KEY POINTS

  • John Cena has earned tens of millions from his wrestling and Hollywood careers
  • Cena's net worth still pales in comparison with that of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Johnson can receive more than $20 million per movie 

John Cena and Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson, two iconic WWE superstars, have both made a name for themselves in the movie industry. But which of these two world-famous wrestlers earns more?

Cena, 44, has an estimated net worth of $60 million as of 2020, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Cena made his debut with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), now known as the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), in October 2000 in a SmackDown match against Mikey Richardson, which he lost. He redeemed himself three months later by winning a SmackDown match and scored a developmental deal with the WWF.

After winning the championship in 2004, he became the face of the WWE for the next decade. Cena has won 16 world championships, including 13 as WWE champion.

In 2016, Cena topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid WWE wrestlers with a salary of $9.5 million. He dropped to second place the following year after earning $8 million.

Outside of wrestling, Cena released the rap album “You Can't See Me,” which debuted at no. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2005, and starred in the feature films “The Marine” (2006), “Trainwreck” (2015) and “Bumblebee” (2018), among others. In 2020, he voiced the polar bear Yoshi in “Dolittle.” 

This year, he will appear in “F9” and “Suicide Squad,” which will hit theaters in June and July, respectively. 

But while Cena has built up a massive fortune from his WWE and movie career, his net worth still pales in comparison with that of Johnson, who is estimated to be worth $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

The Rock, 49, topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid actors in the world for 2020, earning $87.5 million thanks to his movie projects, “Black Adam” and “Red Notice.” Johnson can get over $20 million per film, Forbes reported.

He also has TV shows, such as NBC's “The Titan Games” and upcoming series “Young Rock,” as well as a clothing, shoe and headphone collection with Under Armor called Project Rock.

Johnson began his career as an actor in 2001 playing the Scorpion King in “The Mummy Returns” and the sequel “The Scorpion King.” In 2011, he landed a major deal to play Luke Hobbs in the fifth installment of the hit franchise “Fast and Furious,” ScreenRant reported.

John Cena John Cena may have a new love interest as he was seen holding hands with a mystery woman on the streets of Vancouver, Canada. John Cena attends the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 11, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Getty Images/Gregg DeGuire