French professional wrestler and actor Andre the Giant has an estimated net worth of million. He made his net worth as Fezzik the Giant in the timeless film The Princess Bride, as a one time WWF Champion and as a one time WWF World Tag Team Champ. Born Andr Ren Roussimoff on May 19, 1946 in Grenoble, France, his parents Boris and Marian were both of Bulgarian and Polish lineage. As a young child, he already displayed signs of gigantism. By age of 12, the child already reached the height of 6’3″ (190.5 cm) and weight of 240 lbs (110 kg). The child was soon called The Eighth Wonder of the World because of his size.
Andre the Giant Net Worth $2 Million
At age 18, Andre moved to Paris and was taught the skill of professional wrestling. However, he had not found his popularity now. Andre came to North Africa in age 21 under the name of Jean Ferre and he became mildly popular in Canada. He soon met the New York based booker Vincent J. McMahon, who’s frequently wrongly called Vincent McMahon Sr. He renamed Roussimoff as Andre the Giant. Andre the Giant soon became a national sensation as well as a much-sought after wrestler. Andre’s streak has ended when Hogan picked him up and body slammed him for the fall. In the world of World Wrestling Federation, now called WWE, he was the first inaugural inductee into the WWF Hall of Fame.
Roussimoff has also participated in television, films, and advertisements. He made his acting debut playing a Sasquatch (Bigfoot) in the 1970s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man. He appeared in other TV shows such as The Greatest American Hero, B.J. and the Bear, The Fall Guy and the 1990s Zorro. Roussimoff had an uncredited appearance in the 1984 movie Conan the Destroyer. He also made an appearance in Micki Maude. Roussimoff had a cameo role in the comedy Trading Mom which had not been released until a year after his departure due to congestive heart failure.