July 14, 2016


Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is the World's Highest-Paid Actor

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has dominated Hollywood over the past few years, and his hard work has lead to a major accomplishment. According to Forbes' Celebrity 100 list, The Rock is officially the highest-paid actor in the world.

The magazine reveals he earned a whopping $64.5 million from June 2015-2016, and landed at No. 19 on the overall list, which crowned Taylor Swift as the top-earning celebrity. The Rock's Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart took the No. 6 spot, but Hart makes more money from his stand-up career than acting.

The Rock posted a touching message on Instagram in response to the news, stating, "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." He continued:

"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."

The Rock has starred in more than 30 films since his lead debut in 2002's The Scorpion King. He is currently promoting upcoming roles in a Clark “Doc” Savage comic adaptationFast 8, the Jumanji remake, a Baywatch remake and Disney's Moana. The guy's pretty busy!