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Dwayne Johnson named as world’s highest paid actor


Dwayne Johnson has been named as the world’s highest paid actor.

It has been revealed that the former wrestler raked in an estimated $64.5 million in the past year, having starred in blockbuster hit Central Intelligence as well as upcoming films Fast 8 and Baywatch.

The list, released by Forbes, saw Robert Downey Jr knocked out of first place after being named the highest paid actor three years in a row.

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The Rock was clearly delighted with the news, and informed his 10 million followers on Twitter that he started out with just $7 to his name.

“Want to say two things about this. I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you. Waffle House on me!!” he wrote.

The 44-year-old also took the time to tweet his fans, thanking them for their support.

Coming in second on the list was Jackie Chan ($61mill), which was followed by Matt Damon ($55mill), Tom Cruise ($53mill) and Johnny Depp ($48mill).

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence was named as the highest paid actress, having earned $46 million over the past year – which is sure to raise eyebrows in Hollywood.

The issue of male actors being paid significantly more than females has been a hot topic in the film industry as of late – and the latest Forbes list shows that the top five highest paid actors in Hollywood were ALL paid more than the highest paid actress.

Check out the full list below:

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
11. Brad Pitt – $31.5 million
12. Adam Sandler – $30 million
13. Mark Wahlberg – $30 million
14. Salman Kahn – $28.5 million
15. Leonardo DiCaprio – $27 million
16. Chris Pratt – $26 million
17. Will Smith – $20.5 million
18. Amitabh Bachchan – $20 million
19. Matthew McConaughey – $18 million
20. Harrison Ford = $15 million