Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is the Highest Paid Actor in the World :- While he has packed on a volumetric amount of size to play Hobbs in the 8th series of Fast & Furious Movie, we’re not just addressing about the size of his guns.
Dwayne Johnson actually and financially is the biggest man in movies. The WWE wrestling superstar has secured more than any other Hollywood heavyweight over the past 1 year.
The Central Intelligence actor earned an eye-watering $64.5m from June to June, according to the Forbes Rich List. That’s much more than Tom Cruise ($53m), also more than Matt Damon ($55m) and even more than Jackie Chan ($63m).
Nevertheless his serious financial muscle, which made him leading in the top 20 highest earning stars of 2016, The Rock has remained incredibly meek.
He posted an Instagram reaction to the column of his enormous earnings.
“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
The Rock has transmuted himself into one of the world’s biggest box office draws. His quaking disaster flick almost hauled in half a billion dollars.
It has been an incredibly hectic year for the 44-year-old who has filmed the new sequence of Ballers, emerged in the remake of 90s classic Jumanji, emerged alongside Zach Efron in the all new Baywatch and is currently shooting the latest chapter of the Fast & Furious franchise.
Taylor Swift came out top with $170m, followed by One Direction who banked $110m. Other music grand-earners were Adele $85m and Madonna $76.5m.
Football Titans Cristiano Ronaldo ($88m) and Lionel Messi ($81.5m) came fourth and eighth on the panel respectively and other sports players like NBA LeBron James $77m and Roger Federer $68m did alright for themselves too.