|Net Worth:||$124 million|
|Full name:||Dwayne Douglas Johnson|
|Born:||May 2, 1972|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Actor, Producer, Semi- Retired Professional Wrestler|
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Dwayne Johnson, one of the richest men in entertainment is an actor popularly called by his stage name, ‘The Rock’.
He was born on the 2nd of May, 1972 in Hayward, California to a mother Ata Johnson and a father Rocky Johnson.
Growing up, Dwayne Johnson fits the description of a sojourn. He was constantly on the move with his parents.
Born in California, his parents relocated to New Zealand where they lived for a few years.
The family moved back to USA after brief stay New Zealand and they had since lived in Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida.
Dwayne Johnson has widely reported his family share of hardship while growing up.
He once reported to have returned home to a quit notice eviction letter as a 15 year old, an experience he described as the worst while growing up.
Dwayne Johnson’s Family
Dwayne Johnson’s Father
Johnson Dwayne is a son to Rocky Johnson, a retired professional wrestler of Canadian descent.
Born Wayde Douglas, he legally changed his name to Rocky Johnson, a name he deemed befitting of a wrestling champion.
Rocky Johnson is a Black Nova Scotian who moved to Toronto, Canada in a bid to realize his dreams of becoming a professional wrestler.
Rocky met his wife, Dwayne Johnson’s mother Ata during the course of work.
Ata’s father Peter Maivia was also a professional wrestler and was once paired with Rocky Johnson as proponents in a wrestling match where he met Ata.
Ata’s father was against the relationship between Ata and Rocky Johnson which culminated into marriage and birthed one of the finest players of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) cum (WWE).
Though a retired wrestler, Rocky Johnson is still considered a Wrestling Royalty and was inducted into the WWE hall of Fame along with his father-in-law “High Chief” Peter Maivia by The Rock.
Rocky was widely reported to have initially opposed Dwayne Johnson’s dreams of following in his foot-steps to becoming a force to be reckoned with in WWE.
He soon had a change of mind when he realized his son’s passion and doggedness for the sports.
He offered to be his coach, being a veteran in the sports and that paved the way for Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson who has become a household name.
Dwayne Johnson’s Mother
Ata Johnson – born, Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia is the Mother of Dwayne Johnson. A business woman, and a promoter of wrestling.
She was born into a family deeply rooted in the fighting sports, wrestling.
Her father was the renowned High Chief” Peter Maivia and her mother, Lia Maivia. Her mother indulged in the sports and was reported to be amongst the few female promoters of early wrestling.
Having been a staunch supporter and a follower of her father’s wrestling career, Ata met her would-be-future heartthrob, Rocky Johnson during one of her father’s numerous bouts. She professed her love for Rocky to her father which he disapproved out-rightly.
Ata would go on to marry her athletic husband against the wish of her father. The union birthed Dwayne Johnson popularly called ‘The Rock‘ and endured a barrage of rocky challenges until it ultimately hit the rock in 2003.
The two are divorced but maintain a mutual friendship.
Ata Johnson is a big fan and supporter of Dwayne Johnson’s career – as wrestler, actor, and producer.
The mummy’s boy is never shy to confess his love for his mother in public.
Dwayne Johnson recounts having the shock of his life when he learnt his mother and cousin were involved in a ghastly accident.
The car which the pro wrestler cum actor bought his mother not too long ago damaged beyond repairs.
Pictures of the damaged car surfaced online, making people wonder how anyone could get out of the car alive. For Dwayne Johnson, it was an opportunity to get his mum a new car in her favorite colour.
Dwayne Johnson’s Wife
Dwayne Johnson married Dany Garcia on May 3, 1997. They both lived in their Southwest Ranches, Florida home together for a decade.
Their union gave birth to their daughter Simone, who was born on August 14, 2001.
On June 1, 2007, Danny Garcia announced that she is divorcing The Rock.
They went their separate ways amicably, citing work and other irreconcilable differences as the reason.
Danny and The Rock had kept a normal friendship since they divorced. Danny recently came through to support Dwayne Johnson in the premier of his latest movie ‘skyscraper’ where he graced the red carpet together with The Rock and their daughter, Simone.
