Dwayne Johnson Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth – $82 million

Profession – Actor, Professional Wrestler

Dwayne Johnson or more popularly known as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is best known as a professional wrestler with his ring name The Rock. Dwayne Johnson earns around $45 million annually and is on number 25 in Forbes Rich-list for world’s highest paid celebrity.

The start

Dwayne Johnson started his career with college football in the University of Miami where he was on the national championship team. He took forward his football skills by playing for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. But he was cut early in the first season and decided to follow the footsteps of his father, Rocky Johnson, and grandfather, Peter Maivia. Both of them were professional wrestlers which motivated Dwayne to use his natural instincts as a wrestler.


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Professional Wrestling Career

In year 1996 Dwayne made his World Wrestling federation (WWF) debut by the name of Rock Maivia which is a combination of his father’s and grandfather’s ring names. He became popular in the ring as an iconic and charismatic character, The Rock which audiences readily accepted and the other wrestlers dreaded. Dwayne’s wrestling career in WWF lasted till 2004 after which he retired from the wrestling world. Dwayne was the first third generation wrestler in the history of the company and he became 9 time World Wrestling Federation champion. Dwayne Johnson has a glorious record of titles and championships that he won throughout his career. In WWE, Dwayne had 17 championship reigns. He won the WWF/E championship eight times and WCW/ World Championship twice. He has also won WWF Intercontinental Championship, World Tag Team Championship and 2000 Royal Rumble. Dwayne Johnson has also been the sixth WWF/E Triple Crown Champion. After retiring in 2004 from WWF/E, Rock has been making short appearances from time to time in Wrestling. And in 2011 he returned to part time wrestling for WWE. Dwayne Johnson annually made $9 million from wrestling which made him one among the top 5 highest paid wrestlers.

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Personal Life

Dwayne Johnson met Dany Garcia in Miami and later married her on 3rd May 1997. With her wife, Dwayne had a daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson on 14th August 2001. Later in 2007 on 1st June the couple ended their 10 years of marriage but announced to stay best friends for the rest of their lives. Dwayne is good friends with actor and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Rock Says…

After he took an exit from the wrestling world, Dwayne Johnson wrote his autobiography “The Rock Says… which was co-written with Joe Layden and got published in 2000. The autobiography was #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list for few weeks.

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Acting career

Dwayne Johnson made a short appearance in The Mummy Returns and in 2002 made a proper debut as the leading actor in The Scorpion King for which he received $5.5 million. This made him the highest paid actor for his first starring role and Dwayne got listed in 2007 Guinness Book of World Records. Since then Dwayne Johnson has worked in many successful movies including The Rundown, Be Cool, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Planet 51, Tooth Fairy, Doom, The Other Guys, Faster, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6. He has done movies in all genres like comedy, action and thriller. The movie The Rundown got him $12.5 million while for Walking Tall he was paid $15 million. Dwayne made $32.6 million from Fast Five. On 16th December, 2013, Dwayne Johnson was named the top grossing actor of 2013 by Forbes since he brought $1.3 billion worldwide in 2013. His topping the list was credited to the $789 million which were grossed globally by his film Fast and Furious 6.

Television appearances

Apart from doing commercial movies, Dwayne Johnson has also spent an appreciable amount of time on the television. He featured in an episode of the Disney Chanel show Cory in the House and in Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2009 Dwayne hosted the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and made several guest appearances on Saturday Night Live.

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Properties and Mansions

Dwayne Johnson used to own $4.9 million majestic mansion, Hidden Hills Home. This extremely luxurious mansion is located in Beverly Hills, California which Dwayne put up on sale. He made the exclusive pictures of his stunning property public to get buyers. The house had a master bedroom with a huge bed and a giant television, a pink room which belonged to his daughter Simone and two guest rooms for his friends to stay in. As a lot of people would have expected Rock to have a ring built inside his mansion but instead he had a huge cinema theater which is completed with a popcorn machine. After this Beverly Hill home got sold, Dwayne bought another huge mansion in Miami in 2012. This gigantic mansion is located in the Miami City of South Florida where Dwayne spent his college years. This 13,353-square foot mansion is worth $3.5 million which he bought from Vernon Carey who is another former football player from the University of Miami. This huge property has got six bedrooms, one half baths, a pool and a lush. Like his Beverly Hills home, this mansion also has a home theater which has got 14 seats in it.

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