23 Untold Secrets About Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson : Number 15 Will Shock You
Dwayne Douglas Johnson popularly known by his ring name ‘The Rock’ is a multi-talented entertainer that has carved a niche for himself both in Hollywood and WWE. He is a producer, a sportswear designer, a cook and sometimes a singer. But there are many other interesting details about the Hollywood hunk that you probably didn’t know.
Consider 23 of them.
1. Dwayne is 1.93 m tall and weighs about 118 kg.
2. He is the second richest WWE champion alive coming after WWE owner, Vince McMahon. The Rock’s
net worth is about $220 million.
3. As a child, Dwayne was a huge fan of Johnny Bravo.
4. Dwayne’s father and grandfather were professional wrestlers. He was no doubt born for the rings.
5. His family moved a lot from the time he was born to his teenage years. They lived in California, new Zealand, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nashville
and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
6. In 1991, he won a national championship for the University of Miami football team called Miami Hurricanes.
7. Dwayne’s high school mates thought he was an undercover police officer because he was 6″4″ and 225 pounds.
8. He played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League.
9. Dwayne’s ring name was formerly ‘Rocky Maivia’ which was a combination of his father’s name (Rocky Johnson) and his grandfather’s name (Peter Maivia). He however changed the name to ‘The Rock’ after he returned from a knee injury in 1997.
10. He eats 7 times a day to maintain his legendary physique, consuming over 5000 calories.
11. He obtained a degree in criminology and another in physiology from the University of Miami because he wanted to work as a FBI or CIA agent. He however gave up that dream when a
a professor told him that he may need a law degree to become an agent.
12. The Rock has 117 million followers on Instagram making him the seventh-most-followed user on the social network site.
13. He holds a record as the first eight time WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
14. In 2000, Dwayne published an autobiography that topped The New York Times Best Seller list.
15. Dwayne Johnson was paid a whopping $5.5 million for his role in the 2001 movie, The Mummy Returns. He was thereafter inducted into the Guinness World Records for being the highest paid actor in his debut film.
16. He has a clothing deal called “Project Rock” with Under Armour. The clothing line has successfully produced and sold out a gym bag, shoes, a t-shirt with the iconic brahma bull logo, and an alarm clock app.
17. In 2016, he earned approximately $64.5 million from acting, making him the highest paid actor that year.
18. The Rock is a US citizen by birth and has Samoan citizenship as well as Canadian citizenship.
19. He loves country music. He told Jay Leno, host of “The Tonight Show” that
country music legend Willie Nelson gave him a guitar for his birthday.
20. The Rock has a production company named Seven Bucks Productions and they have produced all the movies he has starred in since 2016.
21. He has a farm and loves to fish.
22. Dwayne Johnson got married to his high school sweetheart, Dany Garcia in 1997 and the marriage ended in 2007. They have a daughter, Simone Alexandra.
23. After his first marriage failed, Dwayne got into a relationship with musician Lauren Hashian and they have two daughters, Jasmine Lia and Tina Gia.
Dwayne Johnson is undoubtedly an phenomenal entertainer. What’s your favourite Dwayne Johnson movie? We will like to hear from you.