Who is Kurt Angle and what is his net worth 2018? Kurt Steven Angle is a gold medallist American professional wrestler, retired amateur wrestler and an actor. Right now he is serving as on-screen general manager of RAW of WWE. He is also popularly known by his nicknames like King Kurt, Wrestling Machine and American Hero. In his professional wrestling career he has won many championships and gold medals. He has won championships like US championship and intercontinental championship.
He is also known to be one of few people, who has completed an amateur wrestling Grand Slam. He made his debut in the professional WWE in the year 1996, the same year he won the Olympic gold medal. In 2017, he was included in the WWE Hall of Fame. He has also appeared in many Hollywood movies and television series.
Son of Jackie and David Angle was born on 9 December, 1960 in Mt. Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania, United States. Angle has four older brothers and a sister, where one of his brothers Eric Angle is also a professional wrestler. His father worked as a crane operator, and he lost his life in a crane operator.
Angle was closed to his father; he lost him when he was just 16. He dedicated his career and his biography to his father as a mark of respect that he possesses towards him. He was trained under the coaching of David Schultz, whom he considered as a fatherly figure. But he was murdered by John Eleuthère du Pont in January 1996. He also lost his mother in 2015 due to cancer.
Angle started his wrestling career at the age of 7 with amateur wrestling. He went to Mt. Lebanon High School, where he was awarded with varsity letters in different sports like football and wrestling. As a junior, he was placed at no.3rd position in the state wrestling tournament. While he was a senior he has won the 1987 Pennsylvania State Wrestling championship. After completion of his high school, Angle went to the Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he continued to pursue his amateur wrestling carrier.
Angle first married to a professional wrestling manager Karen Jarrett on December 19, 1998. The couple was blessed with two children named Kyra Angle and Kody Angle. In the starting of 2008, there were many rumours about their separation but later they all went true when Kyra filed a divorce on September, 2008. In 2010, Angle announced his engagement with American actress Giovanna Yannotti. Giovanna gave birth to a baby girl named Giuliana Marie Angle on January 22, 2011. Angle and Yannotti tied a knot on July 20, 2012 and they are blessed with two daughters named Sophia Laine Angle and Nikoletta Sky Angle.
In the 1995 Atlanta World Championships, he won the Gold medal in the freestyle wrestling 100kg category. He also won the gold medal in 1996 Summer Olympics, again held in Atlanta in the 100Kg category. He joined WWE in 1996 where he got his first chance of in-ring bought in the year 1998. Then he signed a long term relationship with WWF, now known as WWE.
After long time of unaired matches, almost after nine months, his first match was aired and where he won both the European Championship and the Intercontinental Championship. Just after four months he won his first “King of the Ring”. During his WWE career he won six time world championship which includes four “WWF/WWE” champion, one time WCW champion and one time WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion.
In the history of WWE, he is known to be tenth person who is Triple Crown Champion and fifth person to win Grand Slam Champion. Apart from his wrestling career, he has also done 16 movies and eight television series. His video games like WWF No Mercy, WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006 are also very popular in play station.
Kurt Angle Net Worth
Kurt Angle is known to be one of the greatest wrestling players of all time. Kurt Angle’s net worth is estimated to be $28 million. Angle earned $1,023,000 as his salary from WWE. His earning from Global Force Wrestling is estimated to be $500,000. Angle’ has won many gold medal and championships, which also add to his Net Worth.
During his wrestling career he was always loved by the audience, which was clear from the support he got. He is always been a wonderful athlete, won many championships and always been on the top of this game. But all these achievements never gone into his head and always remembered as a humbled man.