Hulk Hogan's Net Worth 2017: How much has Hogan earned from his four decade long career?

News by Valdemar Published on 14 Feb,2018 Updated on 14 Feb,2018

Terry Gene Bollea, better known as his ring name Hulk Hogan, needs no introduction in the world of sports. Though out his nearly four decades of career, Hogan established himself as one of the most recognizable and followed celebrities in the world.

Though Hogan retired in 2015, has earned hefty amount of net worth from his career. How much has the wrestling star accumulated? What is his net worth? We have all details about Hogan's sources of income and assets here.

How Much Has Hulk Hogan Earned? What Is His Net Worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hulk Hogan's estimated net worth is $25 million. As of 2017, he earned nearly $8 million.  

The credit to his such an impressive net worth goes to his long career in wrestling, television, movies and also from several endorsement contracts and merchandise. His estimated net worth was more than $30 million in the year 2008.

Hulk Hogan's estimated net worth is $25 million

Hulk Hogan's estimated net worth is $25 million

Source: The Sun

He retired in 2015 after WWE terminated his contract due to his racial comments. In his most recent interview with TMZ Sports, he revealed his wish to return to WWE.

Hulk Hogan's Sources Of Income

The 65-year-old professional wrestler initiated his career in the late 80s and became one of the most popular wrestlers during 1980s and 90s.

As per sources, his was paid $1,000,000 during the 1989 WrestleMania V and 1990 WrestleMania VI. His salary rose to $150,000 in the 2003 WrestleMania XIX.

Following his successful career, Hogan also tried his luck in movies. His debut movie Rocky III in 1982 made $270 million at the box office. Reportedly, he was paid $15,000 for the movie.

Hulk Hogan earned his net worth from his career in wrestling, television and also from several endorsement contracts,

Hulk Hogan

Source: E! Online

Hogan then appeared in several other movies. His movie No Holds Barred collected $46,093,651, Suburban Commando made $8million, and Mr. Nanny made 4.3 million at the box office.

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Furthermore, Hogan also performed in several television shows including Thunder in ParadiseThe Ultimate WeaponThe A-TeamSuddenly Susan and much more.

Hogan also starred in a reality documentary television series on VH1 Hogan Knows Best in 2005 along with his then-wife Linda Hogan and their two children: Brooke Hogan and Nick Hogan.

Also Read: How rich is actress Brooke Hogan? Know her net worth, house, car, and career, here

Moreover, Hogan's television career was not limited to acting. He also worked as a host at American Gladiator in 2008 and Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling. He was a judge in the sixth season of Tough Enough in 2015. 

Hulk Hogans' musical career also helped Hogan to increase his net worth

Hulk Hogans' musical career also helped Hogan to increase his net worth

Source: Noisey - Vice

His musical career also helped Hogan to increase his net worth. He served as a frontman for The Wrestling Boot Band and the single of the band, Hulk Rules was listed at #12 on the Billboard Top Kid Audio chart in 1995.

Hogan also has an endorsement contract with several brands including 1992 commercials for Right Guard deodorant and Rent-A-Center.

He further owns his own video game, Hulk Hogan's Main Event and was featured in the several other licensed wrestling video games including MicroLeague Wrestling, WCW/nWo Revenge, TNA Impact! Cross the Line and WWE Immortals. 

Hogan runs several businesses and real estate including two restaurants, Pastamania in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota and Hogan's Beach in the Tampa area. He also introduced his own energy drinks Hogan Energy in 2006 and website Hogan Nutrition in 2011. 

Hulk Hogan: Achievements And Awards

Throughout his four decades of career, Hogan became the world champion for 12 times, a six-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion/WWF Champion. He is also the first wrestler to win Royal Rumbles back to back in 1990 and 1991.

He received Teen Choice Awards nomination in 2006 and was also honored with King of the Krewe of Bacchus in 2008

Hulk Hogan: Lifestyle And Assets Details

Hogan resides in the 5,000 square foot mansion in Florida which he purchased back in 2014 with wife Jennifer Hogan for $3 million. They married on 14 December 2010.

Also Read: Hulk Hogan's Married life with Second Wife Jennifer McDaniel, Complete Details Including 2012 Sex Tape!

Hogan resides in the 5,000 square foot mansion in Florida

Hogan resides in the 5,000 square foot mansion in Florida

Source: Daily Mail

Reportedly, Hogan sold his 17,145 square estates at Bel Air for $6,200,000 in 2006. 

