John Cena Net Worth and salary: John Cena is an American professional wrestler, bodybuilder, rapper and actor who has a net worth of $60 million. John Cena first became famous as a WWE professional wrestler. He has since transitioned to an A-list actor and television presenter.
Early Life: John Cena was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts. In college he played football and was an NCAA Division III All-American center. He graduated in 1998 with a dual degree in body movement and exercise physiology. After graduating he worked as a limousine driver while pursuing a body building career. He started training as a wrestler in 1999 with an outfit called Ultimate Pro Wrestling.
Success: In 2000 he inked his first contract with World Wrestling Federation, which would eventually be known as WWE. In the WWE, Cena became a fan favorite for his trash-talking, rapping persona. He won the WWE Championship in 2004. From that point on he pivoted his persona to a heroic “Superman-like” good guy wrestler. Over the next decade he grew into the WWE’s franchise wrestler and the face of the organization at large.
As of this writing Cena has closed out WWE’s franchise event WrestleMani a record five times. He is a sixteen-time world champion, five-time US champion and four-time world tag team champion.
Acting Career: John began pursing an acting career almost immediately after signing with the WWE. In 2000 he appeared in the film “Ready to Rumble”. In 2006 he starred in “The Marine” which grossed $30 million on a $15 million budget. He continued appearing in movies over the next decade. By 2018 he had grown into a box office star. Other notable films include 2015’s “Trainwreck”, 2017’s “Daddy’s Home 2”, 2018’s “Blockers” and 2019’s “Playing with Fire”.
Personal Life: John was married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009 to 2012. Later that same year he began dating fellow WWE star Nikki Bella. He proposed to Nikki at WrestleMania 33 in 2017. Unfortunately their relationship ended a year later, a month before their scheduled wedding.
John lives in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, roughly 20 miles north of Tampa.