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Gene Okerlund Net Worth

Gene Okerlund Net Worth is
$3 Million

Gene Okerlund Biography

Eugene Arthur Okerlund was born on 19 December 1942, in Robinsdale, Minnesota USA, and is a semi-retired professional wrestling interviewer, announcer and wrestler, best known for his involvement in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling.

So just how loaded is Gene Okerlund now? According to sources in mid-2017, Okerlund has established a net worth of over $3 million, collected largely through his involvement in wrestling.

Gene Okerlund Net Worth $3 million

Prior to his career in the sport, Okerlund worked in the radio industry. His career as a wrestling commentator started with the Minneapolis-based American Wrestling Association in the early ’70s. After occasionally replacing ring announcer and interviewer Marty O’Neill, he took his position by the end of the decade, remaining with the AWA until 1983, and being given the nickname ‘Mean Gene’ by Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura. During that time, he interviewed some of the major names in the AWA, such as Bobby Heenan and Hulk Hogan. His involvement in the AWA greatly contributed to Okerlund’s popularity and to his net worth as well.

In 1984 he joined the World Wrestling Federation, where he would spend the next nine years, establishing himself as the lead locker room interviewer and announcer. He also provided ringside commentary, and served as host of various WWF shows, such as “All-American Wrestling”, “Wrestling Challenge”, “Tuesday Night Titans” and “Prime Time Wrestling”. All contributed to his wealth.

Aside from broadcasting, Okerlund even entered the ring on one occasion in 1984, joining Hulk Hogan to defeat the team of Mr. Fuji and George “The Animal” Steele. He would come to the ring again in 2012, teaming with Sheamus to defeat the team of Alberto Del Rio and Daniel Bryan on SmackDown.

Okerlund sang the National Anthem at the very first WrestleMania in 1985. Later that year, he appeared in the NBC television series “The A-Team”.

In 1993, he left the WWF and joined World Championship Wrestling, remaining there until the company was sold to the WWF in 2001. During his tenure at the WCW, he twice entered the ring, firstly joining Buff Bagwell to defeat Chris Kanyon and fellow announcer Mark Madden in 2000, and then in a one on one match-up against Madden a week later, finishing as the winner again. Okerlund’s time with the WCW significantly increased his net worth.

In 2001 he returned to WWE. After serving as a commentator for the Gimmick Battle Royal during WrestleMania X-Seven that year, he spent the next two years hosting the behind-the-scenes original program “WWE Confidential”. His wealth grew larger.

Okerlund’s tenure at the WWE also included positions such as host of the “WWE Madison Square Garden Classics” and “WWE Classics On Demand” programs. He also appeared on “Raw” and “Wrestlemania XXVII”. As of 2008 he has hosted “WWE Vintage Collection”, and in 2014 Okerlund was a regular cast member on the WWE Network reality television show “Legends’ House”, as one of the professional wrestling legends. All added to his net worth.

Since 2016, he has served as the narrator for the WWE Network animated TV series “WWE Story Time”.

Okerlund’s career has enabled him to earn prestigious awards and honors, such as a 1986 Slammy Award from the WWE for Best Commentator, as well as induction into the WWE Hall of Fame by Hulk Hogan in 2006.

Aside from his involvement in wrestling, Okerlund has been spokesperson for fast-food franchise Mean Gene’s Burgers owned by Orion Food Systems, which has additionally improved his wealth.

Speaking about his private life, Okerlund has been married to Jeanne since 1964. The couple has two children together.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameGene Okerlund
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 19, 1942
Place Of BirthRobbinsdale, Minnesota, USA
Height5' 8" (1.7 m)
Weight96 Kg
ProfessionAnnouncer
EducationWest Virginia University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseJeanne E. Okerlund
ChildrenTodd Okerlund
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/thegeneokerlund
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0645599/
MoviesNo Holds Barred
TV ShowsWWE Confidential, WCW WorldWide, WCW Monday Nitro, Saturday Night's Main Event, AWA All-Star Wrestling, Tuesday Night Titans, Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling, WWE Vintage, WWE Madison Square Garden Classics


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Will be inducted in the 2006 WWE Hall of Fame, the night before Wrestlemania on Apeil 1st. He will be inducted by 'Hulk Hogan'. [March 2006]
2His nickname "Mean Gene" was created by WWF broadcast colleague Jesse Ventura.
3Was best man at the Iron Sheik's wedding.
4Often called "Scheme Gene" for his various promotions during and after his WWF/WCW crossover.
5Inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2006.
6Mean Gene and Bobby Heenan made an appearance as guest commentators for the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-Seven (2001).
7In 2000, Mean Gene started an on-air feud with WCW announcer Mark Madden, culminating in a match on Nitro.
8In 1993, Mean Gene jumped to World Championship Wrestling after nine long years in the WWF.
9Sang the national anthem at the very first WrestleMania (1985).
10Spokesperson for a fast-food franchise using his name and likeness, Mean Gene's Burgers (also, Mean Gene's Pizza and Mean Gene's Beef Jerky).
11His son Todd played on the 1988 US Olympic Hockey Team and played for the New York Islanders briefly.
12Once wrestled a tag team match with Hulk Hogan.


