How much is John Cena worth? $55 Million
How did John Cena earn his money and wealth?
John Felix Anthony Cena was born in West Newbury, Massachusetts on the 23rd of April in 1977 to John Cena Sr. and Carol as the second of their five sons. John Cena Sr. has an Italian ancestry and Carole was of English and French-Canadian ancestry. Athleticism and sports run in Cena’s family as his grandfather Tony Lupien was a baseball player. After completing his schooling in a boarding, Cena attended Springfield College in Massachusetts. There he was an NCAA Division III All-American center on the football team. At the time of graduation, Cena had a degree in exercise physiology and body movement to his credit. Soon after graduation, John Cena stepped into bodybuilding and also got enrolled as a driver for a limousine company.
It was in the year 1999 that John Cena got to the field of wrestling by training kick-starting his training at Ultimate Pro Wrestling based in California. There he came to be known as Prototype, a semi-robotic character. John Cena reined the UPW Heavyweight Championship title for almost 27 days in the year 2000 while at the Ultimate Pro-Wrestling University. Continuing the training there till the March of 2001, Cena made an exit from the UPW later to return in 2003 when he wrestled against Frankie Kazarian and lost the match by the virtue of disqualification. Meanwhile, at the UPW, Cena also signed a contract with the World Wrestling Foundation (WWF) in 2001. He continued wrestling under the moniker The Prototype and had Ohio Valley Wrestling Heavyweight Championship and the Ohio Valley Southern Tag Team Championship to his credit. Throughout 2001 and 2002, Cena wrestled in WWF house shows and dark matches.
The big break in John Cena’s career was after he debuted on the small screen in World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) show Smackdown on the 27th of June in 2002. His ruthless aggression and unprecedented style won the hearts of fans and fellow competitors including Rikishi, The Undertaker, and Faarooq though he lost the match against Kurt Angle. Cena’s participation and advancement to the final 6 in the Royal Rumble match in 2004 led to his feud with Big Show and his victory in the No Way Out match against the latter. It was in the WWE United States Championship WrestleMania XX that Cena bagged his first ever singles championship title by defeating Big Show.
In 2005, Cena won his first ever world championship by pinning down JBL at WrestleMania. John Cena’s acting career embarked with The Marine produced by WWE Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The Film released in the month of October in 2006 made $7 million at the US Box Office in the very first week. Two years later, in 2008 his second movie 12 Rounds hit the big screen which was also under the production banner of WWE Studios. He then went on to acting in various other movies including Trainwreck, Sisters and Daddy’s Home.