One of the nicest guys on the planet – Dwayne Johnson, fondly called “The Rock” by his millions of fans world over, is the biggest crossover story any industry has ever seen. A superstar wrestler to a superstar film actor, his journey is not only fascinating but also baffling at the same time. The People’s Champion has soared newer heights each time in his long and illustrious career. From being a WWE Champion today he is on the second spot in the world’s highest-paid actor list. lets check out Dwayne Johnson Net Worth updated 2019 here,
Dwayne Johnson Bio:
Born on 2 May 1972 in California. His father Rocky Johnson was a professional wrestler. He moved quite a bit in his early days. He even changed aplenty of schools from Honolulu to Nashville to Pennsylvania. Johnson loved sports in school. He was a part of the football, track, field and wrestling teams at school. He was a part of the football team from the University of Miami and was on the Miami Hurricanes’ National Championship Team in 1991 but was replaced due to injury.
Johnson was arrested many times for fighting, theft, and fraud before the age of 17. But, he completed his Bachelor’s in Criminology and Physiology. How ironic!
Dwayne Johnson WWE Career:
Dwayne Johnson made his WWE debut as Rocky Maivia in 1996 which was a combination of his father’s and maternal grandfather’s ring names. He was nicknamed as “The Blue Chipper” and was promoted as the first third-generation wrestler of WWF. His debut was at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 16, 1996, against Paul Levesque. Who? Triple H.
The Rock was named as the WWF Champion in November 1998 Survivor Series. He rose to superstardom from the period of 1998 to 2000. In 2002, he was given the title of ‘The People’s Champion’, because of his spectacular performances and titles over the years. He quit from wrestling in 2004 to focus on his acting career. However, he made sporadic appearances innumerable times into the ring.
Dwayne Johnson Hollywood Career:
Dwayne Johnson made his big-screen debut with the movie The Mummy Returns in 2001 but it was in 2002’s Scorpion King that he played the leading role and he never looked behind. After doing an ample number of films, he played the iconic character of Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious franchise in 2011 for the first time and many later. Forbes named him the top-grossing actor of 2013, with his films raking in $1.3 billion worldwide in a year.
In 2014, Johnson became the Hercules himself. He starred in a disaster drama San Andreas and an action-comedy Central Intelligence. He gave his voice for the Oscar-nominated Disney animated film Moana. Forbes magazine named him the world’s highest-paid actor for 2016. He also won the People’s Choice Awards for his HBO comedy-drama series Ballers.
In 2017, he starred in the rehash of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Baywatch. He was the second-highest-grossing actor and the second-highest paid actor in the year. In 2018, he was a part of two action films- Rampage and Skyscraper. In 2019, he played Luke Hobbs for the fifth time in The Fast and the Furious spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw. The next instalment of the Jumanji franchise, Jumanji: The Next Level is all set to release at the end of this year.
Dwayne Johnson Net Worth and Salary:
The Rock has been around for 25 long years including his formative wrestling and now film careers. Dwayne Johnson Net Worth is estimated to be around $280 million. Already in 2019, he has been paid a whopping $89.4 million for starring in Jumanji: The Next Level and Hobbs and Shaw.
The humble actor took home $124 million in 2018. The brand promotions on Instagram and Twitter also add on to his already full kitty.
Dwayne Johnson Assets and Brand Endorsements:
Johnson co-owns a production company called Seven Bucks Productions along with his ex-wife Dany Garcia. The company manages his social media and has produced the superhero comedy Shazam. The company is credited for the movies Baywatch, Rampage, Skyscraper, and Jumanji.
Dwayne Johnson endorses Apple, Ford and Under Armour, to name a few. Under Armour includes the endorsements of branded clothing line and headphone set.
Dwayne Johnson Quotes:
“Think back 5 years ago, think of where you’re at today, think ahead 5 years and what you want to accomplish. Be unstoppable.”
“Success isn’t always about greatness, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.”
“Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus & Effort, and we control both.”
“When you walk up to opportunity’s door, don’t knock it… kick that bitch in, smile and introduce yourself.”
“Be humble. Be Hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.”
Dwayne Johnson Family and Philanthropy:
The Rock married Dany García on May 3, 1997. They have a daughter Simone who was born in August 2001. Their marriage lasted for 10 years and they amicably separated on 1 June 2007.
He then began dating Lauren Hashian, a singer from Lynnfield, Massachusetts, and daughter of Boston drummer Sib Hashian. They have two girls – Jasmine and Tiana born in December 2015 and April 2018 respectively.
Johnson is a philanthropist too! He founded the Dwayne Johnson Foundation in 2006. It works for terminally ill children. He donated $1 million to the University of Miami to support the renovation of the school’s football facility in 2007.
Dwayne Johnson Social Media:
The 6ft 5-inch superstar has 152 million followers on Instagram.
Johnson has another 13.6 million followers on Twitter.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 3, 2019
Dwayne Johnson Future Projects:
The Rock has three films releasing in 2019 alone. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs And Shaw have already released. Jumanji: The Next Level and Jungle Cruise are also going to release this year. Red Notice, Doc Savage, San Andreas 2, Big Trouble In Little China, Black Adam, and Alpha Squad Seven are in the pipe-line.