Hogan is a wrestler, reality TV star, and actor of American origin who has been a famous personality in the world of wrestling and TV. Hulk Hogan net worth is $25 million.
Hogan’s net worth also includes his $140 million Gawker.com settlement. However, the settlement was later reduced to $30 million before the taxes.
Hulk Hogan was born on 11th August 1953 by the name of Terry Gene Bollea. He was born in the Tampa area of Florida. In his early days as a young person, he chose baseball as his sport of choice. He also attracted many big names like Little Leaguer to his baseball skills. But unfortunately, due to an injury, he had to leave sports.
After his career ended in traditional sports, he found professional wrestling at the age of 16.
Wrestling Career of Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan has been most famous for his career as a professional wrestler with the renowned WWF league, which is now famous by the name of WWE.
His popularity topped during the 80s and 90s. During the shows which involved him, like Wrestle Mania, would attract more than 30 million people to sign up for the per event. But he was not that popular from the start and started wrestling matches like CWF Promotionals in Fort Myers. Later, people started to compare him with the incredible hulk star Lou Ferrigno, and this was when he started to use his name, Hogan.
Hulk Hogan started his career in the movie Rocky III. This was the role that introduced him to the whole audience, who may not have witnessed or watched professional wrestling before.
However, this role in the movie was done by him without the permission of McMohan. This led to the partition of ways by Hogan from the WWF. Later in 1983, he came back to WWF when McMohan’s son became the owner of the company. He wanted Hogan to be the face of the company. McMahon’s son did this as he wanted mainstream success food the sport, and his decision to take hogan back worked and sports became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.
This success contributed greatly to Hulk Hogan Net Worth and helped him with his acting career.
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Hulk Hogan used his popularity to start his career in the acting field. In the field, his first film was Rocky III, but he also did many other movies. Some of his movies are:
- Suburban Commando
- No Holds Barred
- Mr. Nanny
Other than these films, he also starred in a reality tv show – Hogan Knows Best. In this show, Hogan starred with his family members. All these shows contributed to the hulk hogan net worth. In this show, Hulk Hogan wife was also a part along with Hulk Hogan daughter.
Other Endeavors Of Hulk Hogan
Hogan has always been a savvy marketer and merchandiser. He has numerous businesses under his belt. Some of them are:
- In 1995 he started a pasta restaurant named Pastamania in Minnesota. However, the restaurant closed after one year.
- In 2006 he also launched his own energy drink under the brand name of Hogan Energy.
- After it, he also began a line of cheeseburgers by the name of “Hulkster Burgers.”
- In 2012 he launched a restaurant by the name of Hogan’s Beach in his hometown.
These are some business endeavors of Hulk Hogan. The above business endeavors have also contributed to the Hulk Hogan net worth to an extent.
Hulk Hogan wife was Linda Claridge. The couple married in December 1983. They have two children together, a son and a daughter. The Hulk Hogan daughter name is Brook, and the son’s name is Nick.
However, the couple divorced in 2007 when Hulk Hogan sex tape came out, and his infidelity became known. In the divorce settlement, Hulk Hogan had to give 70% of liquid assets to his wife that the couple owned. He was also forced to give $3 million cash for covering the settlement for real estate. In addition to this, he was also forced to give a 40% stake in all businesses he owed to his wife.
Later in an interview, Hulk admitted that the divorce settlement merely brought him to the brink of bankruptcy. He again remarried in 2010 with Jennifer McDaniel.
Hulk Hogan paid $2 million for a waterfront property in Florida’s Belleair. They after the purchase demolished the existing home and built a new opulent mansion that covered an area of 17,000 square feet. The construction of the villa was completed in 1996.
This mansion is the home that was also shown in the reality TV show “Hogan Knows Best.”
In 2006 Hulk and Linda put the house on sale for a huge amount of $26 million. However, they separated before they could sell the home and, along with it, hit the estate downturn. This led to the cut in price demanded, and in 2009, the price tag was lowered to $13.9 million. Later in 2012, Hulk Hogan got $6.2 million for the mansion. In 2014 hulk bought a home in clearwater for a price tag of $3 million. He also paid $1.6 million in 2016 for another home that was next door.
All these real estates have contributed to the Hulk Hogan net worth to a significant level.
In 2012 Hulk Hogan sex tape went viral in which he was with the wife of a radio jockey. Somehow the Website Gawker.com came into possession of the sex tape, and one of their editors posted an edited two-minute video on the homepage of the Website. Hulk requested the Website to take down the video, but the Website refused.
To this, Hulk filed a lawsuit claiming that the Website invaded his privacy. The jury agreed on this, and the Website was fined a $140 million settlement. This company appealed but failed, and the owner was forced to file for bankruptcy. Later in 2016, Gawker and Hulk settled for an amount of $31 million.
|Date of Birth||11th August 1953|
|Hulk Hogan Height||6 feet 7 inches|
|Profession||Wrestler, Film Producer, Television Producer, Actor, Musician, Author, Entrepreneur|