood’s go-to action star.

Next, Johnson is set to star in the upcoming Baywatch remake.

Side note: Kevin Hart ranked higher at No. 6 on the Celebrity 100, above Johnson, but he’s listed under “Comedy”.

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"The wolf is always scratchin' at the door" was the first thing I said when we found out from @forbes I was officially the world's highest paid actor. Well, actually the first thing I said was "Aw shit!", then I said the wolf part. Receiving news like this will always serve as my anchoring reminder to continue to work even harder. We not only want to "embrace the grind", but take the grind to new levels. I learned a few invaluable lessons a long time ago that can help all of you guys out there succeed at whatever it is you're doing. Greatness is never achieved alone. Surround yourself with hungry, brilliant individuals who not only buy into your philosophy, but who are all willing to work just as hard as you. Power of teamwork. And don't ever forget where you came from. I was evicted at 14yrs old and completely broke by 23. Every day I wake up as if that eviction notice is right around the corner waiting for me.. which is why I always say, "the wolf is always scratchin' at the door". He's scratchin' cause he's hungry and never satisfied. We embrace and respect our past (even if it was f*cked up), but we never let it define our future. Let's stay hungry and chase that greatness. I will now jump in my pick up truck, go to work and figure out whether or not I need psychiatric therapy for this damn wolf that's become my best friend. #Celeb100 #SevenBucksProductions #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #1WolfOnThePlanet

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