Interesting facts about Dwayne Johnson

Interesting facts about Dwayne Johnson

From a professional wrestler, an actor, producer to a successful businessman, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock is a heartthrob for young generation. His films are now some of the biggest hits in the world. Thus made him one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time. His constant performance in various fields proves him a multi-talented person. Some of the following facts prove so.  

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Personal Information
Full name:Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Birth date:2nd May,1972
Birth Place:Hayward,California, U.S
Nationality:American and Canadian
Education:University of Miami
Net worth:$320 to $350 million (as of 2020)
Parents:Ata Johnson, Rocky Johnson
Wife:Dany Garcia, Lauren Hashian(2019)
Children:Simone Alexandra Johnson, Tiana Johnson, Jasmine Johnson
Occupation:Actor, producer, businessman, professional wrestler, football player
Weight:118 kg
Height:6 feet 5 inches
Eye and hair color:Dark brown and N/A
Favourite things
Favorite Book:In Cold Blood
Favorite food:Pizza, Donuts
Favorite Movie:The Godfather
Favourite NFL team:Miami Dolphins
Ring Names:Flex Kavana, Rocky Maiva, The Rock, Dwaney Johnson

Childhood and early life-

Dwayne’s childhood was not easy as usual. His look made him curious to his friends, who some time though him as an undercover police officer. 

Due to his father’s career as a professional wrestler, he had to move to multiple places. For that reason, he took admission to many schools such as in Hawaii, Nashville, and Bethlehem. 

He was even got himself arrested multiple times for theft, fighting, and check fraud.

Half Canadian and half Samoan-

Dwayne Johnson’s father Rocky Johnson was a Black Canadian and his mother Ata Johnson was a Samoan.

A wrestler by blood-

Dwayne’s father and grandfather were also professional wrestlers. His father was the first Black tag team champions in WWE along with his colleague Tony Atlas.

His grandmother Ofelia “Lia” Maivia was the first female pro wrestler promoter.

And he is the third generation of their family as a professional wrestler.

In 2008 both Rocky Johnson and Peter Maivia were inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Debut in wrestling-

Dwayne Johnson joined WWF in 1996 as Rocky Maivia, which was a combination of his father and grandfather. 

He has taken the ring name “The Rock” from 1998. Still he is known as The Rock.

He retired from WWE in 2004 to focus on his acting career.

He returned to WWE in WrestleMania XVII. Next year was happened to be lucky for him as he returned with a magnificent win over John Cena in WrestleMania XXVIII. At that time WrestleMania XXVIII had the highest pay per view in the history of professional wrestling.

He was inducted in Hollywood Walk of Frame and 2019 according to Time magazine he was ranked among 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Debut in acting-

His first debut as an actor happened in 1999 by an episode of That “70s Show called “That Wrestling Show”, where he played his own father’s role. He also played in aa American science fiction television show Star Trek: Voyager episode “Tsunkaste”, where he was featured as an alien wrestler.

His debut film was The Mummy Returns(2001). He became one of the highest paying stars. For his role in that movie, he was paid $5.5million. According to the Guinness World Record, it was the highest salary paid to any debutante actor.

In 2013 he was top-grossing actor according to Forbes because in that year his movies made $1.3 billion worldwide. Dwayne was considered as the main reason behind Fast Furious 6 success.

Started career as a footballer-

Dwayne started his career as a footballer and was a part of Miami Hurricane’s national championship team. He played for Miami collage from 1990 to 1994 and was playing at the defensive tackle position.

The Rock holds a degree in criminology-

A wrestler can also become a good student. Dwayne proved it right. He holds a degree of Bachelor of General Studies in criminology and physiology, which he got in 1995. 

Memorable feuds-

He is known for his feuds with colleagues. Which started from WWE where he had a feud with John Cena and continued in acting as well. Recently while shooting in a Fast & Furious series he had a bit misunderstanding with fellow actor Vin Diesel.

Dwayne owns a production company-

Dwayne along with his ex-wife Dany Garcia founded a production house Seven Bucks Productions in 2012. When Dwayne was only left with seven bucks in his pocket while releasing from the Canadian Football League in 1995. This incident inspired the name of their production house.

Till date number films made under the banner of their production. Such as Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Skyscraper, Fast&Furious Presents: Hobbs&Shaw are some of them and in the future many more to come.

An autobiography that was a hit-

Dwayne Johnson published his autobiography “The Rock Syas”. It was debuted as number 1 in The New York Times Best Seller list and remained there for several weeks.

Dwayne launched his clothing with huge success-

He partnered with Under Armour and launched his first clothing “Project Rock”. His first item a gym bag was sold out in a couple of days and his “Brahma bull” T-shirts were also sold out soon after he wore that in WrestleMania 32. As part of his “Rock Project,” he launched an alarm clock which was seen one million downloads within the first week of its release.

In 2019 he and his ex-wife cum business partner decided to launch their competitive bodybuilding show “Athletic”.

Awards and recognition-

As of now, he has won eight WWE championship, WWF Tag Team Championship five times, Royal Rumble once, and many more professional wrestling championship.

He officially declared his full retirement from all forms of professional wrestling on August 3rd, 2019.

Charitable works-

Dwayne loves his fans and very much popular among youngsters. He founded Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation for terminally ill children. He donated $1million to the University of Miami to the renovation of football facilities at the University. In 2017 he donated $25000 for Hurricane Harvey and 2018 also donated a gym to the military base in Hawaii.

Social Media Influences-

With help from a YouTube creator Lily Singh, he launched his Youtube channel in 2016, where he posted his first video “The Youtube Factory”.

Currently, he has 57843267 followers on Facebook, 182 million Instagram followers (4th most follower as of 2020 ), and 14566342 Twitter followers.


Johnson’s first wife was Dany Garcia, with whom he married in 1997 and their relationship continued till 2007. In 2019 he married his second wife Lauren Hashim. They were dating each other since 2007. From his first marriage, Dwayne has a daughter Simone, who is under training at the WWE Performance Center. With his second wife, Dwayne has two children.

Upon is service to the Samoan people and due to his ascent with one of the Chief’s of Samoa, he had given the title of Seiuli in 2004.

Net worth –

As of 2020, Tom Hanks’s net worth of $320 to $350 million. Most of his income comes from movies and his business. He is now one of the highest-paid actors and in 2018 he made $124 million by his acting appearances.

Houses she owns-

Johnson owns mansions in Florida(total size of the property is 1000000 square feet ) worth of $3.4 million and in Los Angeles. Los Angeles mansion was bought in 2019 for $9.5 million. 

Owner of some luxurious cars and private jets-

Johnson has an amazing collection of luxury cars. Started with Pagani Huayra ($1.3 million), Ford F-150 ($34510), Ford Mustang 2018($25585), 2017 Ford GT($35095), 1999 Plymouth Prowler($39300), Rolls Royce Wraith($327900), Ferrari Laferrari Matte White($4.1 million), Hennessey VelociRaptor V8($147950).

This sports star cum actor has his own fly ride. His Gulfstream G650 has a price tag of $65 million. He loves to fly with his french bulldog Brutus. 

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