Dwayne Johnson makes Forbes celebrity list

May 16, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck

Dwayne Johnson has landed himself for the first time ever on the Forbes Celebrity 100, a list which showcases the world’s most powerful celebrities calculated on earnings and popularity. Forbes estimates that The Rock has earned $36 million in the past twelve months with his fifteen movies so far grossing more than $2.3 billion in global box office receipts. “The second you see Dwayne on screen, it’s like everything you ever imagined in an action hero and then some,” said Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman. Paramount is banking on Johnson to revive the G.I. Joe franchise after the first movie was considered a disappointment. G.I. Joe 2 is out this Summer, but that’s not the only movie lined up for the former WWE champion. There’s also Snitch, Pain & Gain, Fast Six, Hercules, and another recently announced movie titled Lore.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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