Every talent pays if you put your effort in every way required. Lou Ferrigno is one such person who has worked hard in the field of bodybuilding to become popular in America. Although he retired, he now uses his skills as a fitness trainer and a fitness consultant. Lou Ferrigno is also an actor. To know more about the net worth of Lou Ferrigno in 2020, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
He is a son of Victoria and Matt Ferrigno and he was born in Brooklyn in 1951. His parents are both Italian. He schooled in St. Athanasius School and later attended Brooklyn Technical High School.
During his childhood life he had a hearing problem due to infection in the ear. This made him lose about 80% of his sense of hearing. His condition made his peers bully him calling him names like ‘deaf Louie or deaf mute.’
Lou Ferrigno developed an interest in bodybuilding at the age of thirteen when he started training. People such as Steve Reeves, the Hulk, and Spider Man inspired him to become who he is today.
He has used hearing aids since the age of five and he is not ashamed to talk about it. In 1978, he married Susan Groff but unfortunately, they separated a year later. He then married Carla Green who became his manager and a personal trainer. The couple has children, namely Shanna, Brent, and Lous Jr. His Daughter Janice is an actress in the famous film, ‘Days of our Lives’ while Lous Jr. is a talented footballer.
Career, Awards & Nomination
Lou career began after graduating from high school. He trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger and became polished his skills. His name came to the limelight after he tried to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1975.
However, the fame could not pay his bills. Lou ventured into other fields and became a sheet metal worker in a Brooklyn Factory in order to make a living. He then left after three years.
He later competed for the World’s Strongest Man in 1977 where he became fourth. He competed with other professionals like Boyer Coe and Robbie Robinson.
Lou Ferrigno retired from competition and began to focus on acting. In 1977, he was featured in the movie ‘The Incredible Hulk’ where he played the role of the Hulk. He acted for almost five years.
In 1983, he acted the drama ‘Trauma Center.’ He continued to play different roles in various films such as ‘The King of Queens,’ ‘I Love You, Man,’ ‘Sonny with a Chance,’ and many others.
Apart from being a celebrity, he is a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles County the job he taken since 2006. On the other hand, he is a member of Maricopa County Arizona, together with other famous people like Peter Lupus and Steven Seagal whom they collaborate to curb illegal immigration.
He was awarded the prestigious Razzie Award in 1984 and he also won various titles during his time as a bodybuilder.
Net Worth & Earnings
Lou Ferrigno has an estimated net worth of about $14 million which he has acquired from the title of Mr. Universe. His job as a personal fitness instructor and consultant also adds to his net worth. The various roles he played on different films have been a source of income that we cannot ignore as well.
Despite his childhood trauma because of being bullied by his peers and his condition of not hearing properly, he was not discouraged at. He went on and got the training that is required to become what he wanted. His hard work eventually became a success that many people celebrate.