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The Rock Is The World's HIghest-Paid Actor

Dwayne Johnson has the most earnings of any actor in Hollywood.


"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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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is now the world's highest paid actor, according to Forbes. The magazine published their annual "The World's Highest-Paid Celebrities" list, with The Rock being ranked the "highest paid actor," and nabbing the 19th highest paid celebrity overall for his earnings from 2015-2016. With $64.5 million in earnings from his roles in films such as 'San Andreas' and the 'Furious 7,' The Rock beat out Robert Downey, Jr., who earned $33 million in 2015-2016 and was the "highest-paid actor" on the previous year's list.

The Rock talked about his surprise and gratitude for his achievement on Instagram above, stating that, "receiving news like this will always serve as my anchoring reminder to continue to work even harder."

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