Mark Jerrold Henry was born on the 12 June 1971, inSilsbee, Texas USA. He is best known for
being the WDFPF World Champion and a two-time U.S. National Champion in powerlifting, strongman, and a professional wrestler who currently competes for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE). He is also recognized as anOlympic weightlifter, in 1992 and 1996. Beside that, Mark has also started his acting career.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Mark Henry is as of early 2016? It is estimated that Mark’s net worth is over $4.5 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career in the sports industry. Another source of his wealth is coming from his acting career, as he has appeared in several film titles.
Mark Henry Net Worth $4.5 Million
Mark Henry was raised in Texas with his brother by his father Ernest Henry and his wife; his father passed away when he was 12 years old, and two years later Mark was diagnosed with dyslexia. Mark has been active in sports since an early age; his idol was André the Giant, a professional wrestler. While he attended Silsbee High School, he started playing football for the school’s team until he became a senior, when he suffered from ligaments injuries. So he transferred to lifting weights, and by the time he was 18 he was named as the “the world’s strongest teenager” by the Los Angeles Times.
When he first entered powerlifting he was 19 years old, and so far has won 13 gold medals in strongman competition, which has greatly influenced his net worth. However, Mark Henry is best known as a wrestler, competing in the WWF, now WWE. He made his debut in 1996, fighting against Jerry Lawler, and after the Summer Olympics held that year, Mark was signed to the WWF for ten years, which highly increased his net worth. To speak of his accomplishments in the WWE, he has been the ECW Champion in 2008, and World Heavyweight Champion in 2011. Furthermore, he was the WWF European Championship, and has won three Slammy Awards. For the 2011 year, Mark was named as the Most Improved Wrestler of the Year by the Pro Wrestling Illustrated, and in addition, he was also on the No. 1 by the Pro Wrestling Illustrated in the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2012.
When it comes to his career in powerlifting, he has set several records, including the squat of 953.5 pounds, and a deadlift of 903.9 pounds. Furthermore, he has set a record of 2336.9 pounds as a powerlifting total. His net worth increased also by his competing in the US National Weightlifting Championships, winning several titles, and he was also participant of the Summer Olympic Games in 1996, but an injury prevented him from having a better result than 14th place.
Apart from his successful career in the sports, Mark Henry has also made his film debut, appearing in the role of Tut Beemer in “MacGruber” (2010), which was followed by starring in the films “A Haunted House 2” (2014), and “Incarnate” (2015). All of these roles have added to the overall size of his net worth.
Speaking about his personal life, Mark Henry is married to Jana Henry, with whom he has two children. Their current residence is in Austin, Texas. In free time, he is active across many social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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