News - July 14, 2016

Dwayne Johnson revealed as 2016's highest paid actor in the world
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Dwayne Johnson revealed as 2016's highest paid actor in the world

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has been revealed as the highest paid actor in the world over the last 12 months. 

The actor, who took starring roles in San Andreas, comedy Central Intelligence and the Fast and Furious franhcise, earned $64.5 million over the last year. 

The list of top earners was revealed by Forbes, who put Johnson at 19th place in their list of highest celebrities, taken from across the entertainment industry. 

Jackie Chan was second, with Matt Damon in third, Tom Cruise in fourth and Johnny Depp in fifth. Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, Sofia Vergara, Vin Diesel and Robert Downey Jr made up the rest of the Top 10. 

Johnson confirmed the news on Instagram in a post which you can read in full below:


"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

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The Top 10 Highest Paid Actors are as follows:

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

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