By Lisa Stanley

Earlier this week Forbes Magazine gave us their list for the ‘highest paid actress in the world’ and topping that list for the second year in a row, was Jennifer Lawrence.

Now Forbes gives us the ‘highest paid actor’ and for the first time, “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson has dislodged Ironman from the top of the list. The Rock earned $64.5 million last year thanks to his roles in the Fast and Furious franchise and San Andreas.

Coming in right behind The Rock is Jackie Chan, he earned $61 million. In the third place on the highest paid actor list, Matt “off the precious meter” Damon earned $55 million last year. Fourth place on the list Tom Cruise, he earned $53 million while Johnny Depp took fifth place earning $48 million.

Rounding off the top ten, sixth place Ben Affleck with $43 million, seventh spot belongs to Vin Diesel he earned $35 million last year. Eighth place is a tie between Robert Downey Jr and Shah Rukh Khan, both men earned $33 million last year and the number ten spot belongs to Akshay Kumar with $31.5 million.

The Rock says, “Receiving news like this will always serve as my anchoring reminder to continue to work even harder.”  He goes on to say he was broke at 23 and offers this advice, “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.”


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