Name: Nuufolau Joel Seanoa
Born: March 17, 1979
Occupation: Professional wrestler
Samoa Joe was born on March 17, 1979 in Orange County, California. He is the son of parents who founded Tiare Productions, a Polynesian dance troupe in the United States.
Raised in Huntington Beach and spent much of his childhood in Hawaii, Joe was quite the athlete during his high school days. During his attendance at the Ocean View High School, Joe was a California State Junior Judo Champion and an all-legal football player.
Joe has been married to Jessica Seanoa since July 27, 2007. He and his wife presently reside in Orange County, California.
Prior to embarking upon a career in professional wrestling, Joe actually worked as a mortgage broker. However, he pursued his pro-wrestling career at the age of 20 when he honed his craft at UIWA West Coast Dojo and trained under Cincinnati Red. Three months after training, Joe would make his in-ring debut in December of 1999 against “Uncle” Jess Hansen.
Joe would tour the independent scene and compete for Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW), Pro Wrestling Zero-One (PWZO), Pro Wrestling Noah, Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG) and Ring of Honor. Joe would start to become one of the biggest stars in the pro-wrestling industry when he signed with Total Nonstop Action (TNA). Alongside the likes of A.J. Styles, Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, Joe would make a name for himself and would go up against some of the industry’s biggest stars, including Kurt Angles, Kevin Nash, Booker T, Scott Steiner and many others. He won multiple titles, including the World Heavyweight Championship.
Joe would leave TNA in 2015 and briefly return to the independent scene, including ROH. Joe would finally get his big opportunity by signing with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and help lead the developmental brand NXT. In his first year, Joe would become a two-time NXT Champion. He has already competed against an array of top-notch names, such as Shinsuke Nakamura, Finn Balor and Sami Zayn.
Joe is able to keep in shape and expand his wrestling repertoire by training in Muay Thai, judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Outside of wrestling, Joe has appeared on such series as “RVD TV,” “Distraction” and a Twitch video game streaming channel.
We estimate that Samoa Joe’s net worth is $4 million (2015).
So how much is $4 million really?
$4 million can buy you your own pro-wrestling promotion. $4 million can also help you train day and night for an entire year with some of the best names in pro-wrestling and mixed martial arts.