John Cena

John Cena

John Cena: 2022 Biography, Net Worth, Family, Income

John Felix Anthony Cena was born on April 23rd 1977 in Westbury, Massachusetts. In 1999 Cena graduated from Springfield College with dreams of pursuing a career as a bodybuilder, but his journey quickly took him into the crazy world of professional wrestling.

The would-be-World Champion received his first WWE try-out in 2000, signing a contract with the company a year later. Cena initially wrestled as The Prototype in developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling alongside Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, Batista and Shelton Benjamin.

John Cena arrived on the main roster, promising to bring ‘Ruthless Aggression’ in his debut match against Kurt Angle on the June 27th 2002 episode of SmackDown. By the end of the year Cena had adopted his popular ‘Dr of Thuganomics’ persona and was a huge hit with crowds across the world.

At WrestleMania XX in 2004, Cena won what would be the first of 21 singles championships as he captured the United States Title. A year later he defeated JBL to win his first World Championship.

For the next decade John Cena dominated WWE’s main event scene, racking up the World Title wins in the process. During this period he famously main evented WrestleMania against The Rock twice.

As Cena’s career in Hollywood took off his WWE appearances became less frequent. The 16-time World Champion’s last match of note came at SummerSlam in 2021 against Roman Reigns. It remains to be seen whether Cena will ever return to the ring.

Net Worth

As of October 2022 John Cena has an estimated net worth of an impressive $80 million. This makes him one of the richest wrestlers in the world.


John Cena married Elizabeth Huberdeau in July 2009 but the couple divorced in 2012. Later that year Cena began dating fellow WWE Superstar Nikki Bella. The got engaged at WrestleMania 33 when Cena proposed in the ring. The relationship came to an end in April 2018.

The former World Champion married Shay Shariatzadeh in a private ceremony in October 2020. The couple had been dating since early 2019.


John Cena has yearly salary of $6.5 million from WWE, which has decreased from his old $10 million per year deal as his number of appearances have fallen. This does not include income from his numerous film and television projects outside of WWE.


According to, since beginning his career in 1999 John Cena has competed in 2267 matches, with a record of 1785 wins, 427 defeats and 55 draws. That puts his career win percentage at a scarcely believable 78.7%.

Figures are correct as of October 23rd 2022.

WWE Career

  • WWE Champion – 13 times
  • World Heavyweight Champion – 3 times
  • United States Champion – 5 times
  • WWE Tag Team Champion – 2 times
  • World Tag Team Champion – 2 times
  • Money in the Bank – 2012
  • Royal Rumble – 2008, 2013


John Cena holds a place in the Guinness book of World Records for granting more wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation than anyone else on the planet. As of October 2022 he has granted over 650 wishes. Cena has also worked alongside Be A Star and Susan G. Komen for the Cure among others.

BirthdayApril 23rd
Height6ft 1in
Marital StatusMarried
ResidencyTampa, Florida
Total Matches2267
Matches Won1785
Matches Lost427
World Championships16
Annual Salary$6.5 million
Net Worth$80 million
EndorsementsGold’s Gym, Sunway, Gillete & More

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