Verne Gagne Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota in February 1926. American professional wrestler, football player, and wrestling promoter and trainer Verne Gagne, who was the owner and promoter of the American Wrestling Association, had an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. During his professional career as a wrestler, Gagne was the World Heavyweight Championship holder for 16 times including the AWA World Heavyweight Championship 10 times and the World Heavyweight Championship five times. No one has yet to break his record for the longest combined reign as a world champion. He had the third longest single world title reign. Gagne was inducted into the WWE, WCW, and Professional Wrestling Halls of Fame. He received two NCAA titles at the University of Minnesota and became an alternate for the U.S. freestyle wrestling team at the Olympic Games in 1948. He also coached a number of wrestlers including his own son Greg Gagne, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Curt Hennig, Bob Backlund, and The Iron Sheik. In 1947, during an NFL Draft, he was selected by the Chicago Bears but did not participate in the NFL game. Because of his mental state (dementia), Gagne was let off of a criminal charge when he killed a man in 2009. Verne Gagne died on April 27, 2015 at the age of 89.