Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson ends Robert Downey Jr.'s reign as highest paid actor in the world

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is World's Highest Paid Movie Star

Dwayne Johnson's nonstop work ethic is paying off — literally.

The Rock is now the world's highest paid actor, according to Forbes, who estimate his earnings for the last year at a staggering $64.5 million, taking down three time list-topper Robert Downey Jr., who slipped into ninth place on this year's annual ranking with $33 million.

Johnson ranked number 11 last year with around $31 million, meaning he has more than doubled his earnings. This is due in large part to the success of movies like "San Andreas," "Central Intelligence," his HBO series "Ballers," and his fee for the upcoming "Baywatch" movie.

He also launched his own lifestyle brand, Project Rock, that includes an endorsement deal with Under Armour and his own app, The Rock Clock.

Jackie Chan once again ranked number two with $61 million. Despite the fact Chan hasn't had a hit a movie in the United States in years, he continues to rake in money thanks to the burgeoning Chinese box office.

Harrison Ford also made the cut this year, coming in at number 20 with $15 million. Ford appeared in the blockbuster hit "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," reprising his iconic role of Han Solo.

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Check out the full list below.

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Highest paid actors in the world

20. Harrison Ford = $15,000,00


19. Matthew McConaughey = $18,000,000 

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18. Amitabh Bachchan = $20,000,000

(Photo credit SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

17. Will Smith = $20,500,000


16. Chris Pratt = $26,000,000


15. Leonardo Dicaprio = $27,000,000


14. Salman Kahn = $28,500,000

(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)

13. Mark Wahlberg = $30,000,000

(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

12. Adam Sandler = $30,000,000

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

11. Brad Pitt = $31,500,000

(REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

10. Akshay Kumar = $31,500,000

(AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade )

9. Robert Downey Jr = $33,000,000

(REUTERS/Toby Melville)

8. Shah Rukh Khan = $33,000,000

(REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

7. Vin Diesel = $35,000,000

(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

6. Ben Affleck = $43,000,000

(REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

5. Johnny Depp = $48,000,000

(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

4. Tom Cruise = $53,000,000

(REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

3. Matt Damon = $55,000,000

(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

2. Jackie Chan = $61,000,000

(REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo)

1. Dwayne Johnson = $64,500,00

(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)


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