Dwayne Johnson Tops Forbes' Highest-Paid Actor List With US$64.5 Million

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NEW YORK — Dwayne Johnson elbowed Robert Downey Jr. aside to become the highest-paid actor with a fast and furious income of US$64.5 million, according to Forbes magazine.

The former wrestler beat out Jackie Chan with $61 million and Matt Damon, who earned $55 million. The rest of the top five on the list, released Thursday, included Tom Cruise with $53 million and Johnny Depp with $48 million.

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 14: Dwayne Johnson attends the HBO 'Ballers' Season 2 Red Carpet Premiere and Reception on July 14 at New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for HBO)

The top guys make more money than the top ladies. Forbes' list of the highest-paid actresses, released earlier this week, put Jennifer Lawrence on top with $46 million, Melissa McCarthy with $33 million and Scarlett Johansson with $25 million.

All the data is from between June 1, 2015, and June 1, 2016, before fees and taxes.

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