How much is WWE The Rock’s net worth? One of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he has an estimated net worth of US$342 million. In addition to being a retired professional wrestler, he is also a renowned actor, producer and businessman. Before initiating his acting career, he worked for WWF, later WWE for eight years. As of now, he is one of the most paid actors in Hollywood where his films have grossed more than US$10.5 billion worldwide including US$3.5 billion in North America only.
Is wrestler The Rock a billionaire?
Considering his net worth, The Rock isn’t a billionaire. To become a billionaire, one needs to have a net worth of at least $1000 million. We can say that the all-time greatest wrestler is near to becoming a half-billionaire.
How much does he make per movie?
As per the reports, he makes about $20 million per movie. He has already given multiple blockbusters and is a fan-favorite to a million of people worldwide. In 2016 and 2019, he was mentioned on the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list.
Is he richer than actor Vin Diesel?
Most of the fans often compare their favorite celebrities and try to put their own perception after making proper analysis. The Rock’s net worth is often compared to the fortune made by actor, filmmaker and singer Vin Diesel. He is richer than Diesel having an estimated $122 million worth more fortunate than him.
Who is his wife?
He is married to Lauren Hashian (born on September 8, 1984) who is active in the music industry. Many people note her being the daughter of Boston drummer Sib Hashian. They met in 2006 for the first time while he was shooting for the film The Game Plan. They celebrated their wedding in Hawaii on August 18, 2019.
The pair is blessed with two daughters together both born before their marriage. Their first daughter named Jasmine was born on December 25, 2015. They expanded their family by welcoming a second daughter named Tiana Gia on April 23, 2018.
Who is his first wife?
His first wife’s name is Dany Garcia (born on November 29, 1969) who is better known for being the CEO/Chairman of The Garcia Companies and TGC Management. They met when they were attending college and dated for many years before getting married on May 3, 1997. On August 14, 2001, they became blessed with their first child as a daughter named Simone Johnson.
Life has many unexpected ups and downs and nothing goes perfectly in the way we expected. The pair decided to end their relationship and announced their separation on June 1, 2007. In May 2008, their divorce was finalized.
About daughter Simone Johnson
His daughter Simone Johnson is the first fourth-generation WWE Superstar who started training at the WWE Performance Center in early 2020. She signed a contract with WWE which was announced by her father on May 16, 2020.
Can we see The Rock and his daughter Simone together?
Although The Rock has officially announced his retirement from professional wrestling on August 3, 2019, we can expect to see him in the ring or ringside together with his daughter who would soon make a debut on WWE. Vince McMahon and his creative teams must be thinking grand in introducing Simone as a professional wrestler.
What is his real name?
His real name is Dwayne Douglas Johnson and is also popular by his ring name.
How old is Dwayne Johnson?
He was born on May 2, 1972, making him be 49 years old as of 2021.
Hayward, California, the United States
What is the religion of Dwayne Johnson?
He is a Christian.
Ethnicity and family background
He is the son of and former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles) and Ata Johnson (née Maivia). Regarding his ethnicity, he is half-Samoan (Polynesian) and half-Black Nova Scotian (African). His father set a record in WWE being the first Black tag team champions along with Tony Atlas as he was Black Canadian. His mother is Samoan and is also known for being the adopted daughter of professional wrestler Peter Maivia. He has been given the status of a non-blood relative to the Anoa’i wrestling family through his maternal grandfather.
Dwayne Johnson’s maternal grandfather Peter Maivia and Roman Reigns & Rikishi’s’ paternal grandfather Amituanai Anoa’I were blood brothers. The Usos are the sons of Rikishi. In this way, Johnson, Reigns, Rikishi and The Usos are related. It must be noted Johnson and his grandfather are considered honorary members of the Anoa’i family.
Height and weight
The 10-time world champion stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 5 inches or 1.96 m. His billed weight is 118 kilograms or 260 pounds. He is an inspiration to a million people from all the continents and most of the people take him as their childhood heroes. He has a well-maintained physique and his muscular body is something that really needs a grand salute for hard work.
