Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: Net Worth, Salary, & Endorsements

Dwayne Johnson, better known by his in-ring name The Rock, is perhaps the most recognized wrestler of all time. That’s largely because he’s also one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

Dwayne Johnson is a third-generation professional wrestler with his father Rocky Johnson and grandfather High Chief Peter Maivia also being parts of the business. However, wrestling was not always his passion. Dwayne was also a highly prolific footballer in his teenage years.

He studies at the University Of Miami on a full scholarship where he played defensive tackle for the college football team. After this, he joined the Canadian Football league as a part of the Calgary Stampeders. However, he was dropped two months into the season.

That was when he decided to pursue professional wrestling which would change both his life and the industry forever. Unfortunately for him, he had a horrible start to his career. He debuted at the 1996 Survivor Series with a corny babyface character called Rocky Maivia. However, the US at this time was getting anti-authority and professional wrestling getting edgier. That’s why Dwayne’s character was heavily rejected by the fans.

This led him to dig into his arsenal and create the best wrestling character of all time. He turned heel and his new character was called The Rock. In a swift departure from his earlier persona, The Rock was a no-nonsense brash character who revolutionized the art of cutting promos.

The Artituda era was in full swing, which meant he had full independence on the mic and he didn’t shy away from getting edgy when needed. His rise would coincide with the rise of another legend – Stone Cold Steve Austin. Their epic rivalry would become a key factor in getting WWE the win over WCW in the Monday Night Wars on prime time television.

The Rock became the face of the WWE, and his catchphrases became the stuff of legend. His rising popularity would soon attract Hollywood. Fans still miss the most electrifying wrestling superstar on TV.

The Rock movies

Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest movie stars in the world. His movies might not be critically acclaimed, but they certainly earn billions of dollars at the box office.

Since his breakthrough role as The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns, The Rock has acted in countless movies including big-budget franchises like Jumanji and Fast And Furious. Dwayne also has a preferred list of co-stars.

Particularly, he has starred with Kevin Hart in the Jumanji series, Fast And Furious: Hobs and Show, and Central Intelligence. Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart duo is also known for their friendship off the screen. Another big duo that he is a part of is the epic Dwayne Johnson-Vin Diesel pairing that ruled Hollywood with the Fast And Furious Franchise.

Dwayne Johnson is all set to star as the supervillain in a Shazam! spin-off movie where will play the role of Black Adam. Here’s a list of all the movies he has acted in till this point.

Year Title Role
1999 Beyond the Mat Himself
2001 The Mummy Returns The Scorpion King
2002 Longshot Mugger
2002 The Scorpion King Mathayus / Scorpion King
2003 The Rundown Beck
2004 Walking Tall Chris Vaughn
2005 Be Cool Elliot Wilhelm
2005 Doom Sgt. Asher “Sarge” Mahonin
2006 Southland Tales Boxer Santaros
2006 Gridiron Gang Sean Porter
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Agent Rick Smith
2007 The Game Plan Joe Kingman
2008 Get Smart Agent 23
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Jack Bruno
2009 Planet 51 Captain Charles T. Baker
2010 Tooth Fairy Derek Thompson / Tooth Fairy
2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? Daniel Franklin
2010 The Other Guys Christopher Danson
2010 You Again Air Marshal
2010 Faster James Cullen / Driver
2011 Fast Five Luke Hobbs
2012 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Hank Parsons
2013 Snitch John Matthews
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Marvin F. Hinton / Roadblock
2013 Pain & Gain Paul Doyle
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Luke Hobbs
2013 Empire State Detective James Ransome
2014 Hercules Hercules
2015 Furious 7 Luke Hobbs
2015 San Andreas Ray Gaines
2015 Jem and the Holograms Himself
2016 Central Intelligence Robbie Weirdicht / Bob Stone
2016 Moana Maui
2017 The Fate of the Furious Luke Hobbs
2017 Baywatch Lieutenant Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon
2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Dr. Smolder Bravestone
2018 Rampage Davis Okoye
2018 Skyscraper Will Sawyer
2019 Fighting with My Family Himself
2019 Shazam! N/A
2019 Hobbs & Shaw Luke Hobbs
2019 Jumanji: The Next Level Dr. Smolder Bravestone
2020 Jungle Cruise Frank

The Rock Net Worth

The Rock is also one of the richest movie stars in the world. His net worth in 2020 stands at $280 million.

He topped the list of the highest-paid actors when he earned $89.4 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019. Also, he collects fifteen percent of his total income from his big-budget movies. Reportedly, Dwayne was paid $700,000 per episode for his appearance on the hit HBO tv series Baller.

Needless to say, The Rock is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. His worth in the industry is rivaled only by few movie stars today.

Dwayne Johnson foundations and charities

Dwayne Johnson is one of the most charitable stars in the world. He has his own foundation called Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation.

The Foundation seeks to assist in recovery and help children hospitalized for various reasons. In addition, education and childhood obesity prevention programs are also a big part of its work. Aside from this, The Rock is also a big part of the Make-A-Wish foundation.

His efforts at disease prevention go from diseases like Parkinson’s Disease and AIDS.  Additionally, he supports AIDS & HIV, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Cancer, Children, Creative Arts, Disaster Relief, Education, Grief Support, Health, Human Rights, Parkinson’s Disease, and Veteran/Service Member Support. It’s obvious that The Rock is a big believer in helping other people.

How to contact Dwayne Johnson

Here are the social media handles of Dwayne Johnson.

Instagram – @therock

Twitter – @therock

Real Name Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Date of Birth May 2, 1972 (age 48)
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Parents Rocky Johnson, Ata Johnson
Nationality Canadian-American
Ethnicity Half-Black (African), Half-Samoan
Address Dwayne Johnson Viewpoint, Inc. 8820 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 220 Beverly Hills, CA 90211-2618 USA.
Marital Status Married
Spouse(s) Lauren Hashian (m. 2019), Dany Garcia (m. 1997; div. 2007)
Children 3 (Simone Alexandra Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, Tiana Gia Johnson)
Relatives Rocky Johnson (father), Peter Maivia (grandfather), Lia Maivia (grandmother), Nia Jax (cousin), Rosey (cousin), Roman Reigns (cousin), Sib Hashian (father-in-law)
Occupations Actor, producer, businessman, professional wrestler, football player
Years active 1999–present (acting), 1996–2004; 2011–2019 (wrestling), 1990–1995 (football)
Debut 1996
Retired 3rd August 2019
Ring name(s) Dwayne Johnson, Flex Kavana, Rocky Maivia, The Rock
Trained by Pat Patterson, Rocky Johnson, Tom Prichard
Net Worth $280 million
Endorsements Seven Bucks Productions, Under Armour

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