John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. was born in April of 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to parents Carol and John Cena. The second oldest of five brothers, has Italian and French-Canadian and English ancestry. He originally attended Central Catholic High School before being transferred to Cushing Academy, a private prep school for which Cena’s family paid $30,000 a year in tuition.
Cena began wrestling in 2000, and since then he has won 10 World Titles and three WWE World Championships. He made his debut in Ultimate Pro Wrestling and took home the UPW Heavyweight Championship in 2001.
In 2001, Cena signed a contract with the WWE and after a while his salary has been estimated to be as high as $10.0 million a year. He is seventh longest-reigning WWE Championship in history, as well as the winner of two Royal Rumble Matches (in 2008 and 2013). He also received $5.0 million from his endorsements, which include Subway and Gillette.
Here is a summary of his earning.
Annual Salary: $10.0 million
Endorsements: $5.0 million
Net Worth: $35.0 million
Cena has also been featured in movies and TV shows, having guest starred as himself in season seven of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and made appearances on: Punk’d, MADtv, Manhunt, Deal or No Deal, Psych, and Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race. Cena has also appeared in films such as The Marine, Trainwreck, 12 Rounds, and Legendary.
John Cena’s House
John Cena’s house is a mansion in a private, gated community of nature’s Reserve in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. He purchased the spacious home for $750,000, and along with multiple bedrooms and baths, it comes complete with a pool and its very own boat dock.
The garage is used to store Cena’s vintage car collection which includes a 1969 Dodge Daytona, a 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro, a 1971 Pontiac GTO, and a 1971 Plymouth Road Runner.
Cena is the first celebrity to grant 500 wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He uses his celebrity to inspire terminally ill children, and he still gets letters from the children and their families whom he has helped.
“I want them to have an experience that will stay with them to forever,” Cena said in a WWE interview. “I don’t ever want the children or their families to be treated in a way where they feel as if they’re up against anything at all.”
Nicole Garcia-Colace, known worldwide as Nikki Bella on the other hand was born on November 21st, 1983 and is originally from San Diego, California along with her twin sister, Brie Bella.
Nikki was signed by World Wrestling Entertainment in the summer of 2007 and made her professional wrestling debut in Florida Championship Wrestling in the fall of 2007. She wrestled professionally for several different brands before winning the WWE Divas Championship twice.
Nikki has appeared as a guest on the MTV show Ridiculousness, is a member of the main cast of the reality show Total Divas, and has also been on the cover of numerous magazines. She also lends her voice to a character in the upcoming film The Flinstones Movie, along with her twin sister.
Here is a summary of her earnings.
John and Nikki’s Relationship
Cena was married to Elizabeth Huberdeau for nearly three years, but then filed for divorce. Their divorce wasn’t very pleasant until they decided to settle amicably two months later. In 2012, he began dating Nikki Bella, a fellow professional wrestler and actress. The two are still dating despite the fact that Cena has told Bella that he doesn’t want to get married or have kids; so far, they are not engaged despite rumors claiming otherwise.
“What’s funny is that I look at John as just John Cena,” Nikki stated in an interview published in the June 2014 issue of WWE Magazine. “So when we go out and everyone wants his photo or autograph, I’m always like, “Oh yeah, you’re really cool.” I’ve known him for so long, and I know him so well, that I honestly forget what a big star he is. But when I do remember, I always think to myself, “Yeah, my guy is the best thing in the world.” But to me he’s just John.”
“Before I leave, I would love to have a storyline with John or a mixed tag match—anything really. It’s so much fun to go out there and work with the boys. I worked with both The Miz and John Morrison and The Rhodes Scholars before, and I keep pushing to try and do something like that again. It lends a different excitement to the night for me, and a different level of competition for everyone involved. Fans of John and I would really love to see that, too.”