Andre the Giant Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Andre Rene Roussimoff was born on 19 May 1946, in Grenoble, Isere, France, of Polish and Bulgarian descent. Andre was an actor and professional wrestler, best known to have appeared as part of the World Wrestling Federation. He’s also well-known for being a part of the film “The Princess Bride” and all of his efforts have raised his net worth to where it was prior to his passing. Andre passed away in Paris in 1993.

How rich was Andre the Giant? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that was at $10 million, mostly earned through his success in wrestling. He is considered one of the most iconic wrestlers of all time, having feuded with other wrestling icons such as Hulk Hogan. He also appeared in films from the 1960s, and all of these efforts ensured his wealth.

Andre the Giant Net Worth $10 Million

Andre started showing signs of gigantism at a young age, having reached the height of 6 feet 3 inches (2m) when he was 12 years old. He was good at school, but dropped out in the eighth grade as he believed that high school education wasn’t necessary for working on a farm, and worked for many years on his father’s farm, including completing an apprenticeship in woodworking. He then worked at a factory that made engines for hay balers.

When he was 17 years old, a local promoter found interest in Andre’s size, and taught him professional wrestling; while training, he still had to work as a mover during the day to pay for his expenses. Eventually he started wrestling in Paris, gaining considerable recognition locally. He then started travelling around the world, wrestling in Africa, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and in 1970 he became part of the International Wrestling Enterprise in Japan. They called him “Monster Roussimoff” and he became a singles and tag team competitor. He then moved to Montreal and found a large following, before wrestling in such places as Baghdad, before joining the American Wrestling Association (AWA). Eventually, Andre was given the name “Andre the Giant”, and started becoming booked as part of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) under Vince McMahon, Sr.

While Andre lost matches outside of the WWF, he was often promoted as a wrestler who didn’t lose any match for 15 years. He had numerous ‘feuds’ while a part of the company, and wrestled for various promotions as well. During his early career, he feuded with other large competitors such as Killer Khan, Big John Studd, and King Kong Bundy. He was considered a “face” in the organization, promoted mostly as a protagonist in storylines. In 1987, Andre turned heel and became an antagonist to feud with Hulk Hogan. Around this time he had never been pinned or put to submission in the ring. The feud culminated at WrestleMania III, and Andre was slated to lose because of his deteriorating health. The feud continued with the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase getting involved, and as Ted’s henchman, Andre finally defeated Hogan. He sold the title to DiBiase, but that was declared invalid and the title was vacated. After Andre’s feud with Hogan, he then feuded with Jake “The Snake” Roberts and The Ultimate Warrior. He also became well known in late 1989 for his tag team association with Haku (Tonga Fifita); they were called the Colossal Connection and eventually became the WWF Tag Team Champions. In the 1990s, Andre’s appearances became fewer, and he wrestled a few times only before moving to All Japan Pro Wrestling, where he wrestled, and at Universal Wrestling Association before finally retiring.

For his personal life, it is known that Andre had a daughter who was born on 1979. A year after his retirement he would pass away in his sleep in Paris at the age of 46; according to reports, he died of congestive heart failure. His body was cremated and his ashes scattered on his family ranch.

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