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event2009Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect2008Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling2007Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology2006Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers2006Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
XWF: In Your Face2005Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE Confidential2003TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW SuperBrawl Revenge2001TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Thunder2000TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW The Great American Bash2000TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Spring Stampede2000TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Ready to Rumble2000Gene Okerlund
WCW Uncensored2000TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW SuperBrawl 20002000TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Mayhem1999TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Slamboree1999TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Spring Stampede1999TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW SuperBrawl IX1999TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW/NWO Superstar Series: Diamond Dallas Page - Feel the Bang!1998Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW/NWO Road Wild1998TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW/NWO Bash at the Beach1998TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW/NWO Uncensored1998TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW/NWO SuperBrawl VIII1998TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Fall Brawl: War Games1997TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Road Wild1997TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The Great American Bash1997TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Slamboree1997TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Spring Stampede1997TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW SuperBrawl VII1997TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Clash of the Champions1997/IITV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Clash of the Champions1996/IITV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Bash at the Beach1996TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Slamboree '96: Lethal Lottery1996TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW SuperBrawl VI1996TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Clash of the Champions1996/ITV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Timemaster1995Bob
The Great American Bash1995TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Slamboree: A Legends' Reunion1995TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW World Championship Wrestling1993-1995TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Clash of the Champions1995/ITV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Bash at the Beach1994TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Slamboree 19941994TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Spring Stampede1994TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW SuperBrawl IV1994TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Clash of the Champions XXVI1994TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Summerslam1993Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWF: Smack 'Em Whack 'Em1993Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWF: U.K. Fan Favorites1993Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
King of the Ring1993Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WrestleMania IX1993Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWF: UK Rampage 931993Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Saturday Night's Main Event1985-1992TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWF Prime-Time Wrestling1985-1992TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Hulkamania 61991Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
This Tuesday in Texas1991TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWF WrestleFest1991Video GameAnnouncer (voice)
WWF UK Rampage '911991TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Royal Rumble1991Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Summerslam1990Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Royal Rumble1990Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Summerslam1989Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
No Holds Barred1989Commentator #2
Royal Rumble1989Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 181989VideoMean Gene Okerlund
More Saturday Night's Main Event1989VideoMean Gene Okerlund
The Brains Behind the Brawn1989VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 171988Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Summerslam1988TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 161988VideoMean Gene Okerlund
WWF: Wrestlefest 881988TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The Women of WWF1988VideoMene Gene kerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 151988VideoMene Gene Okerlund
Brutus the Barber Beefcake1988VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Saturday Night's Main Event: The Greatest Hits1988VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Macho Madness1988VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 101987VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 111987VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 131987VideoMean Gene Okerlund
George the Animal Steele1987VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Hulkamania 21987VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Jake the Snake Roberts1987Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Piledriver: The Wrestling Album II, the Music Video1987Video shortProfessor Peabody
The Hart Foundation1987VideoMean Gene Okerlund
The Ken Patera Story1987VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Wrestling's Most Embarrassing Moments1987VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Rock 'n' Wrestling1985-1986TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWF: The Big Event1986Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 51986VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 61986VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 71986VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 81986VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Ricky the Dragon Steamboat1986VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Tag Team Champions1986VideoMean Gene Okerlund
The Life and Times of Captain Lou Albano1986VideoMean Gene Okerlund
The Macho Man Randy Savage & Elizabeth1986VideoMean Gene Okerlund
The WWF's Grand Slams1986VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Villains of the Squared Circle1986VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Wrestling's Living Legend Bruno Sammartino1986Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWF Grudge Matches1986VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Wrestling's Country Boys1985Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The A-Team1985TV SeriesMean Gene
WWF All-Star Wrestling1984-1985TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWF Championship Wrestling1984-1985TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 11985VideoMene Gene Okerland
Best of the WWF Volume 21985VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 31985VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Best of the WWF Volume 41985VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest!1985VideoMean Gene Okerlund
Land of a Thousand Dances1985Video short'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Roddy Piper's Greatest Hits1985VideoMean Gene Okerlund
The WWF's Amazing Managers1985VideoMene Gene Okerlund
Wrestling's Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams!1985VideoMean Gene Okerland
Wrestling at the Chase1984TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE: Story Time2016TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The Garden's Defining Moments2016TV Mini-Series
The JBL Show2014TV SeriesGene Okerlund
WrestleMania XXX2014TV Movie'Mean' Gene Okerlund

