Dwayne Johnson is popularly known as The Rock, Rock Maivia and Flex Kavana. He is widely known for his acting skills, former professional wrestling, and stint as a businessman. As a wrestler, he was trained by Pat Patterson, Rocky Johnson and Tom Prichard.
He has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide. In 2020, he endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential Election. He has worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and will portray the lead role of Black Adam in an upcoming DC Comics film in 2022.
Dwayne Johnson was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, United States. His parents’ names are Rocky Johnson and Ata Johnson. He has a brother named Curtis and a sister named Wanda Bowles. He lived primarily with his mother’s family in Gray Lynn, New Zealand. Dwayne completed his elementary education at Montclaire Elementary School, Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle.
He later completed his high school education at President William McKinley High School, Glencliff High School, McGavock High School and Freedom High School. He used to fight as he was arrested multiple times for fighting, stealing and cheating. He went to the University of Miami on a football scholarship for his college and advanced education. In 1995 he graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies in criminology and physiology.
Dwayne Johnson’s career
After completing his education, he signed as a linebacker with the Calgary Stampeders, of the Canadian Football League. He was assigned as a squad to train, but was cut two months into the season. After his football career, he decided to pursue a career as a professional wrestler. He also signed a WWF contract.
He made his WWF debut in 1996, appearing on Monday Night Raw, Survivor Series, Intercontinental Championship, In Your House 13: Final Tour, Wrestle Mania, IN Your House 14: Revenge of the Taker, and other competitions. From 1997 to 2019 he focused on his wrestling career and gained a lot of attention. In 1998, his popularity led him to book a feud with Mark Henry and D’Lo Brown. He competed in Wrestle Mania XIV, King of Ring and other competitions.
In the Survival Series Finals, he defeated Vince McMahon to win his first WWF Championship. He also became the WWF Tag Team Champion on an episode of Raw is War in 1999. In 2000-2002 he won the WWF Championship for a fifth time at King of Ring alongside Kane, playing against Shane McMahon, Triple H and Vince McMahon. At Vengeance, he was named the number one contender for the undisputed WWE Championship.
In 2003-2004 his contract with WWE was terminated and he was announced to be a full-time actor. Later in 2007-2009 he made appearances outside of wrestling supporting Sarona Snuka’s wrestling debut at World Xtreme Wrestling. In 2011, he reappeared in WWE and also faced a feud with John Cena.
He has acted in and acted in more than 90 films and television series. Some of his works are Skyscraper, Rampage, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Baywatch, The Fate of the Furious, WWE Raw, Clash Time, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Fast Five and many more. Due to the Covid pandemic, some of his projects have been postponed, including the DC League of Super-Pets and Black Adam. He has played strong roles in some of the popular movies like Red One, The King, San Andreas 2, Doc Savage and Big Trouble in Little China.
Dwayne Johnson’s Biography
|Real name||Dwayne DouglasJohnson|
|date of birth||May 2, 1972|
|Age (as of 2022)||49 years|
|place of birth||Hayward, California, USA|
|height||in feet inches – 6′ 4” – in centimeters – 193cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 119kg – in pounds – 262 pounds|
|shoe size||14 (USA)|
|Hair color||dark brown|
|eye color||dark brown|
|school||Richmond Road Primary School, President William McKinley High School|
|University||University of Miami|
|Who is his wife?||Lauren Hashian|
|children||Simone Alexandra Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, Tiana Gia Johnson|
On May 3, 1997, he married Dany Gracia, a businesswoman, bodybuilder and producer. Later, on August 14, 2001, they were blessed with their daughter Simone. On June 1, 2007, they announced their separation and in May 2008 their divorce was finalized. On August 18, 2019 he married Lauren Hashian in Hawaii. Lauren is the daughter of Boston drummer Sib Hashian and they met while he was filming for The Game Plan. They were blessed with Jasmine on December 17, 2015 and their second child, Tiana, on April 17, 2018.
Dwayne Johnson Net Worth
Dwayne Johnson is a world famous personality. Known for his achievements in WWE and WWF, he has worked on more than 90 projects during his acting career. According to sources, his net worth was estimated at around $800 million. Some other sources are brand endorsements, social media earnings, and attending various events as a guest.
Facts About Dwayne Johnson
- His father was part of the first Black Tag Team Championship in WWE history.
- His mother is the adopted daughter of Peter Maivia, who was a pro wrestler.
- In 2008, his father and grandfather were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
- Before moving to the US, he attended Richmond Road Primary School in New Zealand and played rugby.
- Because of his image with the WWF, a Magic: The Gathering deck archetype was named after him.
- In 2015, he donated $1,500 to GoFundMe for abandoned dog surgery.
- He was not drafted in the 1995 NFL draft.
- In 2000, he published his autobiography, The Rock Says…, which reached #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.
- He has teamed up with Under Armor to release Project Rock, which includes sneakers, headphones and apparel in 2016.
- As of November 2021, he was the fourth most followed in the world on Instagram with more than 280 million followers.
- He had a speaking role on Moana of Maui.
- He is the creator of the TV series The Titan Games.