Name: Christopher Keith Irvine
Born: Manhasset, New York
Occupation: Professional wrestler, musician, entrepreneur, author, actor and television personality
Chris Jericho was born on November 9, 1970 in Manhasset, New York. He is the son of Ted Irvine, a professional ice hockey player with the NHL. Upon retirement, Chris and his father moved back to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Chris studied Creative Communication at the Red River Community College. But, of course, his main interest and passion was for professional wrestling. At the tender age of 19, Chris signed up for the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling, where he was trained by Ed Langley and Brad Young.
He has been married to Jessica Lockhart since 2000. They have three children: Ash, Sierra and Cheyenne. They presently reside in Tampa, Florida.
Chris made his pro-wrestling debut in the fall of 1990 at the Moose Hall in a small town of Alberta for an independent show. He traveled the independent circuit with Lance Storm – the duo would soon form a tag team called “Sudden Impact.” The pair started to work for a handful of Canadian promotions, such as the Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (CNWA) and Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling (CRMW).
The “Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla” then started to tour internationally by competing for Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), Jim Cornette’s Appalachian Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) and Genichiro Tenryu’s Wrestling and Romance. He got his biggest break when he was signed by Paul Heyman and the Philadelphia-based Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). His success continued when he transitioned to World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Chris began his road to becoming a legend when he signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 1999. Known as Y2J, he immediately made an impact by interrupting a promo by The Rock. After floundering around the midcard for a few years, he became the first-ever undisputed World Heavyweight Champion in late 2001, which he then lost to Triple H at WrestleMania XVIII.
His WWE career has seen him win the world title six times, the Intercontinental Championship nine times, the Tag Team Championship seven times and the Slammy Awards three times. Since 2013, Chris has transitioned into a part-time career and has made sporadic appearances where he helps put over the younger talent.
Chris is also a major rock star as he is the lead singer of the hit band Fozzy. The group has released six albums since 2000. That isn’t all.
Chris has written two books, “A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex” and “Undisputed: How to Become World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps.” He was a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” he has appeared in several motion pictures, he has starred and hosted in numerous television shows and he hosts his own podcast called “Talk is Jericho.”
In addition, he is a part of a charity that helps underprivileged children and is co-owner (alongside Tim Tebow and Chipper Jones) of a sports training facility in Tampa, Florida called D1 Sports Training and Therapy.
We estimate that Chris Jericho’s net worth is $18 million (2016).
So how much is $18 million really?
The multi-platform media sensation is one of the richest wrestlers in the world, but still falls short of John Cena ($35 million), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($100 million), “Stone Cold” Steve Austin ($45 million) and Triple H ($25 million).
Since Jericho is a six-time world champion, $18 million can buy you 36,000 WWE World Heavyweight Championship replica belts. $18 million can also buy you more than two million copies of “Undisputed: How to Become World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps.” Want a front-row ticket to WrestleMania? $18 million can buy you roughly 1,200 tickets.