Prominently knows as The Rock, Dwayne has explored his luck in various realms and has been fortunate enough to attain success in all. Dwayne has been active as a performer, movie-maker, entrepreneur, and footballer. He is the most acclaimed erstwhile wrestler. Before jumping into acting, Dwayne was working as a full-time qualified fighter for eight years at the World Wrestling Federation. Let us unfold all the hidden secrets about this dynamic personality.
Dwayne Johnson Early Life
Dwayne Douglas Johnson aka Dewey was born on the 2nd of May in the year 1972. Hayward in California was his place of birth. Dwayne’s father Rocky Johnson also belonged to the field of wrestling and is an erstwhile professional wrestler. Dwayne and his mother lived in New Zealand for a concise period. Thereafter, they shifted to North Carolina and then to Hamden in Connecticut. In all these years, Dwayne did his school from different schools. At first, he attended the Richmond Road Primary School. Thereafter, he went to President William McKinley High School. While studying in Freedom high school, Dwayne was caught up in all malicious activities. He was apprehended several times for theft, check fraud and violence.
During his high school days, Dwayne had become famous as an optimistic sports person. As a result of this, he started getting football-playing offers from many colleges. Eventually, he ended up choosing the University of Miami as it granted him a full-time fellowship. In the year 1991, he was a member of the Miami Hurricane team who won the national championship. However, he suffered some injuries post which, he was replaced to Warren Sapp, the NFL hero. His graduation was completed in the year 1995. He earned a Bachelor’s in Criminology and Physiology.
Dwayne got united with Dany Garcia in wedlock on 3rd May in the year 1997. They got blessed with a daughter named Simone in the year 2001. However, things were not working out between them. Hence, they decided to split in the year 2007.
When Dwayne was shooting for the movie The Game Plan in 2006, he met Lauren Hashian. She is a composer and a songwriter. After dating for a long time, they got married in the year 2019 in Hawaii. They are blessed with two daughters namely Jasmine and Tiana Gia.
Dwayne’s Envying Body
Dwayne is 47 years old as of now. He is 1.96m tall and weighs around 118 kg.
Dwayne Johnson Career
After graduating from college, Dwayne continued playing football. He joined the Calgary Stampeders. He played the Canadian Football League but had to be cut two months in the first season. This was the time; Dwayne decided to follow the footsteps of his father and grandfather. This marked the beginning of a new chapter in his life. He launched himself in the world of wrestling with the name Rocky Maivia. Dwayne made use of ring names of his father (Rocky) and grandfather (Maivia). However, he transformed into a villain personality and adopted the name ‘The Rock’ in 1997. By now, Dwayne had developed a gigantic fan following. His name kept swaying in the field of WWE from the years 1996 to 2004. Dwayne used to go by names like ‘The Great One’, ‘The Brahma Bull’, ‘The People’s Champion’, etc. Dwayne has been a two-time winner of the USWA World Tag team Championship. He is a ten-time winner of the world championship. He took home the title of WWF Intercontinental Championship twice.
In the year 2000, Dwayne presented the show ‘Saturday Night Live’. This show had all his wrestling companions namely Triple H, Mick Foley, and The Big Show. This was Dwayne’s first encounter with the Film Industry. Mesmerized by the world of acting, Dwayne decided to pursue acting. He began acting in the year 2001 and by the year 2004, he focused completely on acting. In the year 2000, Dwayne released his autobiography named ‘The Rock Says’. This book stood first on The New York Times Best Sellers for several weeks.
In the year 2002, Dwayne got his big break from the movie ‘The Scorpion King’. Thereafter, he acted in many comedy imposing movies such as Get Smart, Walking Tall, The Game Plan and many more. His appearance in the series of Fast and Furious left the audience astounded and dazzled. His other awed performances were in San Andreas, Central Intelligence and Ballers.
By this time, Dwayne has gained enough experience and thought of exploring production. In the year 2013, he produced a TNT reality series named ‘The Hero’. He was constantly in the hunt for exploring other fields. That’s when he made a channel on YouTube. He took support from Lilly Singh and named his channel ‘The Rock’.
Dwayne Johnson Net Worth
Dwayne was paid an amount of $5.5 million for appearing in the movie The Scorpion King. The movie turned out to be a massive hit grossing $165 million. He took $12.5 million for ‘The Rundown’ and $15 million for the ‘Walking Tall’. Dwayne has been charging $4million for the promotion of his movies. This promotion fees is different from his salary.
Moreover, Dwayne has been endorsing Ford, Apple and many such big brands for which he gets paid in seven figures. He and his ex-wife own a company named Seven Bucks Productions. This firm handles the promotion of Dwayne’s movie from start to end like deciding the script screening and marketing tactics.
In the year 2009, Dwayne’s net assets were found to be about $30 million. However, in 3 years, his net asset reached $75 million. He was declared the richest wrestlers in the world at that time. By the year 2015, Dwayne appeared as crackerjack delivering savvy movies and which incredibly raised his net worth to $160 million. His per episode salary at the HBO series Ballers is about $700,000. His yearly salary is predicted to be $ 80 million.
To date, Dwayne’s net worth is predicted to be around $320 million.
Dwayne has been the winner of the Heavyweight Championship for the WWE for a total of 9 times. He has been serving the Samoan people for a long time, for which, he was awarded the title of ‘Seiuli’. He got it from Malietoa Tanumafili II.
With all the upcoming releases like sequels to Jumanji and San Andreas, Dwayne is all set to take his net worth to an all-new level.