$800 Million Worth Dwayne Johnson Joins Top Names on a Prominent List Also Featuring Joe Rogan

Published 12/30/2022, 8:30 AM EST

Dwayne Johnson’s successful transition from a WWE star to a top-level Hollywood actor has earned him many plaudits. The Rock has magnified his celebrity status and gained worldwide recognition as a brand.

Apart from being the highest-paid Hollywood actor, the People’s Champion is also an astute businessman and has more than a few brands to his name. His growth as an outstanding businessman saw him feature on a prominent list recently.

The Rock has expanded his horizons over the years after finding his feet in Hollywood. The Brahma Bull has his own production house and has proven himself as an entrepreneur with brands like ZOA and Termana tequila to his name.


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All these accomplishments have led to his inclusion on the Variety 500, a list of the most influential business leaders.

Dwayne Johnson a global media industry leader

There is no letup when it comes to being the hardest worker in the room by The Rock. He produces the majority of his projects through his Seven Bucks Prods and has had success with Jungle Cruise, DC’s Super Pets, and NBC’s show Young Rock.

His tequila business has seen tremendous growth in a short span of time with a net worth of a stunning $3.5 billion in which he owns a 30% stake.

Moreover, come 2023, he would be the owner of a football league, the XFL. These ventures have seen The Rock’s net worth rise to a staggering $800 million.

Add to that his social media presence,presence, it is easy to understand why he is an international brand. The Great One has a legion of fans worldwide and has used it to perfection to turn himself into a leading name in the business sector.

As such, he features in the Variety500 list. The Variety list is ‘an index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry.’


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DJ has a golden touch to whichever venture he has invested in. His influence as a global star is a big factor in the growth of his business and turning the fortunes of some movie franchises.

Whether it be movies, starting a tequila brand in a competitive market, or coming up with new profitable projects, The Rock pretty much finds a way to succeed in everything.


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Meanwhile, WWE fans will find a couple of more familiar names on the list. Current WWE co-CEOs Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan also make the Variety 500 list while MMA personality Joe Rogan also makes the cut.

The Rock’s popularity among the fans has also contributed to his rise as a top celebrity and a brand. This was also evident after he was voted as Gen Z’s favorite actor in a poll ahead of some big names.


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Dwayne Johnson keeps growing in stature as an impactful business leader due to the rise of his various brands and he is not stopping anytime soon.

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Sherjeel Malik

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Sherjeel Malik is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. He has been a passionate Wrestling fan since childhood and his all-time favorites include 'The Hardy Boyz' and Randy Orton. Sherjeel also follows soccer religiously and is a Liverpool fan.

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