Dwayne Johnson, or a.k.a., The Rock, used to dominate the WWE ring. Now, he rules the big screen, being one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world, and the business world.
With that said, you can expect Dwayne Johnson to be one of the most affluent stars of today. So, from being a wrestler to an actor to a savvy businessman, how wealthy is he today?
The Start of Dwayne Johnson's Successful Career
Many may not know but the 49-year-old star used to be a footballer. But after being cut early into his first season, he chose to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and tried wrestling.
He debuted as Rocky Mavia in WWF until he changed his name to The Rock in 1997.
Come 2000, he hosted Saturday Night Live, along with his other fellow wrestlers and after just a year, he started acting and did it full time in 2004.
He made his first leading role in the 2002 movie The Scorpion King. From there, he started doing one film to another, like Get Smart, The Game Plan, Tooth Fairy and more.
He then joined the Fast and the Furious franchise and wowed the audience with his incredible acting in San Andreas, Central Intelligence and the HBO series Ballers.
The Rise of Dwayne Johnson's Net Worth
Dwayne Johnson instantly got $5.5 million for his first leading movie, the largest paycheck a starting actor received.
He was then paid $12.5 million for the 2003 film The Rundown and $15 million for the 2004 movie Walking Tall. For the 2018 film Skyscraper, he got a whopping $20 million.
The Rock earned $43 million in 2013, $65 million in 2015 and $125 million between June 2017 and June 2018, making him the highest-paid actor on the planet.
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He now reportedly demands a $4 million fee to promote his movies, aside from getting a salary and backend points.
For the 2019 film Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, he received a $20 million paycheck, while Jason Statham and Idris Elba only got $13 million and $8 million, respectively.
Dwayne Johnson's Business Ventures
Dwayne Johnson also ventured into business, launching the production company, Seven Bucks Productions, along with his ex-wife, Dany Garcia.
He also started a tequila company, called Teremana Tequila with a group of partners. The brand quickly sold 300,000 cases in just a year of operation.
After two years, it was about to sell 600,000 cases, making it worth several billion dollars today.
However, it remains to be seen how big a share he owns of it.
In addition, he also has a number of endorsements with Apple, Ford and UnderArmour to name a few.
No wonder Dwayne Johnson is now worth $800 million today, per Celebrity Net Worth.
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