DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON has topped Forbes.com’s annual list of ‘The Highest Paid Actors in World.’ He raked in $64.5 million over the past 12 months.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. had been #1 in each of the past three years. This year, he’s tied for eighth. But you can save your sympathy, he still raked in $33 million.
The list also includes FOREIGN actors. JACKIE CHAN finished at #2 for the second straight year, and several Bollywood actors also made the cut.
Here’s the Top 20:
1. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, $64.5 million
2. Jackie Chan, $61 million . . . mostly from the Chinese box office, obviously.
3. Matt Damon, $55 million
4. Tom Cruise, $53 million
5. Johnny Depp, $48 million . . . that doesn’t include the $7 million he lost in his divorce settlement with Amber Heard.
6. Ben Affleck, $43 million
7. Vin Diesel, $35 million
8. A tie between Robert Downey Jr. and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, with $33 million each
10. A tie between Brad Pitt and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, with $31.5 million each
12. A tie between Adam Sandler and Mark Wahlberg, with $30 million each
14. Bollywood actor Salman Khan, $28.5 million
15. Leonardo DiCaprio, $27 million
16. Chris Pratt, $26 million
17. Will Smith, $20.5 million
18. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, $20 million
19. Matthew McConaughey, $18 million
20. Harrison Ford, $15 million
The actors who dropped off the list this year include: Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill, Liam Neeson, Chris Hemsworth, and Seth Rogen.
(You can revisit the highest paid actresses list, here.)
It’s April Fools’ Day! And if you want to pull a prank at your office today, there’s still time. Here are five April Fools’ office pranks that require little or no preparation.
- Cover their stuff in sticky notes. Get a few coworkers together and cover someone’s cubicle with Post-It Notes. Or, if you don’t have time before they get to work, sneak out to the parking lot and do it to their CAR.
- Rubber band their office phone. Get a few rubber bands and wrap them around their office phone so they can’t pick it up when it rings.
- Hang a sign on the “new” voice-activated copier. Chances are, people have seen this one before and won’t fall for it. But if they do, the results are totally worth it.
- Kill their mouse. Unplug their mouse from the back of their computer or take the batteries out. Then once you’ve had a good laugh, let them in on it so they can actually, you know, WORK.
- Mayonnaise the doughnuts. We don’t endorse the “messing with food” type of April Fools’ Day prank, but if you’re a heartless jerk, this one’s for you. Buy a dozen regular, glazed doughnuts and spread some mayo on the top as frosting. Then offer one to a victim of your choice, or leave the box in the breakroom.
There’s one thing that’s consistent at every office around the world: When someone puts FREE FOOD in the kitchen, people devour it like they’ve never eaten before, and might never eat again.
So some psychologists looked at WHY office workers lust for free food. Here are the three main reasons . . .
- It goes back to our prehistoric days. There’s a deep, biological instinct in us to grab food when it’s available. Because if we don’t, we might starve. It’s also why we can’t resist the free samples at the grocery store.
- We spend our entire lives learning to grab free food that other people are after. It’s why we try to get as much candy as we can on Halloween, or out of a piñata, and why we make sure we’re first in line to get a piece of birthday cake.If you’ve ever missed out on the food in one of those situations, something clicks, and tells you to NEVER let it happen again.
- It’s a good bonding experience. Eating with someone builds trust, so it’s a good chance to develop better relationships with your coworkers.
If you’re wondering why your coworkers never share their sweet, delicious turds of office gossip with you, maybe this is it.
A new study out of University College London found the secret to getting people to tell you secrets is . . . to get them LAUGHING.
Once you make your coworkers laugh, they’ll almost immediately open up to you . . . and makes them FAR more likely to share a secret.
And it gets better: If you’re REALLY making them laugh, you’ll disarm them so much that they won’t even realize they’re sharing stuff with you they probably shouldn’t.
On the other hand . . . someone might try using this on YOU, to get you to rat. So now that you know, be vigilant and never laugh at work again.
How much do you know about the people you work with . . . and how much do they know about YOU? According to a new survey, 11% of us know something that could get another employee FIRED.
Here are seven more results from the survey . . .
- 62% of us have overheard someone complain about another employee.
- 53% have eavesdropped on a conversation.
- 35% have overheard their boss talking about layoffs or firing someone.
- 22% have overheard a conversation about someone’s salary.
- 20% have overheard someone talking about an office romance.
- 18% have heard a coworker lie to their boss.
- 11% have heard someone intentionally sabotaging another employee.