Christopher Keith Irvine famously known as Chris Jericho is a famous Canadian-American professional wrestler. Apart from being a wrestler, he is also an actor, singer, media personality, author and businessman. He is perhaps known for his different Occupancy in WWE, World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling.
He is best known for his trademark moves like Swinging Choke Drop, Break Down, The Lionsault and Flashback. Right now, he is wrestling for the New Japan Pro Wrestling. In his professional wrestling career, Chris has won many championships.
He is also known to be the first acknowledged WWF Champion, who holds the World Championship and also won the WWF and World titles by beating both Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock in 2001. Chris is also made his name in the music world as he is the lead vocalist of the rock band named Fozzy. Keep reading to know more about Chris Jericho’s net worth in 2018.
Chris Jericho Early Life
Chris Jericho was born on November 9, 1970, in Manhasset, New York. He is the son of famous NHL hockey player Ted Irvine. His father used to play for the New York Rangers. Chris has a sister Vanessa Gerads, who is a music teacher. After his father’s retirement, Chris moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba with his family.
His interest for the professional wrestling came into existence when his father took him along to watch local AWA events. He was inspired by the fighting skills of Owen Hart, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and Shawn Michael. He has done a course in creative communication and his graduation from Red River Community College in Winnipeg.
Chris tied a knot with Jessica Lockhart on July 30, 2000. The couple is blessed with three children a son Ash Edward Irvine who was born in 2003 and twin daughters Sierra Loretta Irvine and Cheyenne Lee Irvine born in 2006. Chris also had a tattoo of his wife’s name on his ring finger. In December 2013, he hosted his own podcast, in which his three children played the part of guest experts.
Chris Jericho Career
He took his initial steps toward wrestling career when he became a member of the ring crew for the Keystone Wrestling Alliance promotion. There he starts learning important points of wrestling from wrestlers like Catfish Charlie and Caveman Broda. To take his wrestling career more seriously, he joined the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling at the age of 19. He met Lance Storm on his first day of school.
There he was trained by professional wrestlers like Ed Langley and Brad Young. After the two months hard work and tough training sessions, he made his wrestling debut at Moose Hall in Ponoka, Alberta in 1990. After winning the “ECW World Television Championship New,” Chris gained huge popularity and also grabbed the attention of World Championship Wrestling. He made his debut on WCW’s pay-per-view show in 1996.
In 1997, he made his first appearance on Japan Pro-Wrestling. After few defeats, he won his first the WCW Cruiserweight Championship by defeating Syxx on June 1997. He signed a contract with the WWF on June 30, 1999. After that, he has won many championships and become one of the greatest wrestlers of the World Wrestling Federation.
Awards & Achievements
This guy is one of the most prominent professional wrestlers in the world. He had won 32 championships in his wrestling career. He is one of the few players, who has won nine times Triple Crown Champion and also the four times Grand Slam Champion in the history of WWE. His hard work paid off when he won two big titles like “2008 Superstar of the Year” and the 2009 Tag Team of the Year in Slammy Award.
Chris becomes the only player in the WWE history who has won both Superstar and Tag Team tag in the same year. He has also won numerous of significant championships like WWF Championship, WCW/World Championship, WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship, WWF European Championship, and the WWE United States Championship.
Net Worth of Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho earned great success in each phase of his career. His fans called “The living legend.” His major source of income is his earnings from his wrestling career. Chris’s net worth is estimated to be $18 million. He earned around $974,000 as his salary per month from WWE. According to media reports, Chris earns $487,000 as his salary from his wrestling match on May 2017.
He also took participate in the 12th season of Dancing with the Stars, which earned him about $250,000. He has also released several music albums as well as done many movies and television series, which also add to his Net Worth.
Chris Jericho the renowned name in the history of Wrestling. He has achieved great success in wrestling career and become a top player of this game. He is the only person, who holds the record of winning the most WWE Intercontinental Title reigns in the WWE history. He was also voted as the “Manitoba’s Sexiest Man” by the Canadian newspaper “The Winnipeg Sun.” He is not only known for being a great wrestler but also known for his generosity. His hard work and achievements makes him a perfect idol for the upcoming wrestlers.