Johnson Leads List of Highest-paid Actors
Dwayne Johnson elbowed Robert Downey Jr. aside to become the world's highest-paid actor with a fast and furious income of $64.5 million in the year ending June 1, according to Forbes magazine. The former wrestler beat out Jackie Chan ($61 million) and Matt Damon ($55 million). Rounding out the top five on the list, released Thursday, were Tom Cruise ($53 million) and Johnny Depp ($48 million). The top male actors make more money than the top female actors. Forbes' list of the highest-paid actresses, released earlier this week, put Jennifer Lawrence on top with $46 million, followed by Melissa McCarthy with $33 million and Scarlett Johansson with $25 million. The dollar figures given were all for gross income; management fees and taxes must be subtracted.