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How Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Went From Having $7 To His Name To Earning An Estimated $800M Net Worth

For those of a particular age, certain cultural moments immediately evoke nostalgia. Undoubtedly, one of those moments is best wrapped up in Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson’s coined phrase: “If you smell what The Rock is cooking.” For years, the WWE wrestler would taunt his opponents and captivate the audience through what was once described as the most electrifying move in sports entertainment: the people’s elbow. However, Johnson’s story doesn’t start or end with his popularity in wrestling. Football Was The Original Dream For The Rock Johnson — a California native — spent the early years of his life engaged in sports while watching his father, Rocky Johnson, have a career in the wrestling industry. Although this example would eventually foretell The Rock’s career, he would spend some time pursuing a football career. After graduating from high school, Johnson attended the University of Miami as a member of its football program. According to Bleacher Report, the athlete played on the...

Oct 13, 2023

Steve Pamon, COO of Beyoncé's Parkwood Entertainment, Joins WWE's Board of Directors

This week, WWE® — the American integrated media and entertainment company for professional wrestling — announced seasoned sports exec and Parkwood Entertainment CEO Steve Pamon as the latest addition to their board of directors. With experience in both sports and entertainment, Pamon is expected to fit in as a viable asset to WWE® and the company looks forward to welcoming him to the board. “Steve brings an extraordinary track record from the media and entertainment industry and is an accomplished senior executive,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon in a statement . “I am confident his experience and insights will add tremendous value to our company.” Pamon shared the exciting news of his latest career achievement via social media as well. View this post on Instagram A post shared by StevePamon (@stevepamon) As the President & CEO of the music company founded by Beyoncé in 2010, Pamon is over a global media portfolio, including artist management, music production, concert tours,...

Sep 4, 2020