John Cena Net Worth
John Cena Net Worth: 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. He is also the current host of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? on Nickelodeon and has starred in various films.
Early Life: John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. was born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts. He is the son of Carol and John Cena. He is Italian on his dad's side and English and French-Canadian on his mother's side. He has an older brother, Stephen, and three younger brothers, Dan, Matt, and Sean. Cena was raised Catholic and attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, before transferring to Cushing Academy, a private prep boarding school in Massachusetts. He then attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. In college, he was an NCAA Division III All-American center on the college football team. Cena graduated from Springfield College in 1998 with a degree in exercise physiology and body movement, after which he pursued a career in bodybuilding and worked as a limousine driver.
Career: Cena started training to become a professional wrestler in 1999 at Ultimate Pro Wrestling's (UPW) California-based Ultimate University operated by Rick Bassman. Once he was placed into an in-ring role, Cena began using a semi-robotic character known as The Prototype. He held the UPW Heavyweight Championship for 27 days in April 2000. Cena wrestled for the UPW until March 2001.
On October 10, 2000, while billed as The Prototype, Cena made his unofficial debut for the then-World Wrestling Federation (WWF) on a SmackDown taping in a match against Mikey Richardson, which he lost. He received another tryout on January 9, 2001, at a SmackDown taping in Oakland, California, this time defeating Aaron Aguilera.
In 2001, Cena signed a developmental contract with the WWF and was assigned to its developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). During his time there, Cena wrestled under the ring name The Prototype and held the OVW Heavyweight Championship for three months and the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (with Rico Constantino) for two months. Throughout 2001, Cena received four tryouts for the WWF main roster, as he wrestled multiple enhancement talent wrestlers on both WWF house shows and in dark matches before WWF television events. Through the early months of 2002, Cena constantly found himself competing on house shows for the WWF, where he wrestled against the likes of Shelton Benjamin and Tommy Dreamer.
In 2002, Cena took on the nickname The Doctor of Thuganomics and expanded his gimmick to include him rapping before his matches. This is also when he started wearing hats and sports jerseys as a part of his ring gear. 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 WrestleMania a record five times. He is a sixteen-time world champion, five-time US champion, and four-time world tag team champion.
Cena has been named as the greatest professional wrestler of all time by peers Kurt Angle and John "Bradshaw" Layfield, as well as by veteran industry personality Paul Heyman.
Acting Career: John began pursuing 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.
Cena has said numerous times that he does not want to have children because he does not want to be an absentee parent while he is focused on his career and has undergone a vasectomy.
John Cena collects rare and custom-made cars. He owns over 20 cars — everything from a vintage Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350 to a 2006 Rolls Royce Phantom.
Cena has granted over 500 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the most in Make-A-Wish history.
From late 2011 until WrestleMania XXVIII, Cena wore a black "Rise Above Hate" T-shirt promoting WWE's "Be a Star" anti-bullying campaign. In September and October 2012, Cena wore pink and black with the phrase "Rise Above Cancer" in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In November 2016, Cena appeared in a public service announcement, "We Are America," sponsored by the Ad Council as part of its "Love Has No Labels" campaign.
Real Estate: John lives in the private, gated community of Nature's Reserve in Land O' Lakes, Florida, roughly 20 miles north of Tampa. He paid $525,000 for the 3,704 square foot home in January 2005. The house has undergone several renovations since he purchased it.
Cena also owns a home in the Mission Hills area of San Diego. The colonial-style house features an infinity-edge swimming pool, hot tub, a full outdoor kitchen area, and a fireplace inside a gazebo with cozy outdoor seating in the backyard.
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 23, 1977 (43 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Wrestler, Singer, Actor, Rapper, Musician, Bodybuilder|
|Nationality:||United States of America|