Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Celebrates Being the Highest-Paid Actor: ‘I’m the Dude Who Started With $7 Bucks’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is thankful.

According to Forbes, the actor brought home $124 million from June 2017 to June 2018, nearly doubling the $65 million he posted on 2017’s list.

Now, he ranks 5th overall on 2018’s Celebrity 100, and though he is described as the “Hollywood’s highest-paid actor”, he earned less than George Clooney who made No. 2 on the list. And it is thanks to the $700 million Clooney made from selling his tequila company, Casamigos, to British liquor company Diageo.

The Rock’s major earnings of $124 million came from acting.

Reacting to this milestone, The Rock looked back on how far he has come. “I work extremely hard but never anticipated (in my wildest dreams) I’d become the highest paid actor in Forbes’ history,” he wrote on his Instagram.

Adding, “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’m the dude who started w/ $7bucks. I’m grateful to the bone and hungry to the core. ”

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