Dwayne Johnson, or the Rock, originally became famous for his wrestling career. Now, however, most of us think of him as an actor and producer. Find out how it all started and how rich he is now.
Dwayne Johnson Net Worth is $280 Million (as of 2019)
The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson was born, May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. His other names included Flex Kavana, Rocky Maivia, and Pidlaoan Rock over the years. Although originally made famous for his professional wrestling career, he has made the crossover to actor and producer with ease. Most of us forget the days when he was in the ring and picture him first on the silver screen. An athlete at heart, his first time in front of an audience was out on the football field when he played college football for the University of Miami. Also playing in the Canadian Football League, he is well known as a Canadian celebrity as well.
|Net Worth:||$280 Million|
|Age:||47 years old|
|Date of birth:||May 2, 1972|
|Place of birth:||Hayward, California, U.S.|
|Occupation:||actor, producer, professional wrestler|
Starting his career in professional wrestling, he is one of the most famous character wrestlers of all time. He was one of the highest pay-per-view headliners that wrestling has ever sponsored. Not well known for his authoring capabilities, he co-wrote his autobiography The Rock Says… which was on The New York Times Best Seller list. His first crossover film was the Scorpion King in 2000 when he was reportedly paid $5.5 million. A string of films followed which made him a household name for more than just his wrestling character.
Born into the wrestling word, Johnson was the son of Rocky, a professional wrestler. He is also the grandson of “High Chief” Peter Maivia, who was also a professional wrestler in his own right. Coming from a long line of relatives who were in one way or another connected to the world of wrestling, his father was at first opposed to his declaration to follow in the footsteps of his famous familial lines. Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and physiology, his father had hoped that he would choose a career outside of the wrestling world. Once he accepted his life choice, his father became his official trainer. Not given any nepotism, The Rock made his own name and was signed to a WWF contract.
Becoming one of the most famous wrestlers of all time, he debuted with the name Rocky Maivia which was the combination of his father and grandfather’s name. Rocky soon became the Rock, and an infamous character was born. Appearing in the music video “It Doesn’t Matter” in 2000, he began to make the crossover into acting. Hosting Saturday Night Live in 2000 people began to see him as an entertainer. He soon followed with small roles in movies and cameos on television until his big break in the Scorpion King.
The Rock is reportedly worth $280 million. He lives in a home that is called “Pietra D’Oro” that means the golden stone. A five bedroom home that is Mediterranean-style and nestled on 2.5 acres in Broward County. He lives there with his wife who he met his last year in college. Wealthy on her own, she is a businesswoman who has harvested her own fortune. Their six car garage is chalked full of his 7 boy toys. A long way from his wrestling days, he is one of the most endearing actors of both the wrestling ring and silver screen.
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