Dwayne Johnson is an American actor, producer, and professional wrestler. He is commonly known as The Rock. Dwayne has a net worth of $320 million. He went through an immense struggle during his early years of life but now he is one of the top paid actors in the world as listed by Forbes.
Dwayne Johnson Net Worth: $320 Million
Celebrity Name: The Rock
Real Name: Dwayne Johnson
Date of Birth: May 2, 1972
Place of Birth: United States of America
Source of Wealth: Actor/ Professional Wrestler, Film Producer, Voice Actor
Height:6 ft 5 inch (1.96 meters)
Dwayne Johnson Net Worth
Dwayne Johnson was added to the website Celebrity Net Worth in 2009 when he had a net worth of $30 million. In a matter of a year and a half, his net worth almost doubled to $50 million. In 2012, he was labeled as the richest wrestler with a net worth of $75 million. By 2015, he played lead roles in savvy business movies which added significantly to his net worth rasing it above $150 million. His net worth topped $280 million in 2018. Only between June 2018 and June 2019, he managed to bag $90 million in earnings.
The Rock’s Salary
Dwayne was paid $5.5 million for the movie The Scorpion King. The producers of the movie were attracted to The Rock when they saw him hosting 2000 SNL. They offered him a cameo in The Mummy Returns. The Rock shined in The Scorpion King, making it a mega-hit. The movie made $165 million from a $60 million budget. His paycheck was the largest that was ever paid to a debut actor. The movie The Rundown earned him $12.5 million while Walking Tall earned him $15 million. He received a jaw-dropping pre-movie salary of $20 million for his 2018 blockbuster movie Skyscraper. In 2015, he earned a total of $65 million. His earnings of $125 million between 2017 and 2018 made him the top paid actor on the planet. For his role in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, he earned $20 million. That’s how he managed to build a mountain of net worth.
Dwayne Johnson’s Early Life
Dwayne was born in Hayward, California on May 2, 1972. He is a former professional wrestler named Rocky Johnson. When he was in high school, his family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. He won many college awards for his football talent. After school, he went to the University of Miami where he got a scholarship. He was a member of the Hurricane team that won the national championship. He lost his place on the football team after he suffered multiple injuries.
Dwayne is presently dating Lauren Hashian. She is the daughter of Sib Hashian who is a Boston drummer. They met on the sets of The Game Plan in 2006. The couple has two children; a girl named Jasmine Johnson and another one named Tia Johnson. He has another child Simone Johnson who was born to his ex-wife Dany Garcia who is now his manager. Dwayne married Dany in 1997, but the couple was divorced officially when Dwayne met Lauren Hashian. Dwayne is tightlipped about his family affairs but he does post about his kids as Instagram posts.
After his injury and rejection in football, he decided to join professional wrestling following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. In 1997, he turned into a villain character, a wrestling anti-hero, that warmed the hearts of the audience. He won the Heavyweight Championship nine times. In 2000, he wrote his biography The Rock Says which topped The New York Times Best Seller List and held the title for multiple weeks.
As of now, Dwayne shows no signs of slowing down. His movie ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ earned around $1 billion across the globe.
Dwayne’s earnings from TV
Aside from making money from movies, Dwayne also earns money from his deals with TV shows such as NBC’s Titan Games and HBO’s Ballers. He receives around $700,000 for a single episode of Ballers.
Dwayne’s Business Ventures
In 2012, Dwayne along with his ex-wife Dany Garcia launched Seven Bucks Productions. When Dwayne appears in a movie, the creative team of his company scans through from script and screening to marketing of the movies he sign. The company also manages the social media platforms of Dwayne Johnson such as YouTube and Instagram.
Seven Bucks Productions is planning multiple film projects that would star some former WWE wrestlers like John Cena. His company earned the production credit for the movie Baywatch, Jumanji, Rampage, and Skyscraper. The name of the company refers to the time in his life when he was dropped from the Canadian Football Team and he ended up with seven bucks, a one-dollar bill, and a five-dollar bill, and some change.
Dwayne has endorsement contracts with Ford, Apple, and Under Armour. His contract with Under Armour includes a headphone set and a branded clothing line. Nowadays Seven Bucks is producing projects that don’t even include Dwayne Johnson. One such example is the 2019 comedy Shazam.
Social Media Earnings
Dwayne Johnson charged Universal Pictures around $1 million for promotion on his social media pages of their movie ‘Red Notice.’ As of April 2020, Dwayne Johnson has 181 million followers on Instagram. He has 57 million followers on Facebook and 14.5 million followers on Twitter. He has 5.1 million subscribers on YouTube as well. According to Business Insider, The Rock makes around $650,000 per post from his Instagram page.
Dwayne has over 5 million subscribers on YouTube. On average if a YouTuber gets 5 million views on videos per month, he can earn around $10,000. If Dwayne gets 15 million views on his channel, he might be earning around $30,000 per month.
Awards and Achievements
Dwayne Johnson won Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor, People’s Choice Award, MTV Generation Award, Teen Choice Award for Film, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, and NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year.
“Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, “Awe s***, they’re up!” Dwayne Johnson
“Success isn’t always about greatness, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come,” Dwayne Johnson