Hulk Hogan Career and Net Worth
Hulk Hogan Career and Net Worth, How much has Hulk Hogan made in his career?, how much his divorce cost him, are prominent aspects of one of the famous to ever step in the wrestling ring.
Hulk Hogan is one of the most famous names in the world of wrestling. Hulk has approximately $25 million in net worth putting him in an enviable company of the richest wrestlers in the world although he is several million shy of the likes of Dwayne Johnson and John Cena. Hulk won the world title for twelve times, six times a WWF Champion, as well as six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He has made a few appearance in movies such as Mr. Nanny.
Hulk Hogan Early Life
Hulk Hogan was born Terry Gene Bollea on August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia. His family relocated to Tampa, Florida while he was still a baby. He called Tampa home. Growing up, he had strong passion for baseball which attracted a number of big league scouts.
Quite normal with professional wrestlers, Hogan had an injury which hamstrung his ability to do any of the traditional sports. At the age of 16, he found love for professional wrestling which put him on a life-changing path.
Hulk Hogan Wrestling Career
Hulk is known as a professional wrestler with the then WWF now WWE. Hulk was at the zenith of his popularity in the latter part and early part of the 1980s and 1990s respectively. He easily commanded 30 million people for a WWF pay-per-view even like WrestleMania not withstanding a very modest beginning to his career.
He began by wrestling a match for the CWF promotion in Fort Myers, Florida in 1977 before later adopting a masked character known as “The Super Destroyer”. He began to cement himself as a force to reckon with in the world of wrestling when he joined forces with Vince McMahon Sr. in 1979. It was around this same time he began using the name “Hogan”.
The following year saw him fight in Japan while still with the WWF. He assumed the role of Thunderlips in “Rcoky III” whcih fetched him 15 grand with the added advantage of exposing him to a wider audience.
This led him to part ways with the WWF for the first time. Hogan made a return in 1983 at which time McMahon’s son had taken over the company from his dad with an entirely new focus on more mainstream success for the sport. He wanted Hulk Hogan as the face of the company.
Hulk Hogan Personal Life
He got married to Linda Claridge in December 1983. The couple have two children, a daughter and a son. In 2007, after rumors of Hulk’s infidelity, Linda filed for divorce. His net worth was said to be around $30 million at the time.
His investments in several businesses and real estate around Florida was also revealed. He continues to earn from sale of merchandise and residuals with his brand, Hulk Hogan. Hulk was made to pay Linda 70% of the couple’s liquid assets after the divorce was finalized. He hemorrhaged a lot through the divorce. He admitted that the divorce almost put him on the brink of bankruptcy.