Terry Gene Bollea as he was named at birth is a retired American professional wrestler. He is better known by his stage name Hulk Hogan and is regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of modern day. He ventured into wrestling career successfully and played a part in multiple classics. He is also known for his entrepreneur skills, musical talents, acting and producing stints.
Hulk Hogan was born on August 11, 1953, in Augusta, Georgia. His parents were Pietro Peter Bollea and Ruth V. His father was a construction foreman while his mother was a homemaker and a dance teacher. He has Italian, Scottish, Panamanian and French heritage. His family moved to Port Tampa, Florida when he was one and half years old. He ventured into wrestling when he was found by ‘Biscro Brothers’ during his stint in the gym. He was offered training by Hiro Matsuda and then made his bow as a professional wrestler.
- He was a pitcher in Little League Baseball where he attracted scouts but had to forego due to injury.
- He spent ten years playing as a bass guitarist for rock based in Florida.
- He along with two musicians had formed a band named Ruckus in 1976.
Hillsborough Community College, University of Florida.
$ 8 Million
- Debut: 1977
- Trained by: Hiro Matsuda
- Stage Name: Hulk Hogan, Mr. America, Sterling Golden, Terry Boulder, The Super Destroyer, The Hulk Machine
- Signature Moves: Atomic Drop, Big Boot, Body Slam
- Finishing Move: Axe Bomber, Atomic Leg Drop
- Managers: Lou Albano, Freddie Blassie, Miss Elizabeth, Jimmy Hart, Johnny Valiant
- WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Six times
- WWE Tag Team Championship: 1 time (Along with Edge)
- Royal Rumble: 1990, 1991
- WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2005
- Occupation: Professional Wrestler, Actor, Producer
- Date of Birth: August 11, 1953
- Age (As of current): 63 years
- Place of Birth: Augusta, Georgia
- Gender: Male
- Parents: Pietro Peter Bollea, Ruth V.
- Religion: Christianity
- Spouse: Linda Hogan (1983-2003) and Jennifer McDaniel (2010- current)
- Children: Brooke Hogan, Nick Hogan
- Height in m: 2.03 m
- Height in ft: 6 feet 7 inches
- Height in cm: 203 cm
- Weight in kg: 136 kilograms approx.
- Weight in the pound: 303 lbs.
- Nationality: American