Who doesn’t like a good old “Rags to Riches” story, especially when that person goes on to become the world’s highest-paid actor for 2 consecutive years. Dwayne Johnson is a classic example of an underdog from the underground, who is a motivation to so many from the young generation who want to follow in his successful footsteps. His story of his coming up from a financially challenged family makes people who are going through similar circumstances believe that can make it too.
Although, he also says that his childhood and his years growing up with very little money to his name did tie his hands back, which involuntarily forced him to do some things that he is not proud of. With his latest story on Instagram, the former WWE World Champion reveals that he used to steal a Snickers Bar every day from a convenience store because he didn’t even have enough money to buy one.
Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About His Thefts
It’s hard to imagine Dwayne Johnson engaging in any unethical acts like committing thefts seeing as he is the highest-paid actor in the world. But what the people have to remember is that The Rock was not always as filthy rich as he is now, on the contrary, his production company is named Seven Bucks Productions because, at one point in time, he only had $7 in his bank account. So despite not wanting to, he had to resort to stealing things to eat to keep him satiated because he couldn’t pay for them.
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In a recent Instagram story, the Black Adam star was seen traveling to a Seven-Eleven store, where he is seen buying all the Snickers bars that the store had in the aisle. He then goes on to reveal that when he was still a teenager, he used to visit the same store and steal a King-Sized Snickers Bar to take as a pre-workout meal, a routine that went on for a whole year. Now, he returned to that exact same store to make up for his past mistakes by giving these bars to anyone who seemed to be stealing a Bar from the display rack.
This gesture is a kind one from The Rock as he tries to help the people in need of that little source of nutrition who cannot afford it. This way, he is trying to not let anyone bring themselves down to a situation where they would have to steal something, in turn, giving them a better past to remember.
What Is Next For The Rock?
After the successful release of Johnson’s DC debut in Black Adam, a lot of doors have opened themselves that lead to a bright future. One of the most obvious is becoming a part of the new DCU that is being created by CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran, which will become the dawn of a new era for DC Films. And with the reintroduction of Henry Cavill’s Superman in the film, there is a lot of potential for future showdowns of the two supernatural beings.
Black Adam, now in cinemas