Bobby Heenan, the famous wrestler, died today, causing fans everywhere to be devastated. Known as “The Brain,” Bobby Heenan worked as a well known wrestling manager, wrestler and commentator throughout his life.
Given that Bobby Heenan had a long and successful career, what was his net worth at the end of his lifetime and what will happen to his estate? Read on to find out more about this issue.
Bobby Heenan was born Raymond Louis Heenan. He grew up in Chicago and was a fan of wrestling even as a child. Unfortunately, he had to drop out of school as a young as age 13, from the eight grade, in order to support his family.
Bobby Heenan worked in the wrestling arena, selling refreshments and carrying bags for wrestlers. He soon became a heel manager and went on to manager a large number of highly successful wrestlers.
Upon appearing in the American Wrestling Association, Bobby Heenan began to be known as the “The Brain.” Around this time, in the 1970s, Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel and Ray “The Crippler” Stevens, a duo that went on to become AWA World tag team champions and bring Bobby Heenan great acclaim.
In the 1970s, Heenan also married Cynthia Jean and went on to have a daughter, Jessica and grandson, Austin.
Approximately 15 years ago, Bobby Heenan was diagnosed with throat cancer and as a result of treatment, underwent a major physical change with quite a bit of weight loss. Eventually, Bobby Heenan had to undergo a number of reconstructive surgeries as a result of the cancer. The cancer diagnosis and treatment posed a major burden to Bobby Heenan and arrested his career.
Given his long career in the wrestling entertainment world, how much wealth did Bobby Heenan accumulate? With a career that spanned nearly forty years, Bobby Heenan net worth in 2018 is estimated to be between $7-9 million.
Heenan’s estate will likely go to his daughter and family.
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