Everything you need to know about Dwayne Johnson The Rock Net Worth
Dwayne Johnson who is commonly known for his ring name The Rock is an American actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler. He is regarded as one of the greatest professionals of his time as he wrestled in the WWE for a time period of eight years before quitting and starting his career as an actor. He is also one of the highest-grossing and the highest-paid actors of his time. The Rock has an estimated net worth of $205 million dollars as of 2021. He struggled a lot in his life and worked really hard to achieve all that he has got today.
Early Life and Career
- Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born in Hayward California on 2nd May 1972. He is the son of famous professional boxer Wayde Douglas Bowles. During his early childhood, he lived in New Zealand with his mother's family where he attended high school and was a rugby player. This was before he returned to the US.
- Before the age of 17, he struggled as he was arrested multiple times for theft, stealing, and check fraud although he was a gifted sportsman he was on his high school's track team, football team, and wrestling teams.
- Johnson was a prominent football athlete and he also received multiple football scholarships from different colleges. He decided on a full scholarship from the University of Miami.
- After graduating in 1995 with a Bachelor of General Studies in criminology and physiology he signed with the Canadian Football league.
Professional Wrestling Career
- After pursuing his career as a professional footballer he decided to go for professional wrestling. He got several tryout matches at the WWF in 1996. He signed a WWE contract in the summer of 1996.
- He made his debut in the WWE as Rocky Maivia which was a combination of his father and his grandfather's ring names who were also professional boxers.
- After losing the Intercontinental Championship in April 1997 and suffering a knee injury he made his comeback in August 1997. After that, he started referring to himself by a third name which was The Rock.
- The Rock won his first WWE championship in 1998, he continued to fight with multiple wrestlers which made him win two more championships, and after that, he rose to stardom and success and there was no turning back from there. He entertained thousands of people in the ring.
- He won his fourth championship after a feud with Triple H in 2000.
- The Rock entered the acting industry and was recognized for his wrestling skills and also his worth ethic, with the passage of time he has become one of the highest-paid actors in the industry. While he was away from the WWE the company continued to sell merchandise and he would be featured in multiple mortgages and television shows.
- He began his theatrical career in The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, The Rundown, and the Walking Tall.
- He has been cast in hundreds of movies in the past years out of which most have been an incredible hit.
- He has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences in the Actors Branch since 2017.
- In 2021 his biographical comedy series began airing on NBC.
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