According to Forbes, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is the highest paid actor of the year. The wrestler-turned-actor earned a mouth-watering amount of $124 million in a year. The superstar used social media to announce the news as he said that his business philosophy has helped him to achieve the target.
Wow unexpected news.
I don’t have a Harvard MBA, but my business philosophy has been sharpened over time and thru failure. I have one boss I serve and connect with – the world and the people in it. I’m the dude who started w/ $7bucks. I’m awestruck ($124M) grateful & hungry. https://t.co/0VWSn5YU6N
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 17, 2018
His earning was justified with the fact that last year he starred in Baywatch, Welcome to the Jungle, and The Fate of the Furious. This year he appeared in “Skyscraper” and “Rampage” and the movies are already hitting the cinemas all over the world.
Other than that his show “Ballers,” is also helping him make few more bucks. And the amount of time he spends in the gym is admirable as well. This is not the first time that Forbes put him in the top position in highest paid actors. Back in 2016, he was also placed at number 1 position in the list of highest paid actors. And in 2017, Dwayne was placed second just behind Mark Wahlberg.
While making the list, Forbes calculated the year from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, and the experts said that presence of the Rock on social media helped him a lot in getting more popularity and hence more income.
While giving an interview to the Forbes, he said that to get the publicity nowadays, social media is the ideal tool. He further said that by using social media he has developed an equity with the fans all over the world and when he delivers something to them, there is a value in that.
According to the reports, Johnson earned less than George Clooney, a Hollywood star who hasn’t appeared in a movie this year. Clooney earned most from the sales of his company Casamigos. And another source of income was his appearance in Nespresso advertisements.
Forbes calculated the earnings which are related to acting and it was reported that the Rock earned twice to what he earned last year. Forbes reported that he earned $65 million last year. Other than Dwayne, the other four that made it to the list include boxer Floyd Mayweather who earned £215m, then came George Clooney who earned £180m, after that Kylie Jenner came and the reality star earned £125.5m and in the last was Judge Judy Sheindlin who earned £110m.
🙏🏾 I work extremely hard but never anticipated (in my wildest dreams) I’d become the highest paid actor in Forbes’ history. I don’t have a Harvard MBA, but my business philosophy and acumen has been sharpened over time and thru failure. My goal when I was wrestling in flea markets for $40bucks per match (well before the bright lights of the @wwe) is still the exact same goal I have today – ALWAYS put my AUDIENCE FIRST. I have one boss – the world. Send you home happy, and I’ve done my job. I’m the dude who started w/ $7bucks. I’m grateful to the bone and hungry to the core. #MakingForbesHistory #AudienceFirstPhilosophy #FleaMarketDreams #HardestWorkerInTheRoom
Forbes is keeping an eye on the actors earning from last 20 years and in those years no one has earned as much as what Johnson earned this year. Nine times out of ten, his movies are Hollywood hits and that’s why he is earning so much.
Another thing that contributed to the success of Dwayne was his social media attachment with his fans. According to a report, he has 58 million Facebook followers, 13 million Twitter followers, and 108 million Instagram followers. He remains active on all the social media platforms and shares every news of his movies on the web.
When the superstar arrived in Florida back in 1995, he had just $7 in his pocket and n-w he is the most financially stable actor on the earth, thanks to his determination and hard work. That’s why Johnson named his company Seven Bucks Productions. It looks like this man is not coming slow this time too as he is filming in Fast and Furious and The Jungle Cruise. In 2019, Johnson will also appear in “Red Notice.”
Johnson has asked his fans over the years to smell what he is cooking and it seems that he is smelling a lot – dollar bills. While posting the news on Instagram, the star said that he worked really hard but never thought that he would make up to that list. He further said that he is not a Harvard degree holder but he owes his success to his awareness and sharp business philosophy. He said that his goal was $40bucks per match when he was wrestling and he has the exact same goal today but he always puts his audience first.