Published on August 27th, 2016 | by Pro Wrestling Stories0
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Becomes Highest Paid Actor in Hollywood
Author: JP Zarka
From the squared circle to Hollywood, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has proven to truly be The Great One.
According to a release by Forbes on Thursday, Johnson is now the world’s highest-paid actor, edging out Robert Downey Jr. for the top earning spot for the first time. He has been circling close to this position for the past few years, but this is the first time his earnings have surpassed that of everyone else in the business.
Johnson’s $64.5 million earned has more than doubled his 2015 earnings, making him this year’s biggest dollar gainer. The semi-retired professional wrestler’s millions (AND MILLIONS) came from movies including Central Intelligence and Fast 8, as well as the upcoming film Baywatch where he’s set to play Mitch Buchannon. Having recently become an essential part of the Fast and Furious franchise alongside the phenomenal box office performance of his recent films (including 2015’s hit San Andreas) have seen his earnings jump dramatically. This also takes into account his earnings from TV as well as other promotional endorsements he’s been involved with.
In response to this news, Johnson hit Twitter offering Waffle House to all his fans:
Those days are long behind him now and it comes to show that hard work, dedication and putting boots to asses sure pays off. We could not be more proud of The Rock‘s success outside of the ring.