The Rock Topples Robert Downey Jr. From Top Spot on List of Highest-Paid Actors 2016

Dwayne Johnson dominates the game while the 'Iron Man' star falls from the throne and settles outside the top five on the Forbes list.

AceShowbiz - Dwayne "%cThe Rock%" Johnson is the world's biggest-earning actor this year, according to Forbes. The actor has pocketed a whopping $64.5 million for the past 12 months, doubling his 2015 earnings. He kicks %cRobert Downey Jr.% out of the top spot on the list of highest-paid actors. The Marvel star slips to No. 9 with $33 million.

The Rock's money comes from his major roles in movies like "Central Intelligence", "Moana", "Fast and Furious 8" and "Baywatch". Although his payday is less than Downey Jr.'s total of $80M atop the list last year, it's still way more than the $46 million that %cJennifer Lawrence% collected as this year's biggest-paid actress.

In fact, J.Law places only sixth among this year's top actors. %cJackie Chan% sits at the runner-up position with $61 million, %cMatt Damon% settles at the third place with $55 million, %cTom Cruise% follows closely behind with $53 million, and %cJohnny Depp% rounds up the top five with an estimated $48 million. Others on the top 10 include %cBen Affleck% and %cVin Diesel%.

  1. Dwayne "%cThe Rock%" Johnson - $64.5M
  2. %cJackie Chan% - $61M
  3. %cMatt Damon% - $55M
  4. %cTom Cruise% - $53M
  5. %cJohnny Depp% - $48M
  6. %cBen Affleck% - $43M
  7. %cVin Diesel% - $35M
  8. %cShahrukh Khan% - $33M
  9. %cRobert Downey Jr.% - $33M
  10. %cAkshay Kumar% - $31.5M

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