Dwanye ‘The Rock’ Johnson Tops the list of World’s Highest-Paid Actor in 2016

According to Forbes, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson elbowed out reigning top-ranked Robert Downey Jr. to become the world’s highest-paid actor–and scored his biggest ever annual paycheck in the process.
Johnson’s $64.5 million payday more than doubled his 2015 earnings, making him this year’s biggest dollar gainer. The erstwhile wrestler’s millions came from upfront fees for movies including Central Intelligence and Fast 8, as well as the forthcoming Baywatch in which he’s set to play Mitch Buchannon.
A staple of the Fast and Furious franchise, the stellar box office performance of his recent films (including 2015’s hit San Andreas) have seen his quotes skyrocket.
He bested second-ranked Jackie Chan ($61 million), who mints money with movies in China, and Matt Damon, who tallied $55 million largely off the success of The Martian to boost his earnings 120% year over year.
See the list of top 20 world’s highest-paid actors in 2016
1. Dwayne Johnson
$64.5 million
2. Jackie Chan
$61 million
3. Matt Damon
$55 million
4. Tom Cruise
$53 million
5. Johnny Depp
$48 million
6. Ben Affleck
$43 million
7. Vin Diesel
$35 million
8. Shah Rukh Khan
$33 million
8. Robert Downey Jr
$33 million
10. Akshay Kumar
$31.5 million
11. Brad Pitt
$31.5 million
12. Adam Sandler
$30 million
12. Mark Wahlberg
$30 million
14. Salman Khan
$28.5 million
15. Leonardo Dicaprio
$27 million
16. Chris Pratt
$26 million
17. Will Smith
$20.5 million
18. Amitabh Bachchan
$20 million
19. Mathew McConaughey
$18 million
20. Harrison Ford
$15 million

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