Bill Goldberg Net Worth: Is Bill Net Worth $16 Million?
Bill Goldberg is a multi-millionaire actor and former professional football player with a net worth of $16 million. While working for the WWE and WCW, Bill Goldberg won a slew of championships. WCW and WWE world champions, he is one of only three guys who hold the record for the longest undefeated streak in professional wrestling.
Bill Goldberg Early Life
Bill Goldberg was born on December 27th, 1966, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to William Scott Goldberg and Barbara Goldberg. A classical violinist and orchid breeder, his mother was a successful businesswoman, while his father was an obstetrician and gynaecologist in the military. He has a brother who operates a music club in Aspen, Colorado, which he visits frequently. He was born and raised in Tulsa, where he graduated from Tulsa Edison High School.
He was brought up in the Jewish faith and maintained his commitment to it into adulthood. He comes from a Russian and a Romanian family.
When he was sixteen years old, he discovered a passion for football and began competing for his high school. A scholarship to play football at the University of Georgia was extended to him after he graduated. He played defensive tackle for the team after graduation.
In recognition of his contributions to the squad, he was inducted into the Junkyard Dog Club, which is comprised of only the top defensive players in the league. In 1990, he was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round of the NFL draught, but the organisation released him when he failed to make the team's training camp roster.
He spent the next few years as a member of the Sacramento Surge, which was a member of the World League of American Football at the time. He was a key member of the team's World Bowl victory in 1992, which was the WLAF's final season in the United States.
Bill Goldberg Wrestling Career
The following season, he signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons, with whom he played from the 1992 season until the 1994 season. The Los Angeles Rams signed him as a free agent, but his career was cut short when he tore his lower abdomen from his pelvis during a practise session. As part of his rehabilitation, he began powerlifting and training in mixed martial arts while in physical therapy. During his travels, he met professional wrestlers Lex Luger and Sting, both of whom pushed him to pursue a wrestling career.
Despite the fact that Goldberg was disinterested in the prospect of becoming a professional wrestler, he didn't have many other employment options available at the time. He began training in the World Championship Wrestling Power Plant, which is based in Atlanta, and he made his professional wrestling debut in June 1997, going by the ring name Bill Gold. A series of untelevised matches were held in which he competed and fared only relatively well. During the fall of same year, he competed in his first televised bout, in which he defeated Hugh Morrus in an edition of “Nitro.”
Following his debut, he went on to win a string of matches against other WCW wrestlers, frequently in as little as one or two minutes. Because he was winning so many matches on television, the World Wrestling Federation began keeping count of his straight victories in 1998. His victory over Perry Saturn at the Spring Stampede in March of 1998 marked his 74th consecutive victory in professional wrestling.
However, it was well acknowledged that his win-to-loss record had been inflated by WCW, to the point that it had become something of a running joke. WCW's official record of wins to losses from 1997 to 1998 was 174 to zero throughout that time period. Fans gradually realised what was going on and stopped bringing signs to celebrate his victories. Goldberg, on the other hand, was extremely successful in his early career, and in the spring of 1998, he defeated Raven for the title of United States Heavyweight Champion.
In the summer of that year, he traded in his WCW World Heavyweight Championship title for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, which he earned by defeating both Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan. In October of 1999, he defeated Sid Vicious at Halloween Havoc and became the second heavyweight champion of the United States. The following day, the World Wrestling Federation commissioner claimed that the fight had not been sanctioned by the organisation and stripped Goldberg of his championship.
He had a lucrative contract with AOL Time Warner, the parent company of World Championship Wrestling, and he was one of the business's highest-paid performers, earning $2.5 million per year. After recovering from an arm injury sustained in April 2002, Goldberg departed World Championship Wrestling and headed overseas to wrestle for All Japan Pro Wrestling.
His success in Japan prompted World Wrestling Entertainment to give him a contract, and he made his professional wrestling debut on the show “Raw” in March 2003. Later that year, he defeated Triple H to win the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time. Seth Rollins' professional wrestling career would continue to be fruitful, as he would eventually win the WWE Universal Championship in 2017.
In 2018, he was officially inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. As far as we know, he is the only individual to have won the titles of WCW, WWE Heavyweight Championship, and WWE Universal Championship in the same year.
Bill Goldberg Personal Life
While working on the Christmas-themed horror film “Santa's Slay,” Goldberg met stuntwoman Wanda Ferraton, with whom he eventually fell in love and married. The couple has one son together, and they live in the city of Boerne, in the state of Texas. He is a co-owner and operator of The Extreme Power Facility, a Muay Thai and amateur boxing gym in Oceanside, California, which he founded and operates with his brother. He is a vehicle aficionado who owns more than twenty-five vintage automobiles. Goldberg is an animal rights activist who has testified before the United States Congress in order to raise awareness about unlawful animal fighting in the United States. He has stated that he values his position as a role model, and he has made numerous trips to children receiving cancer treatment in order to demonstrate this.
Bill Goldberg Property
Bill purchased a home in Bonsall, California, which is located north of San Diego, for $1 million in 1999. The 4,600-square-foot mansion is on more than 17 acres of land and has a 20-car garage, a four-stall horse facility, and direct access to 15 miles of riding trails. The property also includes a horse barn. He plans to put the house on the market in May 2020 for $3.2 million.