Dwayne Johnson just seems to be the center of it all these days. With random acts of kindness going viral to his supremely romantic wedding this month, the actor has made headlines again as he tops Forbes list of highest paid actors from June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019.
Forbes magazine reported the actor to be drawing a huge income from the movie Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, in which he starred. The ex-wrestler was reported to have drawn a solid $ 89.4 million from this venture.
Following closely were two stars from the “Avengers:Endgame”, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey.Jr who were reported to have drawn $76.4 million and $66 million respectively.
Also note that these figures are the amounts each actor has drawn without including taxes and other deductions.
This is How Much He Makes
Speaking of deductions and withdrawals. Dwayne Johnson seems to have it going real good for him. The hit star earns almost $700000 from each episode of the HBO series “Ballers”. And like this was not enough, “the Rock” also earns a neat seven figures in royalties from his line of clothings, shoes and headphones with Under Armour.
Previously in 2018, Dwayne Johnson was second on Forbes list following behind George Clooney who actually earned a lump-sum amount from the sale of his tequila company.
Others on the List
Others who featured in Forbes list of highest paid actors were, “Avengers: Endgame” cast members; Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd and Chris Evans. Among which Bradley Cooper’s share of fortune comes from his directorial debit, “A star is Born” in which he starred alongside Lady Gaga.
This was perhaps the best remake of the classic film that has been adapted and remade for every generation in the film era. The actor bagged a whopping $40 million from the film. In fourth place was Bollywood star, Akshay Kumar followed closely by hit martial artist and actor Jackie Chan who collected, $65 million and $58 million respectively.
Talk of the Town
Dwayne seems to have made his way from being a star at pro wrestling to being a start in Hollywood too. ALmost shadowing the figures of Tom cruise and the like of Harrison Ford, looks like this era has seen a new kind of actor rise to the top.
The Twenty-Twenty Norm for A-listers Like Tom Cruise
The usual norm for A-listers in Hollywood is the twenty-twenty rule where an actor like Tom Cruise gets paid 20 million upfront and also collects 20% of the film’s gross profit. Profit as in the pool of fund that is leftover after all the films expenses and bills are paid. These actors get paid so for the huge masses they draw in and looks like Dwayne Johnson just made it to the list now.
It has to be audience first. What does the audience want, and what is the best scenario that we can create that will send them home happy?
-Dwayne Jonhson to Forbes in 2018
Apparently, Dwayne “the rock” Johnson is the type of actor that people love to see on screen now. Well c’mon, the man is an absolute angel with the looks of a war God. Like who is not going to like this guy?
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