Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson named highest-paid actor of 2019

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

He's back at the top again! With Hobbs & Shaw in theaters now, Johnson can probably count on a high spot on next year's list as well. The highest-paid actor of 2019 is none other than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who made a whopping $89.4 million this year.

Johnson, the former wrestler once known as The Rock, pulled in $89.4 million from June 2018 to June 2019, the magazine said.

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Chris Hemsworth could be called a Thor loser as he came second after raking-in just under $63 million across the same period, while fellow Marvel actor Robert Downey Jr was hot on his heels with a total pay packet of $54.4 million. Behind them, the top five is rounded out by Bollywood star Akshay Kumar ($65 million) and Jackie Chan ($58 million), whose acting profits are augmented by his own line of movie theaters. Though Bradley Cooper ($57 million) wasn't able to take home an Oscar for A Star Is Born, he did make enough money on it to land at the no. 6 spot along with Netflix superstar Adam Sandler (also $57 million).

Chris Evans and Paul Rudd, two more famous faces from the Marvel universe, also made the cut.

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Captain America star Evans made a hefty $35.8 million across the 12-month period, while Ant-Man actor Rudd was ninth with $33.7 million. George Clooney topped the list of highest-paid actors last year with $239 million because of the sale of his tequila company, Casamigos, but did not make the top 10 this year.

Forbes' earning estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as information from industry insiders. The figures given are gross before tax.

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