Ivan Koloff Net Worth
Ivan Koloff is estimated to be worth 1-5 Million Dollars. He made this wealth through professional wrestling in Canada.
He made his Eastern Championship Wrestling debut in 1992 and went on to challenge Superstar Billy Graham for the WWE Heavyweight championship during the 1970s. Additionally, Rocky Johnson, Jimmy Snuka, Pat Patterson, and Iron Sheik all shared his ring time during that era.
He is well known for his villainous character in the wrestling ring and is particularly noted for dethroning Bruno Sammartino, former World Champion. This accomplishment stands as one of the major milestones in WWWF (World Wide Wrestling Federation).
Oreal Perras was raised on a dairy farm with nine brothers and sisters in Quebec, Canada. At age 18, he abandoned high school to begin training at Jack Wentworth’s wrestling academy in Hamilton, Ontario.
At first, he performed as a face in the WWWF, meaning he played the part of an upstanding individual. Over time he switched roles and eventually gained notoriety for portraying “Russian Nightmare”. One of the most sought-after wrestlers during this era.
Madison Square Garden made him a regular main eventer and several times held several titles that cemented his place as one of the greatest wrestlers ever. A member of WWE Hall of Fame, his iconic hammer-and-sickle emblem would often come out when entering the ring to the sounds of Soviet national anthem ring outs were an integral part of his showmanship.
Koloff was a beloved figure in Winterville, North Carolina where he resided. For two decades he volunteered for charities like Children’s Miracle Network, St Jude Children’s Hospital, March of Dimes and Toys for Tots before passing away reportedly of liver cancer at age 74 in Winterville.
Ivan Koloff died a day after another in-ring legend, George “The Animal” Steele, died. They had long been rivals during their respective careers before both being honored with inductions into the WWE Hall of Fame.