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Hulk Hogan Net Worth: $25M.
Who is Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is an American former wrestler, actor and TV star who has a net worth of $25M.
Hulk Hogan is famous for making wrestling go main stream in 1980s and 90s.
He earned as much as $1M to star at Wrestlemanias V and VI.
The Early Years
Hulk Hogan, real name, Terry Eugene Bollea was born in Augusta, Georgia on August 11, 1953.
He is the son of construction foreman Pietro “Peter” Bollea (December 6, 1913 – December 18, 2001) of Italian descent and homemaker and dance teacher Ruth V. (1922 – January 1, 2011).
Bollea is of Scottish, French and Panamanian descent.
When he was one and a half years old, his family moved to Port Tampa, Florida. As a boy, he was a pitcher in Little League Baseball.
He attracted scouts from the New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds, but an injury ended his baseball career.
He began watching professional wrestling at 16 years old. While in high school, he revered Dusty Rhodes, and he regularly attended cards at the Tampa Sportatorium.
It was at one of those wrestling cards where he first turned his attention towards Superstar Billy Graham and looked to him for inspiration; since he first saw Graham on TV, Hogan wanted to match his “inhuman” look.
Hulk Hogan is most famous for being a professional wrestler with the WWF (now WWE).
Hulk’s popularity peaked in the late 80s and 90s when as many as 30 million people would sign up for a WWF pay-per-view event like WrestleMania.
But his career in wrestling began under much more modest circumstances, wrestling a match for the CWF promotion in Fort Myers, Florida in 1977, eventually adopting a masked character known as “The Super Destroyer.”
After a local TV host compared Hogan favorably to Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferigno, the “Hulkster” character that would make him a star began to take shape, but it wasn’t until he joined forces with Vince McMahon Sr. in 1979 that he started using the name “Hogan.”
The following year, he began also wrestling in Japan while still with the WWF, but after taking the role of Thunderlips in Rocky III (a job that earned him just 15 grand as well as introducing him to a whole audience who may not have ever watched professional wrestling before) without McMahon’s permission he parted ways for the first time with the WWF.
He came back in 1983 after McMahon’s son took over the company with eyes toward more mainstream success for the sport, and he wanted Hogan to be the face of the company.
It was a success, and before too long “Hulkamania” was a worldwide pop culture phenomenon that continued in one form or another into the 21st century.
Hogan’s crossover popularity led to several television and movie roles.
Early in his career Bollea played the part of Thunderlips in Rocky III (1982). He also appeared in No Holds Barred (1989), before starring in family films Suburban Commando (1991), Mr. Nanny (1993), Santa with Muscles (1996), and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998).
Hogan also appeared in 1992 commercials for Right Guard deodorant. He starred in his own television series, Thunder in Paradise, in 1994.
He is the star of The Ultimate Weapon (1997), in which Brutus Beefcake also appears in a cameo.
Bollea also starred in a pair of television movies, originally intended as a pilot for an ongoing series for TNT, produced by Eric Bischoff.
The movies, Shadow Warriors: Assault on Devil’s Island and Shadow Warriors: Hunt for The Death Merchant, starred Hogan alongside Carl Weathers and Shannon Tweed as a freelance mercenary team.
In 1995, he appeared on TBN’s Kids Against Crime. Bollea made cameo appearances in Muppets from Space, Gremlins 2: The New Batch (the theatrical cut) and Spy Hard as himself. Hogan also played the role of Zeus in Little Hercules in 3D.
Hogan also made two appearances on The A-Team (in 1985 and 1986), along with Roddy Piper. He also appeared on Suddenly Susan in 1999.
In 2001, Hogan guest-starred on an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger.
Hogan has become a busy voice actor in later years making guest voice spots on Robot Chicken and American Dad! and as a primary actor in the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim series China, Illinois.
Hogan created and financed a restaurant called Pastamania located in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.
It opened on the Labor Day weekend of 1995 and was heavily promoted on World Championship Wrestling’s live show Monday Nitro.
The restaurant, which remained in operation for less than a year, featured such dishes as “Hulk-U’s” and “Hulk-A-Roos”.
In interviews on The Tonight Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Bollea claimed that the opportunity to endorse what came to be known as the George Foreman Grill was originally offered to him, but when he failed to respond in time, Foreman endorsed the grill instead.
Instead, Bollea endorsed a blender, known as the Hulk Hogan Thunder Mixer. He has since endorsed a grill known as “The Hulk Hogan Ultimate Grill”.
In 2006, Bollea unveiled Hogan Energy, a drink distributed by Socko Energy.
His name and likeness were also applied to a line of microwavable hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and chicken sandwiches sold at Wal-Mart called “Hulkster Burgers”.
On November 1, 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 beachfront restaurant called “Hogan’s Beach”, located in the Tampa area. The restaurant dropped Hogan’s name in October 2015.
Hogan later opened Hogan’s Hangout in Clearwater Beach.
Top 5 Hulk Hogan Quotes
I woke up and realized life is great and people are awesome and life is worth living. – Hulk Hogan
If I have a problem with someone I talk about them. I don’t pick on their kids. – Hulk Hogan
Train. Say your prayers. Eat your vitamins. – Hulk Hogan
I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother. – Hulk Hogan
It’s amazing that even though I’ve lost everything else, I still have wrestling. – Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is an American retired wrestler and his net worth stands at $25M.
He is widely considered as the leading figure who brought wrestling into the main stream.
He earned as much as $1M for his appearances at Wrestlemania.
As of 2021, Hulk Hogan’s net worth is $25M.
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