Dwayne Johnson earned $124 million in 2017. The strongest man in Hollywood isn't famous for scandals, vanity, or cashing in on fragrance lines. This is a man who sets a 3.50 a.m. workout alarm and drags those 260 lbs of raw muscle to clang around 40,000 lbs of home gym equipment. His Instagram videos aren't awkwardly posed with a full hair and makeup crew swiftly ushered away. Dwayne stands there dripping in sweat and sends out the best motivation there is – reality. When he isn't bulking up that body, Dwayne is rehearsing movie scripts, visiting sick children in the hospital, and taking care of his wife and three kids with the most reliable pair of hands in America.
Dwayne Johnson grew up without two dimes to rub together. "Not knowing where their next meal would come from" was a sentence that ET Online picked up on when Dwayne spoke to them about how growing up in poverty motivated him. Now that the former wrestler and actor is set to earn more than ever with his upcoming Gal Gadot movie, it's time to look at how he spends his cash. Owning a sprawling mansion is nothing new in Hollywood. Randomly dropping tens of thousands to surprise your housekeeper with a new truck, however, is. Here are 25 unique things that The Rock spends his millions on.
25 $1,400 A YEAR ON COD
The world's strongest body doesn't live off rabbit food. Dwayne Johnson has the kind of muscle that most personal trainers could only aspire to – being The Rock's trainer must be pretty intimidating. In 2015, Dwayne revealed his diet to Muscle & Fitness. Not surprisingly, protein was up there. FiveThirtyEight estimated that Dwayne consumes 821 lbs of cod per year. With cod costing around $1.75 per pound, that would mean a total annual expenditure of $1,400 on cod alone. Dwayne has since suggested that he has ditched cod, but it isn't confirmed.
24 40,000 LBS OF GYM EQUIPMENT
Only Dwayne Johnson would put other people in the spotlight in an article that's about his own workouts. In 2017, Men's Health ran a story where Dwayne thanked his crew members for putting together his gym equipment. While Eminem requires one set of dumbbells to stay in shape on tour, Dwayne's mobile gym requires a lot more. His "traveling carnival of a gym" consists of 40,000 lbs of steel and iron, and it follows Dwayne wherever he goes.
"Every morning I get up and I come here to my iron paradise."
23 A SURPRISE CAR FOR HIS DAD
Gifting cars is something we see quite regularly in celeb land. Travis Scott recently gifted Kylie Jenner a $1.4 million Ferrari. Kanye West just gifted Kim Kardashian a neon Mercedes-Benz truck. What's less common though, is repeatedly dropping tons of cash on new cars for multiple people. In 2018 GQ ran an entire article on Dwayne's "bad habit of surprising his friends with new cars." In 2018, Dwayne bought his dad a brand new Cadillac, after his pops had a hip replacement. Dwayne gave it a #NewHipsAndWhips
22 A WHOLE LOAD OF PANCAKES
Muscle machines need protein, but without a decent load of carbs, they're useless. The Daily Mail estimated that Dwayne consumes over 5,000 calories per day – that's enough to feed over two people. Fans will be more than familiar with Dwayne's number 1 indulgence food – pancakes. This guy doesn't just eat one or two, though. In 2017, Dwayne told Mens' Health that his banana chocolate chip pancakes come as a serving of 12. Sundays are Dwayne's day off, although he'll happily make these a midnight snack.
21 A PRIVATE JET WORTH $65 MILLION
And yet, with Dwayne, it never comes off as pretentious. Dwayne's hectic filming and promotional schedules take him all over the world. How he chooses to get from A to B? Dwayne travels in a Gulfstream G650 private jet, which he has called "the fastest private jet in the world." While it is unclear if he rents or owns the plane, the price tag for one of these is $65 million. Dwayne shared a Twitter pic of himself boarding one during the Hercules world tour.
20 LUXURY CARS HE CAN'T FIT INTO
These are not our words – they're his. Dwayne has a real appreciation for luxury cars. Now that he's a multi-millionaire, he can afford them. Here he is getting out of his custom-made Pagani Huayra. The price for a regular model is $1 million. In 2015, Dwayne's Ballers role gave him access to a matte white LaFerrari worth $3.5 million. The drawback? It's in the accompanying Instagram caption: "Daddy don't fit in." Dwayne is literally so huge that he struggles to fit into cars.
19 CHRISTMAS GIFTS THAT PUT OTHER CELEBS TO SHAME
The Holiday period is all about the gifts. Celebrities are known to turn this lavish, but few celebs are quite as generous as The Rock. This guy's heart is just massive. "Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him," Dwayne wrote on Instagram, adding: "He's had a hard life." Dwayne bought his dad a brand new set of wheels. It doesn't stop there, though. Dwayne has gifted his little cousin a Lamborghini Gallardo, plus a surprise car for his housekeeper.