Hogan sold his 17,145 square estates at Bel Air for $6,200,000 in 2006

Source: The Pinnacle List

Hogan and his family of then-wife Linda Hogan, daughter Brooke Hogan, and son Nick Hogan used to live in the mansion while they were featured in a reality documentary television series on VH1 Hogan Knows Best in 2005.

He also has a huge car collection. He owns stunning Viper car whose current starting price is $87,895. 

Hulk Hogan owns Chevrolet car

Source: Muzul

He also owns Chevrolet car of worth $90000.

As per recent source, Hogan loves spending his money is expensive and branded items. Furthermore, he loves adventures and has been spotted exploring several new places time and again.

As per an article published by in 2008, his estimated monthly expenses on clothes was $7,258, $1,318 on grooming; $6,100 on vacations. 

Hulk Hogan's Divorce Settlement With Former Wife Linda Hogan

Hogan's divorce with former wife Linda Hogan cost him a hefty amount of money. As per their divorce settlement paper, Hogan paid Linda more than 70 percent of their liquid assets including 40 percent ownership in most of Hogan's companies, around $30 million worth of cash and assets. Linda also received an additional $3 million as a property settlement. 

She also got $7.44 million of their $10.41 million amount in their combined bankroll and investment accounts. Linda also received Hogan's several cars from his collections including a Mercedes-Benz, a Cadillac Escalade, a Corvette and a Rolls-Royce.

Hulk Hogan paid Linda more than 70 percent of their liquid assets to wife Linda Hogan

Hulk Hogan paid Linda more than 70 percent of their liquid assets to wife Linda Hogan

Source: US Weekly

The WWE star later revealed that his divorce with Linda and maintaining a lavish lifestyle led him to bankruptcy. In an interview in 2011, he said:

"(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."

Hohan and Linda married in 1983 and separated in 2007. Their divorce was finalized in 2009. The couple together shares two children, daughter Brooke Hogan, and son Nick Hogan.

Hulk Hogan's Legal Issues

Back in 1985, during the promotion of the first WrestleMania in a talk show Hot Properties, the wrestling star performed one of his signature wrestling moves on Richard Belzer due to which Belzer pass out.

For which Belzer sued Hogan and the case was settled down for a $5 million. Later in 2006, it was revealed that the settlement amount was half paid by Hogan and half from Vince McMahon.

Back in 2007, Hogan and his former best friend's wife Heather Clem's 41-minute sex video was leaked by an online site Gawker. Clem was married to radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge.

The wrestler filed a lawsuit against Gawker, Denton, and writer AJ Daulerio citing emotional distress and loss of privacy in 2012. In 2016, the case was settled when the site was ordered to pay $140 million to Hogan: $55 million for economic injuries and $65 million for emotional distress.

In November 2016, the online site filed for bankruptcy and later a new settlement of $31 million was made.

Hulk Hogan's Health Issue

Hogan suffered from several health issues including his back problem. In 2013, he sued the Laser Spine Institute claiming he lost over $50 million of his earning due to several unnecessary surgical procedures.

The medical malpractice lawsuit was filed for $50 million citing that Laser Spine Institute led him to undergo several unnecessary “endoscopic surgical procedures that further destabilized his already existing injured back and severely damaged his entertainment and athletic career” on for monetary profit.

Hulk Hogan's Charitable Works

Hogan is also popular for generosity as he is one of those celebrities who has been engaged in several charity activities. He is renowned for his involvement in the non-profit organization, Make-A-Wish Foundation for the support of terminally ill kids.

He raised around $400,000 funds for Achilles Freedom Team to support U.S. veterans, children, and cancer patients along with other philanthropic car dealers.

Hulk Hogan is also engaged in several charity activities

Hulk Hogan is also engaged in several charity activities

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Similarly, he is notable for his charity involvement for American Diabetes Association, Dreamseekers, 50 Legs, The Special Olympics and much more.

Hulk Hogan: Quick Facts

  • Hulk Hogan was born on August 11, 1953, in Augusta, Georgia, USA to Ruth V. (Moody) and Peter Bollea.
  • His nicknames are The Hulkster, Hulk, Hollywood Hogan, Hulkamania, Thunder Lips, Terry Boulder, Sterling Golden and Mr. America.
  • Hogan is 6' 3½" (1.92 m) tall.
  • His birth sign is Leo.
  • He attended Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida.
  • Hogan's first ring name was "The Super Destroyer."
  • He started his professional wrestling career in 1978 as "Sterling Golden."
  • Hogan used steroids in 1994.