John Cena is probably one of the most popular wrestlers who is famous, popular, and loved across the world for his talent. Born on 23 April, 1977 John gained his popularity as a WWE professional wrestler. He has branched out and showed his talent in acting and as a television presenter and host. He initially started out as a bodybuilder but changed paths and became a professional wrestler.
John Cena Net Worth
John Cena throughout his career has won multiple challenges and has several titles to his name. His current net worth is $60 million.
John was born as John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to parents John and Carol Cena. John has an older brother named Stephen and three younger brothers named Dan, Matt, and Sean Cena. He did his schooling at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, following which he attended Cushing Academy which was a private prep boarding school.
He completed his college education in exercise physiology and body movement from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts in which he played in the college football team as the NCAA Division III All American center. After graduating, he went on to build a career in bodybuilding and had to take up jobs to support himself.
John Cena began his career in 1999 when he joined the Ultimate Pro-Wrestling(UPW) Academy in California owned by Rick Bassman. In the following year, he won the UPW Heavyweight Championship. He made his debut in WWF in October of 2000 in a SmackDown match which he ended up losing. However, this did not deter his spirit and brought himself another chance in another SmackDown match that was scheduled to take place in January of 2001.
He ended up winning this match which brought him to get a developmental contract with the WWF. The WWF which was based on the concept that the matches would be pre-choreographed and the wrestlers would take up different personas during the match, John took up the persona of a rapper and soon became a fan-favorite.
A breakthrough was achieved in 2004 when he won the WWE Championship which made him take on the position as the Face of the WWE for the following 10 years. He has won the prestigious WrestleMania five times thereby setting a record. John Cena has also been awarded World Champion 16 times, US champion five times, and World Tag Team champion four times throughout his career.
Such was his talent in wrestling that his fellow wrestlers have put the title of the Greatest Professional Wrestler of all time on him.Apart from wrestling, John is also active as an actor alongside his wrestling career. He started his film career in 2000 by starring in the film “Ready to Rumble”. He was then cast in 2006 in the film “Marine” which was financially very successful.
There was no looking back for him in the acting domain and he starred in a number of films following this success. In 2015 he starred in “Trainwreck”, in 2017 “Daddy’s Home 2”, and recently in 2019 “Playing with Fire”. In 2020 he was the voice of the polar bear called Yoshi in the film titled “Dolittle”.
John Cena was first married to Elizabeth Huberdeau in 2009. The marriage ended in divorce in 2012 and the couple separated. Later in the same year, John started seeing Nikki Bella who was also a WWE star. He proposed to her publicly in a WrestleMania 33 match in 2017, however, the couple called it quits right a month before their marriage was supposed to take place.
John being more focused on his career does not wish to have children. He states that he does not want his child to be deprived of his time while he is busy in his career, hence he decided not to father any children. He has also undergone vasectomy surgery.
John maintains a collection of rare and custom-made cars and is the owner of more than 20 cars ranging from vintage Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350 to the modern 2006 Rolls Royce Phantom.
His philanthropic activities include fulfilling the wishes of more than 500 children through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The foundation fulfills the wishes of those children who have life-threatening diseases. His kind-heartedness has set a record for the highest number of wish fulfillment in the Foundation’s history.
He has also not shied away from contributing to social causes. From 2011 onwards till WrestleMania XXVII, John was seen sporting a black-colored t-shirt that said “Rise Above Hate” to promote WWE’s “Be a Star” anti-bullying campaign.
He also supported the cause of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in September and October of 2012 by wearing a pink and black t-shirt with the slogan that read “Rise Above Cancer” which was a collaborative effort with Susan G. Komen. Supporting love across all colors, by being a part of a public service announcement “We Are America” that was sponsored by the Ad Council as a part of its “Love Has No Labels” campaign.
John Cena is easily one of the most lovable wrestlers around the world who is equally popular throughout. His talent in wrestling and acting has been received well by the audiences. His philanthropic activities also win the hearts of the people which leads people to admire him more as a human being with a pure heart.