Dwayne Johnson is a Canadian – American actor and professional wrestler, mostly known for his professional wrestling career and acting. Today, Dwayne lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Dwayne Johnson was born on May 2nd, 1972, in Hayward, California. However, Dwayne has Afro – American and Samoan origins.
After finishing high school, Dwayne moved to Pennsylvania, where he got interested in sports, particularly in football. After a few months of training, he got a football scholarship at the University of Miami, and he relocated there. Dwayne graduated with success and moved to Canada, where he joined Calgary Stampeders in the CFL.
However, Dwayne started to gain interest in wrestling, as he comes from a family of professional wrestlers. Dwayne’s father, Rocky Johnson, and grandfather were wrestlers, and even his grandmother was active in female wrestling. Therefore, Dwayne decided to follow the steps of his family and joined WWF in 1996, where he won almost every single match. After a series of successes, Dwayne signed a contract with the WWF.
Dwayne Johnson gained the famous nickname The Rock after WWE debut in 1996.
His first appearance was the same year on Monday Night Raw, as a member of Marc Mero’s followers. The Rock was a part of the WWF world from 1996 until 2004.
In 2002, The Rock was titled with The People’s Champion and was unstoppable since then.
Moreover, somehow, The Rock got into the acting world, and it was pure coincidence, but he liked it and decided to start working as a professional actor. Dwayne began his acting career in 2001 and switched to full – time acting after he retired from professional wrestling career in 2004.
In the meantime, Dwayne wrote a book The Rock Says that got published in 2001 and became a bestseller that year.
The first movie where Dwayne appeared was The Scorpion King from 2002, where he caught the attention of many directors and fans. After that role, he started to receive offers for a lot of movies. Furthermore, he played in Snitch (2013), Hercules (2014), the film adaptation of popular TV series Baywatch (2017), Disney’s animated movie Moana (2016), and many more.
The Rock is quite recognizable, and he played in the various genres, such as comedy, animated movies, action and thriller, and many more. It is a known fact: Dwayne likes to act in a comic and adventurous film, and he enjoys while making them.
Apart from wrestling career and acting job, Dwayne is a co-owner with his ex-wife, Dany Garcia, of a company Seven Bucks Productions. The company is involved in all his movies and production and is in charge of Dwayne’s social media appearance. The name of the company dates back in the years when Dwayne was cut out from a football team and lived in Florida with only $7 in his pocket.
Dwayne Johnson got married two times, and he met his first wife, Dany Garcia, at the University of Miami. The couple dated several years after they decided to get married. The couple made it official in 1997, and they have a child together. However, they split in 2007, stating how it is a friendly decision between them, with no particular drama behind it. Soon after the divorce, Dwayne began dating Lauren Hashian, whom he met on the set for The Game Plan movie. The couple got married in a private ceremony in Hawaii in 2019. They have two children.
Moreover, Dwayne is known for his activism and charity work. He founded a Dwayne Rock Foundation to help kids who are at risk and are terminally sick. Also, he donated $1 million to the University of Miami, where he studied and is the only one who gave that much money to the University. Also, he cares about the animals too, and he donated $1,500 for the abandoned dogs. After a devastating hurricane hit Hawaii, Dwayne cooperated with NGO Malama Kaua to help repair damaged houses.
Dwayne Johnson Net Worth 2024
Dwayne Johnson’s wealth gradually increased after he started acting in blockbuster movies. Within a year from 2009 to 2010, Dwayne’s wealth crossed $50 million. Moreover, with new acting opportunities, Dwayne’s fame increased, and so was the bank account.
In 2015 until 2019, The Rock crossed $200 million, and overall with 2024, his net worth is $320 million.