What is Dwayne Johnson’s net worth?
Dwayne Johnson aka (The Rock) is a well known wrestler and actor, born in California. Now 47, he’s known for starring in movies such as Hercules (2014), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Skyscraper.
According to Forbes, Dwayne Johnson has been the highest paid actor for the past 2 years in a row. Dwayne managed to earn $123 million dollars from 2017 to 2018 and $89 million dollars from 2018 to 2019.
There’s a lot of speculation around Johnson’s net worth. Many state his wealth amounts to $240 million but our research suggests that’s not even close.
As of 2020, Dwayne Johnson’s net worth is around $450 million dollars which ranks him 3rd on our rich list of the Richest Actors in Hollywood.
How is Dwayne Johnson worth so much?
If you’re wondering how Mr Dwayne Johnson managed to accumulate a vast net wealth, you should note that he is one of the hardest workers in Hollywood.
Johnson is a money magnet. Every business he is involved with will make money. Johnson has his fingers in many pots and it isn’t easy to understand where he finds the time to commit to so many successful ventures.
As we know, The Rock was an extremely successful and well loved wrestler in WWF. In fact, he was so successful he became one of the highest paid wrestlers in the corporation, earning himself an estimated $70 million during his career. This would have included payments for endorsements for action figure toys and computer games.
Moving on to Johnson’s payments for acting, these days you will find him charging a whopping $20 million dollars per movie. He’s starred in over 46 movies so far and has been paid an average $10 million dollars for each one. Some of these may well have been with the promise of further back-end payments, depending on the film’s success.
Here’s a quick look at some of Dwayne Johnson’s movie earnings:
- The Fate of the Furious (2017) : $10m plus back pay
- Central Intelligence (2016) : $14m
- Furious 7 (2015) : $15m
- San Andreas (2015) : $25m
- Hercules (2014) : $20m
- Fast & Furious 6 (2013) : $10m
- G.I. Joe Retaliation (2013) : $15m
- Fast Five (2011) : $10m
- Walking Tall (2004) : $15m
- The Rundown (2003) : $12.5m
These days, many actors choose to boost their net worth by investing in their own movie production company. By doing this, not only will they earn from acting in a film, they’ll also take up to 20% of the gross profit at the box office. Some even get share of DVD/download sales and associated merchandise.
Johnson’s Seven Buck Productions has already boosted his net worth by producing some big hits at the box office including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle which grossed over $400 million. This would see Dwayne earn himself $20 million dollars on top of his salary (which was also $20 million dollars).
Other movies The Rock has produced include Skyscraper (2018), Shazam! (2019) and Rampage (2018).
He also received $700,000 per episode for TV hit series Baller where he was featured in 47 episodes over 5 seasons, earning him a healthy sum of $33 million dollars.
As already mentioned, Johnson does well from his endorsement deals. These have been rumoured to fetch in up to $40 million a year.
A deal with Ford Motor company alone is worth around $15 million to Dwayne and one with Under Armour reportedly brings in $25 million a year.
But wait – there’s more…
Dwayne Johnson has over 158 million followers on Instagram. When Johnson is involved in a promotion, he’ll earn on average $800,000 for a single Instagram post.
Dwayne Johnson’s career portfolio
Dwayne has one of the most successful career portfolios which include football, wrestling, acting, writing, producing and business ventures.
Johnson actively pursued a career as a pro-football player. He revealed himself as a highly skilled player, playing for the Miami Hurricanes in the 90s until he retired due to injury.
In 1996, Johnson decided to follow his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and start a career in wrestling. Soon after, he signed a full contract with WWF, giving himself the stage names Rocky Maviva and Rocky “The Rock” Maviva, later being known as The Rock. Johnson moved away from wrestling in the year 2000 in order to pursue other interests.
Off the back of his huge success in wrestling, in 2000, Johnson wrote an autobiography named The Rock Says, with the help of Joe Layden. This reached No. 1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller list.
The Rock got his first taste of showbiz in the 2001 blockbuster movie, The Mummy Returns, playing the role of the Scorpion King. Johnson entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the highest paid actor for a first lead role.
Johnson’s talent for acting was quickly acknowledged when he was cast in the lead role in the 2002 sequel The Scorpion King. Since, Johnson has starred in comedies, family, action, fantasy and even animation movies, making him one of the most sort-after actors in Hollywood.
In 2012, Johnson and Dany Garcia commenced their own production company called Seven Bucks Productions which has already produced 11 movies. There are a further 14 in development and 9 television programs.
Other business ventures:
In 2016 he started a motivational alarm clock app called The Rock Clock. In 2019, he started a tequila company called Teremana Tequila. He also partnered with water company Voss Water.
For Johnson’s full career portfolio see wikipedia
Johnson is a hugely successful man and can be described as influential, considering his career in entertainment and his numerous business ventures. With a net worth of around $450 million and the rate things are going for Johnson, he’s on track to have a net worth of around $1 billion dollars within the next five years.