John Cena’s Net Worth Can Wrestle With Top Hollywood Stars' Fortunes

By Joseph White

Published June 18, 2024

John Cena’s Net Worth Can Wrestle With Top Hollywood Stars' Fortunes
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Other than wrestling, John Felix Anthony Cena or simply John Cena is also famous for his acting, hosting, fluent mandarin, and "U Can't See Me" catchphrase. That said, 46 years old Cena has 16 world championships among which four are from Tag Team championships while 13 are from winning WWE Championships.

Off the ring, WWE super star and Forbes's highest paid wrestler have been part of multi-million and billion dollar hit movies like "Barbie" and "F9". He also gained popularity for his role as “Peacemaker” which earned him nominations at MTV Movie & TV Awards , Critics' Choice Super Awards, and Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards.

All said, from his wrestling career and other gigs, John Cena’s net worth stands around $80 million in 2024.

Net Worth~$80 Million
Highest Salary$9.5 Million
Date of BirthApril 23, 1977
Place of BirthWest Newbury, Massachusetts
GenderMale
Height6' 1"
ProfessionPro Wrestler, Actor, Rapper
NationalityAmerican
MarriedYes
Children0
No. of Houses5
No. of CarsNA
No. of World Championship Titles16

John Cena’s net worth and personal details

 

What Is John Cena’s Net worth?

john cena standing on a WWE podium

As of 2024, John Cena's net worth is around $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Forbes has listed John Cena as the highest paid wrestler multiple times. In 2015, he earned 9.5 million but the next year, Cena was overtaken by Brock Lesnar.

Meanwhile, WWE also sell John Cena merchandise that earn him 5% of sale amount, according to The Street. Furthermore, he gets paid around $500,000 for every main-event appearance on WWE. Besides that, for his movie roles, John Cena has received payments in millions. Reportedly, for Fast And Furious 9, Cena was paid between $1 million to $5 million.

Additionally, John Cena has earned millions through endorsing brands like Hefty, Gillette, Mountain Dew, and others.

What About John Cena’s Early Life?

John Cena’s childhood and early life pictures

John Cena was born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to John Cena Sr. and Carol. He was the second oldest of five brothers and raised as catholic.

He graduated from Cushing Academy and later attended Springfield College to do major in exercise physiology and body movement. In the college, John Cena served as football team captain. After finishing the college, Cena did various job from becoming a limousine driver to working in Gold's Gym.

Is John Cena Married?

John Cena with his wife Shay Shariatzadeh

John Cena had several high-profile relationships over the years. He has been romantically linked with Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, and others. That said, John Cena's first marriage was with real estate agent, Elizabeth Huberdeau. The couple tied on knot in 2009 but got divorced in 2012.

In 2019, John met Shay Shariatzadeh on the set of "Playing with Fire" (2019). Both got married in 2020 at attorney's office in Tampa Bay, Florida, US, according to People Magazine.

Prior to his second-marriage to Shariatzadeh, Cena was in a long-term relationship with fellow WWE wrestler Nikki Bella. The couple began dating in 2012 and were engaged in 2017. However, they announced their split in April 2018, just weeks before they were due to get married.

Does John Cena Have Children?

John Cena has chosen not to have children. People Magazine reports that John Cena thinks, "It’s not fair to a kid to bring them into the world if you’re not prepared to be focused on them".

However, he has helped and fulfilled wishes of numerous terminally ill children. As per Guardian, in 2022, John Cena broke the record for "the most wishes granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation". He granted 650 wishes for children aged between 2 and 18.


What Is John Cena’s Claim to Fame?

Before John Cena started his professional wrestling career in 1999, he was associated with Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) and used to fight in in local flea market. He entered WWE in 2000 and the following year Cena defeated Aaron Aguilera. After signing a contract with WWE, Cena went on to hold Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) Heavyweight Championship for 3 months.

After his WWE TV debut, Cena lost to Kurt Angle but he became a fan favorite. He started using "The Doctor of Thuganomics"" nickname after abandoning "The Prototype". He chased after several different championships but failed. He wrestled with The Undertaker, Spanky, Dave Bautista, Booker T, and many others.

Finally, in May 2004, he won his first singles championship in WWE. In 2005, John Cena won his first world title at the WWE Championship after defeating John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL). Meanwhile. before this win, Cena was the first wrestler to get drafted through the annual draft lottery for WWE's brand, RAW.


