Johnson’s 2016 income was double that of the previous year, when he earned $31 million and was ranked No. 11 on the Forbes annual list of the highest-paid actors in the world (see list below).
This year, The Rock bested Jackie Chan, who came in at No. 2 with $61 million, and “Jason Bourne” star Matt Damon, who earned $55 million.
Forbes Top 10 Highest-Paid Actors, 2016 1. Dwayne Johnson: $64.5 million
2. Jackie Chan: $61 million
3. Matt Damon: $55 million
4. Tom Cruise — $53 million
5. Johnny Depp — $48 million
6. Ben Affleck — $43 million
7. Vin Diesel — $35 million
8. Shah Rukh Khan — $33 million
9. Robert Downey Jr. — $33 million
10. Akshay Kumar — $31.5 million.
Dwayne, 44, responded to the barrage of congrats he received from fellow celebrities by tweeting: “I started w/$7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you. Waffle House on me!”
Earlier this year, Johnson was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine.
The strapping 6-foot-5 Rock, who started his career as a pro wrestler, earned $5.5 million for his first role in the 2002 film “The Scorpion King.”
By 2011, Johnson’s salary had ballooned to $32 million for the action flick “Fast Five.” Johnson next stars opposite Vin Diesel in “Fast 8,” the eighth installment of the blockbuster Fast and the Furious franchise.
The Rock, whose net worth reportedly tops $125 million, attributed his success to hard work, determination and persistence.
“Think back five years ago and think about where you are today,” he said in The Rock: The Epic Journey of Dwayne Johnson. “Then think ahead 5 years about what you want to accomplish. And be unstoppable.”
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