Ballers Jeff Daly HBODwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been on an incredible run of late as he inches closer to becoming the most bankable action star on the planet.

Franchises like "Fast and the Furious" and "San Andreas" are the latest hits that have brought his lifetime worldwide box-office gross to over $5.9 billion, and coming up he's got "Baywatch" and "Jumanji."

He's also stepping into the superhero world in the near future as he's signed on to be Doc Savage.

That's not to mention his other endeavors like a YouTube channel, a production company, and endorsement deals.

Johnson raked in $64.5 million in the past year, putting him at No. 19 on Forbes' list of the 100 highest-earning celebrities.

With season two of his HBO series "Ballers" premiering on Sunday, here we look back on the incredible career of "The Rock" from WWE superstar to box-office champ.

Frank Pallotta and Mallory Schlossberg contributed to an earlier version of this story.

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Before he was "The Rock," Dwayne Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California.

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Wrestling is in Johnson's blood. His father, Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson, was a member of the first African-American tag-team champions, and his grandfather Peter Maivia was one of the first Samoan wrestlers.

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Johnson didn't go straight to wrestling. His first sport was football. After starring in high school, he played in college for the Miami Hurricanes. Over his tenure at the school, Johnson started just once but appeared in 39 games and had 77 tackles, and he was a part of the 1991 national championship team.

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