In 2007, after their split, Johnson began dating Lauren Hashian. They first met in 2006 while Johnson was filming the block buster ‘The Game Plan’.
They had since been together and their union has produced two girls – Jasmine, borne in 2015 and Tiana borne in 2018.
Dwayne Johnson’s Daughter
Dwayne Johnson is blessed with three daughters from his union with two spouses.
Simone Johnson 16, was birthed from Dwayne’s union with Danny Garcia.
Simone recently professed her interest to follow the path of her father to becoming a wrestler.
Her interest to become a wrestler has been widely published and Dwayne Johnson has publicly shown approval and support for Simone.
Jasmine 2, and her toddler sister Tiana were birthed from Dwayne Johnson’s union with his long term girlfriend Lauren Hashian.
The Rock and Lauren Hashian were making plans to walk down the aisle when Lauren announced to Dwayne Johnson that she had conceived of their second child, Tiana.
Attention of Dwayne’s fans all over the world is passively fixed on when the two love birds would announce the date they would finally walk down the aisle.
Dwayne Johnson’s Career
Dwayne Johnson attended the University of Miami where he obtained a Bachelor degree of General studies in Criminology and Physiology.
As a college student Johnson showed great prospect of a footballer. He was on the Miami Hurricanes’ national championship team when an injury sidelined him.
He would go on to have short professional football stint in Canada, playing defensive tackle, before he called it time in his short football career citing his interest to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a professional wrestler as reason.
Dwayne Johnson’s Wrestling Career
Dwayne Johnson was born into a family with rich history in professional wrestling. His Grandfather High Chief” Peter Maivia was a renowned wrestler of who made raves in the ‘60s and ‘70s
Too, his father, Rocky Johnson was a pro wrestler who became a household name in mid ‘70s. The Rock made his first professional WWF bout in 1996 with the stage name ‘Rock Maiva’ which he coined from the names of his father and grandfather.
Dwayne Johnson, gifted with size, speed, stamina and agility soon became a fan’s favorite and a household name shortly after his debut when he won the WWF Intercontinental tittle.
Dwayne Johnson had an active wrestling career (1996 – 2003) before he famously dished the sports for the cinemas.
Having become a people person, it was not a wonder to see Dwayne Johnson transcend from wrestling into acting.
He had a number of rivals during his pro wrestling career. He defeated his aged rival Hulk Hogan to become a force amongst the elite wrestlers.
Dwayne also had a feud with a former world Champion, Stone Cold who challenged Dwayne Johnson to a fight.
The aging Stone cold lost to The Rock in a fight that announced his retirement from the sports.
He also had feud with John Cena. Dwayne constantly threw tantrum at Cena at any given chance.
He constantly tweeted Cena, mocking his choice of clothing. The two rivals soon faced each other in the ring in a match with Dwayne Johnson ultimately lost.
He congratulated Cena afterwards, labelling the fight ‘an honour’
Dwayne Johnson’s Acting Career
Dwayne The Rock Johnson, a professional WWE wrestler cum Hollywood actor began his journey in acting while wrestling in 1999.
Johnson has cut a successful career in acting, contingent to a dedicated work ethic.
He has starred in a number of movies including That ’70 show, Star trek Voyer, The Mummy, The Scorpion King (2002), The Run Down (2003), Be Cool (2005), Hercules, fast and Furious etc
Having starred in a number of Box Office Blockbusters, Dwayne Johnson has been rewarded with a number of high profile award nominations.
He was nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids’ choice Awards for his movie The Game Plan but narrowly lost out to Johnny Depp for his role in pirates of the Caribbean: at World’s End.
Dwayne Johnson’s Net Worth (2018)
Having been a success in two career fronts, Dwayne Johnson ranks amongst the highest earners in Hollywood.
In 2016, Dwayne Johnson was the highest paid Hollywood actor. He was reported to have amassed $26m from acting alone.
Dwayne Johnson makes his earning from acting and endorsement, thanks to his huge followers in the various social media platforms.
Dwayne Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be a staggering $124m in 2018, placing him on the fifth position in Hollywood top 100.
Dwayne continues to elicit through our screens in blockbuster movies and we just can’t get enough of him.
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