Theodore Marvin DiBiase is a retired American professional wrestler. Also, he also served as an ordained minister and a color commentator. Currently, he is signed with the WWE working in the Legends program. Ted was able to achieve so much success in various wrestling promotions, and he holds thirty titles during his professional career. Many people remember him from the mainstream audiences for the time he was part of the World Wrestling Federation. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Ted DiBiase in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Ted was born in the year 1954 on January 18th in Miami Florida in the United States. He is a biological son of a wrestler Helen Navis and Ted Wills, who is an entertainer and a singer. He is an adopted son of a wrestler by the name Mike DiBiase who had Italian American.
He has considered himself of having both the German and English Ancestry. The man who adopted him died when he was fifteen years after he suffered a heart attack. Harley Race rushed with the aim of saving Mike, but that was not possible. After the death of his adoptive father, his mother suffered from alcoholism and depression.
His first three sons, who were from his first marriage as well as Ted Jr and Brett were all professional wrestlers. He studied at the West Texas State University where he was part of the Alpha Tau Omega. He has been able to feature in a Christian magazine in the 2008 edition.
Career, Awards & Achievements
Ted was able to receive training by Dory and Terry Funk. His debut as a referee came in 1974 in Amarillo territory which was owned by the Funks. Later on, he wrestled for four years, and he lost his first match against Danny Hodge. In 1978, he was able to defeat Dick Slater as the Missouri State Champion only to go ahead and lose to Murdoch a few weeks later. He joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1979.
His first championship was the North American Championship. He has participated in very many tournaments and won many while losing a few. In 1979, he would lose his North American Championship to Pat Patterson. At one moment, he faced Hulk Hogan during a tournament at the Madison Square Garden.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Ted DiBiase is estimated to be over $2 million. This money has been generated from his career as a wrestler and a referee. He has been able to feature in very many tournaments, and he has done exemplary well. Also, he has been able to publish two books which have also enjoyed massive sales.
Ted DiBiase has been a great inspiration to the upcoming wrestlers. His will to leave a mark in the industry has seen him receive praises from the many quarters across the globe. Currently, he is part of a program of the legends, and he is doing very well.