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The king of the ring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes,raking (£49m).

The 44-year-old former  wrestler 'Dwayne Johnson' bagging in cash 

Dwayne has increased more than doubled his earnings from last year thanks to his role in the action comedy Central Intelligence, and the important role he played in Fast & Furious racing franchise and the forthcoming Baywatch.

 Dwayne Johnson was ranked number 11 last year, earning some $31m in the 12 months from June 2014 to June 2015.

 He snatched it over from three consecutive winner years by Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr who was relegated to ninth place with earnings of $25m last year.


Dwayne Johnson, who stars in the HBO series Ballers, expressed his delight at his new title.
 He tweeted: "Want to say two things about this. I started w/$7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you. Waffle House on me!!"

Jackie Chan came in second on the list ($61m) followed by Matt Damon ($55m), Tom Cruise ($53m) and Johnny Depp ($48m).

According to Forbes, which compiled the list the amount of Johnson can command has risen sharply after the strong box office performances of his recent films, including the 2015 disaster movie San Andreas,

Johnson expressed his delight at the news, tweeting to his followers that he started out with just seven dollars to his name.

Jackie Chan came in second on the list ($61m) followed by Matt Damon, who enjoyed a big payday after the return of Jason Bourne and the success of The Martian ($55m), Tom Cruise ($53m) and Johnny Depp ($48m) who has been involved in a high profile and costly divorce with Amber Heard.

 The figures though won't do much to silence the complaints that male actors are better paid in Hollywood than their female counterparts. The five highest-paid actors each earned more than the world's highest-paid actress, Jennifer Lawrence, who received $46 million over the same period.

Lawrence has campaigned strongly on the issue and spoke out after a leak of stolen emails from Sony Pictures showed she was paid less than her male co-stars in the movie American Hustle.

Here is the full list:

  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
  9. Robert Downey Jr - $33 million
  10. Akshay Kumar - $31.5 million
  11. Brad Pitt - $31.5 million
  12. Adam Sandler - $30 million
  13. Mark Wahlberg - $30 million
  14. Salman Kahn - $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. Matthew McConaughey - $18 million
  20. Harrison Ford = $15 million
for more on Dwayne Johnson click this forbes list Here


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