This Is How Much The Rock Earned To Become The World’s Highest Paid Actor
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been in absolute beast mode recently, and I don’t just mean down the gym.
He’s recently released the massive Central Intelligence with pal Kevin Hart, he’s smack bang in the middle of filming Fast and Furious 8, he’s about to become the second ever wrestling pro to make it onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame and to top it all off, he’s just been named by Forbes as the highest-paid actor in the entire world.
Yes, I don’t just mean like comedy actor or wrestler turned actor, I mean this guy – who was once completely broke – is now paid more than the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks…
He posted the below on his Instagram account:
“The wolf is always scratchin’ at the door” was the first thing I said when we found out from @forbes I was officially the world’s highest paid actor. Well, actually the first thing I said was “Aw shit!”, then I said the wolf part. Receiving news like this will always serve as my anchoring reminder to continue to work even harder. We not only want to “embrace the grind”, but take the grind to new levels. I learned a few invaluable lessons a long time ago that can help all of you guys out there succeed at whatever it is you’re doing. Greatness is never achieved alone. Surround yourself with hungry, brilliant individuals who not only buy into your philosophy, but who are all willing to work just as hard as you. Power of teamwork. And don’t ever forget where you came from. I was evicted at 14yrs old and completely broke by 23. Every day I wake up as if that eviction notice is right around the corner waiting for me.. which is why I always say, “the wolf is always scratchin’ at the door”. He’s scratchin’ cause he’s hungry and never satisfied. We embrace and respect our past (even if it was f*cked up), but we never let it define our future. Let’s stay hungry and chase that greatness. I will now jump in my pick up truck, go to work and figure out whether or not I need psychiatric therapy for this damn wolf that’s become my best friend. #Celeb100 #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #1WolfOnThePlanet
A photo posted by therock (@therock) on Jul 13, 2016 at 6:18am PDT
Not sure how I feel about the #1WolfOnThePlanet thing, and I can’t quite work out whether he’s referring to himself as his best friend but hey, he’s a nice guy so good on him. Oh, and how much cash are we talking? He clocked up $64.5 million just in the past 12 months… mental.
He’s got a long way to go though if he wants to catch up with Taylor Swift, who raked in $170 million dollars this year.
Hmm Tayne Swison would be quite the power couple.
Check out Dwayne doing the whole “acting” thing when we met him a few months ago;