Andre the Giant Net Worth

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Structural info

  • Full Name: André the Giant
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: May 19, 1946 Grenoble, France
  • Died: January 27, 1993, Paris, France
  • Place Of Birth: Grenoble, Isère, France
  • Height: 7′ (2.13 m)
  • Weight: 235.9 kg235.9 kg
  • Profession: French professional wrestler, actor
  • Nationality: French
  • Children: Robin Christiansen
  • Parents: Boris Roussimouff, Mariann Roussimouff
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000764
  • Awards: WWF World Heavyweight Champion, WWF Tag Team Champion, WWF Hall of Fame (1993)
  • Movies: The Six Million Dollar Man (1976),”Snow White and the Seven Lady Truckers” (1981), “Heaven Is in Your Genes” (1983), “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough”, Conan the Destroyer (1984), Micki & Maude (1984), I Like to Hurt People (1985), I Like to Hurt People (1985), The Princess Bride (1987),Trading Mom (199…
  • TV Shows: “WrestleMania III”, “AWA All-Star Wrestling” (1960-1990), The Greatest American Hero, B. J. and the Bear, The Fall Guy, Zorro,

Quotes

  • I don’t like to speak badly of people…
  • It’s not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise!
  • I just don’t think it is right, killing innocent girls.

Facts

  • When Andre the giant died in France his final wishes to cremated 48 hours after he died could not be meet, Because there wasn’t one crematorium in all of France that could accommodate his size.
  • WWE Hall of Famer.
  • Is referenced in the Eminem song ‘Crack a Bottle’.
  • Was a fan of Wheel of Fortune (1983).
  • Enjoyed playing card games such as cribbage and gin rummy.
  • During the filming of some scenes for The Princess Bride, the weather became markedly cold for Robin Wright Penn. Andre the Giant helped her by placing one of his hands over her head; his hands were so large that one would entirely cover the top of her head, keeping her warm.
  • According to author William Goldman, when he was first trying to get The Princess Bride made in the 1970s, a then-unknown Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted to play Fezzik, and he was strongly being considered because Goldman could never get his first choice, Andre the Giant to read for the role. By the time the movie was made about twelve years later, Arnold was such a big star they could not afford him, and Andre was cast after all, and the two big men had gone on to become friends.
  • Despite his character Fezzik’s almost-superhuman strength in The Princess Bride, Andre the Giant’s back problems at the time prevented him from actually lifting anything heavy. Robin Wright Penn had to be attached to wires in the scene where Buttercup jumps from the castle window into Fezzik’s arms because he couldn’t support her himself.
  • From Bobby Heenan’s book: Andre had a bad habit of never buttoning his shirt in public places. One day, Andre and the Brain were in a small country and western bar, when Andre had refused to button his shirt. A bouncer demanded that Andre button his shirt. Andre remained silent and continued to drink. The manager called the police. The officer that arrived reminded Heenan of Barney Fife from The Andy Griffith Show. “Barney” told Andre to button his shirt. Andre still drank quietly. “Barney” called for backup. “Barney” asked that Andre button his shirt again when several officers came in to backup “Barney.” Andre stood up, and “Barney” realized that it was just too hot to be indoors.
  • In the mid 1970s, while visiting Montréal, André was in a bar drinking when four drunken men came in, recognized him, and started to taunt him. After patiently trying to avoid a confrontation, André finally got fed up and chased the four men out into the parking lot. When the four men got into their car, André simply grabbed the car, turned it over onto its roof with the four men inside, and left.
