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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson No Longer World’s Highest-Paid Actor

Shelby Chau / August 25, 2017

When you’re on top, it’s pretty hard to stay on top, and when there’s nothing left to look up to, the only way to go next is down. I mean, just ask Jennifer Lawrence. So what about her male counterpart? Unfortunately, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has suffered a similar fate and he’s no longer the World’s Highest-Paid Actor.


On Forbes’ list of world’s highest-paid male stars, Mark Wahlberg has now taken over top spot with before-tax earnings of $68 million in the last 12 months. “The Rock” didn’t fall too far though, and he sits in second place with just $3 million less at around $64.5 million. It’s a shame that Transformers: The Last Knight performed terribly – but Wahlberg probably doesn’t care since his fixed fees boosted him to the top of the highest-paid list for the year. Johnson will probably make more than his $64.5 million from 2016 with roles in films such as Baywatch and the Jumanji reboot, just to name a few.



In third spot was Vin Diesel, one of the many star’s alongside The Rock in The Fate of the Furious, with $54.5 million. At number 4 was Adam Sandler who made nice sum of $50.5 million thanks to his lucrative Netflix deal. Rounding out the top 5 was Jackie Chan with $49 million as continues to see success overseas.


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