Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson named world’s highest-paid actor for second year

Tom Butler
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 10: Dwayne Johnson attends a Hand and Footprint ceremony honoring Kevin Hart at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 10, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images)
Dwayne Johnson attends a Hand and Footprint ceremony honoring Kevin Hart at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 10, 2019. (Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been named the highest-paid actor for the second year running.

The Jumanji: The Next Level star, 48, pocketed £66.8 million in a year beating out stars such as Ryan Reynolds and Ben Affleck, according to Forbes’ annual list.

Johnson was also named the highest-paid actor in 2016 but had to settle for second place in 2017 and 2018.

According to Forbes, he collected about £18 million for his role as an Interpol agent hunting an art thief in upcoming Netflix original film Red Notice.

Reynolds takes second place with £54.6 million after making more than £15.3 million apiece on Netflix films Six Underground and Red Notice.

Red Notice will resume filming in September after it was shut down by the cornonavirus pandemic in March.

Mark Wahlberg is at three with £44.3 million while Affleck is a four with £42 million.

Read more: Ryan Reynolds shares first look at Red Notice

The Fast And Furious star Vin Diesel follows just behind with £41.3 million.

Akshay Kumar is the list’s only Bollywood star with £37.1 million.

MUMBAI, INDIA - AUGUST 10: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar poses with Indian flag for Independence Day shoot, on August 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Aalok Soni/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - AUGUST 10: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar poses with Indian flag for Independence Day shoot, on August 10, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Aalok Soni/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

He is currently working on his first TV series, titled The End, with Amazon Prime.

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda sits at seven with £34.8 million after Disney acquired worldwide film rights to the original Broadway production of the musical.

Will Smith is at eight with £34 million, Adam Sandler is at nine with £31.3 million and Jackie Chan takes 10 with £30.6 million.

Forbes’ earning estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders.

The figures given are before tax and reflect earnings between June 1 2019 and June 1 2020.