The Rock is, like, filthy rich, and that doesn’t come as a shock to anyone considering his super-successful career(s) and the number of blockbusters he’s starred in.
But… just how rich exactly is he? Apparently, as of 2020, the wrestler-turned-actor’s net worth is $280 million. Obviously, we all make that kind of money in a year, but we still think it’s a pretty decent amount.
First to Be Forklifted
When The Rock went up against Mankind in a memorable wrestling match taking place during Super Bowl halftime, something rather unexpected happened.
After an honorable fight, Mankind ultimately managed to knock Johnson out; but what's unusual was the "how" part. Mankind used a forklift to beat Johnson, which made it the first time a WWE match was one using that move.
A Private Locker Room
In 2007, Johnson donated $1 million to the University of Miami football renovation fund. Other than simply being one of the most generous donations we've heard of recently, this donation also got him a nice, cool reward.
In return, The Rock got a private locker room in the university with his name on it. We're pretty sure he doesn't actually use it, but it's still cool.
His Teen Years
Can you ever imagine someone as cool and handsome as The Rock as an awkward little teenager? Well, he was never actually little, obviously; but the awkward part was pretty spot-on for a while there.
After being voted People magazine's Sexiest Man Alvie in 2016, The Rock shared that as a teenager he suffered from acne and sported a weird semi-afro hairdo. Well, we think it's safe to say those days are far behind him.
Even famous people have embarrassing nicknames their friends and families call them by. For The Rock, it was "Dewey," a nickname invented by his mom and warmly adopted by his teammates at the University of Miami's football team.
They first heard the funny name when Johnson's mother visited him at the university once, and wouldn't let go of it since. To this very day, his past teammates still call him that.