By 2015, thanks to some incredibly savvy business movies his net worth topped $160million (£122m). Thanks largely to his stunning $125million (£95.3m) earnings in the previous year, The Rock’s net worth in 2018 stood at $280million (£213.6m).
Dwayne Johnson Net Worth, Salary and Career Earnings: Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler who has a net worth of $320 million dollars. The Rock was born Dwayne Johnson on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. Dwayne’s father is a former professional wrestler named Rocky Johnson. The family briefly lived in New Zealand before settling in Hamden, Connecticut for a period. They moved to Honolulu, Hawaii followed by Nashville, Tennessee when Dwayne was in high school. A promising athlete in high school, he received many college offers to play football. He ultimately chose the University of Miami, which offered a full scholarship. In 1991 he was a member of the Hurricane team that won the national championship. After suffering several injuries he lost his place on the team to future NFL star Warren Sapp.
After College: Johnson later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, but was cut early into his first season. At this point he decided to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who were both professional wrestlers. Johnson made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia, a heroic character, combining the ring names of his father and grandfather. In 1997 Johnson turned to a villain character in the ring, adopting the name The Rock, a charismatic character that audiences warmed to readily. Johnson made his name as a wrestler in World Wrestling Entertainment from 1996 to 2004. He was a nine-time world heavyweight champion for the WWE. In 2000 Johnson hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time, with guest appearances made by fellow wrestlers The Big Show, Triple H, and Mick Foley. The Rock began his acting career in 2001 and switched his focus to acting full time in 2004. Johnson wrote his autobiography “The Rock Says” in 2000. The book debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the list for several weeks. Johnson starred in The Scorpion King in 2002, his first leading role, and continued his acting career with dramatic and comedy roles in films such as Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Be Cool, The Game Plan, Planet 51, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Tooth Fairy, and The Other Guys. More recently, The Rock has wowed audiences with his appearances in the Fast And Furious movie Franchise, San Andreas, Central Intelligence and the HBO series Ballers.
The Rock Net Worth and Wealth Milestones: The Rock was added to Celebrity Net Worth in December 2009 with a net worth of $30 million. Within a year and a half, his net worth had crossed $50 million for the first time. In September 2012, Celebrity Net Worth named The Rock the richest wrestler in the world with a net worth of $75 million. By 2015, thanks to some incredibly savvy business movies his net worth topped $160 million. Thanks largely to his stunning $125 million earnings in the previous year, The Rock’s net worth in 2018 stood at $280 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned $90 million. That was enough to bring his net worth to $320 million.
How Much Does The Rock Make?: Dwayne was paid $5.5 million to star in the 2001 movie The Scorpion King. Producers were attracted to him after seeing his 2000 SNL hosting job and giving him a cameo in The Mummy Returns. The Scorpion King was a huge hit, earning $165 million on a $60 million budget. The Rock’s Scorpion King paycheck was the largest paycheck ever paid to a first-time actor in a leading role. He earned $12.5 million for the 2003 movie The Rundown and $15 million for the 2004 movie Walking Tall. His per-movie upfront salary first topped $20 million with 2018’s Skyscraper. He earned $43 million in 2013. He earned $65 million in 2015. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Dwayne Johnson earned $125 million, making him by far the highest paid actor on the planet. Thanks to his massive social media following, The Rock contractually demands as much as $4 million to promote his own movies, on top of salary and backend points. He earned $20 million for his role in the 2019 film Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. For context, his co-stars Jason Statham and Idris Elba earned $13 and $8 million, respectively.
Dwayne Johnson Business Mogul: In 2012, he and his now-ex-wife Dany Garcia launched a company called Seven Bucks Productions. Whenever he appears in a movie, Seven Bucks’ digital, creative and production team is involved in every decision from script screening to movie marketing. The company manages Johnson’s various social media platforms, perhaps most notably Instagram and YouTube. Seven Bucks is planning several film projects starring some of his former WWE stars like John Cena in addition to mainstream actors. For example, Seven Bucks produced the 2019 comedy Shazam!, which did not feature The Rock at all. Seven Bucks also earned a production credit for his movies Baywatch, Rampage, Skyscraper and Jumanji. The name of the company is a reference to a bleak time in his life when he was cut from a Canadian Football team and ended up living back in Florida with seven bucks, a five dollar bill, a one dollar bill and change, to his name.
The Rock has endorsements with Apple, Ford and Under Armour, just to name a few. His deal with Under Armour includes a branded clothing line and headphone set. Today Seven Bucks is developing products that don’t even involve Dwayne.
Philanthropy: He founded the Dwayne Johnson Foundation in 2006. The charity works terminally ill children. In 2007 he donated $1 million to the University of Miami to support the renovation of the school’s football facility. That gift is the largest donation ever given to the University of Miami by a former student. The team’s locker room is now named in his honor. He has worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation on several occasions.