Dwayne Douglas Johnson popularly known as The Rock is a famous American actor, filmmaker, producer, director, investor, entrepreneur, semi-retired professional wrestler and a philanthropist. He is one of the greatest wrestlers in the world. He was born on 2nd May 1972 in Hayward, California in the United States of America. He is currently 46 years old.
Dwayne Johnson was born in Hayward, California in the United States of America. He is the son of Ata Johnson and Rocky Johnson who were also professional wrestlers. His maternal grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia was also a wrestler. Dwayne Johnson’s father is a black Canadian and also has a small amount of Irish ancestry.
His mother is from a Samoan family. His father was part of the first black tag team to win the World Tag Team Championship in the World Wrestling Federation. Dwayne Johnson grew up watching his father perform in the ring.
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Dwayne Johnson briefly lived in New Zealand with his mother’s family, settling in Grey Lynn. He attended Richmond Road Primary School in New Zealand, before returning to the United States of America with his parents. In the United States of America, Dwayne Johnson attended Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle School in Hamden, Connecticut. After which he spent 10th grade at President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii in the United States of America.
As he entered 11th grade in high school, his father’s job required his relocation to Bethlehem in Pennsylvania, where he began playing football at Freedom High School in the East Penn Conference. While in Freedom High School, he was a member of the school’s track, field and wrestling team.
Dwayne Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, where he won a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes team. In 1995, Dwayne Johnson began training for a career in professional wrestling, following the footsteps of his father Rocky Johnson, from whom he inherited the Canadian citizenship in 2009.
Dwayne Johnson is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He has gained mainstream fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) now known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) from 1996 to 2004 and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history.
Dwayne Johnson returned to WWE part-time from 2011–2013 and continues to make sporadic appearances. He has won the WWE World Champion eight times, WCW World Champion two times, WWE Intercontinental Champion two times and WWE Tag Team Champion six times. Dwayne Johnson is the sixth Triple Crown Champion in WWE and in 2000, he won the Royal Rumble.
Dwayne Johnson started his acting career in 2002 and played the leading role in his first feature film “The Scorpion King” which was produced in 2002. After performing in the movie, Dwayne Johnson was paid $5.5 million, which happens to be a world record for an actor in his first starring role.
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Dwayne Johnson has hosted and produced “The Hero” a reality competition series and has since continued to produce TV shows and films through his production company “Seven Bucks Productions”. In 2013, Forbes Magazine listed Dwayne Johnson as number 25 in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in the world and he has also been in the top twenty most powerful celebrities in the world every year since.
In 2016, Dwayne Johnson was the world’s highest-paid actor of all time. Also in 2016, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2015, Muscle & Fitness named him “Man of the Century”.
While studying at the University of Miami, Dwayne Johnson met his future wife, Dany Garcia, who graduated from the university in 1992 and later became a member of the University Board of Trustees. After graduating from the university, Dwayne Johnson and his wife Dany Garcia founded a Miami-based wealth management firm. In 2006, the couple donated $2 million to build a living room at the University’s Newman Alumni Center.
In 1995, Dwayne Johnson graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies in Criminology and Physiology. He joined the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football league in 1995. He was on the practice roster as a backup linebacker, but was cut two months into the season.
On 10th November 2007, he returned to the Miami Orange Bowl to participate in the festivities surrounding the University of Miami’s last home football game at the stadium. Dwayne Johnson marriage with Dany Garcia is currently blessed with three lovely children namely Tiana Gia Johnson, Simone Alexandra Johnson and Jasmine Johnson.
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Dwayne Johnson is currently one of the richest and most influential actor and wrestler in the United States of America with an estimated net worth of $190 million.