The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, or that super-buff action-movie dude, there’s no denying that he’s unbelievably famous and he’s bought some ridiculously expensive things with all the money he’s gained from his movies and shows.
Before heading into the wrestling business and then Hollywood, The Rock pursued a career in football. Not only was he not drafted to the NFL, but he was cut halfway through his first season with the Calgary Stampeders. In hindsight, this would prove to be the best thing that could have ever happened to him, marking the start of an extraordinarily successful career in the entertainment industry.
By 2016, he had topped Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid actors, banking $64.5 million in that year alone, and he looks on track to challenge for top dog again this year.