Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a popular former WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) professional wrestler, actor, tv producer, film producer, voice actor, athlete, author, and American football player. He is so diverse and versatile in everything that he does. Today, he is regarded as the best professional wrestler in the history of WWE.
Probably this is the reason that he is so popular nowadays. Since his beginnings in WWE, to today`s Hollywood actor, he remained one of the most loveable public persons in all of the United States. Today, we are going to talk about his biography and his net worth.
He is born in Hayward, California on the second of May 1972, as Dwayne Douglas Johnson. His father and maternal grandfather were both professional wrestlers in the United States. In his youth, he wanted to pursue a career in American football. However, he ended it quickly due to an injury that was so hard, that he ended this dream for him forever.
For some time in his childhood, Dwayne Johnson and his family resided in New Zealand, in Auckland`s neighborhood Grey Lynn. After they returned to the United States, he was educated at Shepherd Glen Elementary School, and High School in Hamden, in Connecticut. He finished his tenth grade in Honolulu. He started playing American football at Freedom High School. After the injury, he turned to professional wrestling.
The Rock was married to Dany Garcia, from 1997 to 2007, and they have a daughter named Simone. The pair continued to work together after the divorce. Shortly after, he started dating Lauren Hashian, daughter of Armenian-American drummer Sib Hashian. They are not married officially, but they have two children together, a daughter, born in 2015, and a son, born in 2018.
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— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 11, 2019
His WWE career started on the tenth of March 1996, when he was only seventeen years old. Since then, he changed four-stage names Dwayne Johnson, Flex Kavana, Rocky Kavana, and the newest one, The Rock. He was champion of the world heavyweight champion in WWE, and he is held in high regard in this sport. Some are saying that he is the best professional WWE wrestler of all time.
In 2001, he started to work in Hollywood. His first main role was in “The Scorpion King” a “The Mummy” spin-off movie. He only reprised the role he had in the second installment of “The Mummy” franchise. Since then, he accumulated a serious number of roles in drama and comedies. However, his best-known work was on the “Fast and Furious” franchise. Today, he is filming a spin-off movie called “Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw”, together with Jason Statham and Idris Elba.
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at $280 million. It is a little hard to tell where his wealth comes from. The reason is his diversity and countless types of projects that he is included in. As we said, he remains one of the most loveable public persons in the United States, and we can surely say that he will be even more successful in the future.