The Rock is making some serious bank as he becomes the world's highest paid actor
Dwayne Johnson is a man that's known by many different monikers. Throughout his wrestling career, he was called Flex Kavana, Rocky Maivia, The People's Champion, The Brahma Bull, The Great One and The Most Eeeeeelectrifying Man in Sports Entertainment, to name but a few.
The star of Ballers, San Andreas and the upcoming Fast 8 has a new title to add to his collection though after Forbes announced that he's the highest paid actor of 2016. You don't say!?!?
Johnson’s $64.5 million payday was nearly double what he earned in 2015, making him this year’s biggest dollar gainer. Films such as Central Intelligence and San Andreas have helped him reach the top and with the upcoming Fast 8, Baywatch and Moana on his slate, we think his reign at the top might continue.
Also high on the list were Jackie Chan ($61 million),Matt Damon, ($55 million), Tom Cruise ($53 million) and Johnny Depp ( $48 million). The top 10 is completed by Brad Pitt and Akshay Kumar (both tied on $31.5m), Robert Downey Jr ($33m), Shah Rukh Khan ($33m), Vin Diesel ($35m) and Ben Affleck ($43m).
These figures are based on data from Nielsen, BoxOffice Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with agents, managers and lawyers.
Congrats to The Rock, he must be thrilled.