The Rock Earned A Staggering Amount Of Money In The Last Year

by : UNILAD on : 15 Jul 2016 16:32
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Sure, The Rock is one of the most gigantic men in Hollywood, but now it’s been proven that it’s not only his muscles that are huge, but his (no, not that either…) financial intake is pretty massive too.


So now Dwayne Johnson is literally the biggest man, both physically and financially, in movies this year – apparently raking in more cash than any other actor on the face of the Earth in the past 12 months, reports The Independent.

Dwayne is currently spending his days getting even hencher in the run up to his appearance as Hobbs in Fast & Furious 8 – and it must be some serious muscle motivation knowing he’s bagged $64.5 million (£49m) in the past year alone.

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According to Forbes, Matt Damon pocketed $55m (£42m), Tom Cruise snapped up $53m (£40m) (but then probably handed half of it to his mates in the Church of Scientology), while Jackie Chan picked up a tasty $63m (£48) – which poses the question, what the fuck has Jackie Chan been doing in the last 12 months and how has he made that much dough?


Rush Hour 2 must have some serious royalty game.


Personally, I have absolutely no idea what I’d do with that amount of cash. I’d like to maybe buy every single ticket to a really important football match and watch it on my own in the stadium in silence.

Unfortunately, The Rock didn’t choose to celebrate his monetary gains the way I described dreamily above – instead he took to Instagram and posted a screenshot from Forbes accompanied with a story about his struggles in life and how he fought against them to become the best.

He wrote:

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.


This is just another reason as to of why The Rock is one of the world’s finest treasures.

Topics: Film and TV


The Independent
  1. The Independent

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is now the highest paid actor in the world