Professional wrestler John Cena was born in West Newbury, Massachusetts on April 23rd, 1977. While becoming famous as a professional wrestler in the WWE, he has now since become more of a household name starring in many Hollywood movies. Due to his Hollywood stardom, Cena’s wealth has grown over the years. So what is John Cena net worth in 2018? What are John Cena’s salary/earnings? Read on…Image Credit: Mmsnapplez
After graduating college, John Cena did not pursue professional wrestling as his first career choice. Before he was famous, Cena was working as both a bodybuilder and then became a limousine driver after that. It wasn’t until he started training to be a professional wrestler in 1999 did he start the career that would make him worldwide famous. Before he got into the WWE though, he started working in an independent wrestling company called Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW). His masculine physique caught the attention of the WWE later on and he made his official debut on Smackdown in 2002.
His debut match is remembered by many because he was up against Kurt Angle in an entertaining and competitive match. That said, Cena in 2002 lacked a character until he decided to use his “white rapper” gimmick in 2003. His rapping gimmick proved to be really popular even though he was supposed to be a bad guy. The WWE could not ignore his talent and popularity that they chose to make him a good guy (babyface) character by the end of 2003.
It would still take Cena a year longer to enter the main event scene though. It wasn’t until in 2005 did the WWE finally pull the trigger and made Cena the face of the entire company. His main event status was solidified when he won the WWE Championship off of JBL (John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield) at WrestleMania 21. From that point onward, Cena quickly became the most popular wrestler in the company. His friendly attitude made him a good role model for young kids and he has remained to be a good guy character for over 13 years now. Due to this, Cena is an ambassador for Make-A-Wish foundation helping young sick kids around achieve their dreams.
Due to his popularity in WWE, John Cena is usually the top earner in the company thanks to his many spots in the main event and strong merchandise sales. It is estimated that Cena usually earns well over $10 million every year. This includes both his base salary as well as any extra money he earns from fans buying his merchandise at live events and via WWE.com. Cena also released a rap album in 2005 called ‘You Cant’ See Me’ which peaked at number 15 on the official Billboard 200 charts and it has sold over 1 million units worldwide thus far.
Outside of wrestling and rapping, Cena has now earned even more money becoming a Hollywood actor. His first starring role was in the movie called ‘The Marine’ which came out in 2006, but it wasn’t until in more recent years that he started getting bigger and more lucrative roles. This year he starred in the comedy called ‘Blockers’ and will be seen in the cinemas again starring in ‘Bumblebee: The Movie’ alongside Hailee Steinfeld. Thanks to his high career earnings, Cena owns more than 20 vehicles and also lives in a huge mansion in Tampa, Florida. He used to live with his girlfriend Nikki Bella, but they have now broken up as a couple.
In all, we estimate John Cena net worth in 2018 at $55 million.