Dwayne Johnson has been named the world’s highest paid actor in Forbes' annual Celebrity 100 list. Johnson, who is also known to WWE fans as The Rock, has made a total of $64.5m so far in the 15 years since his screen debut in 2001's The Mummy Returns.

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Johnson ranked as 19th overall in the celebrity list, shooting up a massive 62 places from his 2015 ranking. Speaking about the news on Instagram Johnson wrote: "'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.”

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“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.”

Back in 1995, after he was cut from the Canadian Football League, Johnson said he was left with only “seven bucks” in his pocket. "I looked in my pocket, and I had seven bucks. Wow. Seven bucks to my name,” he told the Hollywood Reporter in 2014.

A year later he made his debut in the WWE as Rocky Maivia, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. After morphing into The Rock and amassing 17 championship reigns, Johnson moved into movies with The Mummy Returns in 2001.

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The 44-year-old has since gone on to star in films including The Scorpion King, Walking Tall and The Fast and the Furious film series. He made his small screen debut last year in HBO series ‘Ballers’, which he also produces through his production company named ‘Seven Bucks’.