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE: Story Time2016TV SeriesHimself - Gene Okerlund
The Edge and Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness2016TV SeriesHimself
Table for 32015TV SeriesHimself
Swerved2015TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw1993-2015TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund / Himself
W.W.E. 242015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Resurrection of Jake the Snake2015DocumentaryGene Okerlund
LeagueOne: In the Spotlight!2014TV SeriesHimself
Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story2014Video documentaryHimself
The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW2014TV Series documentaryHimself
WWE Legends' House2014TV SeriesHimself
WWE Hall of Fame2014TV SpecialHimself
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment2013Video documentaryHimself
WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History2013VideoHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20132013TV SpecialHimself
The JBL Show2012TV SeriesHimself
WWE Smackdown!2012TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE Hall of Fame 20122012TV SpecialHimself
WWE Legends of Wrestling2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
WrestleMania XXVII2011TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE Hall of Fame 20112011TV SpecialHimself
The True Story of WrestleMania2011VideoHimself
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time2010VideoHimself (as 'Mean' Gene Okerlund)
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW2009VideoHimself (as 'Mean' Gene Okerlund)
WWE: Greatest Stars of the '90s2009VideoHimself (as 'Mean' Gene Okerlund)
WWE Hall of Fame 20092009TV SpecialHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Ring Roasts 12008Himself
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection2008VideoHimself (as 'Mean' Gene Okerlund)
WWE Vintage Collection2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
WWE Draft Special2007TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen2007Video documentaryHimself (as 'Mean' Gene Okerlund)
WrestleMania 232007TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story2006VideoHimself
WrestleMania 222006TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE Hall of Fame 20062006TV SpecialHimself (as 'Mean' Gene Okerlund)
Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story2006Video documentaryHimself
Brian Pillman: Loose Cannon2006Video documentaryHimself
Jake 'The Snake' Roberts: Pick Your Poison2005VideoHimself
The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be2005Video documentaryHimself
The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior2005Video documentary'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Hogan Knows Best2005TV SeriesHimself
WWE Legends: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the '80s2005Video documentaryHimself - Host
WrestleMania 212005TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE Hall of Fame 20042004TV SpecialHimself
WrestleMania XX2004TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
10 Things Every Guy Should Experience2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Hulk Hogan: Hulk Still Rules2002Video documentaryHimself
WrestleMania X-Seven2001TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
SSX2000Video GameHimself (voice)
WCW Halloween Havoc2000TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Slamboree2000TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW: Mayhem1999Video GameHimself (voice)
WCW Thunder1998TV SeriesHimself - Interviewer
WCW/NWO The Great American Bash1998TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Uncensored1997TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Fall Brawl1996TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW The Great American Bash1996TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Halloween Havoc 19951995TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Fall Brawl: War Games1995TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Clash of the Champions1995/IITV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Bash at the Beach1995TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW SuperBrawl V1995TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Starrcade1994TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Halloween Havoc1994TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Clash of the Champions XXVIII1994TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Royal Rumble1993TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Survivor Series1992TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Summerslam1992TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Sky News: Live at Five1992TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania VIII1992TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Royal Rumble1992TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Survivor Series1991TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WrestleMania VII1991TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Survivor Series1990TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Repossessed1990Himself
WrestleMania VI1990TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie1989TV MovieHimself
Survivor Series1989TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WrestleMania V1989TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Survivor Series1988TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WCW Main Event1988TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania IV1988TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Royal Rumble1988TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The 37th Annual Slammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Survivor Series1987TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WrestleMania III1987TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
World Wrestling Federation1984-1986TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania 21986TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The Slammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
WWF: The Wrestling Classic1985TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWF on NESN1985TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania1985TV Special'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The War to Settle the Score1985TV MovieHimself
World Championship Wrestling1984TV SeriesHimself
WWF All American Wrestling1983TV SeriesHimself
WCW Worldwide Wrestling1975TV SeriesHimself (1993-2000) (announcer)
Ringside Wrestling1973TV SeriesHimself
AWA All-Star Wrestling1972TV SeriesHimself - Host

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
nWo: The Revolution2012Video documentary'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History2012Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History2011Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE Raw2006-2011TV Series'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The Big Show: A Giant's World2011Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE: Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan2010Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon2010Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection2009Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE: The History of the Intercontinental Championship2008Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Viva la Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero2008Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The Shawn Michaels Story: Heartbreak and Triumph2007Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology - Vol. 12005Video'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The Rise & Fall of ECW2004Video documentary'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Hard Knocks: The Chris Benoit Story2004Video documentary'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling2004TV Movie documentary'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Beyond the Mat1999Documentary'Mean' Gene Okerlund (uncredited)
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