How Big Is John Cena’s Car Collection?

john cena's car collection shown

John Cena has had an interesting relationship with cars. After graduating from college and struggling to find work in California, Cena admitted being homeless and sleeping in his 1991 Lincoln Town Car, according to CNBC. That being said, in 2012, Cena was involved in a car accident on on the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia, as reported by CBS News.

John Cena has made appearance on 'The Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race'. Furthermore, he will be hosting a new show titled 'What Drives You’ for Roku where he will welcome guests and discuss their favorite vehicles, according to variety. Furthermore, he has driven honorary 2016 Toyota Camry XSE pace car at 2016 Daytona 500 race as well.

That being said, John Cena learned to drive in 1984 Cadillac Coupe deVille. It was also the first car he bought. After making a name for himself at WWE, he started building up his insane car collection. He currently owns a wide range of cars, from classic muscle cars like the 1969 MGC to high-end exotics like Ford GT. Details on some are below:

  • 2017 Ford GT: John Cena started a row of controversies after he sold his newly bought Ford GT just after few months of purchase. Since WWE star violated the sales agreement, he had to pay an unspecified amount to Ford to settle the lawsuit against him, according to Car And Driver. In a statement, he specified that the money paid to Ford will go to a charity.
  • 1969 MGC: John Cena owned a 1969 MGC which he dropped off on TV show "Texas Metal" in 2023. The workshop specially customized the car for him.
  • 2006 Rolls Royce Phantom: Cena hosted a series called "John Cena: Auto Geek" on The Bella Twins YouTube channel where he showed off multiple cars from his personal collection and the Phantom is one of them. He calls it "ultimate display of luxury"
  • 2012 Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition: This Rang Rover is another car that appeared on "John Cena: Auto Geek" YouTube series. During the video, John also called himself a "Range Rover Fanatic".

According to Motor Trend, by 2009, the John Cena car collection had 21 muscle car which also included his driver 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360. Others were the 1969 Dodge Daytona, 2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8 Super Bee, 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen Parnelli Jones Limited Edition, two 1970 Buick GSXs, 1971 Ford Torino GT, 1969 AMC AMX, 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger, Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350, Mercury Cougar Eliminato, and more.

Reportedly, some other cars he owns are 1989 Jeep Wrangler, 2010 Corvette ZR1, 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S, 2006 Lamborghini Murcielago Coupe, 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider, and 2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti OTO.


How Many Houses Does John Cena Own?

John Cena houses

John Cena is a successful actor and wrestler who has amassed a significant fortune over the course of his career. He owns a couple of properties in few states. Details on some of his properties are as follows.

  • Tampa, Florida: John has a 10,692 square-feet-square-foot mansion in the upscale community of Land O'Lakes in Tampa, Florida. The house has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a indoor and outdoor swimming pools and more. Cena purchased the house in 2005 for $525,000 but the mansion has a current worth of around $4 million.
  • San Diego, California: Cena also owns a house in San Diego, California. He used to live with Nikki Bella before she moved out. He gave tour of the house in Total Bellas' YouTube video.

Besides that, John Cena's childhood home was in West Newbury. It is the same house which Edge invaded in 2006 and went through Cena's personal stuff.


A Star In And Off The Ring

john cena winning WWE championships and other awards

John Cena is an accomplished wrestler in the ring and list of his win goes forever. He has been WWE champion 13 times, has 3 World Heavyweight Championship to his name. Cena has won Slammy Award 10 times, WWE United States Championship 5 times, and WWE Tag Team Championship 4 times.

He has also been named 2014 Sports Social TV Entertainer of the Year. Furthermore, among numerous accolades, he has won 2009 Brisbane Cup and USO Legacy of Achievement Award in 2016. One of his most recent win is the 2024 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.

However, John Cena has secured several winnings outside wrestling as well. He has proven himself as a successful actor and has acted in around 40 movies, TV shows, and music video combined. In 2017, he was given an award under the Action Star of the Year category at CinemaCon.

Moreover, John Cena has been nominated at MTV Movie & TV Awards for Best Comedic Performance in "Peacemaker" series. In 2022, he received a Critics' Choice Super Award nomination for "The Suicide Squad" (2022). This is not it. Cena's characters have been used in several games. Other than multiple versions of WWE game, he has also been credited in Fortnite and Mortal Kombat 1.