Education and early life
He was born in California but also lived briefly in New Zealand with his mother’s family. He started playing rugby while attending Richmond Road Primary School in Grey Lynn. After returning back to the United States, he joined Montclaire Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina and later attended Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle School after moving to Hamden, Connecticut. In his teenage days, he was an aggressive guy and was arrested for fighting, theft, and check fraud many times. He earned his Bachelor of General Studies degree in physiology and criminology in 1995 from the University of Miami.
What was he doing before his wrestling career?
He was a sportsperson who was able to become a promising football prospect for which he earned multiple offers from many Division I collegiate programs. He joined the University of Miami after having a full scholarship where he mostly played defensive tackle. Later, he started playing as a linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
Early wrestling career
He got help from veteran wrestler Pat Patterson who helped him earn tryout matches with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He appeared in the ring under his real name and was able to defeat The Brooklyn Brawler. Later, he was defeated to Owen Hart and Chris Candido. He started wrestling as Flex Kavana at Jerry Lawler’s United States Wrestling Association. With Bart Sawyer, he earned the USWA World Tag Team Championship twice in 1996.
WWF/ WWE career
In 1996, he signed with WWF after which he received training from Mark Henry, Tom Prichard and Achim Albrecht. By combining his father and grandfather’s ring names, he made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia. Initially, he was reluctant to take the ring name but was persuaded by Jim Ross and Vince McMahon. He was introduced as the WWF’s first third-generation wrestler with the nickname The Blue Chipper.
On November 4, 1996, he made his debut as a member of Marc Mero’s entourage on Monday Night Raw. On November 17, he participated in the Survivor Series in an eight-man elimination tag match. He earned the Intercontinental Championship on February 13, 1997, by defeating Hunter Hearst Helmsley. He retained his title by being victorious against Helmsley on February 16, 1997, at In Your House 13: Final Four.
On his WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania 13, he defended his title against The Sultan. Most of the fans then were against him and rejected his character. On the March 31 episode of Raw is War, he defended his title against Bret Hart winning him by disqualification. On the April 28, 1997 episode of Raw Is War, he lost his Intercontinental Championship to Owen Hart. He went through a legitimate knee injury while facing Mankind. He made his return in August 1997 and joined the stable called the Nation of Domination with the Kama, D’Lo Brown and Faarooq. He refused to acknowledge the Rocky Maivia name and used The Rock. He was still not a fan favorite and often used to insult audiences, interviewers and other WWF wrestlers.
He lost to Stone Cold Steve Austin on December 7, 1997, at D-Generation X. He started a feud with Austin and Ken Shamrock. He defeated Shamrock by disqualification on January 19, 1998, making him retain the Intercontinental title. He participated in the Royal Rumble match where he got eliminated by Stone Cold Steve Austin at last. He retained his title against Faarooq at Over the Edge: In Your House. The Nation of Domination started naming themselves as ‘The Nation” and they started feuding with Triple H and D-Generation X. At the 1998 King of the Ring, he defeated Triple H in the quarter-final and Dan Severn in the semi-final match. he became unsuccessful in the final being defeated to rival Ken Shamrock. After this, he continued to feud with Triple H whom he faced at different events including a ladder match at SummerSlam. He lost to Mark Henry at Judgment Day: In Your House following the interference by D’Lo Brown on October 18, 1998.
He participated in the Deadly Game” tournament where he reached the final defeating Vince McMahon’s associate, Mankind making him earn the vacant WWF Championship. He turned heel after allying with Vince and Shane McMahon after which he feuded regularly with Mankind. The Rock passed out to the Mandible Claw submission move while facing Mankind for the WWF Championship but the decision was ruled out by Mr. McMahon stating that he did not tap out.
He lost to Mankind following the interference from Stone Cold Steve Austin in the main event of the January 4, 1999 episode of Raw Is War making him lose his title. However, he regained his title back by defeating Mankind in a brutal “I Quit” match at the Royal Rumble on January 24, 1999. The match turned to be so dangerous that Rock delivered a steel chair hit in Mankind’s head 11 times. However, Mankind was able to take revenge against Rock in an episode of Sunday Night Heat using a forklift truck to win the WWF title. They also faced each other at a Last Man Standing match which ended in a draw at St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: In Your House. When Rock earned the third WWF Championship in a Ladder Match on the February 15 Raw Is War, their feud came to an end after the interference from debuting Big Show.
