The former WWE star and Actor, is now sitting comfortably at the top of the list with a $64.5 million paycheck.
The Hollywood star shared a the news on Instagram with the caption:
”Somewhere along this crazy road i learned (often times the hard way) the most important thing i can do is be authentic, trust my guts, be the hardest worker in the room, celebrate the mistakes, be a grateful man and always remember that it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
Thank you guys for everything. Tequila’s on me.”
According to Forbes, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson elbowed out reigning top-ranked Robert Downey Jr. to become the world’s highest-paid actor–and scored his biggest ever annual paycheck in the process. Johnson’s $64.5 million payday more than doubled his 2015 earnings, making him this year’s biggest dollar gainer. The erstwhile wrestler’s millions and millions came from upfront fees for movies including Central Intelligence and Fast 8, as well as the forthcoming Baywatch in which he’s set to play Mitch Buchannon. A staple of the Fast and Furious franchise, the stellar box office performance of his recent films (including 2015’s hit San Andreas) have seen his quotes skyrocket.
Credits: Forbes, Instagram