  • One time in the early 1980s during an early stint Bad News Brown had with WWE, the wrestlers were all on a bus traveling between shows. A very drunk Andre the Giant was in the back of the bus with Hulk Hogan and company telling racist jokes that Bad News Brown took offense to. Bad News Brown stood up, and yelled for him to shut up, then when he turned around, Andre cursed at him. Bad News Brown had the driver stop the bus, and told Andre to meet him outside. Andre refused, and Hogan, and others tried to soothe the situation. The next day Andre apologized to Bad News Brown. Bad News Brown later admitted he was glad nothing ever happened because he believed Andre could have really hurt him.
  • NFL legend Ernie Holmes got hot-headed backstage at a WWE taping in 1986. Andre the Giant muttered to him, “You know, you talk too much,” and Holmes never said a peep after that. According to two people in the van when it happened (it was a rehearsal for the Battle Royal at Wrestlemania II), Holmes was talking about how tough he was, and Andre got tired of hearing about it.
  • In 1965, Andre the Giant received a draft notice for French’s peace time army, but was unable to join as there were no shoes big enough, bunks long enough, or trenches deep enough to accommodate him.
  • Samuel Beckett, his neighbor, used to drive him to school.
  • Daughter is Robin Christiansen who was born in 1979. Her mother is Jean Christiansen of the Seattle, Washington area.
  • Mentioned in the 1974 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid wrestler in history, up to that time. He earned $400,000 in one year alone during the early 1970s.
  • Was considered for the role of Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
  • Former NWA Tri-State Tag Team Champion.
  • Billy Crystal was inspired to write the script to the movie My Giant (1998) from having worked with ‘Andre The Giant’ in the The Princess Bride (1987).
  • WrestleMania V (1989): Lost by DQ to Jake Roberts (aka Jake “The Snake” Roberts).
  • Andre continued to compete in tag team matches, primarily in Japan and Mexico, until the end of 1992.
  • Actually signed all his personal checks, “Andre the Giant”.
  • Former World Tag Team champion.
  • Previous Managers: Bobby Heenan, Ted DiBiase, Frank Valois, Lou Albano, KY Wakamatsu, Tim White.
  • Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2002 (charter class).
  • As a child, his next-door neighbor was Samuel Beckett.
  • Because of his size, he had a custom built recliner in his home that he always sat in when he was not on the road.
  • He weighed 530 pounds at the time of his death.
  • Andre was defeated by Jerry Lawler (aka “The King”) in a match circa 1975. Lawler had caused Andre to be knocked from the ring, and Andre was unable to answer the ten-count, thus giving rise to the infamous story “The Night Andre the Giant lost to a midget!”.
  • Godfather of Bill Eadie’s daughter.
  • It wasn’t until he was an adult, on a wrestling tour of Japan, that he went to see doctors to determine the cause of his condition. The Japanese doctors diagnosed the cause as acromegaly, a rare condition in which victims are not expected to live beyond the age of 40. Andre lived to be 46.
  • He would not commonly address people by their names, instead, if he liked someone he would call them “Boss”.
  • Washington Redskins head coach George Allen once offered Andre a contract to play professional football.
  • Notable title wins include: IWA Tag Titles with Michael Nader; Austral-Asian Tag Titles with Ron Miller; NWA U.S. (Tri-State) Tag Titles with Dusty Rhodes; Florida Tag Titles with Rhodes; WWF Heavyweight Title; WWF Tag Team Titles (with Tonga Fifita, aka Haku).
  • Was a close friend of Bobby Heenan (aka “The Brain”).
  • Was an expert card player and collector of fine wines.
