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Dwayne Johnson Is Hollywood's Highest Earning Actor

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Dwayne Johnson Is Hollywood's Highest Earning Actor

Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson has been named as Hollywood's highest earning actor for the second year running.

According to a report in Forbes, between 1 June 2019 and 1 June 2020 Johnson, 48, made $87.5m (£67m).

His earnings were boosted by his upcoming Netflix movie Red Notice and his Under Armour clothing range.

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Second on the list was Ryan Reynolds, who earned $71.5m (£54,792,952), while Mark Wahlberg was third with $58m (£44,451,490).

Ben Affleck is fourth earning $55m (£42m), while Vin Diesel was the fifth highest earning pulling in $54m (£41m).

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar was sixth earning $48.5m (£37m) and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda came in seventh earning $45.5m (£35m).

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The Fresh Prince himself Will Smith was eighth on the list with earnings of $44.5m (£34m), followed by Adam Sandler who picked up $41 (£31m). Rounding out the top ten was Jackie Chan who reportedly netted $40m (£30.6m).

Johnson's earnings were just slightly below what he picked up last year, with Forbes reporting that he earned $89.4 million (£68.5m) from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019.

Johnson and Reynolds are set to star in Red Notice alongside Gal Gadot,

According to reports, Johnson picked up a huge $20 million (£15.37m) for his role, while writer and director Rawson Thurber was given a six-figure deal.

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When the news was announced, Johnson said: "Netflix has illustrated that they are the perfect partners to accomplish this goal.

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"I admire the ambition of Netflix to become one of the biggest movie studios in the world. Their original content generates critical acclaim and invites full collaboration on every level of production.

"Their unbridled enthusiasm for Red Notice is equally matched by their commitment to entertaining audiences on an international scale.

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"The fun we're gonna have making Red Notice, but more importantly - the fun the worldwide audience will have watching it in 190+ countries - all at the same moment."

The movie is set to land on the streaming service later this year.

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Earlier this year, it was revealed that Johnson had knocked Kylie Jenner into second place to become the highest paid Instagram user.

Hopper HQ's Instagram Rich List reported that his earnings on the site have jumped by 15 percent since last year and revealed that he can earn a whopping $1 million per post.

According to the site, he can earn $1,015,000 (£825,000) by sending out a single sponsored post to his followers. Not bad, eh?

Kylie Jenner, on the other hand, gets $986,000 (£802,000) - down 22 percent from last year.

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Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity

Claire Reid
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