‘The Rock’ on a roll as highest-paid actor
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson elbowed aside Robert Downey Jr. to become the highest-paid actor, with a fast and furious income of $64.5 million, according to Forbes magazine.
The former wrestler beat out Jackie Chan, who took in $61 million, and Matt Damon, who earned $55 million. The rest of the top five on the list, released Thursday, included Tom Cruise with $53 million and Johnny Depp with $48 million.
It was a big year for Johnson, who earned upfront salaries for “Central Intelligence,” “Fast 8” and “Baywatch,” and the success of his film “San Andreas” also saw his net worth skyrocket.
The top guys make more money than the top ladies. Forbes’ list of the highest-paid actresses, also released this week, put Jennifer Lawrence on top with $46 million, Melissa McCarthy with $33 million and Scarlett Johansson with $25 million.
All the data are from between June 1, 2015, and June 1, before fees and taxes.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson earned $64.5 million to top Jackie Chan in Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors.