John Cena's net worth: How much is the WWE superstar’s worth?

John Cena's net worth: How much is the WWE superstar’s worth?

Kevin Omuya
updated at October 19, 2023 at 7:48 AM

John Cena's net worth has elevated his status as one of the wealthiest WWE champions. Cena is a multitalented entertainer who has worked as a professional wrestler, actor, TV host, philanthropist, and rapper. However, he is well-recognized as a legend in the world of professional wrestling. With Ric Flair, he shares the record for most WWE World Championship reigns at 16.

John Cena Net Worth 2023 Forbes
John Cena enters the ring to deal with The Miz during the WWE Raw event at Rose Garden Arena in Portland on February 27, 2012. Photo: Chris Ryan
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The Cenation Leader is focused on his acting career in Hollywood and wrestling. He had tremendous successes in two of Hollywood's greatest franchises: "Suicide Squad" and "Fast & Furious."

Profile summary



Full name

John Cena




46 years old as of 2023

Date of birth

April 23, 1977

Place of birth

Massachusetts, West Newbury, United States




1.85m (6'1")


114kg (251lbs)

Eye colour


Hair colour

Light brown


Actor, Wrestler, Writer, Bodybuilder

Marital status



Elizabeth Huberdeau (2009-2012), Shay Shariatzadeh (2020 to date)




Make-A-Wish, Be a Star, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Love Has No Labels campaign.


Advertised for Gold’s Gym, Subway, and Gillette, YJ Stinger, Wonderful Pistachios


$8.5 million

Net worth

$80 million

Social media

Instagram, (X)Twitter

John Cena's career

John Cena Acting Career,
John Cena sitting on ropes during a match at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NY, on July 8, 2017. Photo: Chad Matthew Carlson
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Cena attended Rick Bassman's Ultimate Pro-Wrestling (UPW) school in California in 1999. In April of 2000, he won the UPW Heavyweight Title. Cena first competed for the WWF in a losing effort on SmackDown in October 2000. In January 2001, the WWF offered Cena another shot at a SmackDown taping, and this time, he won, earning himself a developmental deal with the company.

Cena was sent to the WWF's Ohio Valley Wrestling branch. Cena auditioned for the WWF main roster four times in 2001. He won the Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion John Cena in 2004.

As of this writing, Cena holds the record for most WrestleMania victories in the deciding match. He has won 16 world titles, 5 US titles, and four world tag team titles. Professional wrestling legends Kurt Angle, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, and Paul Heyman have all ranked John Cena as the greatest of all time.

Acting Career

John Cena Acting Career
Host John Cen speaks onstage at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevin Mazur
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Almost immediately after signing with WWE, John started pursuing a career in acting. His first cinematic role was in 2000's "Ready to Rumble." The $15 million budgeted film he was in, "The Marine," made $30 million at the box office in 2006.

Over the following decade, he maintained his film career. He became a major movie star by the year 2018. Other noteworthy movies include 2015's "Trainwreck," 2017's "Daddy's Home 2," 2018's "Blockers," and 2019's "Playing with Fire."

He gave Yoshi, the polar bear, his voice in 2020's "Dolittle." His role as Christopher Smith/Peacemaker in the year 2021's "Suicide Squad" has been spun off into its own HBO series. In addition to his work on "F9" and "Fast X," Cena will appear in "Barbie" in 2023.

John Cena's biography

John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. was born in West Newbury, Massachusetts, on April 23, 1977. He is the third of John and Carol Cena's five sons (Stephen, John, Dan, Matt, and Sean).

After finishing high school at the exclusive prep boarding school Cushing Academy, he played football for Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. 1998, he earned a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from an accredited university. Cena tried to make a living as a bodybuilder while working as a limo driver.

John Cena’s spouse

John Cena's spouse
Shay Shariatzadeh and John Cena attend the Fast X premiere, the tenth film in the Fast & Furious Saga, at the Colosseum in Rome (Italy) on May 12, 2023. Photo: Elianto/Mondadori Portfolio
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John Cena's personal life has been full of ups and downs. In 2009, he tied the knot with his longtime crush, Elizabeth Huberdeau. However, in 2012, they had a nasty divorce.

After that, he began dating Nikki Bella, a former WWE superstar. The couple had been together for a long time. However, after six years together, they split up.

John Cena and Shay Shariatzadeh have been a couple since 2019. On October 12, 2020, the pair tied the knot at an attorney's office in Tampa, Florida. Cena and Shay had a second, even more extravagant wedding reception in Vancouver.

John Cena's house

John Cena's home in Land O' Lakes is 10,692 square feet. This is located in the Tampa, Florida area. In 2005, he paid $525,000 to acquire the home. The home has an indoor pool, garage, garden, etc., and is now listed for around $3.5 million.

John Cena's cars

John Cena is passionate about automobiles and is the proud owner of many exceptional motor cars. The list below details some of the automobiles that may be found in Cena's garage.

Car brands

Approximate prices

1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird


2017 Ford GT


1989 Jeep Wrangler


2006 Dodge Viper


2007 Ferrari F430 Spider


2006 Ford GT


1966 Dodge Hemi Charger 426


2009 Chevy Corvette ZR1


1969 COPO Chevrolet Camaro


Corvette InCenaRator


How much is John Cena worth?

John Cena is one of the most well-known actors in the world today. The money he makes from movies and endorsements is staggering. Forbes says he is worth roughly $80 million as of 2023. Forbes projected his annual compensation as $10 million, making him the highest-paid WWE performer ever.

How much is John Cena's salary?

For nearly two decades, he has been a mainstay for WWE as a top performer. However, he left WWE and moved on to pursue acting. His annual salary is around $8.5 million.

His career earnings are reportedly over $10 million annually. The firm's CEO makes a lot of money off of product sales. He also makes money by hosting WWE programs and performing at high-end live events. A variety of factors contribute to the wealth of the former WWE Champion.

John Cena's endorsements

John Cena's endorsements
Professional wrestler John Cena speaks to media members during a press conference before the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 on May 27, 2007, at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Photo: Rusty Jarrett
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Cena's cinematic career took off once he became a household figure in professional wrestling. His previous films have been huge successes. He makes much money through sponsorships, Hollywood movies, and contracts.

Among the many products that he promotes are Gold's Gym, Subway, Fruity Pebbles, Honda, Hefty, Capri Sun, and Gillette. In addition, he encourages the energy drink YJ Stinger. The former WWE Champion has additional sources of income besides these. He is now firmly established as one of the world's highest-paid performers.


Despite Cena's numerous accolades and acting credentials, his charitable work is perhaps his greatest accomplishment. To date, he has granted more wishes via the Make-A-Wish Foundation than any other single donor.

John Cena’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million as of 2023. Most of his income is derived from his illustrious wrestling career, but he has also ventured into other fields, such as music and acting, to diversify his income streams further. His strong social media presence and brand endorsements contribute to his net worth.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.