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By Damilola Faustino

Dwayne Johnson is now the highest paid actor in history. According to Forbes, the wrestler turned international movie star earned $124 million last year. That’s nearly double the truly impressive $65 million he brought in the year before.

Actor Johnson poses on his star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles

Johnson took to Instagram to acknowledge the achievement. He wrote: “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.”

Forbes has been tracking the grosses of Hollywood actors for 20 years. In that time, nobody has ever made as much as Dwayne Johnson in a single year. Dwayne Johnson started with just $7 in his wallet when he dropped from the Canadian Football League in 1995. He has even named his production company ‘$7 Bucks Production’ to remember his humble beginnings always.

His movie ‘Skyscraper’ is out in cinemas and other than films he also has HBO series ‘Ballers’ coming up. He has over 108 million followers on Instagram, 13 million Twitter followers and 58 million followers on Facebook.

Recall that Johnson, also known as The Rock, also got his Hollywood walk of fame star in December 2017. It’s onto greater heights for Dwayne Johnson!

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