Dwayne Johnson Biography And Net Worth
Dwayne Douglas Johnson popularly known as The Rock is a famous American actor, filmmaker, producer, director, investor, entrepreneur, semi-retired professional wrestler and a philanthropist. He is one of the greatest wrestlers in the world. He was born on 2nd May 1972 in Hayward, California in the United States of America. He is currently 46 years old.
Dwayne Johnson was born in Hayward, California in the United States of America. He is the son of Ata Johnson and Rocky Johnson who were also professional wrestlers. His maternal grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia was also a wrestler. Dwayne Johnson’s father is a black Canadian and also has a small amount of Irish ancestry.
His mother is from a Samoan family. His father was part of the first black tag team to win the World Tag Team Championship in the World Wrestling Federation. Dwayne Johnson grew up watching his father perform in the ring.
Dwayne Johnson briefly lived in New Zealand with his mother’s family, settling in Grey Lynn. He attended Richmond Road Primary School in New Zealand, before returning to the United States of America with his parents. In the United States of America, Dwayne Johnson attended Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle School in Hamden, Connecticut. After which he spent 10th grade at President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii in the United States of America.
As he entered 11th grade in high school, his father’s job required his relocation to Bethlehem in Pennsylvania, where he began playing football at Freedom High School in the East Penn Conference. While in Freedom High School, he was a member of the school’s track, field and wrestling team
Dwayne Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, where he won a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes team. In 1995, Dwayne Johnson began training for a career in professional wrestling, following the footsteps of his father Rocky Johnson, from whom he inherited the Canadian citizenship in 2009.
Dwayne Johnson is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He has gained mainstream fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) now known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) from 1996 to 2004 and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history.
Dwayne Johnson returned to WWE part-time from 2011–2013 and continues to make sporadic appearances. He has won the WWE World Champion eight times, WCW World Champion two times, WWE Intercontinental Champion two times and WWE Tag Team Champion six times. Dwayne Johnson is the sixth Triple Crown Champion in WWE and in 2000, he won the Royal Rumble.
Dwayne Johnson started his acting career in 2002 and played the leading role in his first feature film “The Scorpion King” which was produced in 2002. After performing in the movie, Dwayne Johnson was paid $5.5 million, which happens to be a world record for an actor in his first starring role.
Dwayne Johnson has hosted and produced “The Hero” a reality competition series and has since continued to produce TV shows and films through his production company “Seven Bucks Productions”. In 2013, Forbes Magazine listed Dwayne Johnson as number 25 in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in the world and he has also been in the top twenty most powerful celebrities in the world every year since.