Sam Fatu Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Mar, 2021
Facts of Sam Fatu
Date of Birth: 1965 , October-11
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Sam Fatu
Birth Name Samuel Larry Anoa'i Fatu
Nick Name The Samoan Savage, The Tonga Kid, Tama, Tama Samoa, Nikozuna, Wild Samoan Nick, Wild Samoan Savage, Samoan #4
Father Matagaono Solofa I'aulaulo
Mother Elevera Anoa'i Fatu
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Francisco, California, USA
Ethnicity Samoan
Profession Professional Wrestler
Net Worth $2 Million
Married Yes
Married to Theresa Fuavai-Fatu (2008 - present)
Children 3
Siblings 2
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Sam Fatu is a retired professional wrestler who worked for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE) under the ring name The Tonga Kid and for the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under the ring name The Samoan Savage. 

How Old Is Sam Fatu? What Is His Height?

Sam Fatu was born Samuel Larry Anoa'i Fatu on October 11, 1965, in San Francisco, California. He is one of two twin sons born to father Matagaono Solofa I'aulaulo and mother Elevera Anoa'i Fatu. At the time of this writing, he is 55 years old and is billed at a height of 6 feet (1.83 meters). 

Part of the Anoa'i Wrestling Dynasty

Sam Fatu is a descendent of the Samoan Anoa'i family -- a dynasty of professional wrestlers. His twin brother,  Solofa Fatu, Jr. also wrestled for the WWF/WWE as Rikishi. Rikishi's twin sons, Sam's nephews, are currently contracted under the WWE as Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso. Sam's younger brother, Eddie Fatu, who wrestled in the WWE as Umaga/Jamal, died of a fatal heart attack on December 4, 2009, at the age of 36.     

Sam Fatu with his twin brother Solofa Fatu, Jr. AKA Rikishi SOURCE: MySpace

Other notable members of the Anoa'i family include retired WWE wrestlers Sika Anoaʻi and Afa Anoaʻi, current WWE wrestlers Roman Reigns and Nia Jax, and the late WWF wrestler Yokozuna, among others. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is also an honorary member.       

Who Is Sam Fatu's Wife? Does He Have Children?

Sam Fatu has been married since 2008 to his wife, Theresa Fuavai-Fatu. Their oldest son, Jacob Fatu, is also a professional wrestler currently contracted with Major League Wrestling (MLW) and is their reigning world champion.

Sam Fatu's son, the MLW World Heavyweight Champion, Jacob Fatu SOURCE: MLW

In November 2008, Sam's wife gave birth to twin daughters Marley and Myracle Fatu. 

What Is Sam Fatu Known For? What Is His Net Worth?

Sam Fatu signed with World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and made his professional wrestling debut in 1983 under the tutelage of his uncles, Afa and Sika Anoaʻi -- who were wrestling as The Wild Samoans. He wrestled under several ring names including Samoan No. 4 and Tama. He left the WWF in 1988.

From 1989 to 1990, Fatu wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he was part of the tag-team  The Samoan SWAT Team with his twin brother Solofa Fatu, Jr. and cousin Samu.  

He has also wrestled for smaller promotions like World Wrestling Council and the Universal Wrestling Association. In his final years as a pro, Fatu toured the independent wrestling circuit before officially retiring in 2011. 

According to, Sam Fatu has a net worth of $2 million as of March 2021.