The Rock cooks up a $124M salary, highest ever for an actor

From CNET

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made Hollywood history in 2002. He was paid $5.5 million for his leading role in The Scorpion King, putting him in the Guinness World Records for the highest salary for a first-time leading man.

Now, some 16 years later, The Rock is breaking yet another record. He snagged $124 million between June 2017 and June 2018, ranking him Forbes’ fifth top-paid celebrity for the year. According to the publication, that’s the most money a person has made for acting in history.

The Rock really puts in for his ducats: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Rampage have between them grossed over $1.3 billion at the global box office. Forbes noted that the actor gets a bonus for his sizable social media followings, which include 110 million followers on Instagram and 12.7 million on Twitter, both used to…

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