How Old Is Dwayne Johnson and What is His Ethnicity?

It might seem insane to us now. since he is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but Dwayne Johnson –formally known as The Rock got his start in the entertainment industry on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). After leaving the wrestling ring –Johnson has starred in everything from The Fast and the Furious franchise to the HBO football comedy, Ballers.

With nearly a dozen upcoming projects slated for release between 2019 and 2020 on his IMDB, Johnson clearly has no plans of slowing down soon.

In less than a decade, Johnson has become one of the biggest and most well-paid actors of our time. He’s used his hunky looks, and larger-than-life persona to win over movie and television audiences alike. Still, some aspects of the father-of-three’s life have remained a mystery. Here are the answers to the most common questions about his age, net worth, and what Johnson’s ethnicity is.

How old is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson?

Though we grew up calling him The Rock, Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California. He came from a wrestling family. His father — Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles) was a professional wrestler as was his maternal grandfather, “High Chief” Peter Maivia. The Jungle Cruise actor’s maternal grandmother, Lia Maivia was one of wrestling’s few female promoters.

Growing up, Johnson was a fantastic football player, and he was even recruited to the University of Miami on full scholarship as a defensive tackle. Initially, football was his sole focus, and he had no plans to pursue a career in wrestling. Unfortunately, an injury cost him his football career –so he signed on to WWE in 1996 after graduating from college the years prior.

What is his ethnicity?

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star is mix-raced. His father is a Black Canadian –Nova Scotian who also has a small amount of Irish ancestry. Meanwhile, Johnson’s mother Ata Johnson is Samoan.

What is his net worth?

Luckily, Johnson knows that you don’t have to stick to one career for the duration of your life. After pivoting from football and then to wrestling, he decided to make a name for himself as a serious actor and it paid off in a major way. He first stepped onto the scene in 2001 as the Scorpion King, in 2001’s The Mummy Returns. From there his career exploded.

Now, Johnson is worth a whopping $280 million. Though he’s earned most of his money from acting –he also has several endorsements including Under Armour and Ford which has earned him upwards of $40 million. Johnson also owns a production company called Seven Bucks Productions. The Central Intelligence actor has been able to accumulate such a massive net worth because of his paychecks from his movies.

The movie star is reportedly paid more than $20 million per film plus back-end profits. He also earns $650,000 per episode for HBO’s Ballers.

In 2018, Johnson set the record for earning more than any other actor in Forbes‘ 20-year history of tracking celebrity incomes. Whoever Johnson’s team is, we need to get on their roster.

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