Dwayne Johnson is among the most successful businessmen in the Hollywood industry. He owns numerous ventures, and his net worth is also mounting with every passing year. A couple of years ago, his net worth was $320 million. However, in 2023, his net worth is around $800 million and he’s also on his way to becoming a billionaire.
Interestingly, in many ventures, the Jumanji star’s business partner is his ex-wife, Dany Garcia. The couple tied the knot in 1997, just a year after Johnson made his WWE debut at Rocky Maivia. They also have a daughter, Simone Johnson, born in 2001, when the couple was happily married.
Nevertheless, in 2007, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia publicly announced that they were filing for divorce. The exact reason why they are taking the huge decision of getting separated was not revealed by either of them as they insisted it was a mutual decision.
However, The Rock once opened up about the reason for the split in an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN. Johnson said that he, as well as his ex-wife, were not able to meet the expectations of the marriage. He admitted to making many mistakes but he also stated that he has learned from them as well. In 2008, the couple finalized their divorce but kept working together.
Why did Dwayne Johnson pay just $5000 in the divorce settlement?
The majority of the breakups that take place in Hollywood fuel controversy, especially when it comes to financial settlements or alimony. Nevertheless, that didn’t happen in the case of Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia.
However, the two were really emotional during that time, keeping in mind the decade they spent together. But instead of making any immature decisions, they decided to stay amicable during the proceedings. At the time of divorce, Dany Garcia refused to take any amount from her ex-husband as alimony stating that she earns quite well working as a financial advisor.
As a result, the couple eventually came to the decision that they would set up a trust fund for their daughter, Simone Johnson’s, future. Thus, both of them started paying $5,000 every month into the trust fund.
However, Johnson did have to pay the child support fund $22,454 per month. They still work as business partners at ventures such as Seven Bucks Productions and Athleticon, and they are also co-owners of the minor football league, the XFL.