Who is Hulk Hogan?

Various personalities in this world are famous for the work in which they are best. Such a successful trait is Hulk Hogan. Hulk Hogan is an American professional wrestler. Besides wrestling, he is also a musician, actor, end TV celebrity. Hogan has done various movies throughout his entire life. His real name is Terry Eugene Bollea, but he goes to the ring with various names such as Hollywood Hogan, Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Hulk Boulder, Hulk Machine, Mr. America, Sterling Golden, Terr Boulder, and The super Destroyer.

Quick Info
Full NameHulk Hogan
Date Of BirthAugust 11, 1953
Birth PlaceAugusta, Georgia, USA
Parent(s)Peter Bollea
Ruth Bolle
TV celebrity
SpouseJennifer McDaniel
Age68 Years
Height6 ft 7 in
Net WorthUSD $37 million

What is he famous for?

Hulk Hogan is a retired professional wrestler. He is mostly famous for his WWE appearance and his way of playing the game. Also, he is very famous for his tag-team friendship with Shawn Michael. Shawn Michael was also one of the professional wrestlers in the entire wrestling industry.

Hulk Hogan is also famous for his appearance in movies such as Rocky III, and No Holds Barred, Suburban Commando, Mr. Nanny, Santa with Muscles, and 3 ninjas: High Noon at Mega mountain. He is also famous for his own tv show Hogan Knows Best which VH1 premiered. This TV show was represented by Hulk himself, his wife, and his children. It was a quite personal show where the fans get to know about him more.

Hulk Hogan
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Parents, Brother, and Early Life

Terry Eugene Bollea, also known as Hulk Hogan, was born on August 11, 1953, in Augusta, Georgia, United States of America. He was also known as Terry Gene Bollea. He was born to Peter Bollea and Ruth Bolle. His father, Peter, was a Construction and real state agent, whereas his mother, Ruth, was a local dance teacher. Although his father is American, his mother had a descent of Scottish, French, and Panamanian. He was the oldest son to their parents. Besides his father and mother, hulk had a brother and a sister named Alan Bollea and Kenneth Wheeler. His sister Kenneth is also a dance teacher like his mother, and his brother Alan is an experienced Graphic designer.

Along with his family, Peter moved to Port Tampa, Florida, when hulk was just one and a half years old. Hulk spent his entire childhood in Florida. At the age of sixteen, hulk began to watch professional wrestling. That is when he developed an interest in wrestling. Before wrestling, Hulk was interested in Music too. He always wanted to be an actor as well. Hulk began to play fretless bass guitar in several bands, which were of Florida. The hall of fame wrestler Billy Graham was an inspiration to him. He decides to be just like him when Billy won the wrestle mania 1957 on his own. 


As a child, Hulk Hogan attended Hillsborough community college which he was graduated in 1962. After that, Hulk attended the University of South Florida. During his college period, he was more attracted to music than he was to his own study. He formed a band in 1976 known as Ruckus with his friends Alan Pittsburg, Peter Chaplin, and Tommy Encalada. The band was popularly known around Florida, especially in bars and pubs.

Hulk Hogan
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Nationality and Ethnicity

This professional wrestler was born in Georgia, United States of America. This makes him belong to American Nationality. However, his descent is different due to his mother. His mother was of Scottish, French, and Panamanian descent. Hulk Hogan has a mixed ethnicity of 50% American, 25 and 25% French and Scottish. He can speak 3 languages infrequently, including French, Spanish and Italian.

Physical stats, Height, Weight, and Facts

To be a wrestler, one just got to have a muscular body. Hulk Hogan was strong from his childhood. In an interview, he had stated that he used to eat five boiled eggs and 100gm of beacon a day in pursuit to be a wrestler. Hulk was blessed with a decent height of 6 feet and 7 inches. The total weight of Holk Hogan is 123 kg. This famous wrestler has a zodiac sign and the birth sign of Leo. The color of his hair is Golden, and the color of his eye is blue.

Wrestling Career

Before becoming a professional wrestler, Hulk Hogan had to face many ups and downs throughout his life. He was trained to be a wrestler  Mastuda Giancarlo. He joined NWA and won for the first time in 1979. He was the world heavyweight champion for the first time in his life. He was introduced in WWF in 1984. Hulk made his name up to the top of wrestling  After winning the WWF world heavyweight championship.

Hulk Hogan
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Acting and Music

Besides wrestling, Hulk Hogan is also an actor and musician. His popular movies and podcast include Gremlins 2, Rocky III, Murpets from space, Spy Hard, bigger stronger, and Faster. A movie is coming about him, where the popular Actor Chris Hemsworth is acting like Hulk Hogan. Hogan also hosts his personal show name Hogan Knows Best.

Personal Life: Wife and Family

Hulk Hogan was married two times in his life. He was married to the news reporter Linda Hogan in 1989 and divorced in 2009. He has a son with Linda name aAlna. After his divorce, Hulk was married for the second tie in his life. He was married to Jennifer McDaniel in the year 2010. This couple was blessed with a daughter named Keeneth Hogan. His daughter is also a wrestler, just like him.

Net worth

With a career in acting, retired wrestling, and music, the net worth of Hulk Hogan is $37 million in January 2021.