You can be on Entrepreneur’s cover!

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Makes 'Single Largest' 7-Figure Donation to SAG-AFTRA Relief Fund as Actors' Strike Rages On Thousands of actors in SAG-AFTRA have been on strike since July 13.

By Sam Silverman

Key Takeaways

  • Johnson's donation is reportedly the "single largest" in the foundation's history.
  • He has a reported net worth of $800 million.
entrepreneur daily

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has stepped up to help actors in need amid the ongoing actors' strike.

According to CBS News, the actor made a major donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Emergency Financial Assistance and Disaster Relief Fund, which works to aid actors in times of crisis.

"While we cannot disclose the amount, as it is a private donation, we can confirm that it is seven figures, and it is historic for our nonprofit organization," Caroline O'Connor, SAG-AFTRA director of communications, told USA TODAY.

Image credit: Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images |Dwayne Johnson attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023, in Hollywood, California.

Related: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Used to Steal Snickers From 7-Eleven 'Every Day.' Now He's Righting His Old Wrongs.

Johnson's "milestone" gift is the "single largest" donation since the foundation's inception in 1985, per CBS.

The news of his generosity comes after the SAG-AFTRA Foundation sent a letter to 2,700 of the union's highest-earning actors asking for financial assistance. On July 13, thousands of actors went on strike to protest big Hollywood studios and unfair wages, per Variety.

Cyd Wilson, executive director of the foundation, told Variety it delivers $1,500 in grants per individual, but in extreme circumstances, a lifetime member can receive up to $6,000 in financial assistance. Wilson estimates that Johnson's donation could help thousands of actors.

Related: 10 Inspiring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Quotes That Prove Anything Is Possible

"This is him saying, 'In such a time as this, I'm here and I'm not going anywhere, whatever you need me to do,'" foundation president Courtney B. Vance told Variety. "And that sends a huge message to other folks to do the same thing."

Sam Silverman

Content Strategy Editor

Sam Silverman is a content strategy editor at Entrepreneur Media. She specializes in search engine optimization (SEO), and her work can be found in The US Sun, Nicki Swift, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style and Health. She writes for our news team with a focus on investigating scandals. Her coverage and expertise span from business news, entrepreneurship, technology, and true crime, to the latest in entertainment and TV news. Sam is a graduate of Lehigh University and currently resides in NYC. 

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Editor's Pick

Resumes & Interviewing

Build a Better Resume with This $35 Subscription

AI Resume Builder promises to help you apply to jobs twice as fast.

Side Hustle

He Took His Side Hustle Full-Time After Being Laid Off From Meta in 2023 — Now He Earns About $200,000 a Year: 'Sweet, Sweet Irony'

When Scott Goodfriend moved from Los Angeles to New York City, he became "obsessed" with the city's culinary offerings — and saw a business opportunity.

Marketing

I Got Over 225,000 Views in Just 3 Months With Short-Form Video — Here's Why It's the New Era of Marketing

Thanks to our new short-form video content strategy, we've amassed over 225,000 video views in just three months. Learn how to increase brand awareness through short-form video content.

Business News

Samsung Makes 6 Day Workweeks Mandatory for Executives as the Company Enters 'Emergency Mode'

Samsung said its performance "fell short of expectations" last year. Now executives are required to work weekends.

Productivity

6 Habits That Help Successful People Maximize Their Time

There aren't enough hours in the day, but these tips will make them feel slightly more productive.

Leadership

You Won't Have a Strong Leadership Presence Until You Master These 5 Attributes

If you are a poor leader internally, you will be a poor leader externally.