Forbes Names The Rock The Highest-Paid Actor On The Planet

Above: The Rock is the highest-paid actor in the world
Above: The Rock is the highest-paid actor in the world

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared some pretty big news on Wednesday afternoon. The Rock revealed that Forbes has named him the highest paid actor in the world in 2016, 15 years after he landed his first big role in The Mummy Returns.

Looks like giving up on that pro wrestling career was the right call.

“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 Rock ranked 19th on Forbes’ list of the top 100 highest-paid celebrities over the last 12 months with an income of $64.5 million, and that number should rise with the upcoming release of Disney’s Moana and four other major movies that are scheduled for release in 2017.

Other celebs topping Forbes annual list? Taylor Swift, One Direction, Dr. Phil, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin Hart and LeBron James.

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