The Rock lost to Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania XV making him lose the title on March 28, 1999. He lost the title rematch at Backlash: In Your House on April 25, 1999. He began a feud with The Corporate Ministry as a result, he faced Triple H, at Over the Edge on May 23 making him win the match.
He lost to The Undertaker at King of the Ring for the WWF Championship on June 27, 1999. Later, he started teaming with his former opponent Mankind and defeated The Undertaker and Big Show for earning WWF Tag Team Champions. They lost their title back on the September 7, 1999 episode of SmackDown! but regained it on the September 20, 1999, episode of Raw is War. They lost the title to The New Age Outlaws. However, they regained the title again on the October 12, 1999, episode of SmackDown! which they lost to The Holly Cousins on October 18, 1999.
He participated in the Royal Rumble match on January 23, 2000, where he was the final two remaining with Big Show tried to throw him over the top rope in a running power slam-like position but Rock was able to counter the move and making him win the match. Big Show presented additional video footage showing Rock stepped in the floor earlier which audiences didn’t saw on television after which they were scheduled to face at No Way Out. Big Show was able to win following the interference from Shane McMahon. The Rock defeated Show on the March 13 episode of Raw Is War making him earn the right to face Triple H, at WrestleMania 2000 in a four-way elimination match also involving Mic Foley and Big Show. The match was very interesting where all the participants had McMahon in their corner, Triple H with wife Stephanie McMahon, Rock with Vince McMahon, Big Show with Shane McMahon and Foley with Linda McMahon. Rock lasted until the last two but was betrayed by Vince making him lose the match.
He continued his feud with Triple H whom he defeated on April 30, at Backlash making him earn his fourth WWF Championship, he defended his title against Shane on the following night of Raw beating him in a Steel Cage match. He faced Triple H at Judgment Day on May 21, 2000, where Shawn Michaels served as the special guest referee. Rock was disqualified when Undertaker attacked Triple H. He earned the WWF Championship for the fifth time on June 25 by defeating Shane McMahon, Triple H and Vince McMahon after teaming with Kane and The Undertaker. He defended his title against Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle and Triple H.
On October 22, 2000, he lost the title to Kurt Angle. Later, he feuded with Rikishi whom he defeated at Survivor Series on November 19, 2000. He participated a six-man Hell in a Cell match where Angle came out as a winner retaining his WWF Championship. He teamed with The Undertake for winning the WWF Tag Team Championship on the December 18 episode of Raw by being victorious against Christian and Edge. He won the WWF Championship for a sixth time by defeating Angle at No Way Out on February 25, 2001. After this, he lost the title to Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania X-Seven following Vince McMahon’s interference. He lost the rematch when he was attacked by Vince and Triple H.
He was indefinitely suspended in the storyline but in reality, he was scheduled for acting in the action-adventure fantasy film The Scorpion King. In July 2001, he made his return feuding with rival WCW and ECW. The reality was WCW was acquired by WWF. He earned the WCW Championship by defeating Booker T, at SummerSlam which he lost to Chris Jericho on October 21, 2001. He won the WWF Tag Team Championship with Jericho after defeating The Dudley Boyz. On the November 1, 2001 episode of SmackDown!, they lost their title to Booker T and Test.
Rock recaptured WCW Championship on the November 5 episode of Raw by defeating Jericho. While Team WWF was feuding with The Alliance, he teamed with team WWF along with Undertaker, Kane, Jericho and Big Show. When he pinned Austin forced The Alliance to disband. His WCW Championship was renamed to World Championship which he lost to Jericho.
He got victorious against The Undertaker at No Way Out and later pinned Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X8. He turned the WWE Undisputed Championship after winning a triple threat match involving Kurt Angle and The Undertaker. After this, he defended his title at the Global Warning event but lost to Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam on August 25, 2002, after interference from Paul Heyman.
