Triple H Net Worth
Triple H net worth and salary: Triple H is an American professional wrestler and actor who has a net worth of $150 million. That is a combined net worth with his wife, WWE heiress Stephanie McMahon. Also known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Triple H has served as the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative at WWE since 2013. He is the founder of NXT, an offshoot WWE brand. Stephanie McMahon, is the daughter of WWE founder Vince McMahon.
Early Life: Triple H was born Paul Michael Levesque on July 27, 1969, in Nashua, New Hampshire. He watched his first wrestling match, which featured Chief Jay Strongbow when he was five years old. He attended Nashua South High School, where he played baseball and basketball. He took up bodybuilding when he was 14 because he wanted to look like the professional wrestlers on television. After graduation in 1987, he continued to enter bodybuilding competitions. He won the 1988 Mr. Teenage New Hampshire competition when he was 19. He worked as a manager of a gym in Nashua, where he was introduced to world champion powerlifter Ted Arcidi, who was working for the WWE at the time. Levesque convinced Arcidi to introduce him to former wrestler Killer Kowalski, who ran a professional wrestling school in Malden, Massachusetts. In 1992, he joined Kowalski's wrestling school. His classmates included fellow future WWF wrestlers Chyna and Perry Saturn.
Career: Triple H made his in the ring debut in 1992 against Flying Tony Roy, under the name Terra Ryzing. He defeated Tony Roy. In July 1992, he defeated Mad Dog Richard to win the IWF Heavyweight Championship. Levesque wrestled for a number of promotions on the East Coast independent circuit until 1994. In early 1994, he signed a one-year contract with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). In his first televised match he debuted as a villain named Terror Risin' and defeated Keith Cole. His ring name was soon modified to Terra Ryzing, which he used until mid-1994 when he was renamed Jean-Paul Lévesque. This gimmick referred to his surname's French origins and he was asked to speak with a French accent, as he could not speak French. Between late 1994 and early 1995, Lévesque briefly teamed with Lord Steven Regal, whose upper-class British persona was similar to Lévesque's character. Lévesque met with Vince McMahon to discuss jumping to the World Wrestling Federation which did not result in his working for the company. However, after McMahon watched Lévesque's match at Starrcade, an employment offer was made and Levesque left for the WWF in January 1995.
Triple H made his WWE debut as Hunter Hearst Helmsley. He appeared in taped vignettes, in which he talked about how to use proper etiquette, up until his wrestling debut on the April 30, 1995 episode of "Wrestling Challenge", where he defeated Buck Zumhofe. Helmsley made his WWF pay-per-view debut at SummerSlam, where he defeated Bob Holly. In the fall of 1995, Helmsley began a feud with the hog farmer Henry O. Godwinn, culminating in an infamous Hog Pen match at In Your House 5: Seasons Beatings, where Helmsley was victorious.
His career stalled during 1996, starting off with a feud with Duke "The Dumpster" Droese following a loss during the Free for All at 1996 Royal Rumble. In 1997, Helmsley was being highlighted again and won the 1997 King of the Ring tournament by defeating Mankind in the finals. Later that year, Shawn Michaels, Helmsley, Chyna, and Rick Rude formed D-Generation X (DX). This stable became known for pushing the envelope, as Michaels and Helmsley made risqué promos—using the catchphrase "Suck It" and a "crotch chop" hand motion. He dropped the "blueblood snob" gimmick, appearing in T-shirts and leather jackets. During this period, his ring name was shortened to simply Triple H.
By January 2000, Triple H had dubbed himself "The Game", implying that he was on top of the wrestling world and was nicknamed "The Cerebral Assassin." On the January 3 episode of Raw Is War, Triple H defeated Big Show to win his third WWF Championship. In May 20011, he suffered a tear in his quad muscle that nearly cost him his career. He was out of work for 8 months. He returned to the ring in 2002.
Triple H returned to Raw as a face on January 7, 2002, at Madison Square Garden. He won the Royal Rumble and received an Undisputed WWF Championship match at WrestleMania X8, where Triple H defeated Chris Jericho for the Undisputed WWF Championship. After holding the title for a month, Triple H dropped it to Hulk Hogan. In February 2003, Triple H formed a stable known as Evolution with Ric Flair, Randy Orton, and Batista. Triple H and Flair challenged Rob Van Dam and Kane for the World Tag Team Championship, but they lost the match. The group was pushed on Raw from 2003 to 2004 and the height of their dominance occurred after Armageddon, where every member of Evolution left the pay-per-view holding a title. Triple H held the World Heavyweight Championship for most of 2003, successfully defending against Booker T at WrestleMania XIX in an angle with racist undertones. He lost the title after 280 days in September 2003 at Unforgiven to Goldberg, in a match with the stipulation that had Goldberg lost, he would have to retire.
In WWF, Triple H gained industry fame after co-founding the influential D-Generation X stable, which became a major element of the "Attitude Era" in the 1990s. After winning his first WWF Championship in 1999, he became a fixture of the company's main event scene and was widely regarded as the best wrestler in North America by the turn of the millennium. Triple H has headlined several major WWE pay-per-view events, closing the company's flagship annual event, WrestleMania, seven times, which is tied for the most with Hulk Hogan.
Triple H has also won a number of championships in his career, being a five-time Intercontinental Champion, a three-time world tag team champion (two World Tag Team Championship reigns, and one Unified WWE Tag Team Championship reign), a two-time European Champion, and a fourteen-time world champion, making him the company's seventh Triple Crown Champion and second Grand Slam Champion. He is also a two-time Royal Rumble match winner and a King of the Ring tournament winner. Later in his career, Triple H gained notability for his behind-the-scenes work at WWE, founding the developmental branch NXT, and gaining praise for his business acumen in professional wrestling.
Personal Life: Triple H married Stephanie McMahon, daughter of WWE owner Vince McMahon, on October 25, 2003. They have three daughters: Aurora Rose Levesque (born 2006), Murphy Claire Levesque (born 2008), and Vaughn Evelyn Levesque (born 2010). He was previously married to the late wrestler Chyna, from 1996 to 2000.
In 2004, Levesque released a book titled Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body. Mostly devoted to bodybuilding advice, the book also includes some autobiographical information, memoirs, and opinions.
Levesque is a fan of the band Motörhead and was good friends with lead singer Lemmy.
Salary Highlights: In 2013 he took a behind the scenes role as Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative. In 2013, Levesque earned a combined salary of just over $1.5 million from his front office job and as a wrestler. More recently Triple H's WWE annual salary was $2.8 million. He also owns several million worth of WWE stock. More importantly, Triple H's wife Stephanie owns around 2.5 million shares of WWE which at various recent times have been worth as little as $40 million and as much as $225 million.
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 27, 1969 (50 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Wrestler, Professional Wrestling Booker, Businessperson, Bodybuilder|
|Nationality:||United States of America|