Which Action Star FINALLY Beat Robert Downey Jr. As The World’s Highest Paid Actor??

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Someone had to knock him down eventually!

Robert Downey Jr. has topped Forbes‘ highest-paid actor list for the past three years, mostly due to playing diverse roles like Tony Stark, Iron Man, and Tony Stark AKA Iron Man.

Photo: RDJ’s Hilarious Response To Tom Hiddleston Joining Instagram

But it looks like another action star finally dethroned the 51-year-old as Hollywood’s biggest earner, and we ain’t talkin’ about Thor!

While RDJ still made the no. 8 spot on the list, pulling in $33 million between June 2015 and June 2016, that income is half as much as the year’s no. 1 spot, which was taken up by…

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!

Everyone’s favorite WWE star pulled in $64.5 million over the past year, thanks to his roles in the Fast & Furious franchise, disaster film San Andreas, and his HBO series Ballers!

The Rock’s income is significantly more than this year’s top female earner Jennifer Lawrence — whose $46 million amounts to 72% of Johnson’s income, and would only place her sixth on the list of men.

Video: The Rock Lets Daughter Drum On His Bald Head!

Gender pay gap issues aside, Johnson’s Fast 8 costar Vin Diesel also made the list, landing the no. 7 spot with $35 mil — which we’re sure will only add more fuel to their promotional testosterone-driven feud.

Johnson responded to the news in an NSFW Instagram post, saying that this achievement will “serve as my anchoring reminder to continue to work even harder.” We hope he at leasts takes a well-deserved vacation first!

Ch-ch-check out the top ten list of highest paid actors and see The Rock’s full post (below)!

The World’s Highest Paid Actors 2016:
1. Dwayne Johnson – $64.5 million
2. Jackie Chan – $61 million
3. Matt Damon – $55 million
4. Tom Cruise – $53 million
5. Johnny Depp – $48 million
6. Ben Affleck – $43 million
7. Vin Diesel – $35 million
8. Shah Rukh Khan – $33 million
8. Robert Downey Jr. – $33 million
10. Akshay Kumar – $31.5 million

“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 #1WolfOnThePlanetA photo posted by therock (@therock) on Jul 13, 2016 at 6:18am PDT

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Aug 25, 2016 2:28pm PDT

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