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Dwayne Johnson: Age, Net Worth, Height And Everything We Know So Far

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, comes from a legacy of professional wrestlers. He has carved his own niche in both wrestling as well as the entertainment field.

His father Rocky Johnson was also a very popular wrestler of his time. Despite being born under the shadow of his father’s illustrious career, Johnson went on to achieve mammoth success in not just wrestling and acting, but in business as well.

What Does He Do?

Dwayne Johnson used to accompany his father Rocky Johnson in wrestling matches and developed a keen interest in the field. After graduation, Johnson was a part of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League but couldn’t make it to their team just two months later.

In 1996, he made his debut as a professional wrestler on WWE (then WWF) as Rocky Maivia. He eventually changed his name to The Rock and went on to become one of the most successful wrestlers of his time, winning multiple championships.

He was the ten-time world champion, won Intercontinental Champion twice, and bagged the Tag Team Championship on five occasions during his WWE stint. Johnson also won the 2000 Royal Rumble match. He left wrestling in 2004 and made a comeback in 2011 for a brief period of time.

What Does He Do?
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Johnson forayed into acting with the action horror film The Mummy Returns. He played the full-fledged titular role in The Scorpion King. After going through a rough patch in Hollywood, Johnson achieved success in the action thriller film Fast Five in which he played the role of Lucas Hobbs. The film was a massive box-office success and catapulted him into stardom.

He then went on to star in several successful films like Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, and Rampage among others. Some of his other successful films include San Andreas, Jumanji: The Next Level, and Skyscraper. He also did the spy action thriller film Red Notice which also stars names like Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot.

He also played the titular DC superhero Black Adam, which was also co-produced by him. Johnson also reprised his role as Hobbs in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw which was a spin-off. Apart from live-action films, Johnson has also lent his voice to Disney’s Moana and its upcoming sequel Moana 2.

Johnson also has a strong social media presence and enjoys around 398 million followers on Instagram where he often shares his pictures and thoughts with his followers. He also earns a whopping amount for paid Instagram posts.

Other Ventures Of Dwayne Johnson

Apart from acting, Johnson also heads a production company called, Seven Bucks Productions. He also has an energy drink brand, an advertising agency, and Project Rock under his name. The Rock is also the co-owner of the football league XFL. Johnson is also one of the founders of Teremana tequila company which is valued at more than $3.5 billion.

Johnson has explained the story behind naming his company Seven Bucks Productions. He revealed that after being cut out from the Canadian Football League, he only had seven bucks in his pocket. He is also an activist and has done several charity works in his life. In 2006, he started the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation, a trust that works for terminally ill children. He frequently donates hefty sums for a variety of causes.

He also donated a seven-figure amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike in Hollywood.

Personal Details

Dwayne Johnson’s date of birth is May 2, 1972, and he was born in Hayward, California to Rocky Johnson and Mataniufeagaimaleata ‘Ata’ Fitisemanu. He stands at a towering 6 feet 4 inches tall. As of now, his age is 51 years old. His father Rocky Johnson was basically a Black Nova Scotian with an Irish ancestry. His mother is from the island of Samoa.

Johnson is also known for having different kinds of tattoos on his body. One of them is of a brahma bull which became a part of his image as The Rock in WWE.

Dwayne Johnson Net Worth

The total estimated net worth of Dwayne Johnson is around a whopping $800 million. A majority of his income comes from his work in films in the capacity of an actor as well as producer. He is one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood, thanks to his successful body of work. Apart from these, he also earns from his different business ventures.

Where Did He Do His Schooling From?

Johnson attended the Montclaire Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Later, he attended Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle School which was located in Hamden, Connecticut. Later on, he attended President William McKinley High School, Glencliff High School and subsequently McGavock High School. He eventually attended Freedom High School where he did his graduation in 1990.

In the year 1995, Johnson finished his graduation with having a bachelor’s degree in General Studies. Apart from that he also did majors in both physiology and criminology. Reportedly, the WWE star was considered one of the most prolific student speakers in the region during that time.

During his university days, Johnson also played for the Miami Hurricanes. While Johnson chose a different field later on in his life, his learnings during the university inculcated discipline in him that really helped him.

Conclusion

Dwayne Johnson’s amazing journey is filled with ups and downs. He was down and out and eventually rose to fame and success thanks to his sheer hard work and perseverance. His inspiring journey is a testament to smart decision-making, entrepreneurial spirit and sheer hard work.

His foray into acting, when he was one of the biggest names in wrestling, showcases his foresightedness. He is also a risk taker and stepped back from a position at the peak of his career. Johnson eventually ventured into acting and eventually into business. This proves that he loves diversity and doesn’t only focus in one industry.

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