Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the biggest American actors and producers. He gained his fame as a professional wrestler but soon became a huge movie star. The Rock’s beginnings were a real financial struggle. However, he is now the highest paid actors according to the recent Forbes list of celebrity earners for 2018. In fact, as of this year, his net worth is $280 million.

So, how did he get there and where do the earnings that fund his lifestyle come from? Keep reading to learn more about his path to becoming a box office superstar.

Early Years and Career

Dwayne Johnson was born on the 2nd May 1972 in a wrestling family. His father and
grandfather were famous professional wrestlers while his grandmother was a female wrestling promoter. He spent most of his early life traveling. The reason behind those constant travels was his father, Rocky, who was trying to scrape enough dollars to get by.

Thus, Dwayne lived in New Zealand for some time but had to move to Hawaii. Only after a year in Hawaii, he and his family moved to Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania was the place where his love for football was born. So, he got a football scholarship from the University of Miami and became part of the national championship team. Unfortunately, he suffered injuries which kept him back from the sport.

That was the point when he decided to take up wrestling. Not surprising, right?! His wrestling career was quite successful. He won many championships and earned enough money to buy his family a house and much more. However, just at the peak of his career, he decided to leave.

Then, he was noticed by Hollywood, and he kickstarted his acting career in 2001 as the ‘Scorpion King’ in The Mummy Returns.

 Dwayne The Rock Johnson as ‘Scorpion King’ in The Mummy Returns

Some of the most popular movies he starred in include Snitch, Hercules, San Andreas, Moana, Central Intelligence, Jumanji, and Skyscraper.

                                     Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Moana

Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Central Intelligence

Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Jumanji

His secret to success? It’s pretty clear how he became the highest paid actor. Besides his humble beginnings, his relentless hard-working spirit got him there.

So, if you want to be like The Rock, here are some simple tips to get you started. Dwayne
follows these lessons too!

Three Ultimate Tips for Achieving Success

Take Control of Your Life

You, and only you, can control your life. You should always believe in yourself and never give up. Dwayne used to be poor, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream and career. Life is full of ups and downs, and you should only learn to go through life with a positive attitude.

Work Your Way to Success

Working hard can be an arduous task, but that shouldn’t stop you. There will always be a time when you feel too tired and ready to quit. But knowing how to move on and focus on your passion is the key to success. How do you think Dwayne got where he’s now?

Set Clear Goals

Knowing what you want in life is the first step towards achieving it. Therefore, always set clear goals which will be your stepping stone. No matter if your goals are big or small, understand what you want from life, is crucial. Defining your goals and dreams will give you the necessary focus and motivation for reaching them.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might have had a rough beginning, but his tireless and hard work led him to become the highest paid movie star. Now, his net worth is estimated to be $280 million.

So, if you want to be like The Rock, remember his words ‘Be humble, stay hungry, and always be the hardest worker in the room.’

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