Dwayne Johnson Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth

Quick Facts about Dwayne Johnson

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Dwayne Johnson
Birth NameDwayne Douglas Johnson
Nick Name (s)The Rock
Place of BirthHayward, California
Date of Birth2nd May, 1972
Age48 Years
EducationRichmond Road Primary School President William McKinley High school Freedom High School University of Miami
OccupationRetired wrestler, actor, and producer
Marital Statusmarried
Spouse (s)Dany Garcia (m. 1997-2008) Lauren Hashian (m. 2019-present)
ChildrenJasmine and Tiana Gia Johnson.
Height6.4 feet or 194 centimeters
Weight119 Kilograms or 262 Pounds
Net Worth$ 320 million (As of 2020)

Who is Dwayne Johnson?

Dwayne Douglas Johnson is an American-Canadian actor, retired professional wrestler, producer, former footballer and businessman who is popularly known by the ring name, “The Rock”. Johnson has starred in the films, The Scorpion King (2002), the 2007’s The Game PlanJourney 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), and the 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation among many other movies. Dwayne Johnson’s role as Luke Hobbs in Fast & Furious gave the movie a totally new taste besides making it one of the highest-grossing film franchises. The retired professional wrestler has for two times won the Intercontinental Champion, he has been a ten-time world champion and a five-time tag-team champion besides being among the top six Triple Crown champions. The rock was also a talented footballer in his youthful days where he played for clubs in American and Canadian football.

Early Life

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Dwayne Johnson was born Dwayne Douglas Johnson on the 2nd of May 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of a seasoned professional wrestler, Wayde Johnson, and a Samoan mother named Ata Maivia. Johnson grew up at his mother’s place in New Zealand where he attended Richmond Road Primary School. He later relocated to the United States where he started living with his father. In the U.S, the rock joined President William Mackinley High school in the 10th grade before transferring to Freedom High School where he became an ardent footballer. At the age of thirteen, Johnson’s father introduced him to the gym which turned out to be the genesis of his problems at school. He involved himself with all manner of fights in high school and at times he got arrested for beating fellow students.

Upon graduation from Freedom High School, Dwayne Johnson got a full scholarship to study at the University of Miami. Johnson joined the university’s football team where he participated in the college football tournaments and even won national championships for his team. Dwayne Johnson graduated from the University of Miami in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Criminology. During his youth years, Johnson played for Calgary Stampedes in the Canadian Football League.

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Football Career

Dwayne Johnson became a serious football player soon after he joined the University of Miami. While at the university, Johnson played for the Miami Hurricanes. He however was replaced due to the many injuries he got in various matches. Later, after he graduated from the University, Johnson signed a contract with Calgary Stampeders where he played for the team in the Canadian Football League.

Wrestling Career

Upon the termination of his football career, Dwayne Johnson decided to try out wrestling where he fought in several tryout matches on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1996. During his early days at WWE and WWF, Johnson used the ring name, “Rocky Mavia”, a combination of his father’s and grandfather’s ring names. His breakthrough in the world of wrestling however started knocking in February 1997 after winning the WWF Intercontinental Championship. He later lost the International Championship to Stone Cold Steve Austin who beat him in six minutes.

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His ring name “The Rock” gained wide recognition in the WWE after he Mankind and Ken Shamrock at Breakdown In Your House in Steel Cage Match. In 1999, his tag team with Mankind won over The Big Show and Undertaker’s tag team at SummerSlam making them the WWF champions. Later The Rock defeated Booker T making him the winner of the WCW Championship. All through his tenure at the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), The Rock has won about seventeen championships which include, World Champion (10 times), five World Tag Team Championships, and two WWF Intercontinental Championship among others. 

Film Career

When the film titles, The Scorpion KingJourney 2: The Mysterious Island, The Game Plan, and 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation is mentioned most di-hard fans of Dwayne Johnson can’t stop thinking of as a better actor than a wrestler. Johnson’s acting career debuted way back in 1999 in the television program, That ’70s Show where he played his father. He then played supporting roles in various movies before landing his first lead role in the film, The Scorpion King (2002. His outstanding acting in the film saw him star in the movies, Tooth Fairy (2010), the 2014’s Hercules, Central Intelligence (2016), and San Andreas (2015) among many other films. Johnson is the producer and the star in the Ballers HBO series. According to Forbes, Dwayne Johnson’s movies grossed over $ 10.5 billion worldwide besides making him one of the highest-paid Hollywood actors. 

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Personal Life

Before marrying his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian, Dwayne Johnson was previously married to Dany Garcia. Johnson and Garcia walked down the aisle on the 3rd of May 1997 and together they were blessed with one child whose name has not been disclosed. The couple amicably divorced in 2008 giving Johnson the green light to date Lauren Hashian. The lovebirds tied the knots in August 2019 and have been blessed with two daughters namely, Jasmine and Tiana Gia Johnson.

Body Stats

Dwayne Johnson has a decent athletic body with an impressive height and weight. The retired wrestler stands tall at a height of 6.4 feet or 194 centimeters. His weight is 119 Kilograms or 262 Pounds. Johnson is multiracial with a dark brown eye and hair color.

His chest measures 50 inches while his waist is 35 inches. His biceps and thighs measure 19 inches and 31 inches respectively.

What is Dwayne Johnson’s Net worth?

  • As of 2020, Dwayne Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be $ 320 million.
  • Most of his wealth comes from his acting career. According to Forbes Magazine, in 2017 alone, Dwayne Johnson bagged $ 124 million from acting whereas the previous year he had earned $ 65 million.
  • Away from acting, Dwayne Johnson is an established businessman who earns a lot from endorsement deals. “Under Armor” is one reputable brand with which The Rock has partnered to produce and sell products such as gym bags, t-shirts, and alarm clocks.

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Laser Known Facts about the Dwayne Johnson

  1. “Beyond the Mat” was his first documentary film in which he co-starred in 1999.
  2. He debuted his wrestling career in 1996.
  3. In 2006 Dwayne Johnson had opened, “The Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation”, a charity for at-risk ill children.
  4. He donated $ 1 million to the University of Miami in a bid to improve their football facilities.
  5. In “2007’s “The Game Plan” was the last film Dwayne Johnson used his ring name, “The Rock”.
  6. In 2004, while filming the film, “Walking Tall”, Dwayne Johnson accidentally smashed the rear lights of a Porsche car.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dwayne Johnson

  1. What is Dwayne Johnson’s common nickname? The Rock.
  2. What is Dwayne Johnson’s distinguishable signature move? His eyebrow trademark.
  3. Who is Dwayne Johnson’s trainer? Tom Richard, Rocky Johnson, and the now the late Pat Patterson.
  4. What is Dwayne Johnson’s favorite food? Pizza and Donuts.