André the Giant Net North: André the Giant was a French professional wrestler and actor who had a net worth of $10 million. André René Roussimoff (aka André the Giant) was born May 19, 1946 in Grenoble, France. He is best remembered for his role as Fezzik, the giant in the film The Princess Bride. His enormous size was a result of gigantm caused by acromegaly, and led to him being called The Eighth Wonder of the World. In the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWisE), Roussimoff was a one-time WWF Champion and a one-time WWF World Tag Team Champion. In 1993, André was the inaugural inductee into the WWF Hall of Fame. At age 17, Roussimoff moved to Paris and was taught the art of professional wrestling by a local promoter who recognized the earning potential of Roussimoff's size. Roussimoff trained at night and worked as a mover during the day to pay living expenses. Roussimoff was billed as Géant Ferré, taken from the name of a mythical French giant and began wrestling in Paris. His 'finishing moves' were the double underhook suplex, the elbow drop and the sitdown splash. Signature moves were the bearhug, big boot, body slam, chokehold, forehand chop, headbutt, knife-edged chop and multiple turnbuckle thrusts. André was the inspiration for the 1998 film My Giant, written by his friend Billy Crystal, whom he had met during the filming of The Princess Bride. Other films he appeared in were Conan the Destroyer (as Dagoth) and Micki + Maude. As a child, he displayed symptoms of his gigantism very early, reaching a height of 6'3″ and a weight of 240 pounds by the age of 12. Unable to fit on the school bus, he was driven to school by playwright Samuel Beckett, a neighbor. Roussimoff was a good student, but he dropped out after the 8th grade to work on a farm. He completed an apprenticeship in woodworking and next worked in a factory that manufactured engines for hay balers. None of these vocations brought him satisfaction. André René Roussimoff died in his sleep of congestive heart failure on the night of January 27, 1993 in a Paris hotel room. Ironically, he was in Paris to attend his father's funeral. According to his wishes, André René Roussimoff's body was cremated and his ashes were scattered at his ranch in Ellerbe, North Carolina.
Andre the Giant Net Worth
André the Giant
Date of Birth
May 19, 1946 - Jan 27, 1993 (46 years old)
7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
529 lbs (240 kg)
Andre the Giant, André René Roussimoff, The French Giant, The 8th Wonder of the World, The Gentle Giant, The Giant, André Roussimoff, Géant Ferré, Giant Machine, Jean Ferré
Floyd Mayweather Just Made Another Amazingly Outlandish Purchaseon Jun 23, 2016
Here's One Major Reason Why So Many NFL Players Go Brokeon Jun 22, 2016
Inside The $367M+ Luxury Jet: The Boeing 747-8 VIPon Jun 24, 2016
Ayesha Curry Thinks The NBA Is Rigged, But It's Going To Make Her Husband More Moneyon Jun 23, 2016
Elon Musk Wants Tesla To Buy SolarCity For $2.8 Billionon Jun 23, 2016
2016's Highest-Paid Female Athleteson Jun 22, 2016
Maria Sharapova Is Suspended For Two Years On Doping Chargeson Jun 24, 2016
America's Richest Self-Made Woman Guided Her Company To Huge Success After The Sudden Loss Of Her Husbandon Jun 23, 2016
While Credit Suisse Stocks Plummeted, One Former Employee Earned Bigon Jun 24, 2016
The S-110 Evo Venta Black Is The "World's Blackest Watch," And It Costs $95,000on Jun 23, 2016
All net worths are calculated by applying a proprietary algorithm. The results are then fact checked and confirmed by a team of editors. We scan all publicly available data and resources and work diligently to ensure that our numbers are the most accurate and up to date net worth data you will find anywhere on the internet.
Did we make a mistake?
Submit a correction suggestion and help us fix it!Submit a Correction
Have something to add to this net worth? Share it by adding comments below.
- Billionaire Li Ka-Shing Urges U.K. To Remain As Brexit Vote LoomsOn Thursday, people in the United Kingdom will decide whether they want their country to remain in the European Union. Billionaire Li Ka-shing wants them to stay.
- Koch Brothers Invest Millions In State Senate RacesSuper PAC leaders David and Charles Koch aren't bothering with Trump, but they haven't pulled out of the 2016 race. Who will they support?
- Mark Cuban Donates $1M To Dallas PD To Protect LGBT CommunityAlthough he may have a reputation as a "shark," one billionaire is donating $1 million to help police and the LGBT community in Dallas, Texas, following a deadly attack at an Orlando gay club.
- The Largest Putting Tournament Ever Is Happening In Vegas Next Year, And You Could Go!With millions of dollars in prizes and options for everyone, it will be worth a trip to Vegas next year for the largest putting tournament in history. Do you think you have what it takes?