David Bautista Net Worth: How Much Money Does He Make?
About David Bautista: Introduction
Born on January 18, 1969, David Michael Bautista Jr. is an American actor and retired professional wrestler. He was a part of WWE events from 2002 to 2010, in 2014, and one final run from 2018 to 2019.
As an actor, he is mostly known for his portrayal of Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
David Bautista: Bio Profile
Date of Birth January 18, 1969 (age 53)
Birth Place Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actorprofessional wrestlermixed martial artistbodybuilder
Years active 1999–2010, 2014, 2018–2019 (wrestling)
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Spouse(s) Glenda Bautista
(m. 1990; div. 1998)
(m. 1998; div. 2006)
(m. 2015; sep. 2019)
Billed height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Billed weight 290 lb (132 kg)
Billed from Washington, D.C.
Trained by Afa Anoaʻi
Debut October 30, 1999
Retired April 8, 2019
David Bautista Career: Wrestling Career
David Bautista always had desire to pursue a career in professional wrestling. He tried out approached World Wrestling Championship (WCW) and gave an audition at the WWC Power Plant but Sgt Buddy Lee Parker., a trainer told him that he would never succeed in the professional wrestling. He then went to WWE and got succeed, WWE designated him to the Wild Samoan Training Center wrestling school to train under Afa Anoa’i.
Bautista signed a contract with WWE and made his debut in 2000, under the ring name Leviathan. H won the OVW Heavyweight Championship. He participated in many non televised events.
On May 9, 2002, Bautista made his television debut on a SmackDown episode under the ring name Deacon Batista. Bautista began to use ‘Batista’ as his ring name. Batista’s journey of the World Heavyweight Champion began with disintegration of Evolution. He would wrestle Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 21.
He became the World Heavyweight Champion from April 3, 2005, to January 13, 2006, and broke the previous record of 280 days set by Triple H by two days. In 2005, he was ranked at #1 in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500’s list of 500 best singles wrestlers. In addition, the wrestler was also named the Wrestler of the Year by PWI.
He’d win the Heavyweight Championship two more times, at the 2007 Unforgiven and at the 2008 Cyber Sunday. He won the World Tag Team Championship thrice , twice with Flair as part of Evolution (2003 Armageddon and the March 22, 2004 episode of Raw) and once with John Cena (the August 4, 2008 episode of Raw).
Batista became the WWE Champion for the first time after he defeated Orton at the 2009 extreme rules. However, He had injury to his left biceps. Lose the belt at the 2010 Elimination Chamber to John Cena.
In December 2013, Batista returned to WWE and won the 2014 Royal Rumble. He lost to Orton lost to Bryan at WrestleMania XXX. They got together with Triple H in order to reform Evolution and the group continusolly defeated by The Shield. Batista again left WWE sometime in mid-2014.
David Bautista Career: Acting Career
Bautista made his acting debut in a role in Greg Glienna’s directorial venture ‘Relative Strangers’ (2006). He then appeared in the 2009 American-German film ‘My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?’ Had starring role in the 2010 direct-to-DVD action film ‘Wrong Side of Town’. He played various roles in ‘The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption’ (2012), ‘The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), and ‘Riddick’ (2013).
He joined Spectre’, played a character named Mr. Hinx. Bautista played Sapper Morton, a Nexus-8 Replicant and combat medic, in the 2017 neo-noir science fiction film ‘Blade Runner 2049’.
David Bautista’s Net Worth
David Bautista is an American actor, professional mixed martial artist, and professional wrestler who has a net worth estimated to be $16 million as of 2022.
David Bautista’s Personal Life
David Bautista has been married three times. He married his first wife, Glenda, on March 25, 1990. The couple share two daughters together; Keilani (born 1990) and Athena (1992). Through Keilani, he is the grandfather of two boys, Jacob and Aiden. Bautista and Glenda parted ways on April 1, 1998.
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Bautista then married to his secon wife, Angie Lewis, whom he married in the same year he got divorced from Glenda, on November 16, 1998. The former couple however divorced each other in 2006, after eight years of marriage.
His third wife, Sara Jade is a pole dancer. They are married since October 2015.
David Bautishta’s Autobiography
David Bautista’s autobiography, ‘Batista Unleashed’, was published on October 16, 2007, through Pocket Books. Bautista shared some of the most controversial issues in his life, including his relationship with Chris Benoit in his book.
The Final Words
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