The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson is an US actor and a professional wrestler who enjoys net worth of $85 million. He earned his nickname of ‘The Rock’ in the World Wrestling Entertainment. He has enjoyed a hugely successful career in wrestling and in his 17th year he is the present WWE champion at the conclusion of the hugely action packed event – WrestleMania XXVIII. He has won a total of 16 championships in WWE & WWF which is hardly a surprise considering the fact that both his father and grandfather were both professional wrestlers. He has also made a big name for himself in the Hollywood film industry.
The Rock first starred in the film ‘The Scorpion King’ which made Dwayne Johnson an overnight star. He announced his entry in Hollywood in a big way and people were already talking about him. This good show was followed by other movies like Be Cool, Tooth Fairy, Walking Tall, Journey to the Center of the Earth et al. In 2007 Dwayne Johnson was enlisted in the Guinness Book of World Records for getting the highest salary in a first leading role. He received $5.5 million for The Scorpion King, $12.5 million for Rundown and he acquired $15 million for Walking Tall.
It would be wrong to assume that he only made money in Hollywood. In wrestling too he made a huge amount of money as reportedly he was among the top 5 high paying wrestlers and earned an annual salary of $ 9 million. However, from 2004 he has only made part time appearances in wrestling because of his commitments to Hollywood movies. His fight against John Cena is his last important fight. In 1997 The Rock married Dany Garcia but the couple split up after a decade of marriage in 2007. He has also written an autobiography – ‘The Rock Says…..’ – which made it to the NY Times Best Seller List at #1. It held the position for several weeks.