Make it rain, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!
On Wednesday, Forbes released its list of the highest-paid actors in 2019, and the Hobbs & Shaw star came in at number one!
Per the publication, between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019, the former professional wrestler raked in a whopping $89.4 million!
Reportedly, the 47-year-old earns $700,000 for each episode of his HBO comedy-drama Ballers, and will collect an upfront salary of up to $23.5 million for his upcoming flick Jumanji: The Next Level — scheduled to be released this December.
He also reportedly receives seven figures in royalties for his line of clothing, shoes, and headphones with athletic brand Under Armour.
Additionally, according to Forbes, the leading man “commands up to 15% of the pool from high-grossing franchise movies including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which had a worldwide box office of $962.1 million.”
See the full top ten list (below):
10. Will Smith
Earnings: $35 million
9. Paul Rudd
Earnings: $41 million
8. Chris Evans
Earnings: $43.5 million
6. Adam Sandler (tie)
Earnings: $57 million
6. Bradley Cooper (tie)
Earnings: $57 million
5. Jackie Chan
Earnings: $58 million
4. Akshay Kumar
Earnings: $65 million
3. Robert Downey Jr.
Earnings: $66 million
2. Chris Hemsworth
Earnings: $76.4 million
1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Earnings: $89.4 million
In 2018, the actor gave a revealing interview to Esquire before the release of his action movie, Skyscraper.
When asked what he inherited from his dad, Johnson responded, “I got his pure determination and will to succeed,” adding:
“My dad is the baddest of badasses – one of the most incredible human beings I know.
He had a tough upbringing – and I mean real tough. His own father died when he was 13 years old, and just a few months later his mum moved her new boyfriend in. At Christmas that year the boyfriend got drunk and started acting up, so my Dad—who was still only 13 at the time—gave him a warning. Unfortunately, he didn’t listen, so, bang! my dad knocked him clean out. Long story short, the cops came and it resulted in him being homeless at just 13.
So, yeah, he’s not a man you mess with.”
The former college football player also admitted his father “was pretty tough” on him growing up, divulging:
“Oh, he was hard. I didn’t get it at the time, but now I know it was out of love.
He would whoop my ass in the gym – and if I got upset he would tell me to go home and cry in front of my mother. He turned me into a man, and I will be eternally grateful for that.”
[Image via Guillermo Proano/Sheri Determan/FayesVision/Nicky Nelson/WENN.]
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