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John Cena show in in F9 and Barbie and doing interview with Ellen and Kevin Hart

In wrestling, John Cena was mainly inspired by Hulk Hogan. That being said, during his WWE career, Cena played several matches that received "Match of the Year" status. Some of his notable opponents were CM Punk, Edge, Shawn Michaels, Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan, and Kevin Owens.

Meanwhile, John Cena is a popular TV guest as well. He has appeared on "Hart to Heart" show hosted by Kevin Hart on Peacock streaming platform where he talked about his life experiences from sleeping in his car to making big at WWE. He was also a cast member in Hart's "Die Hart" film. Additionally, John was part of Electric Energy" official music video as well which featured Henry Cavil too. Singer were Ariana DeBose, Boy George, and Nile Rodgers.

Besides that, John Cena has starred in blockbuster movies like Barbie where he shared the screen with Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie. He was also part of popular Fast and Furious Franchise's 9th (Fast9) and 10th (Fast X) installments. Both parts had big stars like Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez.

Cena has also been an SNL as a celebrity guest. Furthermore, he has been invited on The Tonight Show hosted by Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Show hosted by Ellen Degeneres, and many other talk shows.

In 2024, during 96th Academy Awards or Oscars hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, John Cena made headlines by appearing naked for the 50th anniversary of the Oscar streaker.

John Cena VS Brock Lesnar

John Cena VS Brock Lesnar

John Cena actually chased after Brock Lesnar's accomplishments and wanted to win the champion titles that Lesnar held. Both wrestler were in the ring at SummerSlam 2014. However, Brock defeted John and won WWE World Heavyweight Championship in 2014.

That being said, as far as wealth comparison goes, John Cena is way richer than Brock Lesnar. John Cena's net worth is around $80 million while Brocj Lesnar's net worth is nearly $25 million, according to Wealthy Gorilla.


What’s Next For John Cena?

In 2024, John Cena starred in movies "Argylle" and "Ricky Stanicky". However, he is going to appear in two new upcoming comedy films "Heads of State" and "Grand Death Lotto". He has also been casted for "Coyote vs. Acme" animated movie. Furthermore, speculations have been made that John Cena will return to WWE ring soon enough.


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FAQs

What is John Cena's real name?

John Cena's real name is John Felix Anthony Cena Jr.

When and where was John Cena born?

John Cena was born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States.

What is John Cena's wrestling background?

John Cena has a background in amateur wrestling. He competed at the collegiate level and was an NCAA Division III All-American wrestler.

When did John Cena start his professional wrestling career?

John Cena made his professional wrestling debut in 1999. He initially wrestled in smaller promotions before joining WWE (then known as the WWF) in 2002.

How many championships has John Cena won in WWE?

John Cena is a 16-time world championships in WWE, which includes a record 13 WWE Championships and 3 World Heavyweight Championships. He is also a five-time United States Champion and a two-time Royal Rumble winner.

When did John Cena win his first WWE Championship?

John Cena won his first WWE Championship on April 3, 2005, at WrestleMania 21. He defeated John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL) to capture the title.

What is John Cena's signature move?

John Cena's signature move is the Attitude Adjustment (formerly known as the FU), which is a fireman's carry into a modified cutter.

Is John Cena still wrestling in the WWE?

As of 2023, John Cena had made occasional appearances for WWE but had stepped away from full-time wrestling to focus on his acting career.

Has John Cena released any music albums?

Yes, John Cena released a rap album titled "You Can't See Me" in 2005. The album features various rap tracks, including his entrance theme music from WWE.

What movies has John Cena starred in?

John Cena has appeared in a variety of movies, including "Bumblebee", "F9", "Barbie", "The Suicide Squad", "Blockers", "Daddy's Home 2", and "Trainwreck", among others.

What TV shows has John Cena hosted?

John Cena has hosted several seasons of the reality competition series "American Grit", which aired on Fox from 2016 to 2018.

What is John Cena's catchphrase?

John Cena's catchphrase is "You can't see me", which he often says while performing his signature gesture of waving his hand in front of his face.

Has John Cena ever been married?

Yes, John Cena has been married twice. He first married Elizabeth Huberdeau in 2009, but the couple divorced in 2012. He then got married to Shay Shariatzadeh in 2020.

What is John Cena's net worth?

In 2024, John Cena's net worth is around $80 million.

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