18 SOME SERIOUSLY SUAVE SUITS
What is this, the day of all things unfair? Dwayne Johnson isn't just the "body envy" of every man in Hollywood. He's also the "fashion envy" of every actor around. For a guy who spends most of his days drenched in sweat, Dwayne is a man who scrubs up good. GQ reported that Dwayne's stylist, Ilaria Urbinati dresses other famous faces. Because of his size, Dwayne has his clothing custom-made. In Italy, of course.
Dwayne has the same stylist as Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston.
17 ALL THE BABY GEAR IN THE WORLD
Celebs have been juggling their careers with parenting for years. Most of them rely heavily on nannies – People reported that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt spend $900,000 a year on nannies. It's more hands-on with Dwayne, who recently became a proud dad for the third time in 2018. Alongside this simply adorable snap of him with baby Tiana, Dwayne has posted pics of himself waiting hand and foot on his wife while they watch their kids together. With a net worth of $220 million, there's enough money for diapers.
16 A PRODUCTION COMPANY WITH A MEANINGFUL NAME
Dwayne isn't just an actor, sports figure, motivational speaker, and dad. 2016 marked the year that every movie Dwayne stars in is produced by his own production company, and it's got an interesting name. Seven Bucks Promotions got its name from the amount of cash Dwayne said that he had in his wallet when he was cut from the Canadian Football League. Dwayne was 22 years old at the time. He admitted to "being depressed" and "sulking on the couch." This guy doesn't sulk forever, though.
15 A $1.3 MILLION PAGANI HUAYRA
Dwayne adores fast cars. While other celebrities can seem indulgent and flashy with their endless vehicles, the fact that Dwayne is driving around after a 3-hour workout makes it seem so much more deserved. Last year, Dwayne arrived to the premiere of the hit HBO show Ballers in a $1.3 million Pagani Huayra. He also owns a Ford F-150 custom-built pick-up truck, a Rolls-Royce Wraith with a 6.5-liter twin turbo V12 engine, plus a 1999 Plymouth Prowler. In 2018, Dwayne bought a Ford Mustang, but it wasn't for himself...
14 A FORD MUSTANG FOR AN ARMY VETERAN
Talk about a luxury purchase with a twist. Dwayne might like to drive some of his cars himself, but he's more than up for letting others enjoy the ride. In January 2018, Dwayne was asked to unveil the brand-new Ford Mustang to the world – definitely an honor for a gear-head. Dwayne obliged, but when it came to who drove it, he had his own ideas. He even posted a video of it.
Dwayne presented a brand new Ford Mustang to the U.S. combat veteran, Marlene Rodriguez.
13 THE ALL-IMPORTANT AUNT JEMIMA PANCAKE MIX
Tailored protein plans might be one side of Dwayne Johnson, but this superstar leaves plenty of room for the fun part. Most importantly, he seems to take care of the kitchen business himself. No one does pancakes quite like The Rock – precisely why Muscle & Fitness had to get the recipe. At 10 p.m., Dwayne made his "world-famous Rock pancakes." He uses Aunt Jemima syrup and buttermilk mix and Nestle Tollhouse milk chocolate chips – "sweet chocolate" was Dwayne's nickname in college. "Watch me destroy them" were his own words.
12 THE ALL-IMPORTANT VOSS WATER
In 2017, the fancy water brand, Voss Water sent Dwayne a tweet: "The one bottled water brand Dwayne Johnson guzzles by the gallon." Voss wasn't messing around or desperately trying to get a famous face to notice them. Dwayne tweeted right back, saying: "Love you guys back. Our fav. Thanks for keeping me and my family hydrated." Staying hydrated when you workout on Dwayne's level is no joking matter. Add on the amount that Dwayne sweats, and it's in his interest to stay fully quenched. Spot the Voss in the background?
11 "FANCY SCHMANCY" HOTEL SUITES
Celebrity travel isn't what it used to be. Ariana Grande rents out Airbnbs for $10,000 a night. The top hotel suites that the Kardashians stay in can easily cost $20,000 a night. Dwayne travels in style, and he isn't embarrassed to say so. This self-posted Instagram post from 2017 was captioned: "Fancy shmancy hotel suite. Landed in the ATL and putting finally touches on scripts for tomorrow’s big #JUMANJI promo shoot." If it helps, Dwayne is probably in the hotel gym when it opens.
10 REAL ESTATE THAT IS IN THE SEVEN FIGURES
The real estate game takes on a whole new level in the lush neighborhoods dotting Hollywood– there are even reality shows all about it. In 2012, Dwayne purchased a 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom Florida mansion for $3.4 million. That same year, he sold his 6-bedroom Hidden Hills mansion for $4.9 million. Business Insider estimates that Dwayne has sold 10 homes in the past decade in Florida alone. Dwayne also owns a Los Angeles pad, plus a $5.5 million home in Southwest Ranches, FL.
