Hulk Hogan Net Worth is $8 million
Quick facts about Hulk Hogan
Date of birth: August 11, 1953
Place of birth: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation: professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, musician
Hulk Hogan was born Terry Gene Bollea on August 11, 1953, in Augusta, Georgia. As a young adult, he had a passion for baseball and was scouted by many organizations but an injury left him considering switching gears and moving onto wrestling. Not just an excellent athlete, he also excelled early on as a musician playing the bass guitar in various make-shift amateur bands. After dropping out of college, he joined a band with two fellow musicians and had a pretty successful stint forming “Ruckus” in the mid-seventies. Being short-lived, not having a degree, and realizing that the band was probably not going to be a lasting viable career, when he was approached by Jack and Gerald Brisco to try his hand at professional wrestling, he was open to the idea of getting in the ring and trying his hand.
Hulk Hogan was born not out of a life-long ambition to be a professional wrestler, but more because he had the stature and the presence to be on stage performing in the arena. Bollea went on to become one of the best wrestlers that the arena has ever seen. In the late eighties and early nineties the world of wrestling went from big time to over time. Being one of the most sensationalized sports on television, “Hulk” Hogan became one of the most iconic wrestling figures of all time. Engaging the crowd more through drama and antics, he brought a stage presence that soon made wrestling more than a sport; it was an entertainment event.
Plagued by injury and personal conflicts with other wrestlers Hogan had an on again, off again, career that spanned over the next decade. Being weeded out by other rising stars, and big stage acts, he quickly lost his fever and began to look for other arenas to keep his fans on their toes. In 1995, Hogan branched out as a restaurant owner by debuting the Pastamania restaurant in the Mall of America in Minnesota. Combining food with entertainment, it was heavily advertised and promoted alongside his wrestling antics. Devising food that was named after various Hulk names, it was all about his superstardom. There were also investments such as the Hulk Hogan Thunder Mixer along the way that showed lackluster success for him.
Other endorsements include the energy drink Hogan Energy as well as the “Hulkster Burgers” which were fashioned after his fame and sold exclusively to the Walmart consumer. Add to the list are various ventures in video games. The endorsements accepted over the years include Rent-A-Center, and “Hulkamania” that is an online gambling game. Showing his ability to be versatile he tried his hand at television and movie roles before finally settling on doing a reality series on VH1. Hogan Knows Best has been met with mixed reviews. Never truly leaving his roots behind, he continues to showcase wrestling events, pursue his music on occasion alongside his daughter, and at times come out of retirement to enter the ring under the guise of “just one more time”.