Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is The World’s Highest Paid Actor In 2016

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the world’s highest paid actor in 2016.

The 44-year old brought in $64.5 million, more than doubling what he took home last year, knocking Robert Downey Jr. out of first place, according to Forbes’ annual ranking(RELATED: Jennifer Lawrence Is The Highest Paid Actress For Second Year In A Row)

Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson poses with his hands in cement during his hand and footprints ceremony in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre in celebration of his new movie "San Andreas," in Hollywood, California May 19, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

(photo: REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

Johnson’s biggest box office hits that contributed to taking the top spot included “Central Intelligence” and his upcoming films “Fast 8” and “Baywatch.” (RELATED: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Considers Running For Office)

Coming in second place was 62-year-old actor Jackie Chan, who took home $61 million for movies that were released in China. In third was 45-year-old actor Matt Damon, who brought in $55 million for “The Martian.”

Jennifer Lawrence was the top-earning actress, bringing in $46 million in 2016.

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