Almost everybody loves watching wrestling on TV. We all have our stars whom we love watching. While many may have thought that wrestling is a stage-managed game, think again as it is real and one Chris Jericho can testify it. Being the world’s champion, we would like to know the net worth of Chris Jericho in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Christopher Keith Irvine is in short known as Chris Jericho. Chris was born in Manhasset, New York in 1970, November the 9th. His father Ted Irvine was an ice hockey player who had at the time moved into Manhasset to play for his team New York Rangers; however, when the father retired, they went back to Winnipeg, Manitoba. His father has Scottish roots and came from a decent background.
When he completed high school, he pursued a career in wrestling in Hart Brother School of Wrestling at age 19. He trained for 2 months and decided to start wrestling in independent TV shows.
Mr. Chris Jericho is a professional wrestler, media personality, musician, author, as well as a businessman. The 48 years old professional wrestler weighs 103 kg, which is equivalent to 226lb. He attended Red River College and is married to Jessica Lockhart from 2000. He has five children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His very first match ended a draw, and he and his opponent then started working together, calling themselves ‘Sudden Impact.’ Here he came up with his stage name Jericho inspired by the Halloween album, Streets of Jericho. He and his partner then toured the Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling in Japan, in 1991. He moved to Mexico a year later and started working for Consejo Mundal de Lucha Libre, by then, the largest wrestling company in the country.
He signed with the World Wrestling Federation in 1999 and made the first in-ring debut against opponent Road Dogg in the same year, August the 26th. He stayed here for six years until 2005. Chris, in 2001, became the Undisputed WWF Champion hence the final holder of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship was at the time being referred to as World Championship.
He received this title after winning and unifying the WWF and World title when he beat Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock in one night. This win saw him headlined multiple pay-per-view events at the time with the WrestleMania X8 as well as the TLC and Elimination Chamber shows. In 2010, Chris Jericho got induced into the WON Hall of Fame.
He won the Undisputed WWF Championship one time, the WCW/World Championship two times, and won thrice, the World Heavyweight Championship. He holds a record 9-times Intercontinental Champion is defeating his four other opponents in 2013 WWE fan poll with a 63% of all votes. He won the 2008 Slammy Award alongside Big Show as Jeri-Show. He also won the Tag Team of the Year Slammy Award in 2009. He now boasts of being the winner of both Tag Team of The Year and Superstar.
Jericho has a passion for music. He is a talented musician, radio host, as well as an actor. He sings at a heavy metal band, as the lead singer. The band is called Fozzy. Apart from this, Jericho has made significant contributions to notable MTV shows like I Love The 80s, as well as The Best Week Ever. 2006 was his first time to a reality television show, Celebrity Duets, which was a singing show. He has also hosted Downfall, and also hosted the Revolver, The Golden Gods Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
In 2016 October alone, Chris Jericho’s October salary was at $974,000. This figure later dropped in May the next year as at the time his salary for May was standing at $487,000 which is undisputable, substantial chunk as well. His current net worth is estimated at $20 million.
Chris Jericho has passion in whatever he does. However, it is said that you never should carry all your eggs in one basket. Being a professional wrestler, he also does well in music, writing, as a television personality, business and more. He has demonstrated his prowess in all that he lays his hands on.