The action star has made his way to the top of Forbes magazine’s new list, thanks to his multiple blockbuster films over the past year.
Most notably, Johnson’s car-racing film Fast & Furious 6 earned $789 million (£526 million) worldwide. Together with G.I. Joe: Retaliation and two smaller films, he racked up $1.3 billion at the global box office.
Johnson narrowly beat out Iron Man 3 star Robert Downey Jr., as the superhero movie earned $1.2 billion. However it was Downey Jr.’s only film that released in 2013.
Funnyman Steve Carell placed third thanks to Despicable Me 2, while Johnson’s Fast & Furious co-stars also made the countdown thanks to the latest installment of the hit franchise – Vin Diesel placed fourth and the late Paul Walker came in sixth place.
Sandra Bullock rounded out the top five after finding box office success with Gravity and The Heat.