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Bruno Sammartino Net Worth

Bruno Sammartino Net Worth is
$4 Million

Bruno Sammartino Biography

Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino is a retired professional wrestler, born on the 6th October 1935 in Pizzoferrato, Italy, and is probably best known for his work with the World Wide Wrestling Federation, today known as WWE, where he held the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship for over eleven years. He is considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

Have you ever wondered how rich Bruno Sammartino is? According to sources it has been estimated that Bruno Sammartino’s overall net worth is $4 million, accumulated during his three decade –long career, during which he gained numerous accolades and awards. His success and accomplishments made him one of the most successful wrestlers ever, and significantly increased his net worth.

Bruno Sammartino Net Worth $4 Million

Bruno was born the youngest of seven children. During World War II, while still very young, he hid with his family in the mountains while trying to escape German soldiers. At the age of 15, Bruno moved to the US to join his father who had been living there for several years. Since his knowledge of English was poor, and he was a sickly child due to previous war experiences, he was bullied in school, which instigated Sammartino to devote himself to weight training. While attending Schenley High School, he worked out with the University of Pittsburgh wrestling team and became known in the Pittsburgh area for performing strongman stunts.

After appearing on a TV show, he was identified by promoter Rudy Miller, and was then recruited into professional wrestling. Bruno’s professional debut came in 1959, and within the next six months he was headlining at Madison Square Garden, and soon became the only man to lift the 640lb wrestler Haystacks Calhoun. In May 1963, he won the WWWF World Championship in just 48 seconds. He kept his title for seven years, eight months and one day which is still the longest world title reign in the history of wrestling. In January 1971, Sammartino lost the Madison Square Garden championship to Ivan Koloff, leaving the public in a state of shock. However, Bruno regained the WWWF Championship, this time keeping his title for three years, four months and twenty days.

His last major series of matches happened in the mid-‘80s against “Macho Man” Randy Savage and The Honky Tonk Man. After retiring in 1987, Sammartino continued to do commentary for the WWF during the following year.

Due to his outstanding achievements and lucrative career, he has been named “Living Legend” and is highly respected in his profession. On the 6th April 2013, after having declined this invitation several times before, Bruno finally accepted induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.

When it comes to his personal life, Bruno has been married to Carol since 1959, and the couple has three sons and four grandchildren. Today, he and his wife reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Quick Facts

Full NameBruno Sammartino
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 6, 1935
Place Of BirthPizzoferrato, Abruzzo, Italy
Height1.78 m
Weight120.2 kg
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler
EducationSchenley High School
NationalityAmerican, Italian
ChildrenDavid Sammartino
ParentsAlfonso Sammartino, Emilia Sammartino
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/sammartinobruno
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0759890/
MoviesLegends Never Die, Saloonatics, Legends Never Die, Saloonatics


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WrestleMania XXX2014TV MovieBruno Sammartino
Saloonatics2002VideoVito Farrelli
Tribeca1993TV SeriesPizza Man
Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary1992TV MovieBruno Sammartino
UWF Fury Hour1990TV SeriesBruno Sammartino - Commentator
Best of the WWF Volume 151988VideoBruno Sammartino
WWF Superstars1986-1988TV SeriesBruno Sammartino
Best of the WWF Volume 131987VideoBruno Sammartino
Best of the WWF Volume 141987VideoBruno Sammartino
George the Animal Steele1987VideoBruno Sammartino
The WWF's Even More Unusual Matches1987VideoBruno Sammartino
Wrestling's Most Embarrassing Moments1987VideoBruno Sammartino
WWF Championship Wrestling1972-1986TV SeriesBruno Sammartino
Best of the WWF Volume 51986VideoBruno Sammartino
Ricky the Dragon Steamboat1986VideoBruno Sammartino
Tag Team Champions1986VideoBruno Sammartino
The Macho Man Randy Savage & Elizabeth1986VideoBruno Sammartino
The WWF's Grand Slams1986VideoBruno Sammartino
Wrestling's Living Legend Bruno Sammartino1986VideoBruno Sammartino
WWF's Inside the Steel Cage1986VideoBruno Sammartino
WWF Grudge Matches1986VideoBruno Sammartino
Best of the WWF Volume 11985VideoBruno Sammartino
Best of the WWF Volume 31985VideoBruno Sammartino
Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest!1985VideoBruno Sammartino
The WWF's Amazing Managers1985VideoBruno Sammartino
World Wrestling Federation1974-1979TV SeriesBruno Sammartino
Spectrum Wrestling1977-1978TV SeriesBruno Sammartino

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Card Subject to Change2010Documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sweet Daddy2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Legends with JBL2016TV SeriesHimself
WWE Hall of Fame2016Himself
Ivan Koloff the Russian Bear2015DocumentaryHimself
WWE Smackdown!2014TV SeriesBruno Sammartino
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment2013Video documentaryHimself
WWE 2k142013Video GameHimself (voice)
WWE Raw2013TV SeriesBruno Sammartino
WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden2013VideoHimself
WrestleMania 292013TV SpecialBruno Sammartino
WWE Hall of Fame 20132013TV SpecialHimself
The Bob Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Legends Never Die2006VideoHimself
Luscious Johnny: The Wrestler2005Documentary
Ivan Koloff the Most Hated Man in America2003Video documentaryHimself
Legends of Wrestling 22002Video GameHimself
UWF Beach Brawl1991TV SpecialBruno Sammartino
UWF Fury Hour1990TV SeriesHimself
Halloween Havoc1989TV SpecialBruno Sammartino
Body Slam1986Himself
WrestleMania 21986TV SpecialBruno Sammartino
WrestleMania1985TV SpecialBruno Sammartino
The War to Settle the Score1985TV MovieHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1979TV SeriesHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1976TV SeriesHimself
Ringside Wrestling1973TV SeriesHimself
The Winners1973TV Series documentary

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Hall of Fame2015TV SpecialHimself
True Giants2014Bruno Sammartino
Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story2014Video documentaryHimself
Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman2014VideoBruno Sammartino
Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection2014VideoBruno Sammartino
WWE Raw1997-2013TV SeriesBruno Sammartino
WWE for All Mankind: Life & Career of Mick Foley2013VideoBruno Sammartino
The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History2012VideoBruno Sammartino
WWE: Best Cage Matches2011VideoBruno Sammartino
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time2010VideoBruno Sammartino
Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series2009VideoBruno Sammartino
WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection2009VideoBruno Sammartino
WWE Hall of Fame 20092009TV SpecialHimself
The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling2007VideoBruno Sammartino
WWE: The History of the WWE Championship2006VideoBruno Sammartino
Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story2006Video documentaryBruno Sammartino
20 Years Too Soon: Superstar Billy Graham2006VideoHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20042004TV SpecialHimself
WWE Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches2003VideoBruno Sammartino
Wrestling Gold Vol. 2: The Maim Event2001VideoBruno Sammartino
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHimself
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