Dwayne Johnson who is also very much known as the Rock is an actor, producer, and even a professional WWE wrestler. A lot of people consider Dwayne Johnson one of the best WWE wrestlers of all time. Dwayne is placed in the top 100 powerful celebrities and is actually in the 20th spot right now, and he’s also in the top 100 most influential people in the world. Back in 2016 his net worth got raised by leaps and bounds and ended the year as the highest paid actor with earnings of $64.5 million.
He was also named “Man of the Century,” and he even might be able to win the 2020 US presidential election, which would even further increase his fame and influence. So how exactly did Dwayne Johnson come by so much money and have his net worth be so significant?
His father is Rocky Johnson, and his mother is Ata Johnson, both of them were professional wrestlers. He was born in 1972 in California. His family has wrestled in their blood since even his grandparents were wrestlers.
He finished his primary education at Richmond Road primary school and then went on to attend President William McKinley High School but finished his high school education at Freedom High School. After that, he got a scholarship for the University of Miami and got a bachelor’s degree in criminology and physiology.
He’s been in two marriages so far, his first being with Danny Garcia to whom he was married for five years and got divorced in 2001, the second one was in 2006 to Lauren Hashian. He has two daughters one from the first and another from the second marriage.
As I’ve already mentioned he comes from a family of wrestlers from his grandfather, his father, his uncles Afa and Sika Anoi who was famously called The Wild Samoans, other family members were Umaga, Rikishi, Yokozuna. He wrestling career started after his father began to train him and after a couple of wins and months spent training he got his first WWF contract.
He had a lot of names not just The Rock; he was called The Brahma Bull, The Great One, Rocky, The People’s Champion and so on. He went against some of the best wrestlers of all time like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Cena, Hogan, Booker T, Shane McMahon, Rikishi, Edge, Triple H, Mankind, Bre Hart, and the Sultan.
He also achieved quite a lot winning the USWA World Tag Team Championship two times, WCW/ World Championship even two times he won the world championship ten times and the WWE and WWF Championship 8 times. He also won twice the WWF Intercontinental Championship and also he is five times WWF Tag Team Champion.
Of course, wrestling isn’t the only thing he is known for, nowadays he has identified even more for his acting. He’s been in movies like The Mummy Returns, Beyond the Mat, Hercules, Furious 7, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Baywatch, Central Intelligence, Fast & Furious 6, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Journey 2: Mysterious Island, Fast Five, The Other Guys, Doom, The Scorpion King.
He has won so many awards that it’s even hard to count them. He’s won 8 WWF/WWE Championships, 5 WWF Tag Team Championships, 2 WWF Intercontinental Championships and was named Wrestler of the Year in 2000. As far as his acting career goes he won Mr. Olympia ICON Award in 2016, He got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017, he got 2 Teen Choice Awards, and those are a couple of his many achievements.
The net worth of The Rock
His net worth is thought to be somewhere around $200 million. He makes approximately $65 million per year and is the highest paid actor in the whole world. Most of all that money comes from acting. He will be remembered as one of the best wrestlers in the world and a great actor.