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The Rock Is The World’s Highest Paid Actor

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Talk about some good news to get you through your Thursday. The world is often an unjust place, and Hollywood is anything but fair, but today the scales balanced just a little bit more when it was announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is officially the world’s highest paid actor. YESSSSS.

According to Forbes, The Rock earned $64.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016, which put him at #19 on their Forbes Celebrity 100 list (but still made him the highest paid actor). I love and support this wholeheartedly – I’ve made no secret of my love for Johnson. I legit think he’s one of the sweetest, kindest, most hard-working dudes in Hollywood and absolutely deserve every good thing that comes his way. And there seems to be a lot good stuff coming – he’s got 22 projects in the works at the moment!

Anyway, being the total sweetie he is, he addressed his new title in a length and inspiring Instagram post:

"The wolf is always scratchin' at the door" was the first thing I said when we found out from @forbes I was officially the world's highest paid actor. Well, actually the first thing I said was "Aw shit!", then I said the wolf part. Receiving news like this will always serve as my anchoring reminder to continue to work even harder. We not only want to "embrace the grind", but take the grind to new levels. I learned a few invaluable lessons a long time ago that can help all of you guys out there succeed at whatever it is you're doing. Greatness is never achieved alone. Surround yourself with hungry, brilliant individuals who not only buy into your philosophy, but who are all willing to work just as hard as you. Power of teamwork. And don't ever forget where you came from. I was evicted at 14yrs old and completely broke by 23. Every day I wake up as if that eviction notice is right around the corner waiting for me.. which is why I always say, "the wolf is always scratchin' at the door". He's scratchin' cause he's hungry and never satisfied. We embrace and respect our past (even if it was f*cked up), but we never let it define our future. Let's stay hungry and chase that greatness. I will now jump in my pick up truck, go to work and figure out whether or not I need psychiatric therapy for this damn wolf that's become my best friend. #Celeb100 #SevenBucksProductions #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #1WolfOnThePlanet

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Ugh, don’t you just love him? Congrats to The Rock, man.

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  • Dear Dwayne Johnson: Wolves ARE your best friend…. if you ever take time off – go to a wolf sanctuary and spend some time….. They are NOT dogs… If you are open to them they will teach you…. and you might change your words and thoughts and heart about them.

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