Hulk Hogan Biography
|Date of Birth:||1953 , August-11|
|Age:||64 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 7 Inch|
|Birth Name||Terry Gene Bollea|
|Birth Place/City||Augusta, Georgia|
|Profession||Professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, musician|
|Working For||World Wrestling Entertainment|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Weight in KG||137kg|
|Married to||Jennifer McDaniel|
|Children||Brooke and Nick|
The world famous Wrestler of all time, Hulk Hogan, birth name Terry Gene Bollea is also known as Mr. America. He is one of the greatest, most popular and charismatic wrestlers in the world wrestling history. Besides being famous as a professional wrestler, he is also an actor, television personality, entrepreneur and musician for WWE. He is a 12-time World Champion being six-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He is the third longest reigning wrestling champion. He has set the standard of the WWE superstar. He is known as the key figure in rise of the World Wrestling Entertainment from regional attraction to the worldwide scenario.
Hulk Hogan started training with Matsuda for more than a year before he entered in the world of wrestling in 1977. He made his first debut in the wrestling arena in 1978 as “Sterling Golden” before being as Hulk Hogan. He was featured in several of the main event matches during the time. In 1979, Hulk Hogan gained the recognition of the highest honor in wrestling arena winning NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Later in the same year, he was introduced to the WWF Company head Vincent J. McMahon, who was impressed by his charisma and physical appearance. It is then, when Terry Bollea aka Hulk Hogan gained the name of Hulk Hogan as Vincent J. McMahon wanted to use an Irish name and he looked similar to the comic hero, the incredible Hulk. After joining in WWF, the fans for Hulk Hogan began to grow and the reign of Hulkamania started. Hulk Hogan was handpicked by Vincent J. McMahon as the company’s showpiece and his popularity. His popularity and performance had even impressed the Hollywood Actor Sylvester Stallone, that he casted him as “Thunderlips the Ultimate Male” in his movie Rocky III in 1982.
Hulk Hogan enjoyed the call of popularity and stardom from the 80s to early 90s. He is one of the WWF personality that helped the show to transform into the big show it is today. After winning the numerous WWF titles, Hulk Hogan began to appear in several of the movies, television shows, records and lunch boxes. His popularity was growing, but then he was cited in the part of steroid scandal that had him being terminated in both wrestling and film careers. His legacy in the WWE arena is very significant. The matches of Hogan with his greatest rivals Roddy Piper, King Kong Bundy and ultimate warrior are still the noteworth parts in WWE history. His greatest matches in wrestlemania count with Andre the Giant in Wrestlemania III, Randy Savage in Wrestlemania V and with The Rock in Wrestlemania X8.
Hogan had left WWE for its greatest rival WCW in 1990s. He turned to villain as he smelled the tiredness of his fans seeing him as a hero. He maintained his posture as stardom as a cowardly bad guy in WCW entertainment. Remaining with WCW for some years, Hulk joined to WWE in 2002. He became the pop culture icon in WWE. In 2003, he reigned as Mr. America and following in the year 2005, he was inducted in WWE Hall of Fame. He was applauded for several minutes by his fans before he could make his speech in the wrestlemania 21 in 2005. He stayed in WWE for until 2007 and has rejoined the network in 2014 as the host of wrestlemania XXX.
Born as Terry Eugene Bollea in the year 1953 at Augusta, Georgia, he is the son of a homemaker and dance teacher mother Ruth V. and a construction foreman father Peter Bollea. He belongs to American nationality having Italian, French and Panamanian heritage. He became interested in wrestling when he was 16 years old. Hogan was the big fan of Dusty Rhodes. He is also a skilled musician. He had spent ten years playing electric bass guitar in several Florida based rock Bands. In his spare times, Hogan used to work out at Gym and eventually became the strong big lifter making his strong body posture and pphysique.
Talking more about Hogan, he is also known as Mr. America, The Super Destroyer and Hollywood Hogan. Standing the height of 6 feet and seven inches with the body weight of 137 kg, he is an undisputed WWE champion adored and admired by many of his fans known as Hulkamaniacs. His trademark includes the yellow and red combination. Hogan is the owner of the several restaurants. Recently in 2012, he opened a beachfront restaurant called “Hogan’s Beach” in Tampa Area. He has appeared in several of the movies including Mr. Nanny (1993), Spy Hard (1996), Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), etc. Besides, he has also appeared in several of the radio and television programs and also in video games. His net worth in 2008 has been reported to be over $30 million. However, recently, his net worth is reported to be around $ 5 million ranking him 23 out of 27 wrestlers having the net worth of $5 millions.
Talking about personal life of Hogan, he is a married man. He is married to Jennifer McDaniel after his divorce with his first wife Linda. He was married to Linda Claridge in 1983 December 18. He has two children from her, a daughter named Brooke and a son named Nick. Christiane Plante who was his daughters associate for her 2006 album, claimed that Hulk Hogan had an affair with her in 2007. Knowing this his wife Linda filed the divorce on him. Hulk Hogan stated he thought of his death after the divorce and never had cheated on Linda. He has been pulled into several of the rumors and issues. He currently lives in Miami Florida and Beverly Hills, California and owns a house in Bel Air, Florida. He is a Christian by faith and openly talks about it. He has been honored by several of the awards and achievements.