Dwayne Johnson is an American actor, producer, and professional wrestler. He is known to most people by his amazing stage name, “The Rock”. Dwayne struggled early on in life but was recently named one of the highest paid actors in the world by Forbes.
What kind of money does one of the highest paid actors earn?
As of 2020, Dwayne Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be $320 million. Read more to find out how he got there.
Johnson was born on the 2nd May 1972, in Hayward, California. His family were indeed a wrestling family, with both his father and grandfather having once been professional wrestlers. Even his grandmother was a female wrestling promoter.
When he was young, Dwayne lived in New Zealand with his mother’s family for a very short period. He went to Richmond Road Primary School in Auckland, but then moved back to the US and spent 10th grade at a high school in Hawaii.
The next year, the family had to relocate to Pennsylvania, and this is where Johnson start to take up an interest in football. He was offered a football scholarship by the University of Miami and took it. He was on the national championship team at Miami but was replaced due to being out because of an injury.
While at Uni, Dwayne met his future wife, Dany Garcia, who is the founder of a wealth management firm in Miami. After graduating, Dwayne moved to Canada to join the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL.
In 1996, Dwayne had several wrestling try-outs at the WWF; in which he won a single match and lost two more. Later that year, he was offered a contract by the WWF, with which he signed.
Johnson made his WWE debut in 1996 as Rocky Maivia. He debuted on Monday Night Raw as a member of Marc Mero’s entourage on November 4, 1996, and had his first match at Survivor Series on November 17, in an eight-man elimination tag match.
In 2002, he was named ‘The People’s Champion’, and since then has won multiple competitions and titles in the WWE. His first major acting role was in The Scorpion King, and he’s now become one of the biggest actors worldwide.
Now you know all about Dwayne Johnson’s net worth, and how he achieved success; here are 3 success lessons we can all learn from Dwayne Johnson:
1. Understand Your Dreams
To achieve your dreams, you need to understand why you want them so bad. Why do you do what you do? If you really don’t know, then how can you expect to keep on striving until you reach them?
First, understand why it is you want to achieve what you want to achieve.
2. Hard Work Sucks: Don’t Let It Stop You
Hard work can suck sometimes. No matter how much passion you have for something, there are always times where you feel drained. Don’t let this hard work get in your way. Do what you must do. How do you think Dwayne got that rock-hard body he’s sporting now? He worked for it.
3. Never Lose Faith
There was a point in time where The Rock only had $7 in his pocket. He was broke, he was at the bottom, but he never gave up. He started doing anything he could to put some more money in his pocket. And he told himself that one day, he wouldn’t have to worry about being broke.
No matter how bad it is right now, you always have the ability to become successful, but it won’t be easy.
The Rock is another of the most loved actors in the world, and the enthusiasm and hard work ethic he brings to the movies he stars in has ensured his success.
Dwayne Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be $320 million, and it just keeps on climbing!
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