The Rock made more money this year than any actor ever

Dwayne Johnson, as he's known on his financial reports, was the highest paid actor on the recent Forbes list of celebrity earners for 2018.

He came in at the number 5 spot behind the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Kylie Jenner, and George Clooney, but those stars used their various business ventures to amass their annual take.

Forbes declared that Johnson's $124 million 2018 income from his movies and Ballers HBO series was the largest ever recorded for acting in the 20 years the publication has tracked celebrity earnings.

Unsurprisingly, Johnson took to Instagram to commemorate the news, echoing his typical refrain of thankfulness for his success and his commitment to hard work.

The Rock's social media presence is reportedly one of the key reasons he makes so much money for his blockbuster films, which can net him up to $25 million per role. He tacks on an extra "seven-figure social media fee" to each of his movie contracts, according to Forbes, which means that all of his tweets and Instagram videos aren't just a way to keep fans in the loop - they're an extra stream of income.

That $124 million is a huge sum, but that's just the 2018 contribution to Johnson's massive fortune.

His net worth, built up over a nearly 25-year career of wrestling and acting, is larger, estimated to total $220 million according to Forbes, meanwhile, estimates his net worth to be "closer to $165 million."

Whatever the actual number, it's still, like the man himself exceedingly large. With a packed film schedule with movies like Jumanji 2 and even more collaborations with brands like Under Armour, that total will only get bigger.

Not bad for a guy who started with just seven bucks to his name.


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