Hulk Hogan net worth and salary: Hulk Hogan is an American actor, wrestler and reality television star who has a net worth of $25 million. Hulk Hogan was born Terry Gene Bollea on August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia. When he was still a baby, the family relocated to Tampa, Florida where Hulk has called home ever since. Hulk Hogan is most famous for being a professional wrestler with the WWF (now WWE). Hulk's popularity peaked in the late 80s and 90s when as many as 30 million people would sign up for a WWF pay-per-view event like WrestleMania. Hogan used his popularity to launch an acting career. His first film role was as Thunderlips in 1982's Rocky III. He also starred in the TV series Thunder in Paradise from 1993 – 1995. Hulk married Linda Claridge in December of 1983. They have two children together, a daughter Brook and a son Nick Hogan. After rumors of Hulk's infidelity, Linda filed for divorce in 2007. At the time it was revealed that Hogan's personal net worth was $30-40 million. It was also revealed that Hulk had invested his money in several businesses and real estate around Florida. Hogan still earns money from merchandise sales and residuals with his brand, Hulk Hogan. When Hulk and Linda Hogan's divorce was finalized, he ended up being forced to pay her 70% of the couple's assets which amounted to roughly $30 million in cash, property and cars. In a radio interview in 2011, Hulk admitted that the divorce brought him essentially to the brink of bankruptcy. He has since managed to make some financial recovery. In February of 2014, Hulk re-joined the WWE for the first time in over five years and landed a job as the host of WrestleMania. In July 2015, Hulk Hogan was fired from the WWE after a series of racist comments were made public.
In 2012, Hulk Hogan had sex with the wife of radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge. Bubba arranged to have the encounter secretly filmed with a surveillance camera. At some point, Gawker.com came into possession of the sex tape and an editor posted a two minute edited version of it on their home page. Hulk filed a lawsuit claiming that Gawker had invaded his privacy. In 2016, a Florida jury agreed with Hulk and decided that the website should pay him a $140 million judgment. Gawker has vowed to appeal the judgment. If Gawker loses the appeal, the big question is whether or not the judgment will be reduced and if the company can afford to pay the final number. It will likely take many more months or even years for Hulk to see a penny from this lawsuit.