|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Birthday:||Nov 11, 1970|
|Age:||50 years old|
|Height:||6 feet (183cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Wrestler, Singer, Writer|
|Last Updated:||September, 2021|
Christopher Keith Irvine was born in Manhasset, New York, on the 9th of November 1970. He made a name for himself through professional wrestling, starting at nineteen on the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment program (WWF/WWE). He has gone on to have minor television appearances.
His over-the-top entertainment personality has helped Chris Jericho accumulate an approximated net worth of 20 million US Dollars.
How Did Chris Jericho Become Rich?
His father is Ted Irvine, former professional ice hockey (NHL) player from Winnipeg, Canada. He played for the St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers.
Chris Jericho’s interest in wrestling peaked when he watched professional Canadian wrestler, Owen Hart, on Stampede Wrestling.
According to Jericho, after watching professional wrestlers Bret Hart, Owen’s older brothers, Shawn Michaels and Ricky Steamboat inspired him to get into professional wrestling.
Independent wrestlers Caveman Broda and Catfish Charlie mentored Jericho.
He debuted in the wrestling world by being part of a ring crew and trained by Brad Young and Ed Langley in 1990-91 at the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling.
His debut in the wrestling world occurred in 1990 in Alberta at the Moose Hall. He then formed a tag team, Sudden Impact, with another wrestler called Storm. Together Sudden Impact wrestled in Calgary’s Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (CNWA) and Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling (CRMW).
The years between 1991 and 1996 were imperative for Jericho; he met Ricky Fuji, a professional Japanese wrestler, who became well-established within the Canadian professional wrestling team in the late 1980s. He competed as a solo wrestler in 1992 in Mexico’s oldest wrestling competition, but in 1994 he reunited with Storm for a tag team match in the Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) competition/promotion. Jericho became a regular competitor in the Wrestling and Romance (WAR) association in Japan.
Becoming a regular in the WAR tournaments helped him grow his international wrestling connections; in 1995/6 he was recommended to various wrestling competitions. One of those competitions was an American based one, Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). He won the ECW World Television Championship in June 1996.
In August of 1996, Jericho’s had his first World Championship Wrestling (WCW) appearance; he went up against another wrestler, Chris Benoit, on Fall Brawl. He continued to appear, fight and win his matches on WCW.
Jericho was notorious for starting a conflict with other wrestlers on WCW for the shock value; he instigates his fellow competitors like John Cena, The Rock and Chris Benoit; he would start feuds with them by calling them out to defend their championship title against him.
In August of 1998, he called out several World Television Championship participants and winners. He was well-known for his entrance music; his arrogance was well-received by fans as he won most of his matches.
Jericho’s career did experience a hiccup in 1997 during his time in Japan – his character was not well-received by the Japanese audience, so he returned to the WCW. After returning to WCW, he won the Royal Rumble in 1999/2000 and continued as an undisputed WCW, ECW and WWF champion.
Memorable matches from Jericho’s career between 2004 and 2005 include tag-teaming with fellow wrestlers Randy Orton, Maven and Chris Benoit; he has also claimed that he pitched the money in the Bank ladder match. He has competed in matches to become a RAW manager but took a break in 2005. He took another break in 2009/10 to work on his music with his band Fozzy.
He is an entertaining wrestler due to his fighting style and ability to entertain the audience.
What Is Chris Jericho Net Worth?
Chris Jericho has an approximated net worth of 20 million US Dollars.
During his time at WWE, he earned close to one million US Dollars in a month. When he was featured on Dancing with The Stars, an American television series, he made between 200,000 – 250,000 US Dollars.
He has written three autobiographies about his life and receives royalties from it. He also hosts a podcast about wrestling that gets sponsored, he has also featured his two daughters and wife on the podcast.
His band, Fozzy, is estimated to generate a net worth of 34,489 US Dollars from their YouTube channel. In 2020 he signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) for three years as one of their wrestling superstars.
He has also appeared and accumulated his wealth by appearing in many films between 2006-2020. These movies included: Android Apocalypse, Albino Farm, Bloodstained Memoirs, MacGruber, Sharknado 3, Nine Legends, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, In Search of Darkness: Part II. He has also featured in television series such as America’s Got Talent, Tanked, The Thundermans and Whose Line Is It Anyway?
How Chris Jericho Spends His Money?
Chris Jericho owns a 3 million US Dollar 6-acre lakeside mansion in Florida, where he lives with his wife and three children. He owns five cars, one of which is an Audi and another is a Lamborghini.
- He married Jessica Lockhart in July 2000 and has her name tattooed on his ring finger.
- In February 2009, a fan accused him of punching and spitting on her, but the charges were dropped after the police found no evidence of the alleged assault.
- In December 2001, Chris Jericho beat wrestlers Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Rock in one night.
- He co-owns a sporting facility in Florida, Tampa Bay alongside three other WWE Superstars.
- Jericho has been fined twice by the WWE; the first time, he made Batista (allegedly) bleed during a match and the second time for making Ric Flair bleed (allegedly).
- He claims that he was drunk or after hangover on tours and that Grey Goose Vodka became his drink of choice.
- Fozzy began as a cover band and was a play on Ozzy Osbourne’s name. The band wanted to break out in the Japanese music industry, but the company they were working with went out of business.
- They stopped making music for decades but finally began to release heavy metal rock music.
- Due to his band and musical talent, he is well respected within the rock and music industry.