The 44-year-old former wrestler was ranked number 11 last year, earning some $31 million in the 12 months from June 2014 to June 2015. Photograph: (Getty)
Johnson snatched the title held for three consecutive years by Robert Downey Jr. He is followed by Jackie Chan and Matt Damon
Want to say two things about this.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 25, 2016
I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you.
Waffle House on me!!😂🙌🏾 https://t.co/r3UeQYaLmT
Appreciate U brotha. I've had a good career so far. We all just gotta keep puttin' in that work. https://t.co/VcxYxVIAMd— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 25, 2016
The disparity is sure to stoke an ongoing debate in Hollywood about the industry's gender pay gap.
The world's 10 highest-paid actors made a combined $456.5 million, according to Forbes, compared to the $205 million earned by the top 10 actresses.