Name: Michael Francis Foley
Born: June 7, 1965
Occupation: Professional wrestler, writer, color commentator, actor and voice actor
Mick Foley was born on June 7, 1965 in Bloomington, Indiana. He is the son of Beverly Foley and Jack Foley, a former Ward Melville High School Athletic Director.
Relocating to East Setauket, New York at a young age, he attended Ward Melville High School, where he first started to play the sport of lacrosse and learned to wrestle. He would later attend the State University of New York at Cortland.
Mick is presently married to Colette Christie. They have four children together: Noelle, Dewey, Hughie and Michael. The family currently resides in Garden City, New York. Noelle is training to become a professional wrestler, Dewey is a Creative Assistant in the WWE and Michael is on the autism spectrum.
His love of pro-wrestling started when he saw Jimmy Snuka fly off a steel cage against Don Muraco at Madison Square Garden. This flying leap encouraged him to enter the industry.
Mick first got his start in pro-wrestling by training at Dominc DeNucci’s wrestling school in Pennsylvania. He would travel several hours every single week from his New York college campus. Mick would make his wrestling debut in 1986, when he would participate in squash matches as jobbers for World Wrestling Entertainment.
Since he was not signed by Vince McMahon, Mick would tour the independent scene and work with various promotions, including Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF), Continental Wrestling Association (CWA), World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). He would get his biggest break by signing with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1991.
Mick left the promotion three years later and worked with ECW, Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) and International Wrestling Association of Japan. In 1996, he made a life-changing decision: signing with the WWE. He would wrestle as Cactus Jack, Mankind, Dude Love and Mick Foley and have several jaw-dropping moments. Throughout his tenure, he has acted as a wrestler, commissioner, color commentator and general manager.
He would leave the WWE and work with several other promotions in a non-wrestling capacity. However, when he made it to Total Nonstop Action (TNA), he would return to the ring. After a couple of years, Mick returned yet again to the WWE and entered the Hall of Fame. He remains a consistent personality on WWE’s flagship program “Monday Night Raw.”
Outside of pro-wrestling, he is a bestselling author, the star of “Holy Foley” and has appeared on an array of media outlets. He is also quite the philanthropist as he does a lot of charity work with children, visits U.S. troops overseas and is a supporter of the Democratic Party.
We estimate that Mick Foley’s net worth is $15 million (2015).
So how much is $15 million really?
$15 million could help launch your own pro-wrestling promotion. $15 million could also buy you the contracts of several WWE performers. $15 million could also pay for thousands of WWE Championship replica belts, including perhaps the belt that Mick made famous: the Hardcore Title.