On Tuesday, Forbes released their annual list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and Jennifer Lawrence was on top for the second year in a row. JLaw reportedly made $46 million in movie deals and endorsements. Forbes released the list of the world’s highest-paid actors today, and joining JLaw on the top of the “I’m Getting Paid, Bitches!” pile is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. When The Rock isn’t starting maybe-fake fights with his co-stars on Instagram, he’s getting richer and richer. $18.5 million richer than JLaw in fact.
Apparently making movies about fast cars with Vin Diesel and yelling at Kevin Hart is a really lucrative gig. Forbes says that The Rock made $64.5 million this year. The Rock knocked Robert Downey Jr. and his Iron Man millions off the top spot from last year by getting paid a lot for Central Intelligence, Fast 8, and that Baywatch movie. That’s pretty good for someone who started out in a pair of black spandex underwear screaming about jabronis and the smell of his cooking.
Vin Diesel also made the list with $35 million. Vin needs to use some of those millions to build a proper recording studio. His bank account has proven that there’s no excuse for why his sensual internet videos look like low-budget 2am phone sex commercials. The full list is here, but this is the top 10.
1. The Rock – $64.5 million
2. Jackie Chan – $61 million
3. Matt Damon – $55 million
4. Tom Cruise – $53 million
5. Johnny Depp – $48 million
6. Ben Affleck – $43 million
7. Vin Diesel – $35 million
8. (tie) Robert Downey Jr., Shah Rukh Khan – $33 million
10. (tie) Brad Pitt, Akshay Kumar – $31.5 million
I’m sure there’s a lot of people who are looking at that $64.5 million and cursing themselves for ditching high school wrestling practice for shotgunning beers behind the gymnasium. But if it makes you feel any better, just remember that there’s probably not much left of The Rock’s $64.5 million after he goes grocery shopping.
Forbes doesn’t give a breakdown of who paid The Rock exactly how much, but it sounds like he made all his money from movies. Jennifer Lawrence needs to tap The Rock’s manager on the shoulder and let them know The Rock could be pulling in a whole lot more money if he got into that paid endorsement game. How in the hell is The Rock not the official spokesman for baby oil or tight-in-the-arms t-shirts? At the very least get the guy a deal with Pepto-Bismol. There’s no way you can chase a pile of pancakes with a plate of steak and eggs without getting a massive case of gut rot.