Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Named Forbes Highest Paid Actor For 2019

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is having a great year as he has now been named as the highest paid actor in the world by Forbes.

The 47-year-old movie star who recently got married topped Forbes’ list of highest-paid male actors of 2019, with a total income of $89.4 million over the past year.

He will earn an upfront salary of up to $23.5 million for “Jumanji: Next Level” — making the film his highest paycheck yet — and also commands up to 15% from the first “Jumanji” film which grossed $962.1 million worldwide in 2017.

For his work on the small screen, The Rock takes in $700,000 per episode of HBO show “Ballers” and earns seven figures in royalties from clothing brand Under Armour.

Johnson also took the title of the highest-paid actor in 2016 but he came in second place in 2017 and in 2018.

According to Forbes, behind him in second place this year was Chris Hemsworth who earned $76.4 million and in third came Robert Downey Jr. who took in $66 million.

Others listed in the top 10 highest-paid actors this year includes Akshay Kumar – $65 million, Jackie Chan – $58 million, Bradley Cooper – $57 million, Adam Sandler – $57 million, Chris Evans – $43.5 million, Paul Rudd – $41 million, and Will Smith – $35 million.

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