Dinner is on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The wrestler-turned-actor started out early in his career with just $7 in his pocket, but he has gone on to make $64.5 million this year starring on the big screen.
The “Fast 8” actor earned the top spot among other showbiz heavy hitters featured on Forbes’ annual World’s Highest-Paid Actors list, the financial magazine reported Thursday.
“Want to say two things about this,” Johnson shared on Twitter, reacting to the news. “I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you. Waffle House on me!”
He leads second-ranked Jackie Chan, who earned $61 million, and Matt Damon, who earned the third spot with $55 million.
Johnson’s earnings are more than double what he took in last year, according to Forbes.
Johnson also rakes in dollars through his HBO sports drama, “Ballers,” as well as through his long-term partnership with Under Armour.
Since the announcement in February that he would develop lifestyle and footwear products, the sportswear brand released two bags with The Rock’s branding in March, debuted a commercial in April and unveiled a mobile alarm clock app — Rock Clock — in May.
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EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEAK: It's a good day in footwear. Big s/o to my boy @stephencurry30 for sending me pairs of the new #CurryLux's. Dope color ways in suede and leather. Droppin' Aug 13th! Aaaaand FINALLY.. what the world has been waiting for.. a lil' shoe we'll call #RocksFIYA for now, 'cause you'll chase your greatness in them by the only way we know how.. EARNING IT. Been training in these beasts for a year now so by the time they drop to you at the top of 2017 – you'll know I've given my blood and sweat in them and kept it 💯. And one more thing.. they're slightly aggressive. As alphas are.😉 Blood, sweat and respect. First two we give, last one we earn. #CurryLux #RocksFIYA #GoodDayInFootwear #UnderArmour #BloodSweatAndRespect
Earlier this month, Johnson revealed on Instagram the prototype of his first signature sneaker with the label.
“I’ll train in these prototypes daily for the rest of 2016 improving them,” he explained. “So by the time they drop, they’ll be [100 percent] ready to help you chase that greatness.”
The black high-tops feature embossed treatments, motivational phrases on the upper and yellow accents throughout the design.
The tongue is emblazoned with “Earn it” on one shoe, and the other is stamped with “Blood, sweat and respect.”
Under Armour branding is included around the toe bed, and Johnson’s logo is on the counter.