May 30, 2024 02:11:39

Lesser Known Facts About Dwayne Johnson Aka ‘THE ROCK’!

Dwayne Johnson is a legend to many and a global inspiration. Dwayne Johnson is one of the world’s most famous wrestlers turned actor. Despite his challenging past, he has shown that you can still achieve great things through persistence and determination.

He is a man of many talents and has not only entertained the world for decades but contributed immensely by setting up a charity and donating to good causes.

Here are some of the lesser-known facts about him:

  • Born into a family of fighters, both Johnson’s father and grandfather were professional wrestlers, and his grandmother was a pioneer of Polynesian Pro Wrestling. Johnson’s grandmother was a strong-willed businesswoman who was one of the first female promoters of the Polynesian Pro Wrestling.
  • Johnson was awarded the 100 Most Influential People in The World award by Time magazine.
  • After the Hawaiian floods in 2018, Dwayne helped the non-profit organization Malama Kauai repair damages caused by the flooding.
  • Dwayne Johnson’s Net Worth is estimated at $280 million as of 2020.
  • Johnson got a tattoo that spans from his chest through his left arm. The tattoo is based on a Pea, which is a traditional style of tattoo in Samoan culture. Johnson’s tattoo took 60 hours to complete, and it tells a story of his family history and ancestry as he is half-Samoan.
  • Johnson loves fishing! Amongst many hobbies, fishing is one of his favorite pastimes. In an interview in 2017, he said he raises his bass on his farm.
  • Johnson revealed that the character of Maui in the film Moana was based on his grandfather. As well as Johnson’s voicing Maui, had some influence on the design of the character and was inspired by his grandfather who was a legendary Samoan wrestler.
  • Dwayne Johnson set a Guinness World Record on May 22, 2015, for most selfies taken in three minutes. Dwayne captured 105 selfies on the red carpet at the world premiere of his new film San Andreas. In 2007 Dwayne Johnson obtained a Guinness World Record for being the highest-paid actor in his debut film, The Mummy Returns. He was paid $5.5 million for the 2001 movie.
  • In 2012 Johnson founded his own production company called Seven Bucks Productions. The name comes from the amount of money he had in his wallet when he was cut from the Canadian Football League. After that In 2013 Forbes magazine listed him as number 25 in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities. And also, Johnson donated $1,500 to a GoFundMe campaign to pay for the surgery of an abandoned dog.
  • Johnson made his first WWE appearance with the name Rocky Maivia in 1996. The name was a combination of his father’s first name Rocky and his grandfather’s last name Maivia. He suffered from a knee injury and was unable to fight again until 1997, and this was his first appearance under his new name, The Rock.