9 STATEMENT T-SHIRTS THAT SAY IT HOW IT IS
Good luck getting your hands on this t-shirt from Under Armour. With Dwayne as the sportswear giant's face, apparel and shoes have been flying off shelves. Dwayne's collaboration shoe with Under Armour sold out in minutes. Business Insider estimates that Dwayne's contract with Under Armour is worth $15 million a year – which, conveniently, leaves plenty of room for shopping. Of course, with Dwayne, it always comes with a #funny. "Like Da Vinci’s, Mona Lisa, my art is priceless and yes, I am an uncivilized artistic genius" was the caption.
8 ROLEX WATCHES WORTH $35,000
When you're setting a workout alarm for 3.50 a.m., the alarm better go off. Dwayne has quite the watch collection, and this guy goes high-end. Dwayne always dreamed of owning a Rolex. He bought his first Rolex watch back in his wrestling days for $35,000. SwissWatchExpo took a look at Dwayne's current collection. It includes a $14,590 Rolex Seadweller, a Panerai Luminor Submersible worth $11,990, plus a couple more luxury timepieces that don't even have a price listed. Not bad for a guy who grew up with no food on the table.
7 ALL THAT BODY INK
With Dwayne, everything has a meaning. That means that Dwayne doesn't choose his tattoos randomly. By far his most impressive is the intricate Polynesian tribal tattoo covering the entire side of his left chest. Dwayne draws from his African American and Samoan heritages in his body ink. In 2017, Dwayne updated his arm bull tattoo to reflect his evolution as a person.
Dwayne has at least 8 tattoos – one of them took 60 hours to complete.
6 ALL THAT SUSHI
Sushi is making waves as a trendy food that celebs can't get enough of (and we've totally picked up on). The great thing about sushi is that it's generally super-healthy. Dwayne probably has his eye on the high protein content from all that fish, but this picture from his social media was about more than just nutrition. With 32 sushi rolls all for himself, Dwayne captioned this pic: "Sunday sushi express rolls along." Previous indulgence meals have included sushi with banana chocolate-chip pancakes.
5 NEUTROGENA SKINCARE FOR SOME PAMPERING
A beauty regime is the last thing that we'd expect from a super-macho star, but even the men in this industry are on the hunt for the best skin care regimen. When a Twitter fan asked Dwayne to share his skincare routine, Dwayne replied with some products that might surprise you. Neutrogena deep cream face wash was the most-affordable item. His other favorites include Lancer or La Mer creams. The last two retail for up to $300 a jar.
Replying to a fan, Dwayne wrote: "Ha yes ma'am. Neutrogena deep cream face wash."
4 "ALL THE CANDY THEY CAN STOMACH" FOR FANS
You're looking at a celebrity who really appreciates his fans. Dwayne doesn't just wave from a hotel balcony – he properly gives back to the fans. Dwayne has gotten himself ordained to marry fans by surprise. He has also booked out entire movie theaters for fans. When Dwayne couldn't make it to Stillwater Area High prom to meet a fan, he booked out 233 private movie theater seats for her and her friends to see Rampage. Popcorn and candy was "on him" and he footed the bill for "all the popcorn, soda, and candy they can stomach."
3 LUCKY STAR WARS SOCKS
In 2017, Dwayne posted this pic of himself. 1.4 million of us liked it. Alongside sharing that he always relies on them before a major event, Dwayne wrote: I have 5 or so pairs that are in rotation. For my big #SaturdayNightLive show this past weekend, I decided to go with my lucky STAR WARS socks." Zero evidence that these work, but the feel-good factor is 100%.
"Before every big performance (big scene in a movie, big event, Oscars etc.), I always wear my lucky socks," he once said.
2 A WHOLE LOT OF EMINEM MUSIC
Everyone has their favorite workout music. Some of us work out best to old-school Britney Spears. Some of us need a bit of Metallica to get going. Dwayne frequently posts videos of himself working out in the gym, and fans have noticed a pattern. Dwayne listens to a ton of Eminem. In 2016, when Dwayne was training for Baywatch, his workout video showed him listening to "Soldier" by Eminem. Other videos have shown "Til I Collapse." That said, Dwayne has equally trained to Metallica.
1 ALL THE PIZZA IN THE WORLD
Nothing beats pizza. Even when they've got the budget to dine at Michelin-starred restaurants every night, celebrities will always fall back on this trusted favorite. Dwayne has eaten 12 whole pizzas in one go – that was a celebratory gift from his producers. Nobody is recommending a diet of multiple pizzas and boxes of donuts, but when you're a muscle machine who trains for up to 8 hours a day, you've earned yourself a treat. Here is Dwayne's.
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