Hulk Hogan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Sep, 2018
Facts of Hulk Hogan
Date of Birth: 1953 , August-11
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Hulk Hogan
Birth Name Terry Gene Bollea
Father Peter Bollea
Mother Ruth Bollea
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Augusta, Georgia
Religion Christian
Profession Professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, musician
Working For World Wrestling Entertainment
Net Worth $25 million
Eye Color Green
Hair Color White
Face Color Fair
Weight in KG 137kg
Famous for Wrestling
Married to Jennifer McDaniel
Children Brooke and Nick
Divorce Linda Claridge
Awards University of South Florida, Robinson High School
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Wiki
Movies Rocky III
Siblings Kenneth Wheeler, Alan Bollea
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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 the rise of the World Wrestling Entertainment from regional attraction to the worldwide scenario.

Regarding his personal life, Hogan is married twice. He shares two children from his first wife. After having divorce from his first wife, he tied the knot to Jennifer McDaniel in 2010.

Early Life And Education Of Hulk Hogan

Born as Terry Eugene Bollea in the year 1953 at Augusta, Georgia, Hulk Hogan is the son of a homemaker & dance teacher mother Ruth V. Bollea (1922 - 2011) and a construction foreman father Peter Bollea (1913 - 2001). He belongs to American nationality and is of Italian, French and Panamanian heritage. His parents raised him with his brothers Kenneth Wheeler and Alan Bollea

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 physique.

Hulk Hogan's Career

Hulk Hogan started training with Matsuda for more than a year before he entered 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.

In the same year, Hogan 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 cast 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 noteworthy 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 the 1990s. He turned to villain as he smelled the tiredness of his fans sees 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.

Besides, Hogan has appeared in several of the movies including Mr. Nanny (1993), Spy Hard (1996), Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), etc. He has also appeared in several of the radio and television programs and also in video games. Furthermore, He is a Christian by faith and openly talks about it. He has been honored by several of the awards and achievements.

Hulk Hogan's Net Worth

Hulk Hogan is the owner of the several restaurants. Recently in 2012, he opened a beachfront restaurant called “Hogan’s Beach” in Tampa Area. His net worth in 2008 has been reported to be over $30 million. However, recently, his salary is reported to be around $ 5 million ranking him 23 out of 27 wrestlers having the net worth of $5 million. In 2017, he earned nearly $8 million. As of 2018, his net worth is $25 million as per The Richest.

Moreover, Hogan also earns much from his movie career. His debut movie, Rocky III made $270 million at the box office which was released in 1982. His next movie, No Holds Barred grossed over $46 million. 

Besides, he owns a $3 million which he bought in 2014 with his wife Jennifer Hogan. Two years later, he sold his Bel Air house for $6.2 million. Hogan also has a Vipe car costs $87,895 and a Chevrolet worth $90k. 

As per some sources, he spent $7258 on his clothing, $1318 on grooming and $6100 on vacations.

Hulk Hogan's Personal Life

Talking about the personal life of Hulk Hogan, he is a married man. He is married to his second wife Jennifer McDaniel after his divorce with his first wife Linda. The couple started their affair in 2008 and got engaged in December 2009. Finally, they tied the knot in 2010 in a private ceremony attended by friends and families in the backyard of Hogan's house at Clearwater. 

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Happy 6th Anniversary to my beautiful wife Jennifer, she's my light, amazing how awesome life is with no cussing, hating, negative words, LoveU HH

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Despite the huge age differences and the fact that Hogan filmed having sex with Heatehr Clem, Hogan is living happily with his second wife. The couple has no children together but Hogan has two from his previous marriage. The family currently resides in Tampa, Florida. 

Previously, he married to Linda Claridge in 1983 December 18. He has two children from her, a daughter named Brooke Hogan and a son named Nick Hogan. Besides, Christiane Plante who was his daughters associate for her 2006 album, claimed that Hulk Hogan had an affair with her in 2007 after 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. 

After the divorce, Hulk paid more than 70% of their liquid assets including 40% ownership in most of his company which worth around $30 million of assets and cash. Moreover, his ex-wife got $7.44 million of their $10.41 million from combined bankroll and investment accounts. Later, the WWE star revealed that his divorce led him bakruptcy after providing huge divorce alimony. He says,

"(I lost) hundreds of millions. There were houses being bought, cars being bought, vacations for family members ... There were eight, nine, 10, 11 of them moving into our house."

Moreover, Hogan has been pulled into several of the rumors and issues.Talking more about Hogan, he is also known as Mr. America, The Super Destroyer and Hollywood Hogan. His trademark includes the yellow and red combination.

Legal Issues

During the promotion of the first Wrestle Mania in a talk show, Hot Properties in 1985, the legend performed his signature wrestling moves on Richard Belzer due to which Richard pass out. After the incident, the case was settled down for $5 million.

In 2007, an online site called, Gawker leaked the 41-minute sex video of him and Heather Clem, wife of Hogan's best friend. After some years, he filed a lawsuit against Gawker, Denton and AJ Daulerio citing emotional distress and loss of privacy. Later, the case was settled.

Hulk Hogan's Body Measurement

Hulk Hogan stands at the height of 6 feet and four 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. AS of 2018, his age is 65.

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