Do you smell what the Rock is cooking? If you read this line with one of your eyebrows raised, then you know who we are going to talk about. It’s none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, an American actor and a partially retired professional wrestler. He has won eight WWE Championships, two WCW/World Championships, two WWF Intercontinental Championships and five WWF Tag Team Championships till date. That’s not all, he is the only wrestler in history who was paid $5.5 million for his debut appearance in a film which is a world record. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Dwayne Johnson in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
Dwayne was born on 2 May 1972 in the Hayward city of California, USA. He was born into a wrestling family with his father Rocky Johnson being a professional wrestler. His grandfather was also a wrestler, and his grandmother was a vocal wrestling promoter. He has been a student of The University of Miami, Florida and has even represented the University football team. After being neglected by the Canadian football team “Calgary Stampeders” in the 1995 season, he decided to make his fortune in the field of professional wrestling and soon started his training for the same.
Dwayne’s dad, Rocky Johnson was a black Canadian with a little Irish ancestry while his mom, Ata Johnson had Samoan descent. On 3 May 1997, Dwayne married a Cuban-American finance executive and Hollywood business owner, Dany Garcia. Approximately four years later, on 14 August 2001, the couple was blessed to have a daughter who was named Simone.
On 1 June 2007, the couple announced that they were divorcing in a friendly and peaceable manner. Soon after they split, Dwayne started to date a singer and songwriter, Lauren Hashian. On 16 December 2015, she gave birth to a girl named Jasmine. On 17 April 2018, their second daughter, Tiana Gia was born.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
The professional career of Dwayne as a wrestler began in 1996 as a heroic character at WWF known by the name of Rocky Maivia. In 1997, he adopted the title “The Rock” and started to appear as a villain on the same platform. From 1996 to 2004, he touched the peak of fame by winning various championships for WWE. While being a wrestler, he started to act on TV.
In 1999, he debuted by playing the role of his own dad in an American TV sitcom called “That 70s Show”. In 2002, he began his film career by debuting in the American fantasy film “The Scorpion King.” For this film, he made a world record of being the highest paid debut actor. Like wrestling, he performed well even in his acting career and in 2014, won the “Best Actor” award.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The total estimated net worth of Dwayne Johnson to date is $300 million. He has accumulated this considerable wealth mainly from his wrestling and acting career. His debut movie earnings of $5.5 million is an all-time record. He also earns by endorsing various brands like Apple, Ford, Droga5, Got Milk, and Under Armour. With earnings of $67 million, he was ranked second in the Forbes’ list of highest paid actors-2017.
Dwayne Johnson is today known for his wrestling and acting career. However, his career began with neither of these professions. He was a professional footballer and had even played for the University of Miami. It was only after facing failure in that field that he decided to carry on the profession of his father and grandfather. Since both of them were professional wrestlers, the training of Dwayne didn’t take much time, and within a year, he started to appear in WWF. It was his dedication towards his work that led him to build records year by year in both his wrestling and acting careers.