14 July 2016
Forbes has declared former professional wrestler and actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the world’s highest paid actor.
According to Forbes, the actor has taken home 64.5 million dollars since June 2015, landing him at No. 19 on its list of the world’s 100 highest paid stars.
The reason for this as reported by The Guardian is that ‘The Rock’s’ films are always massive multimillion dollar hits. An example is ‘San Andreas’ which fell just shy of making half a billion at the box office.
The ‘Central Intelligence’ actor himself took to Instagram to share the exciting news with his fans, saying: “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…”
"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