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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is officially the world’s highest-paid actor

The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson is now officially the highest paid actor in the world, according to the recently published Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016 list.

hollywood Updated: Jul 14, 2016 16:52 IST
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?

The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson is now officially the highest paid actor in the world, according to the recently published Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016 list.

Johnson, who has starred in a number of top-grossing films in recent years, has brought in a total of $64.5 million dollar-earnings in the 15 years since his silver screen debut in The Mummy Returns, reports the Independent.

However, he is ranked 19th on Forbes’ coveted list, on which he first appeared in 2012.

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In an announcement on Instagram, the Baywatch actor said, “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.”

"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 #SevenBucksProductions #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #1WolfOnThePlanet

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The 44-year-old professional wrestler-turned-actor has starred in seven films that have grossed more than $100 million since he first appeared in the fifth instalment of the Fast and the Furious saga in 2011.

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The news of Johnson’s global top-earning status comes days before the premiere of the second season of the HBO series Ballers, produced by Seven Bucks Productions, the production company he founded with partner and former-wife Dany Garcia.

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