What is Dwayne Johnson net worth?
|Net Worth:||$320 Million|
|Born:||May 2, 1972|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Wrestler/Actor|
As of 2021, Dwayne Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be $320 million. He is an American actor, producer, and professional wrestler. He is known to most people by his amazing stage name, “The Rock”. Dwayne struggled early on in life but was recently named one of the highest-paid actors in the world by Forbes.
Read more to find out how he achieved success.
Early Life and Career
Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California. The grandson of professional wrestler Peter “High Chief” Fanene Maivia and son of wrestler Rocky Johnson, the young Johnson grew up watching his father perform in the ring. With no plans to follow in his footsteps, Johnson played college football at the University of Miami, showing promise with his size and athleticism until being slowed by injuries.
Becoming ‘The Rock’
With few prospects in professional football, Johnson turned to wrestling, debuting in the WWE against the Brooklyn Brawler in Texas. After a couple more matches, including a tag team win with Bart Sawyer, the WWE signed him under the name Flex Kavana. A year later, he joined The Nation of Domination, eventually taking over its leadership and calling himself The Rock.
He later joined another band of elite wrestlers known as The Corporation and began a notorious feud with Steve Austin. Also known as “The People’s Champ,” The Rock went on to win a combined 17 WWE titles over his acclaimed career.
Movies and TV
Outside the wrestling ring, The Rock launched a successful acting career, dropping the stage name and simply going by Dwayne Johnson. He first made a big splash as the Scorpion King, a supernatural bad guy, in 2001’s The Mummy Returns. Johnson returned to this role the following year for The Scorpion King. Trying his hand at comedy, he appeared in 2005’s Be Cool with John Travolta and Uma Thurman and 2007’s The Game Plan.
‘Driver,’ ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise
Dwayne Johnson acting career to continued to thrive through his appearances in such films as Driver (2010) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013). In 2014, he starred as the titular strong man in Hercules. Johnson also returned to wrestling from time to time, including a 2014 appearance with Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 30.
In 2015, Dwayne Johnson dominated the big screen with two big action films. He appeared in Furious Seven and starred in San Andreas. Johnson also debuted his first dramatic comedy series that same year, playing Spencer Strasmore, a retired pro footballer turned financial planner, on Ballers.
‘Central Intelligence,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Baywatch,’ ‘Jumanji’
In 2016, after teaming up with Kevin Hart for the action-comedy Central Intelligence, Johnson voiced the demigod Maui for the Disney animated hit Moana. He was a busy man in 2017, taking on starring roles in The Fate of the Furious, a big-screen adaptation of the 1990s lifeguard series Baywatch and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Rampage,’ ‘Hobbs & Shaw’
The good vibes continued into 2018, with Jumanji racking up the ticket sales en route to becoming the actor’s highest-grossing film to date. He also managed to stand out during the blitz of advertising accompanying the Super Bowl in February, debuting a trailer for the movie Skyscraper, in which he partakes in death-defying stunts with a prosthetic leg.
That same day, Dwayne Johnson announced he would be hosting a 10-episode unscripted competition show, The Titan Games, to “create a platform that gave everyday people the opportunity to change their lives and do something extraordinary.”
Next up for the action star was Rampage, based on the popular 1980s arcade game, which hit theaters a few months before the July release of Skyscraper.
Johnson returned to his wrestling roots by appearing as himself in Fighting with My Family (2019), based on the true story of female wrestling champion Saraya “Paige” Bevis. Later that year, he was back in action mode with the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw, alongside Jason Statham.
In 2021, Young Rock, a television series about the life of Johson, premiered. The show stars Johnson and other actors playing younger versions of the actor.
In August 2020, Johnson announced that he teamed up with his wife and a sports management company to buy the XFL, which went bankrupt earlier in the year, for $15 million. “The acquisition of the XFL with my talented partners, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale, is an investment for me that’s rooted deeply in two things—my passion for the game and my desire to always take care of the fans,” Johnson said in a statement. “With pride and gratitude for all that I’ve built with my own two hands, I plan to apply these callouses to the XFL, and look forward to creating something special for the players, fans, and everyone involved for the love of football.”
Favorite Quotes from Dwayne Johnson
Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, “Awe s***, they’re up!”” – Dwayne Johnson
Success isn’t always about greatness, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson
“Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus & Effort, and we control both.” – Dwayne Johnson
Think back 5 years ago, think of where you’re at today, think ahead 5 years about what you want to accomplish. Be unstoppable.” – Dwayne Johnson
Keys to Success from Dwayne Johnson
Understand Your Dreams
To achieve your dreams, you need to understand why you want them so bad. Why do you do what you do? If you really don’t know, then how can you expect to keep on striving until you reach them?
First, understand why it is you want to achieve what you want to achieve.
Hard Work Sucks: Don’t Let It Stop You
Hard work can suck sometimes. No matter how much passion you have for something, there are always times where you feel drained. Don’t let this hard work get in your way. Do what you must do. How do you think Dwayne got that rock-hard body he’s sporting now? He worked for it.
Never Lose Faith
There was a point in time where The Rock only had $7 in his pocket. He was broke, he was at the bottom, but he never gave up. He started doing anything he could to put some more money in his pocket. And he told himself that one day, he wouldn’t have to worry about being broke.
No matter how bad it is right now, you always have the ability to become successful, but it won’t be easy.