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Tequila’s on me: Dwayne thanks fans on being named world’s highest-paid actor

hollywood Updated: Aug 28, 2016 15:47 IST
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Johnson is the highest-paid actor with a fast and furious income of $64.5 million, according to Forbes magazine. (AP)

Actor Dwayne Johnson has thanked his fans for their wishes after being named the world’s highest-paid actor by Forbes magazine.

The 44-year-old San Andreas star shared a picture of himself on Instagram and said it will always push him to work even harder in life.

“Somewhere along this crazy road I learned (often times the hard way) the most important things I can do is be authentic, trust my gut, be the hardest worker in the room, celebrate the mistakes, be a grateful man and always remember that it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.

“Thank you guys for everything. Tequila’s on me. Let’s get to work,” he wrote.

Johnson, also known as The Rock, elbowed out reigning Downey Jr to become the world’s highest-paid, grossing USD 64.5 million, and scored his biggest ever annual paycheck in the process.

The erstwhile wrestler’s millions came from upfront fees for movies including Central Intelligence and Fast 8, as well as the forthcoming Baywatch.

He bested second-ranked Jackie Chan (USD 61 million), who mints money with movies in China, and Matt Damon (third), who tallied USD 55 million largely off the success of The Martian.

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