  • Sole survivor of the 1987 WWF Survivor Series main event, which pitted himself, King Kong Bundy, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, George Gray (aka One Man Gang) and “The Natural” Butch Reed against the team of Hulk Hogan, Ken Patera, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, “The Rock” Don Muraco and ‘Scott ‘Bam Bam’ Bigelow’ in an elimination match. He pinned Bigelow to win the match.
  • Had a very close friendship with WWE referee Tim White.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Killer Khan didn’t break Andre’s leg. Andre actually got out of bed one day, and his leg snapped due to his life-threatening illness. He was out for weeks, and the story was that Killer Khan did it, to hype up their feud.
  • Appeared in WrestleMania VII (1991) in the corner of The Big Bossman when he took on Curt Hennig (aka Mr. Perfect) for the Intercontinental championship.
  • One of Andre’s most memorable feuds was in 1981 vs. Killer Khan. The feud exploded after a May 2 match, wherein Khan (who had cheated throughout the match) broke Andre’s knee by leaping on it. Nearly four months later, Andre returned and demanded a rematch vs. Khan … and got it. He beat Khan so badly the Mongolian superstar had to be carried from the ring on a stretcher. Andre also won a series of “stretcher” matches against Khan in the fall of 1981.
  • Made his last WWF appearance in 1991 at Summerslam (1991), as a second to The Bushwhackers in their match against the ‘Natural Disasters’.
  • Andre’s most bitter feud began in 1983, against Big John Studd (who claimed he, not Andre, was the true “giant” of wrestling). The feud included a series of bodyslam matches (including one at WrestleMania (1985), where Studd had to pay $10,000 (later, $15,000) to anyone who could bodyslam him.
  • Andre’s 1988 match vs. Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Championship, which he won in controversial fashion, was the 1988 Pro Wrestling Illustrated “Match of the Year.” The match, which took place in Indianapolis, was part of the first professional wrestling program to air in prime-time since the mid-’50s.
  • After pinning Hulk Hogan (even though “the Hulkster” clearly had his left shoulder raised) and being awarded the WWF World Championship belt, Andre “surrendered” it immediately to Ted DiBiase (who, in a storyline, was said to have paid Andre to give him the belt, should he win it); DiBiase previously had tried, without success, to either win or purchase Hogan’s title.
  • A fan favorite for most of his career, Andre turned “heel” in 1987 in time for his WrestleMania III (1987) match vs. Hulk Hogan. He turned good again after WrestleMania VI (1990), after Bobby Heenan blamed the Giant for losing the WWF Tag Team belts he and Tonga Fifita (a.k.a. Haku) held to Bill Eadie and Barry Darsow (a.k.a. Demolition).
  • One of the 100 Greatest Wrestlers of the 20th Century (Inside Wrestling Presents, Summer 2000).
  • Awarded the 1993 PWI Editor’s Award.
  • Ranked #3 in the “PWI 500” of the PWI Years (1979-1999) (Pro Wrestling Illustrated 20th Anniversary Special)
  • Conceptual artist Shepard Fairey uses Andre’s image in a series of posters and stickers as part of his “Phenomenology” project.
  • Lost a few inches of height because of a back surgery in the mid-1980s, but still stood about 6′ 10″ even after his posture was affected.
  • At time of death, was in Paris to attend his father’s funeral.
  • Weighed about 520 lbs
  • Professional wrestler
  • André suffered from acromegaly, in which the body doesn’t stop secreting growth hormone.
  • WrestleMania VI (1990): Lost tag team titles with Tonga Fifita (a.k.a. Haku) to Bill Eadie and Barry Darsow (a.k.a. Demolition).
  • WrestleMania IV (1988): Received bye in Round 1 of tournament, fought to a double DQ with Hulk Hogan in Round 2.
  • WrestleMania III (1987): Lost to Hulk Hogan (event set an indoor attendance record that still stands).
  • WrestleMania 2 (1986): Won a WWF/NFL Battle Royal.
  • WrestleMania (1985) Beat Big John Studd in a bodyslam match.
  • Appeared at the first 6 WrestleManias.
  • Former WWF tag team champion w/ Haku.

