Dwayne Johnson world's highest-paid actor: Forbes
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 earned more than double from his roles in the action comedy "Central Intelligence," the eighth installment of the "Fast & Furious" racing franchise and the forthcoming "Baywatch." He was ranked number 11 last year, earning some $31 million in the 12 months from June 2014 to June 2015.
The 44-year-old actor, who stars in the HBO series "Ballers," expressed his delight on Twitter and thanked his fans for their congratulatory tweets
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
Matt Damon came in third on the Forbes list with $55 million, followed by Tom Cruise ($53 million) and Johnny Depp ($48 million).
Topping Forbes's list released earlier this week for highest-paid actresses was Jennifer Lawrence, who earned $46 million - nearly $20 million less than her male counterpart.
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.
Rounding out the top 10 list for actors are:
6. Ben Affleck ($43 million)
7. Vin Diesel ($35 million)
8. Shah Rukh Khan ($33 million)
9. Robert Downey Jr. ($33 million)
10. Akshay Kumar ($31.5 million)
(WION with inputs from AFP)