Hulk Hogan Net Worth, Money and More

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 Net worth: $5 Million

 

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Hulk Hogan was born as Terry Eugene Bollean Augusta, Georgia on August 11, 1953. His mother Ruth V was a dance teacher, and father Peter Bollea, a construction foreman. Better known as Hulk Hogan, He is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician .His presence in the wresting arena (wwe, wcw and tna) has been legendary, He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. He signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) from 2010 until 2013, where he was the on-screen General Manager. He is considered as one the best classic HUNK of wrestling arena.

Hogan’s drastic popularity fetched him many roles both on television shows and movies like

  • No Holds Barred (1989),
  • Suburban Commando (1991
  • Mr Nanny (1993),
  • Santa with Muscles (1996),
  • 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
  • The Ultimate Weapon (1997)

Hulk Hogan also became a sensational personality and inspiration for many and made to many TV shows both as star and cameo in following

  • Muppet s  from Space,
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (the theatrical cut) and
  • Spy Hard as himself
  • Hogan Knows Best
  • Brooke Knows Best
  • American Gladiators

 

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He also hosted and judged the short-lived reality show, Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling. Beside these he also made guest appearances on many TV shows.

EARLY LIFE

Peter bollea his dad moved to port Tampa Florida when little bollea was just half year old. As a boy, he enjoyed Baseball. Hogan began watching professional wrestling at 16 years old. While in high school, he revered Dusty Rhodes and also looked towards “Superstar” Billy Graham for inspiration. Hogan was also an expert musician and spent ten years playing electric bass guitar for many of the Florida rock bands  and later went on to study at Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida however things did not worked out and he dropped out soon.

During his spare time, Hogan worked out at Hector’s Gym in the Tampa Bay and this is where he met his mentor and trainer Hiro Matsuda the man who trained wrestlers working for (CWF) Championship Wrestling from Florida.

 

WRESTLING  CAREER

 

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After training with Matsuda for more than a year in 1977. In his debut match, Eddie Graham booked him against Brian Blair in Fort Myers, Florida on August 10, 1977, in Championship Wrestling from Florida. Short time later, Bollea donned a mask and assumed the persona of “The Super Destroyer,” a hooded character first played by Don Jardine.

In May 1979, Bollea had an early shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, which at the time was considered as the highest honour in wrestling. On December 1, 1979, Bollea won his first wrestling championship, the NWA South-eastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division), recognized in Alabama and Tennessee, when he defeated Bob Roop in Knoxville, TN.

 

World Wrestling Federation

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Hulk Hogan made his début to (WWF) in the late 1979 when he met Vincet  Mcmohan who was impressed with his charisma and physical stature. Hogan wrestled his first match in the WWF on November 17 defeating Harry Valdez on WWF Championship Wrestling. Hogan and Andre wrestled in White Plains, New York, drawing 1,200 in a building that held 3,500 as the main event before they wrestled at Shea. During his initial heel run in the WWF, Hogan was paired with “Classy” Freddie Blassie, a wrestler-turned-manager.

Hogan remained WWF Champion for four years (1,474 days). In front of 33 million viewers, however, Hogan finally lost the belt to André on the February 5 edition of The Main Event after a convoluted scam involving “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and Earl Hebner (who assumed the place of his twin brother Dave Hebner, the match’s appointed referee.

 

New Japan Pro Wrestling (Ichiban)

A great deal of Hogan’s early success was achieved in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Japanese wrestling fans were in awe of the gargantuan blond American and nicknamed him “Ichiban” (which translates to “Number One”.On June 2, 1983, Hogan became the first International Wrestling Grand Prix (IWGP) tournament winner (although he held the IWGP Heavyweight Championship belt, this was not the beginning of the actual championship), defeating Japanese wrestling icon Antonio Inoki by knockout in the finals of a 10-man tournament featuring top talent from throughout the world

Hogan’s popularity in Japan was so great, he even recorded an album there—a forerunner to the World Wrestling Federation’s “Rock ‘n’ Wrestling” of the mid-1980s.

Return to WWE

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In 2005, weeks before WrestleMania 21, it was announced on all WWE programming that Hogan would be inducted into the Hall of Fame. On April 2, Hogan was inducted by actor and friend Sylvester Stallone. Hogan was applauded for several minutes before he was able to make a speech. Hogans  last WWE appearance to date occurred on December 10, 2007 on the WWE Raw 15th anniversary. He saved Hornswoggle from being attacked by The Great Khali.

Business ventures

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  • Hulk Hogan’s Pastamania was a restaurant in Bloomington, Minnesota created and financed by Hogan. It opened in the year 1995 and was heavily promoted on World Championship Wrestling’s live show WCW Monday Nitro.
  • In 2006, Bollea unveiled his own energy drink Hogan Energy.
  • In 2011 Bollea launched a new website called Hogan Nutrition, which features many nutritional and dietary products
  • On New Year’s Eve 2012, Bollea opened a beach front restaurant called “Hogan’s Beach”, located in the Tampa area.
  • In April 2008, Bollea announced that he would lend his license to video game developer Gameloft to create “Hulkamania Wrestling” for mobile phones
  • In October 2013, Bollea partnered with Tech Assets, Inc. to open a web hosting service called “Hostamania”.
  • Hogan has become a busy voice actor in recent years making guest voice spots on Robot Chicken and American Dad!

 

PERSONAL  LIFE

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On December 18, 1983, Bollea married Linda Claridge They have a daughter Brooke and a son Nick). Bollea made his personal life the centrepiece of the television show Hogan Knows Best, which includes his wife and two children. On November 20, 2007, Linda filed for divorce however Hulk told St. Petersburg Times that he was unaware of the filing when the paper called for a comment. In November 2008, Linda claimed to the public that she made the decision to end her marriage after finding out about Hulk Hogan’s affair. Later Hogan and married his current wife Jennifer McDaniel. Hogan lives primarily in Miami, Florida and Beverly Hills, California. He also owns a house in Bel Air, Florida.

 

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Hulk Hogan was one of the most beloved figures in the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s, known for his flamboyance and the frenzy of his fans—Hulkamania

 

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