Who Is John Cena?
John Cena is a popular TV presenter, rapper, actor, and former professional wrestler who has a net worth of $60 million. He started his career as a professional wrestler and when his popularity grew, he expanded and started working on Hollywood movies. He is one of the richest WWE wrestlers and a 16-time WWE Heavyweight Champion, making him one of the legends of the industry.
Celebrity Name: John Cena
Full Name: John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr.
Birth Date: April 23, 1977
Birth Place: West Newbury, Massachusetts, US
Weight: 114 kilos
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Elizabeth Huberdeau, married 2009 to 2012
Profession: American TV presenter, rapper, actor, and professional wrestler
Net Worth: $60 million
Originally born as John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr., John Cena was born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts. His parents are John Felix Anthony Cena, Sr. and Carol Lupien. His father is of Italian descent, while his mother has a mix of French-Canadian and English ancestry. Cena has one older brother, Stephen, and three younger brothers, Sean, Matt, and Dan.
He went to Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, MA, then transferred to Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, MA. For his college, he attended Springfield College in Springfield, MA, where he played for its football team and was an NCAA Division III All-American center. He graduated from college in 1988 with the degree of Exercise Physiology and Body Movement. After graduating, he worked as a driver and bodybuilder.
Cena lives in Land O’ Lakes in Florida. He once shared that he prefers not to have children as he is fully dedicated to his career and does not want to become an absentee father. During the promotion of 12 Rounds, Cena announced that he was engaged to Elizabeth Huberdeau. They then tied the knot on Jul 11, 2009. Unfortunately, he filed for divorce three years after. The divorce was finalized on July 18, 2009.
Shortly after, he started dating Nikki Bella, his fellow wrestler. He proposed to Bella on April 2, 2017, and the couple became engaged. Unfortunately, Nikki announced for the second time that their engagement is already off stating that both of them decided to go their separate ways after doing some soul searching and spending some alone time.
Cena shared that he loves watching anime and that his favorite is Fist of the North Star. He also loves playing video games, particularly Command and Conquer. Furthermore, he is a huge supporter of teams from his hometown, such as the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Celtics.
It was sometime in 1999 that John Cena began his professional wrestling career at Ultimate Wrestling Pro, where he became a UPW Heavyweight Champion. He held the title for 27 days. However, in 2001, he left the organization but made a brief appearance in 2003.
In June 2002, he debuted his wrestling career at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) by challenging Kurt Angle to a match that he lost. He got a hold of victory after fighting against Chavo Guerrero and Chris Jericho.
In 2005, he won his first WWE championship and from then on, he was the WWE champion thirteen times. John Cena is considered as one of the most successful wrestlers and the highest-paid.
As his fame continues to rise, John Cena decided to work on the entertainment industry and became an actor. Some of the movies he has starred include 12 Rounds, Playing With Fire, Bumblebee, Legendary, The Wall, Blockers, Ferdinand, Daddy’s Home, The Hangover Part III, The Reunion, and The Marine. He is also known to appear in upcoming movies, such as The Suicide Squad 2, F9, and Dolittle.
Furthermore, John Cena appeared in various TV shows, including Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, Total Bellas, American Grit, WWE Superstars, WWE Raw, WWE Main Event, Dallas & Robo, and many more.
Awards and Achievements
While he did not receive any awards as an actor, he received tons as a professional wrestler. Here are the championships and achievements of John Cena:
- World Wrestling Entertainment
- 13 times WWE Championship
- 5 times United States Championship
- 3 times World Heavyweight Championship
- 2 times World Tag Team Championship with Batista and Shawn Michaels
- 2 times WWE Tag Team Championship with David Otunga and The Miz
- 2013 and 2018 Royal Rumble Champion
- 2012 Money in the Bank Champion
- 10 Slammy Awards
- 2003 and 2005 WWE Championship #1 Contender’s Tournament
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- 2006 and 2007 Wrestler of the Year
- 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2012 Most Popular Wrestler of the Year
- 2000 to 2009 Most Popular Wrestler of the Decade
- 2003 Most Improved Wrestler of the Year
- 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017 Match of the Year
- 2006 and 2011 Feud of the Year
- Ohio Valle Wrestling
- Ultimate Pro Wrestling
- One-time UPW Heavyweight Champion
- Sports Illustrated
- 2018 Muhammad Ali Legacy Award
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Class of 2012 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame
- 2007 and 2010 Wrestler of the Year
- 2000 to 2009 Most Charismatic of the Decade
- 2006 to 2010 Most Charismatic
- 2011 Match of the Year
- 201 Feud of the Year
- 2003 Best Gimmick
John Cena Total Net Worth 2020
To date, John Cena has a total net worth of $60 million. Being one of the most in-demand in WWE, he is one of the highest-paid wrestlers in the industry. He has also starred in numerous films, which he surely received a huge paycheck. John Cena is also very hardworking, no wonder he amassed great wealth from his career.