Dwayne Johnson started from the bottom and now he’s at the top. Back in 1995, after getting cut from the Canadian Football League, Johnson had just $7 in his wallet.
Fast forward 23 years later and Johnson is now the highest paid actor in Forbes magazine history. According to the publication, Johnson made a ridiculous $124 million last year, more than any actor ever on the Celebrity 100 list. He nearly doubled the $65 million he earned in the previous year.
Johnson reacted to the news on his Instagram account. You can check out his post below…
🙏🏾 I work extremely hard but never anticipated (in my wildest dreams) I’d become the highest paid actor in Forbes’ history. I don’t have a Harvard MBA, but my business philosophy and acumen has been sharpened over time and thru failure. My goal when I was wrestling in flea markets for $40bucks per match (well before the bright lights of the @wwe) is still the exact same goal I have today – ALWAYS put my AUDIENCE FIRST. I have one boss – the world. Send you home happy, and I’ve done my job. I’m the dude who started w/ $7bucks. I’m grateful to the bone and hungry to the core. #MakingForbesHistory #AudienceFirstPhilosophy #FleaMarketDreams #HardestWorkerInTheRoom
There’s a little motivation for you on this Wednesday afternoon. I currently have $0 in my wallet right now, so in 20 years, I’ll probably be even richer than Johnson! I CAN’T WAIT![mashshare]