The two bizarrely specific world records set by Dwayne Johnson

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He might be an A-list superstar, one of the highest-paid names in all of Hollywood, and an action hero, but at the end of the day, Dwayne Johnson would probably prefer to be known as an entrepreneur instead of being pigeonholed as strictly an actor.

After all, ‘The Rock’ has his fingers in a great deal of pies outside of the silver screen, to the extent it’s remarkable that he even finds the time to do any acting. Ever since making the jump from professional wrestling to movies, Johnson has become an increasingly busy man, and it feels as though a new business endeavour pops up with increasing regularity.

As well as being the co-founder and CEO of Seven Bucks Productions – which has its own short-form offshoot Seven Bucks Digital Studios – his recent return to the squared circle coincided with him being named on the board of directors of TKO Group Holdings, which recently purchased and combined WWE with UFC into a massive sports-orientated monolith.

Beyond that, he’s the owner of the Teremana tequila brand, got into the energy drink game through his ZOA beverage, and co-owns the XFL football league alongside ex-wife and long-time business partner Dany Garcia, which they relaunched for a third time before it was subsequently merged with the United States Football League to create the United Football League.

That’s a lot of enterprises taking up a lot of time, but he’s still found a way to become a regular record-breaker, even if all of his benchmarks have since been broken. For his acting debut in The Mummy Returns, Johnson was paid a $5.5million salary, the most ever for a first-time performer. However, according to Conor McGregor, he’s since snatched that accolade away after starring in Road House.

For his second record, Johnson and his cohorts gathered a ludicrous amount of refried beans, sour cream, seasoning, cheese, guacamole, tomatoes, spring onions, and black olives to create the heftiest seven-layer dip the world had ever seen to celebrate 2017’s 51st edition of the Super Bowl, which was crafted in a fish tank and tipped the scales at a mammoth 540 pounds.

Actors also happen to be known for their vanity, so it’s perhaps less surprising that Johnson also set a record for snapping selfies, having taken no less than 105 pictures in the space of three minutes with fans on the red carpet of the blockbuster disaster epic San Andreas.

His success was short-lived, though, with a preposterous 1,087-pound seven-layer dip emerging in 2020 to take his crown, while Akshay Kumar trumped his selfie count after taking 184 in 180 seconds. Still, it must have been nice to have held those highly specific distinctions while it lasted.

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