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.
Honour: The Rock has raked in the cash in the past year | INSTAGRAM
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.
Want to say two things about this.
I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you.
Waffle House on me!!??? https://t.co/r3UeQYaLmT
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 25, 2016
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