‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson Net Worth: World’s Highest-Paid Actor of 2016

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Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? Well, it might just be money, since he was just christened as the world’s highest paid actor of 2016, by Forbes magazine! For fans of the former wrestler who are searching for terms like, “The Rock net worth,” How rich is the Rock,” “salary,” and “Forbes the Rock,” we’ll tell you everything you want to know about the Rock’s net worth.

Net Worth

So, if you’re wondering how much the 44-year-old Hollywood star is worth, get ready to be taken aback!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson earns a staggering $64.5 million!

He has more than doubled his earnings from last year, thanks to his movie releases in 2015, and advance earnings from upcoming releases in 2016 and 2017. Johnson graced the silver screen in 2015’s buddy comedy with Kevin Hart, Central Intelligence, and will appear in the big-screen reboot of Baywatch, as well as the eighth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise in 2017. He also stars in the HBO series, Ballers.



Johnson displaced three-time list topper Robert Downney Jr. who dropped to the No. 8 spot, earning $33 million for reprising his role as Iron Man Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War. The 6’5” tall superstar has a slew of releases lined up until 2019, including the Disney animated film Moana, Doc Savage, DC’s Shazam, and sequels to San Andreas as well as, Journey. The former WWE star was ranked No. 11 last year with earnings of $31 million.

Coming from a family who struggled to pay rent when he was a teenager, Johnson was thrilled with his new title and took to Twitter and Instagram to share the good news with his fans!

“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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Family and Education

The American-Canadian actor was born in California to Ata and Rocky Johnson, who was also a professional wrestler. Wrestling was surely in The Rock’s blood, since his maternal grandfather was a wrestler and his grandmother was a wrestling promoter. His cousin Savelina Fanene is also a WWE wrestler! He comes from the illustrious Anoa’i wrestling family of legends like his uncles Afa and Sika Anoaʻi (The Wild Samoans) and his cousins, Rodney (Yokozuna) and Solofa (Rikishi), to name a few. Johnson was a promising football player and was granted a full scholarship to the University of Miami. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in criminology and physiology.


Johnson had a brief stint in professional football, joining the Miami Hurricanes’ national championship team, but he was sidelined by an injury. Post-recovery, Johnson played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in 1995, but was cut after only two months. Finally, Johnson made his decision to become a wrestler and his father became his coach. He made his debut in WWF as Rocky Maivia and later proclaimed himself to be “The Rock,” steadily gaining mainstream fame from 1996-2004. With 17 championship reigns, including 10 as a world champion, he is known as the biggest superstar in the history of WWE and the most successful WWE superstar ever! Johnson was the first African-American WWE champion in history, and has won the WWF/E Championship eight times, as well as the WCW/ World Championship twice. He released his autoiography in 2000 titled, The Rock Says… that debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Finished strong and on to the next. That’s an officially wrap on #FastAndFurious8. Thank you to our director @fgarygray for the vision and execution. Thank you UNIVERSAL for being tremendous partners as always, thank you to all my fellow co-stars for the daily effort and grind. Scott Eastwood you handsome sumbitch! Natalie Emmanuel I have a cold Budweiser ready for you and Tyrese Gibson you still have the biggest smile and forehead I’ve ever seen.???? And a huge THANK YOU to our hard working production crew – the backbone of our business. Your kind words meant a lot to me last night – thank you! In the end, we all rallied, as great teams do, kicked ass and will deliver an amazing movie to the world. Proud of our entire FAST FAMILY. And now in two weeks I’ll reunite with ol’ friends Kevin Hart & Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI. *(for the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story). It’s also crazy to me how much me, Kev and Jack look like triplets when we’re together. ????????????????????????. Man this is gonna be FUN. #WheelsUp #ThatsAWrap #FromFastAndFurious #StraightIntoJumanji #BigBrownBaldTattooedMan #DarkChocolateComedicRockStar #BrillaintCrazyCurvyCaucasion #TheseHashtagsAreRidiculous #INeedSleepAndCARBS #ButIWillSettleForTequila

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The Rock first rose to fame with The Scorpion King in 2002, and since then has appeared in numerous movies such as, The Mummy Returns, the Fast & Furious franchise, the Journey franchise, The Game Plan, Be Cool, The Rundown and Get Smart, among others. The 2007 Guiness World Records listed him as the highest-paid actor in the world, for his first Hollywood role with $5.5 million.  Forbes ranked Dwayne Johnson at #25 in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in 2013 and Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.

Yo.. Lots of positive ???????? chatter now on something I should’ve clarified months ago when we announced we were making JUMANJI. This new movie will NOT be a remake or reboot of the original. It will be a CONTINUATION of the awesome JUMANJI adventure 20 years later. As a producer on this movie and someone who loves the original, you have my word we’ll honor the legend of “Alan Parrish” and properly introduce a whole new generation to the fun and crazy JUMANJI universe that so many of us loved and grew up on. Our director Jake Kasdan and lead producer Matt Tohlmach are focused and ready go. They also have no f*cking idea what they’ve gotten themselves into by hiring Me, Kevin Hart and Jack Black aka “The Cray Cray Triplets” as the stars of this movie.???????? Shooting begins in 4 weeks. And on a personal note, it’s such a cool thing for me to bring the production of this movie to Hawaii. The positive ripple effect it has on local businesses and families in terms of creating jobs and additional income makes me very happy. I grew up on the island thru hard times and good times, so it means a lot to this local boy. Hell, I used to steal a Snickers candy bar every day from 7-11 when I walked to the gym as my pre workout meal when I was 14yrs cause I was too broke to buy one. When I return to Hawaii, I will go back to that 7-11 (on Kapiolani Blvd) and finally buy that Snickers bar after all these years. Then I’ll proceed to my psychiatric therapy session cause clearly I’m still messed up over that broke time in my life. #JUMANJI #HAWAII #SonyPictures #SnickersForTheWholeCrew

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Johnson met his future wife Dany Garcia, while attending the University of Miami in 1992. The couple wed in 1997 and have a daughter named Simone Alexandra (15). They divorced in 2007 and subsequently, Johnson began a relationship with Lauren Hashian, the daughter of Sib Hashian, the drummer of rock band, Boston. The happy couple has a daughter named Jasmine, who was born in December 2015.



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