Capital: € 290 million
Age: 47
Born: May 2, 1972
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of wealth: actor
Last updated: 2023

Short introduction

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is an American actor and former professional wrestler at WWE. As an athlete, he was one of the most successful and well-known players and was particularly successful in the nineties and after the turn of the millennium. The ex-wrestler, who today has an estimated net worth of € 290 million, was one of the best paid athletes in his discipline. Parallel to his wrestling career, The Rock built up a second mainstay as an actor from 2000, which has earned him far higher earnings to date. Dwayne Johnson is best known as an actor in action films and comedies. The Rock later also participated as a producer in films in which he appeared as an actor.

Early life

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was born on May 2nd, 1972 in Hayward, California. The Rock is of Samoan descent, with both his father and maternal grandfather already being wrestlers. Johnson spent his childhood and adolescence in Hawaii, but later studied criminology at the University of Miami and successfully played college football there. A knee injury prevented a professional career in football, but he managed to gain a foothold as a wrestler from 1995.


Dwayne Johnson, who began his wrestling career as Flex Kavana in 1995 and was trained by his father, received a contract with the United States Wrestling Association for the World Wrestling Federation as a farm league in 1996. He first appeared as a wrestler in the Survivor Series in 1996 and won the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 1997. From then on Dwayne Johnson made a name for himself as “The Rock”. Until 2002 The Rock focused on his career as a wrestler and was one of the most famous stars in the wrestling industry outside of his breaks.

The Rock 2000 gained its first acting experience on the big screen in the little-noticed comedy “Longshot – A daring game”. With his next role in “The Mummy Returns” Johnson had greater success and finally made his lead in 2002 in the prequel “The Scorpion King”. From 2002, The Rock only participated sporadically in wrestling events and thus focused on his acting career. Against Ric Flair, Batista and Randy Orton, Dwayne Johnson was seen in Wrestlemania XX in March 2004 for the last time in the ring. He later said in an interview that he was completely retiring from the sport.

The Rock was shown several times a year on the big screen. For example, he celebrated successful appearances in the “Fast & Furious” films, in “San Andreas” and in the new versions of “Jumanji”. Johnson also gained experience as a voice actor and series actor. As the host of WrestleMania XXVII, The Rock was again active in wrestling in 2011 and then successfully fought a few fights. Finally, in 2019, he announced that he would retire from the wrestling business again.

Career highlights

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has won numerous awards both as a wrestler and as an actor. The Rock won the WWE Championship eight times alone. He also won the 2000 Royal Rumble edition. Johnson made his first appearance as an actor in 1999 in an episode of the television series “The Wild Seventies”. The Rock was able to introduce both his father and grandfather to the WWE Hall of Fame on March 29, 2008. Dwayne Johnson has been one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 2017. With an annual income of $ 64.5 million, he was also the highest paid actor in 2016.

Famous quotes

“I didn’t have to win, and winning wasn’t important to me. It wasn’t important to me to be world champion. What was important to me was the entertainment of the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing or whatever in the live show we did every week, I was there. ”

“Be the person who, when your feet hit the ground in the morning, the devil says, ‘Oh shit! He is awake.'”

“Success doesn’t always have to do with size, but with persistence. Consistent, hard work ensures success. Greatness comes with time. ”

Success tips

One of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s best-known success tips is that people should always commit to changing something when they are bad. For example, he cites that while he had only $ 7 in his wallet in 1995, he always knew there would be more soon. However, in order to put this into practice, people should always know that they are in control of everything in their lives and can therefore control their success through the right focus and commitment. To do this, however, it does not help “knocking on the door of opportunities, but rather entering and imagining”. However, no one should expect success to happen overnight. If you make it a little bit better every day than the previous one, according to The Rock, that’s a good start.


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