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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is Forbes’ highest-paid male actor

2019-08-22

Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the European Premiere of 'Rampage' on April 11, 2018 in London. (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

His finances are solid as a rock.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been named this year’s highest-paid male actor by Forbes magazine.

Just in time for the new season of “Ballers,” the former professional wrestler turned box-office superstar star raked in an eyebrow-raising $89.4 million between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019 thanks to a lucrative pay formula that includes massive upfront paychecks and a cut of profits on his films.

The “Hobbs & Shaw” actor is also reportedly paid $700,000 per episode for HBO’s “Ballers” and seven figures in royalties for his Under Armour line.

Not bad for someone who was homeless and used to steal steaks from a Nashville grocery story when his family was evicted and forced from their home in Honolulu.

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Johnson, who just wed his second wife in a lavish ceremony over the weekend, is followed on Forbes’ list by two “Avengers: Endgame” stars: Hunky actor Chris Hemsworth is No. 2 with an estimated $76.4 million and former ’80s heartthrob Robert Downey Jr. comes in at No. 3 with $66 million.

“Avengers” actors Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans and Paul Rudd also make the list at numbers 6, 8 and 9, respectively.

Other actors on the top 10 include Jackie Chan, Adam Sandler and Will Smith.

Last year, Johnson was second on the list, behind George Clooney.