Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is the World’s Highest Paid Actor

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is the World’s Highest Paid Actor


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.)


Ten Sentences That Wouldn't Have Made Any Sense 10 Years Ago

Ten Sentences That Wouldn't Have Made Any Sense 10 Years Ago

2004 doesn’t SEEM like it was that long ago . . . until you realize it was a full DECADE ago.  Here are 10 sentences that wouldn’t have made ANY sense 10 years ago . . .

  1.   “They hacked into the cloud.”
  2.   “I use the hashtag ‘no filter’ on all my photos.”
  3.   “My Internet is down so I can’t watch TV.”
  4.   “When do pumpkin spice lattes come back?”
  5.   “She unfriended me.”
  6.   “I can’t believe I got catfished.”
  7.   “I don’t know who’s a bigger movie star, Robert Downey Jr. or The Rock.”
  8.   “Gas is down to $3.50-a-gallon!”
  9.  “I might get rid of my car thanks to Uber.”
  10.   “He’s making $30,000-a-day posting on YouTube about ‘Minecraft’.”