Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as The Rock is for sure living his best life yet. On his most recent birthday, he decided to go to work just like any other person and not take the day off. However, when he arrived at work, nothing about his arrival was normal.
The Rock drove to his private jet in a Ford F-150 Raptor, and then went straight to work. That same day, he flew back and drove the Raptor home to meet his family. Celebrities such as Gal Gadot, Halle Berry, Terry Crews, and Kevin Hart wished him a happy birthday in the comment section of the IG post he decided to publish minutes after the big entrance.
While Dwayne is undoubtedly quite a big celebrity, both in fame ans stature, he is also known to be one of the most stars in Hollywood today.
He has refused to let his fame affect his values and integrity. He isn’t one who usually appears in the headlines as he tries to keep his life as private as he can.
Dwayne’s Growing Years
During his growing years, Johnson lived with his parents who had to constantly move around for better living opportunities. His birthplace is California, but his family relocated to several places such as Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and New Zealand.
In one interview, he said that when he was only 15, he came home and met an eviction notice plus a locked studio because his mom could not pay the rent for the apartment they occupied in Honolulu.
He said the experience broke his heart and he told himself he was going to do everything possible to ensure that he never gets evicted again. To him, he said that most of the people who he grew up admiring were bodybuilders, and it was that moment from when he was a child that gave him the motivation to try to work on breaking that cycle of poverty and build a career in the field.
At some point, he was playing defensive tackle for the University of Miami, and he got a full scholarship. However, he sustained an injury, and that sidelined his career.
His replacement was Warren Sapp, and he later became one of NFL’s biggest stars. In 1955, Johnson eventually graduated from high school and had a Bachelor of General Studies. His concentrations were in physiology and criminology.
He went back to his alma mater to deliver the commencement speech in 2009. While addressing the crowd, he noted that the University served as a breeding ground for a handful of the important sessions that helped to shape his life and also guide him to success.