Trademarks

  • His role as Fezzick in The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Known for his real-life gentle demeanor despite his size and wrestling persona
  • Very deep voice
  • Towering height
  • Enormous stature and frame
  • Trademark move: Knife-Edged Chops
  • Trademark move: Big Boot
  • Trademark move: Tombstone Piledriver
  • Trademark move: Double Underhook Suplex
  • Trademark move: Elbow Drop
  • Trademark move: Big Splash
  • Trademark move: Choke
  • Trademark move: Headbutt
  • Trademark move: Bearhug

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
Legends of Wrestling 2 2002 Video Game André
Trading Mom 1994 Giant
Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary 1992 TV Movie Andre the Giant
World Tour 1991 1991 Video Andre the Giant
WWF UK Rampage ’91 1991 TV Movie Andre the Giant
Zorro 1991 TV Series Nestor Vargas
WWF Superstars 1986-1990 TV Series Andre the Giant Giant Machine
WWF: Wrestlemania’s Greatest Matches 1989 Video Andre the Giant
Saturday Night’s Main Event 1985-1989 TV Series Andre the Giant
Best of the WWF Volume 20 1989 Video Andre The Giant
Fan Favourites 1989 Video Andre The Giant
WWF Challenge 1986-1989 TV Series Andre the Giant Giant Machine
Best of the WWF Volume 18 1989 Video Andre the Giant
Best of the WWF Volume 19 1989 Video Andre the Giant
Hacksaw Jim Duggan 1989 Video Andre the Giant
Hulk Hogan Real American 1989 Video Andre the Giant
WWF: Strong Men 1989 Video Andre the Giant
Best of the WWF Volume 17 1988 Video Andre the Giant
Spectrum Wrestling 1984-1988 TV Series Andre the Giant
Best of the WWF Volume 16 1988 Video The Giant Machine
Hulkamania 3 1988 Video Andre the Giant
WWF: Wrestlefest 88 1988 TV Movie Andre the Giant
Macho Madness 1988 Video Andre The Giant
The Princess Bride 1987 Fezzik (as Andre the Giant)
WWF Prime-Time Wrestling 1987 TV Series Andre the Giant
Best of the WWF Volume 14 1987 Video Andre the Giant
Wrestling’s Most Embarrassing Moments 1987 Video Andre the Giant
WWF Championship Wrestling 1973-1986 TV Series Andre the Giant André the Giant Giant Machine
WWF: The Big Event 1986 Video Giant Machine
Best of the WWF Volume 5 1986 Video Andre The Giant
Best of the WWF Volume 9 1986 Video Andre the Giant
The Life and Times of Captain Lou Albano 1986 Video Andre the Giant
The WWF’s Grand Slams 1986 Video Andre the Giant
Villains of the Squared Circle 1986 Video Andre the Giant
WWF’s Explosive TNT Show 1986 Video Andre the Giant
WWF’s Inside the Steel Cage 1986 Video Andre the Giant
Rock ‘n’ Wrestling 1985 TV Series André the Giant
Best of the WWF Volume 1 1985 Video Andre The Giant
Best of the WWF Volume 2 1985 Video Andre The Giant
Best of the WWF Volume 3 1985 Video André the Giant
Best of the WWF Volume 4 1985 Video Andre The Giant
Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest! 1985 Video Andre The Giant
Cyndi Lauper: The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough 1985 TV Movie André the Giant (uncredited)
Highlights of Wrestlemania 1985 Video short Andre the Giant
Roddy Piper’s Greatest Hits 1985 Video Andre The Giant
The WWF’s Amazing Managers 1985 Video Andre The Giant
The WWF’s Most Unusual Matches 1985 Video Andre The Giant
Wrestling’s Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams! 1985 Video André the Giant
Micki + Maude 1984 Andre the Giant (as Andre Rousimmoff)
Conan the Destroyer 1984 Dagoth (uncredited)
World Wrestling Federation 1974-1984 TV Series Andre the Giant
The Greatest American Hero 1983 TV Series The Monster
The Fall Guy 1982 TV Series Killer Typhoon
Les brillant 1980 TV Series Monsieur Petit (1980)
B.J. and the Bear 1979 TV Series Andre
WWF All-Star Wrestling 1976 TV Series Andre the Giant
The Six Million Dollar Man 1976 TV Series Bigfoot
Casse-tête chinois pour le judoka 1967 Fighter
Stampede Wrestling 1957 TV Series 1957
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series dedicatee – 1 episode
WWE Raw 1993 TV Series in memory of – 1 episode
Self
Title Year Status Character
Summerslam 1991 TV Special Andre the Giant
WrestleMania VII 1991 TV Special Andre the Giant
Best of Saturday Night’s Main Event 1991 Video Himself
WrestleMania VI 1990 TV Special Andre the Giant
Royal Rumble 1990 TV Special Andre the Giant
No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie 1989 TV Movie Himself
Survivor Series 1989 TV Special Andre the Giant – The Heenan Family
WWF Superstars 1989 TV Series Himself – The Colossal Connection
Hulkamania 4 1989 Video Himself
Summerslam 1989 TV Special Andre the Giant
WrestleMania V 1989 TV Special Andre the Giant
Royal Rumble 1989 TV Special Andre the Giant
Survivor Series 1988 TV Special Andre the Giant
Summerslam 1988 TV Special Andre the Giant
WrestleMania IV 1988 TV Special Andre the Giant
Royal Rumble 1988 TV Special Andre the Giant
The 37th Annual Slammy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
Survivor Series 1987 TV Special Andre the Giant
WrestleMania III 1987 TV Special Andre the Giant
WrestleMania 2 1986 TV Special Andre the Giant
