If there’s anyone who should teach us lessons about success, it’s none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The famous wrestler, actor, and true expert in everything related to fitness, The Rock is a source of inspiration for all those who want to test their limits.
What are The Rock’s Net Worth, Salary, and Career Earnings?
Dwayne Johnson known as The Rock is a famous American actor, entrepreneur, and former professional wrestler with a net worth of $800 million (at the time this article is written). We believe that this amount includes The Rock’s 30% to 40% stake in Teremana Tequila and a current estimated valuation of the brand of $2 billion. In theory, Dwayne Johnson may earn from the tequila company more than $1 billion, much more than he made in his whole entertainment career. Besides the tequila business, Dwayne Johnson is one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. He makes a minimum of $100 million per year from different endorsement endeavors and films.
Childhood and career beginning
Dwayne Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California. Dwayne Johnson’s childhood was far from enviable. The father, a professional wrestler, took his family wherever he received a contract, so Dwayne never had time to take root anywhere. He stayed for a short time in New Zealand, with his mother’s family – also famous wrestlers. But Dwayne fell in love with rugby. He gave it up when he returned to the US and began moving from state to state as his father decided. However, the man didn’t stay with the family at all anymore, the money was extremely low, and all of it led to major arguments in the house and, when Dwayne was only 14 years old, his parents divorced.
He ended up playing football at the University of Miami after receiving a full scholarship. He was good, but there were others who were even better, and the injuries only made things worse, so Dwayne lost his place on the team. He graduated from college and went to Canada to continue playing football. He was getting paid a pittance, but it was still better than what was to come. He was fired after only a few months and fell into depression.
But he knew that he still had something left – sport. So, he considered for the first time trying wrestling as well.
In just 7 years, Dwayne Johnson won everything that could be won in wrestling: he was 7 times champion in the World Wrestling Federation, he won the Royal Rumble – one of the biggest wrestling events in the world, he won the match of the year several times, and people were already talking about him as one of the greatest wrestlers in history.
The Rock’s net worth and wealth milestone
In December 2009 the Rock entered the Rich Celebrities world with a net worth of $30 million. In just one year and a half, his net worth exceeded $50 million for the first time. The Rock was named the richest wrestler in the world by Celebrity Net Worth in September 2012, with a net worth of $75 million.
In 2015 Rock’s net worth topped $160 million thanks to various savvy business movies.
In 2018 Rock had a net worth of $280 million thanks to the previous year’s earnings of $125 million.
The Rock earned $90 million between June 2018 and June 2019, which was enough to bring his net worth to $320 million.
How much does The Rock earn from movies?
In 2001 Dwayne Johnson was paid $5.5 million to appear in the movie The Scorpion. This movie was a real success and made $165 million with a budget of $60 million. The paycheck Dwayne Johnson got for his role was the largest paycheck ever paid to a first-time actor in a leading role.
In 2003 Dwayne Johnson made $12.5 million with the movie The Rundown and one year later, in 2004 he was paid $15 million for the movie Walking Tall.
In 2013 Dwayne Johnson earned $43 million from movies and in 2015 he made $65 million.
Dwayne Johnson made $125 million between June 2017 and June 2018, which made him the highest-paid actor in the world.
In 2018 the Rock’s per-movie upfront salary topped $20 million for the first time, with the movie Skyscraper.
In 2019 The Rock made $20 million for his role in the movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. As a comparison, his co-stars Idris Elba and Jason Statham made $8 and $13 million, respectively.
On top of his salary and backend point, The Rock contractually required around $4 million to promote his own movies, thanks to his great social media following.
In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, the actor also launched his own brand of tequila, Teremana. You would have said it was the worst move: when everyone was taking shelter, he inaugurated his new business. But the sale of alcoholic beverages increased during the pandemic, and in just 9 months the actor sold more than 300,000 cases of 9 liters of tequila each. But it is not the only business that brings Johnson important profits. The Under Armor exercise equipment company also sells very well.
The Rock has also been involved in other projects. Thus, in 2000 he published an autobiography entitled The Rock Says. The book debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller List. Also, in 2016, Dwayne Johnson joined forces with fitness brand Under Armour, as part of “Project Rock”, and together they launched a gym bag, a line of T-shirts, and… an alarm clock app, which was downloaded over 1 million times in just the first week of its release.
Ah, yes! As if that wasn’t enough! The Rock entered the Book of Records for the most… selfies. At the premiere of the film San Andreas in London, the actor posed with 105 fans in a row, in 3 minutes.
The actor was married twice. The first time, for 10 years, with Dany Garcia – a businesswoman and professional bodybuilder. In 2001, their little girl, Simone, was born, but 6 years later the two announced that they had decided to separate. No scandals, no “incendiary” revelations, but like 2 friends who realized that they are no longer good together. And the friendship remained, as evidenced by the production company they made together, after the divorce. The company’s name, Seven Bucks, refers to the $7 Dwayne had in his wallet when he was kicked out of the Canadian soccer club.
In 2019 Dwayne Johnson remarried Lauren Hashian, with whom he has 2 other daughters: Jasmine and Tiana, and the actor does not miss any opportunity to say how proud he is of all the girls in his life. Moreover, he always encourages men to respect their girlfriends and be with them at every opportunity.
In 2019 Dwayne Johnson purchased a 46-acre property in Powder Springs, Georgia for $9.5 million. However, due to some reasons, after 14 months The Rock listed it for sale for $7.5 million, potentially losing $2 million.
Also, in 2019 Dwayne Johnson sold his home in Fort Lauderdale for $4.5 million.
In April 2021 Dwayne Johnson purchased Paul Reiser’s Beverly Park mansion for $28.7 million.