He lost to Austin at WrestleMania XIX. However, he was able to secure a win against Austin after delivering three consecutive Rock Bottoms in another match. To honor the win, Raw was billed as The Rock Appreciation Night. The same night, Rock was attacked by Goldberg who was making his debut. They also faced each other at Backlash on April 27, 2003. He took a short break from wrestling in order to work for the action film Walking Tall. He started making only occasional appearances and later helped Mick Foley in his feud against Evolution. They teamed together in a losing effort against Ric Flair, Batista and Randy Orton at WrestleMania XX. He started full-time acting after ending the contract with WWE.
After three years, he made his return to WWE through a pre-taped promo shown during Raw in March 2007. He also made a prediction that Bobby Lashley would defeat Umaga in Vince McMahon and Donald Trump’s “Battle of the Billionaires” Hair vs Hair match w=that took place at WrestleMania 23 on April 1, 2007. Later, the prediction turned to be correct.
He made his WWE appearance while inducting his father Peter and grandfather Rocky into the WWE Hall of Fame. On October 2, 2009, he appeared through a pre-taped promo. He was announced as the host of WrestleMania XXVII making his appearance for Raw nearly after seven years. After this, he started feuding with John Cena. They started exchanging insults and later Rock opened WrestleMania XXVII show by cutting a promo. They agreed to face in a match at WrestleMania XXVIII the next year.
He celebrated his 39th birthday appearing live on Raw in Miami. He was announced to be wrestling a traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series tag team match. He delivered Rock Bottoms to Mick Foley who was hosting a segment for Cena. He teamed with Cena in a winning effort against Awesome Truth at Survivor Series. After the conclusion of the match, Rock delivered Cena a Rock Bottom. Their feud continued having several verbal confrontations on Raw.
He hosted his first “Rock Concert” on the March 12, 2012, episode of Raw where he insulted Cena on his songs. He defeated Cena at WrestleMania XXVIII who was trying to attempt at a People’s Elbow into a Rock Bottom. He called the match “an honor” praising Cena on the following night of Raw.
He lost to CM Punk at Royal Rumble on January 27, 2013, as he was attacked by an unrecognized person after the arena lights went out. Later, he defeated Punk to win his eighth WWE Championship and retained his title in a rematch at Elimination Chamber. He lost the title to Cena at WrestleMania 29 on April 7, 2013. During the match, he suffered a legitimate injury for which he underwent surgery on April 23.
He appeared in the opening segment of WrestleMania XXX with Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin. The same year, he appeared confronting Rusev and Lana on the October 6 episode of Raw. He helped Roman Reigns at the 2015 Royal Rumble event who was fending off Big Show and Kane.
While he was having a confrontation with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 31 on April 29, 2015, he welcomed Ronda Rousey from the audience zone inside the ring. On April 3, 2016, he announced WWE breaking the all-time WrestleMania attendance record at WrestleMania 32 during which he was interrupted by The Wyatt Family. He had verbal disputes with Bray Wyatt and faced Wyatt Family member Erick Rowan whom he defeated delivering a Rock Bottom and pinning in 6 seconds. He was aided by John Cena while fending with Braun Strowman, Wyatt and Rowan. He promoted his movie Fighting with My Family during an untelevised appearance on the February 20, 2017 episode of Raw.
Announcing the retirement plan
The Rock announced his professional wrestling retirement on August 3, 2019. The following month, he announced making an appearance on SmackDown’s 20th Anniversary where he cut a promo with Becky Lynch. They were interrupted by King Corbin whom Rock attacked after which he celebrated in the ring with Lynch.
Dwayne Johnson is equally known for his acting roles and has established himself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actors. Before entering the big screens, he appeared in television roles including playing his own father in an episode of That ’70s Show. He is known for movies like The Scorpion King (2002), The Game Plan (2007), Tooth Fairy (2010), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), Hercules (2014), San Andreas (2015), Fast Five (2011), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and many more.
He also produced and starred in comedy-drama HBO television series Ballers which ranked as the network’s most-watched comedy in six years. He also released his autobiography The Rock Says which was able to turn New York Times bestseller in 2000.
He is also the co-owner of the football league, the XFL which is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. He and his former wife Dany Garcia who is also his long-time business partner led a consortium to purchase the football league for $15 million.
Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation
He founded the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation in 2006 working for at-risk and terminally ill children. He has also worked with other nonprofit organizations for conducting philanthropic works.