Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson nearly doubled his 2015 earning thanks to roles in the Fast and Furious franchise, San Andreas and Central Intelligence

By Jodi Guglielmi
Updated August 25, 2016 11:10 AM
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Move over, Iron Man, because The Rock is in town.

Dwayne Johnson has been named the world’s highest-paid actor by Forbes, knocking off three-time list topper Robert Downey Jr.

The actor pulled in an impressive $64.5 million thanks to his roles in the Fast and Furious franchise, San Andreas and Central Intelligence, along with his HBO series Ballers – nearly doubling his 2015 earnings.

Johnson reacted to his new title on Twitter, stressing how hard work really can pay off.

“Want to say two things about this.I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you,” he wrote.

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Jackie Chan followed close behind Johnson, earning an estimated $61 million for the year, while reigning champ Downey Jr. slid down to the eighth spot, tying with Shah Rukh Khan with $33 million.

Rounding out the top five are regular list members including Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp, earning $53 and $48 million respectively.