John Cena Net Worth

John Cena Net Worth

John Cena is an American actor and professional wrestler best known for his roles in The Suicide Squad, F9: The Fast Saga, and the Peacemaker television series. Since starting his career in Hollywood in 2000, Cena has appeared in more than 65 movies and TV shows.

Though, it’s not just Cena’s work in front of the camera and in the ring that adds to his career success. John Cena’s net worth has also been impacted by his rap albums, voice acting, brand ambassadorships, and real estate investments. Continue on to discover Cena’s most successful endeavors and follow his career from its start until now.

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Early Life

John Felix Anthony Cena was born in West Newbury, Massachusetts, on April 23, 1977. His mother is Carol Lupien, and his father is John Cena Sr. He is the second of five siblings, all of whom are boys.

Cena attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence but eventually transferred to Cushing Academy in Ashburnham. Upon graduating, Cena attended Springfield College in Massachusetts. He played on the football team as an NCAA Division III All-American center. His jersey number was 54, which fans will recognize as a number often featured in Cena’s WWE merchandise.

He graduated in 1999, having earned a degree in exercise physiology and body movement. With his interest in physical development, Cena decided to pursue a career in bodybuilding. To sustain himself financially, he worked part-time as a limousine driver.

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Acting Career

One of the largest impacts on John Cena’s net worth has been his reported annual salary of $8.5 million from the WWE. Before he became a Hollywood A-list superstar, John Cena was first a famous American professional wrestler. In fact, he has often been touted as one of the greatest professional wrestler of all time. 

In 1999, Cena signed up at the Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) Academy in California. Within a year, he became the UPW Heavyweight Champion. In the same year, he appeared in Ready to Rumble as an uncredited extra.

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Cena’s first major foray into the film industry began in 2006 with The Marine. It was produced by WWE Studios and made over $22 million at the worldwide box office. The film did better on DVD, earning over $30 million in video rentals within 12 weeks of release.

12 Rounds

His second movie, 12 Rounds, was once again produced by WWE Studio. It was produced on a budget of $6.7 million and nearly tripled that number in ticket sales, earning about $17.3 million globally.

Other movies soon followed, like Legendary, which was again produced by WWE Studios. He then starred in Fred: The Movie, a children’s film released on Nickelodeon.

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In 2015, Cena was cast to play the role of Steven in Trainwreck opposite Amy Schumer. He was part of an ensemble cast that included LeBron James, Brie Larson, Vanessa Bayer, Ezra Miller, and Tilda Swinton. The movie made a very impressive $140.8 million against a budget of $35 million.

The film was also a nice addition to John Cena’s net worth, as he reportedly earned $2.5 million for appearing in just three scenes in the film.

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F9: The Fast Saga

Cena joined the Fast and the Furious franchise in 2021, playing the role of Jakob Toretto in F9: The Fast Saga. The film was a huge moneymaker, as were all the previous Fast films, earning over $726.2 million at the worldwide box office. Though, it did have a hefty budget of $200 million to start. As of 2022, this title is Cena’s highest-grossing film.

Additionally, Cena is returning to the franchise for the next installment of the franchise, Fast X, which debutes in theaters in 2023.


The Suicide Squad 

In 2021, Cena portrayed the antihero, Peacemaker, in The Suicide Squad. The film turned out to be a bomb at the box office. It took a huge loss, earning only $168.6 million against a budget of $185 million.

However, the audience and critics both loved Cena’s performance. He even earned a nomination for Best Actor in a Superhero Movie at the Critics’ Choice Super Awards.

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Peacemaker TV Series

Cena did such a good job in portraying his character The Suicide Squad that writer and director James Gunn decided to create a spinoff in the form of the HBO Max TV Series Peacemaker.

Cena was nominated for Best Comedic Performance at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. He was also in the running for Best Actor in a Streaming Series at the Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards.

Additionally, the project was a nice boost for John Cena’s net worth as he was reportedly paid $500,000 for the first season.

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Recent Work

Cena has been a host for Wipeout since 2021, along with Nicole Byer and Camille Kostek. To date, Cena has appeared in more than 20 episodes of the series.

Peacemaker has been renewed for a second season, and Cena will return to the lead role. Filming is scheduled to begin in 2023.

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Other Ventures

Aside from his wrestling and acting income, revenues from album sales also contribute to John Cena’s net worth. He released his first rap album, You Can’t See Me, in 2005. It soon went platinum as sales surpassed 1.3 million units by October 2010.

Cena has also had numerous endorsement deals since before he entered professional wrestling. His first commercial was for Gold’s Gym. As his fame grew, he did more advertisements for popular brands like YJ Stinger, Subway, and Gillette.

In the midst of their feud, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson called him fruity pebbles because of his colorful merchandise. Cena turned it into a money-making opportunity and became the face of the Fruity Pebbles cereal. He also voiced commercials for Wonderful Pistachios and Honda.

Cena is an avid supporter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. He has granted more than 650 wishes through the years.

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Real Estate

Another sizable impact on John Cena’s net worth is his real estate investments over the years. Cena’s permanent residence lies in Land O’Lakes, Florida. It is a 3,704 sq. ft. home that he acquired in 2005 for $525,000. He has since had it renovated multiple times, with one of the biggest features being the Man Cave. The 5-bedroom and the 4-bathroom mansion is now worth nearly $4 million.

Cena also has a colonial-style mansion in Mission Hills, San Diego. It features an infinity pool, an outdoor fireplace, and a kitchen in the backyard.

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Personal Life

John Cena has been married twice. His first wife was Elizabeth Huberdeau. They were married in 2009 and divorced in 2012.

After the divorce, Cena started dating Nikki Bella, a fellow WWE star. At WrestleMania 33, Cena proposed to Nikki, to the delight of professional wrestling fans. The wedding didn’t push through though, as the two WWE superstars broke up after being together for six years.

Cena is now married to Shay Shariatzadeh, an Iranian engineer. They met in Vancouver while Cena was filming Playing with Fire. The couple had a private civil wedding in 2020 in Tampa and then hosted a much larger ceremony in 2022 in Vancouver.

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John Cena’s Net Worth Today

As of 2022, John Cena’s net worth is estimated at $80 million. And while his work as a professional wrestler and actor is the primary contributor to that number, Cena’s net worth is also impacted by his rap albums, voice acting, brand ambassadorships, and real estate investments.

Fans of Cena can look forward to seeing him next in Season 2 of Peacemaker on HBO. He’ll also star in Apple’s Argylle alongside Henry Cavill, Bryan Cranston, and Catherine O’Hara. The film is expected to release next year, as is the action-thriller Snafu, where Cena will star opposite Jackie Chan.

Cena has more than ten additional projects in various stages of development.


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