How Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Proved He Was More Than A Wrestler And Amassed A $400M Net Worth
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How Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Proved He Was More Than A Wrestler And Amassed A $400M Net Worth

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson continues to get paid. 

Footwear News is reporting that The Rock has created a new line with Under Armour called “Outlaw Mana,” which features a full line of clothing and shoes for the discerning athlete. The PR4 training shoe is the “crown jewel” of this new collection, and it retails for $150. There’s also a women’s line that’s in line with the men’s offerings, as well, under the imprint.

This is just the latest in a long line of business deals for Dwayne Johnson, who also recently purchased the pro football league, XFL, for $15 million. He also purchased the Teremana Tequila brand, which made history in December 2020 for its record-breaking sales.

“Our entire Teremana team and I are quite pleased and humbled that the brand is experiencing this incredible, off-the-charts success,” he said, according to AfroTech’s recent report. “But we also recognize there’s so much more work to be done. We’re building a mana fueled legacy brand and I’m in it for the long term.”

From his time in the WWE to his history-making deals in film and television, the man once known as “The Rock” has proved that he’s more than just a wrestler. In fact, according to Men’s Health, he’s one of the top-paid actors in Hollywood, and has become a literal force to be reckoned with.

Here’s how he earned his $400 million net worth (per Celebrity Net Worth). Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?

Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.

Real Estate

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One of the ways that Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, made his money is through wise real estate investments. In 2014, The South Florida Business Journal reported that he purchased a home in the Landmark Estates District of Fort Lauderdale, FL, for $4.5 million. Just two years later, he sold the property to a pharmacist, who subsequently had to surrender the property after committing medical fraud.

In 2014, he purchased a Miami property that was owned by former NFL star Vernon Carey for $3.4 million. Just one year later, however, he sold the property for $3 million, taking a $400,000 loss.

In 2019, he purchased an equestrian estate in Powder Springs, GA, for nearly $9.5 million. In January 2021, he put the property up for sale for $7.5 million, taking a more than $2 million loss.

In 2021, LA Confidential reported that Johnson purchased a Beverly Park estate in Los Angeles, CA, for a whopping $27.8 million.

Philanthropy

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In 2006, The Rock founded the Dwayne JohnsonFoundation. The foundation works with terminally ill children to “create a platform of hope and possibility for children worldwide by providing programs designed to enrich and empower the lives and self-esteem of children who are hospitalized for medical disabilities, disorders, and illnesses.”

 

Film & Television

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Some of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s biggest successes are in film and television. He’s a part of the wildly successful “The Fast and The Furious” franchise, and he’s found some recent success with Disney films like “Jungle Cruise.” The reboot of “Jumanji” and its follow-up sequel have proven successful, as well.

According to Style Magazine, he’s one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, grossing more than $400 million in salary and residuals in his films and television shows.

Sponsorships & Endorsements

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The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson, has endorsement deals with Apple, Ford, and Under Armour, to name but a few endorsements.

Other Ventures

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In 2012, The Rock & his now-ex-wife Dany Garcia — who is the mother of his eldest daughter, Simone Johnson — formed Seven Bucks Productions, so named after the amount of money he had in his pocket when he first left the Canadian Football League, but before he signed with the WWE. Seven Bucks Productions has put out films & television shows that both star, and don’t star, The Rock. According to their website, some of their productions include Warner Brothers The King and Netflix’s John Henry and The Statesmen. The company also produces original television programming including HBO’s “Ballers,” NBC’s “The Titan Games,” BET’s “Finding Justice,” Paramount Network’s “Rock the Troops” and HBO Documentary Films’ “Rock and a Hard Place.”