How The Rock went from disgraced football player to one of the richest stars in Hollywood


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(L-R) Dwayne Johnson and Andy Garcia in season two of "Ballers."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been on an incredible run of late as he inches closer to becoming the most bankable action star on the planet. 


Franchises like "Fast and the Furious" and "San Andreas" are the latest hits that have brought his lifetime worldwide box-office gross to over $5.9 billion, and coming up he's got "Baywatch" and "Jumanji."

He's also stepping into the superhero world in the near future as he's signed on to be Doc Savage.

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That's not to mention his other endeavors like a YouTube channel, a production company, and endorsement deals.

Ultimately, Johnson raked in $64.5 million in the last year, putting him at number 19 on Forbes' list of the 100 highest-earning celebrities.


With season two of his HBO series "Ballers" premiering on Sunday, here we look back on the incredible career of "The Rock" from WWE superstar to box-office champ.

Frank Pallotta and Mallory Schlossberg contributed to an earlier version of this story.