Dwayne Johnson highest-paid actor for 2019

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Dwayne Johnson has had one astoundingly good year. The action movie star was named the highest-paid actor in the world by Forbes. This is a based on a breakdown of his earnings from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019. Over that year, the 47-year-old actor has raked in $89.4 million.

Johnson brought in that massive total from a number of lucrative films including  Skyscraper,  Fighting With My Family, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and his upcoming Disney film, Jungle Cruise, for which he’ll be making $23.5 million. He also earns $700,000 per episode for HBO’s Ballers and has seven-figure deals with brands like Under Armour. The figures are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry sources.

Johnson has practically been a fixture on the magazine’s highest earners list for almost a decade and this isn’t the first time he has claimed the top spot. In 2016, the former pro wrestler took first place with $64.5 million and he’s been in second place the last two years.

Filling out the top five list is Chris Hemsworth ($76.4 million) in second place, fellow Marvel star Robert Downey Jr. ($66 million) in third place, Canadian-Indian actor Akshay Kumar ($65 million) taking fourth place and finally Jackie Chan ($58 million).

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