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Dwayne Johnson Grateful After Forbes Names Him Highest Paid Actor

Forbes has named Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, the world's highest paid actor.

He may not always be make the A-list but Johnson was the highest-paid actor of the past year, earning $64.5 million to beat out the likes of Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck and Robert Downey Jr.

His 'Central Intelligence' co-star Kevin Hart is actually No. 6 on the list with $87.5 million. However, since much of those earnings come from his comedy tours, Johnson is the highest paid "actor", defined as someone who primarily makes his bank in movies, on the Celebrity 100 list.

Over the past year, Johnson has been just about everywhere with 'Furious 7', 'San Andreas', 'Central Intelligence', HBO's 'Ballers' and that isn't slowing down with him starring in the upcoming 'Baywatch', 'Fast 8' and even 'Jumanji'.

In a message posted to his social media, Johnson credited his fear of the "wolf" that's always out to get him for his success.

"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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July 15, 2016 |

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