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Fly News: Dwayne Johnson Solidifies Baller Status, Tops Forbes Highest-Paid Actors List

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the epitome of baller!

In a year the actor has gone from No. 11 on the Forbes highest-paid actors list to the very top; outing Robert Downey Jr. from the No. 1 spot with $64.5 million in earnings between June 2015 and June 2016.

Not only did Johnson move up 10 spots on this year’s Forbes list dethroning Downey who nabbed the No. 1 spot three years in a row, he more than doubled his earnings of $31 million from the previous year. Johnson’s raking in the dough from his roles in the Fast & Furious franchise, San Andreas, the HBO series Ballers, and Baywatch. 

 

Upon learning of the news Johnson tweeted the following message,

“Want to say two things about this. I started w/$7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you. Waffle House on me!”

The Ballers star is followed by Jackie Chan with $61 million, Matt Damon with $55 million, Tom Cruise with $53 million, and Johnny Depp with $48 million; which rounds off the top five.You can check out Johnson’s tweet and Forbes complete highest-paid actors list below.  

Forbes Highest-Paid Actors of 2016
1. Dwayne Johnson — $64,500,00
2. Jackie Chan — $61,000,000
3. Matt Damon — $55,000,000
4. Tom Cruise — $53,000,000
5. Johnny Depp — $48,000,000
6. Ben Affleck — $43,000,000
7. Vin Diesel — $35,000,000
8. Shah Rukh Khan — $33,000,000
9. Robert Downey Jr. — $33,000,000
10. Akshay Kumar — $31,500,000
11. Brad Pitt — $31,500,000
12. Adam Sandler — $30,000,000
13. Mark Wahlberg — $30,000,000
14. Salman Kahn — $28,500,000
15. Leonardo Dicaprio — $27,000,000
16. Chris Pratt — $26,000,000
17. Will Smith — $20,500,000
18. Amitabh Bachchan — $20,000,000
19. Matthew McConaughey — $18,000,000
20. Harrison Ford — $15,000,00