I Like to Hurt People 1985 Documentary Himself (as Andre The Giant)
WrestleMania 1985 TV Special Andre the Giant
World Pro Wrestling TV 1984 TV Series Himself (1984)
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself – Pro Wrestler
WCW Worldwide Wrestling 1975 TV Series Himself
The Wrestling Queen 1973 Documentary Himself (as Jean ‘The Giant’ Ferre)
World Championship Wrestling 1972 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
No Small Parts 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
United States Championsip-A Legacy of Greatness 2016 Video Himself
WWE Hall of Fame 2015 TV Special Andre the Giant
WWE Royal Rumble 2015 TV Special Andre the Giant (uncredited)
True Giants 2014 Andre The Giant
Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman 2014 Video Andre the Giant
Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection 2014 Video Andre the Giant
WWE Royal Rumble 2014 TV Special Andre the Giant
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment 2013 Video documentary Andre the Giant
Legends of the Mid-South Wrestling 2013 Video Andre the Giant
WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden 2013 Video Andre the Giant
WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History 2013 Video Andre the Giant
WWE Hall of Fame 2013 2013 TV Special Andre the Giant
Bret Hitman Hart: The Dungeon Collection 2013 Video Andre the Giant
WWE Saturday Morning Slam 2012 TV Series Andre the Giant
Clash Time 2012 TV Series Himself
The Real Rocky 2011 TV Movie Andre the Giant
WWE: OMG! – The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History 2011 Video Andre the Giant
WWE: Best Cage Matches 2011 Video Andre the Giant
WWE Raw 1993-2011 TV Series Andre the Giant / Himself
WWE Legends of Wrestling 2007-2011 TV Series Andre the Giant
The True Story of WrestleMania 2011 Video Andre the Giant
The Big Show: A Giant’s World 2011 Video Andre the Giant
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time 2010 Video Andre the Giant
Raw: The Beginning – The Best of Seasons 1 & 2 2010 Video Andre the Giant
WWE Hall of Fame 2010 2010 TV Special Andre the Giant
Hulk Hogan’s Unreleased Collector’s Series 2009 Video Andre the Giant
WWE: Survivor Series Anthology, Vol. 1 2009 Video Andre the Giant
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW 2009 Video Andre the Giant
WWE: Macho Madness – The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection 2009 Video Andre the Giant
WWE Legends of WrestleMania 2009 Video Game Andre the Giant
WWE: Summerslam – The Complete Anthology, Vol. 1 2009 Andre the Giant
The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night’s Main Event 2009 Video Andre the Giant
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection 2008 Video Andre the Giant
WWE Vintage Collection 2008 TV Series Andre the Giant
WWE: Twist of Fate – The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story 2008 Video Andre the Giant
Giants, Midgets, Heroes and Villains II 2008 Video Himself
WWE: Royal Rumble – The Complete Anthology, Vol. 1 2007 Video Andre the Giant
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology 2006 Video Andre the Giant
The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA 2006 Video documentary Andre the Giant
WWE: The History of the WWE Championship 2006 Video Andre the Giant
WWE: McMahon 2006 Video Andre the Giant
Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story 2006 Video documentary Andre the Giant
Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts: Pick Your Poison 2005 Video Andre the Giant
The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be 2005 Video documentary Andre the Giant
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 2 2005 Video Andre the Giant
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology – Vol. 1 2005 Video Andre the Giant
The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior 2005 Video documentary Andre the Giant
WWE Hall of Fame 2005 2005 Video documentary Andre the Giant
WWE: The History of WrestleMania I-IX 2004 Andre the Giant
WWE Hall of Fame 2004 2004 TV Special Andre the Giant
WWE Smackdown! 2004 TV Series Andre the Giant
Giants: Friend or Foe 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
WWE No Mercy 2003 TV Special Andre the Giant
WWE: Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain 2003 Video Andre the Giant
WWE Judgment Day 2003 TV Special Andre the Giant
WWE Confidential 2003 TV Series Andre the Giant
Hollywood Hulk Hogan: Hulk Still Rules 2002 Video documentary Andre the Giant
As You Wish: The Story of ‘The Princess Bride’ 2001 Video documentary short Himself
WWE: Hardy Boyz – Leap of Faith 2001 Video Andre the Giant
Wrestling Gold Vol. 4: No More Mr. Nice Guy 2001 Video Andre the Giant
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Eastern Championship Wrestling 1993 TV Series Andre the Giant
André the Giant 1985 Video documentary Andre the Giant
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself – Pro Wrestler

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