Name: CM Punk aka Phillip Jack “Phil” Brooks
Born: October 26, 1978
Occupation: Professional wrestler, UFC fighter, actor, writer
Phil Brooks, also known under the ring name CM Punk, was born on October 26, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. Phil, growing up in Lockport, Illinois, is the son of an engineer and a stay-at-home mother. He also has four other siblings.
He attended the Lockport Township High School. After finishing his secondary schooling studies, he ventured into professional wrestling by starting out in Lunatic Wrestling Federation, a backyard wrestling promotion in the mid-1990s. This is where he created the ring name CM Punk.
The former world champion has dated fellow wrestlers Kelly Kelly, Lita, Daffney, Maria Kanellis, Traci Brooks, Beth Phoenix and A.J. Lee. It was until June of 2014 that Phil became a married man after he tied the knot with the former Diva’s Champion.
Phil has worked for a variety of independent wrestling promotions, including Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South (IWA Mid-South), Pro Wrestling Zero-One and Ring of Honor. In 2005, he signed a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and went into the company’s then developmental system known as Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). Since then, he had won multiple titles, such as the WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship, the Intercontinental Championship, the ECW Championship and the WWE Tag Team Championship. He has also won the Money in the Bank briefcase and a Slammy Award.
He left the WWE the night after the Royal Rumble in January 2014. Citing health concerns and his discontent over working conditions, Phil retired from professional wrestling. He aired his grievances and outlined the circumstances surrounding his retirement in a now ultra famous podcast with his best friend Colt Cabana.
Several months after exiting the wrestling industry, Phil signed a multi-fight deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The date of his UFC debut has yet to be announced (2016).
Phil has become a multimedia entertainer as he has appeared on various YouTube videos and television shows and has worked on comic books. He can also be seen in an array of WWE video games and at numerous Chicago Blackhawks hockey games.
We estimate that Phil “CM Punk” Brooks’s net worth is $7.5 million (2016).
So how much is $7.5 million really?
Since Phil is a massive fan of comic books, $7.5 million could buy both Action Comics 1 and Detective Comics 27 (and maybe Action Comics 252). Also, because Phil is such a dedicated supporter of the Chicago Cubs, $7.5 million could buy season tickets for more than 1,600 fans.