American-Canadian actor and retired professional wrestler, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been confirmed by Forbes to be the highest paid actor of the year 2020.
According to Forbes, 48-year-old Dwayne Johnson ranked in an eye-popping $87.5 million for the 12 months leading up to June 1.
The Rock is said to have made $23.5 million from Netflix for his role in ‘Red Notice’, a yet-to-be-released movie. He also secured another huge payday with his successful Under Armour apparel line called Project Rock.
Johnson entered Hollywood and the film industry, becoming a star initially through his wrestling popularity and noted work ethic.
Over his acting career, he has become one of the highest paid and most successful actors .
He began his acting career on television while wrestling.
In his first television acting job, in 1999, he played his own father in an episode of That ’70s Show called “That Wrestling Show
In 2000, Johnson published his autobiography, titled The Rock Says…, which he co-wrote with Joe Layden.
It debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the list for several weeks. In 2012, Johnson founded his production company, Seven Bucks Productions.
Other actors to make the list includes Ryan Reynolds, ‘Deadpool’ star,who took the second spot with $71.5 million, while Mark Wahlberg, an actor and former rapper, was third on the list with earnings of $58 million.