Forbes has unveiled its annual list of biggest earners
Forbes has revealed its list of the top paid actors and actresses of the past 12 months, with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson taking the top spot.
The former wrestler-turned-actor earned $64.5 million (£48.7m) over the past year. As well as taking top spot in the actors category, Johnson ranked 19th in the overall highest-paid celebrities list.
Responding to the feat on Instagram, Johnson wrote, “Receiving news like this will always serve as my anchoring reminder to continue to work even harder.”
He continued, “Greatness is never achieved alone. Surround yourself with hungry, brilliant individuals who not only buy into your philosophy, but who are all willing to work just as hard as you. Power of teamwork.”
“The wolf is always scratchin’ at the door” was the first thing I said when we found out from @forbes I was officially the world’s highest paid actor. Well, actually the first thing I said was “Aw shit!”, then I said the wolf part. 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. I learned a few invaluable lessons a long time ago that can help all of you guys out there succeed at whatever it is you’re doing. Greatness is never achieved alone. Surround yourself with hungry, brilliant individuals who not only buy into your philosophy, but who are all willing to work just as hard as you. Power of teamwork. 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. I will now jump in my pick up truck, go to work and figure out whether or not I need psychiatric therapy for this damn wolf that’s become my best friend. #Celeb100 #SevenBucksProductions #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #1WolfOnThePlanet
Other names in the list include Jackie Chan, Matt Damon, Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp. Jennifer Lawrence was named as the top-paid actress.
See the full Top 10 beneath.
1. Dwayne Johnson
2. Jackie Chan
3. Matt Damon
4. Tom Cruise
5. Johnny Depp
6. Jennifer Lawrence
7. Ben Affleck
8. Sofia Vergara
9. Vin Diesel
10. Robert Downey Jr