Stone Cold Steve Austin is undoubtedly one of the most popular wrestlers in the world. With his millions exceeding those of his fellow mates like John Cena and Triple H, it is evident that Stone Cold has enjoyed a flourishing career in the WWE. Besides wrestling, Steve has also appeared in some television shows and films. This piece highlights the net worth of Stone Cold Steve Austin in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Steven James Anderson was born in Austin, Texas on December 18, 1964. His parents are James and Beverly Anderson. Austin’s parents divorced when he was one year old, and he moved with his mother to Victoria, Texas. He has three brothers and a younger sister.
Growing up, Austin spent most of his time in Edna, Texas. He finished his studies from Edna High School and got a football scholarship at Wharton County Junior School. Another full scholarship followed. This time around it was at the University of North Texas.
Steve Austin’s personal life is a complete contrast of his career life, but in Hollywood, this is no surprise. He has married four wives in the course of his love life. In 1990, he married his first wife, Kathryn Burrhus but unfortunately, their marriage failed, and in 1992 the relationship came to an end. In the same year, Steve married his second wife Jeanie Clarke, a former wrestler, and after seven years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1999. They had two daughters together. Steve moved on and married another former wrestler, Debra Marshall in 2000. They separated in 2003.
Cupid seems to have favored him during his fourth and current marriage to Kristin Austin. Steven and Kristin tied the knot in 2009.
Besides his two daughters, Steve also adopted Jeanie Clarke’s daughter from his previous marriage to Chris Adams.
Steve has been known to be a controversial man and has had many allegations against him claiming cases of domestic violence.
Career, Awards & Nominations
When he decided to pursue his interests in wrestling, Austin originally joined the United States Wrestling Association. His first ever professional match was in 1990. Austin progressed and formed the Hollywood Blonds in January 1993, with Brian Pillman. The team won the unified NWA and WCW World Tag Team Championship on 3rd March. They held the title for five years.
Austin later betrayed Pillman after he returned to the ring after a break due to injury. Steve fought Pillman and defeated him in a single match at Clash of the Champions XXV. He joined WWE in late 1995 with his debut match on January 15, 1996. He rose to stardom and had a good run through his career in the ring. Steve retired in 2003, losing his final match to The Rock, in the battle for the WWE Championship.
Looking at his acting career, Austin has made quite some appearances in works like the TV series Nash Bridges which he was featured in 1998 and 1999.
Net Worth & Earnings
At the age of 53, Steve Austin sits on a jaw-dropping net worth amount of $50 million, which outdoes the former highest paid WWE performer, John Cena. He has earned his fortune mainly through wrestling. Steve is also an actor, and his action films have also earned him some revenue.
Steve Austin has wrestled with many great names in the industry like The Undertaker, has a huge following and has also attracted a commendable level of success in his acting career. Although he is currently retired from in-ring competitions, he has cemented his legacy as one of the world’s greatest wrestlers.