Dwayne Johnson ranked highest earning male actor of the year

02:32 PM | 22 Aug, 2019
Dwayne Johnson ranked highest earning male actor of the year

LOS ANGELES - Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock has topped the  Forbes’ list of highest-paid male actors of 2019 Wednesday, as he raked in a total income of $89.4 million over the past year.

The 47-year-old movie star will earn an upfront salary of up to $23.5 million for “Jumanji: Next Level” — making the film his highest paycheck yet — and also commands up to 15% from the first “Jumanji” film which grossed $962.1 million worldwide in 2017.

The Rock takes in $700,000 per episode of HBO show “Ballers” and earns seven figures in royalties from clothing brand Under Armour.

Johnson also took the title of the highest-paid actor in 2016 but he came in second place in 2017 and in 2018.

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Trailing behind Johnson in second place this year was Chris Hemsworth who earned $76.4 million and in third came Robert Downey Jr. who took in $66 million.

Others listed in the top 10 highest-paid actors this year included Akshay Kumar ($65 million), Jackie Chan ($58 million), Bradley Cooper ($57 million), Adam Sandler ($57 million), Chris Evans ($43.5 million), Paul Rudd ($41 million), and Will Smith ($35 million).