‘Kane’ has become such a common name in every household for over a decade now. The Spanish wrestler, actor and a businessman who is running for the major seat of Knox County as a Republican is worth $ 9 million today. His source of earnings apart from wrestling includes movies, comic books, video games and his insurance business that he started with his wife, Crystal Maurisa Goins.
Glenn Thomas Jacobs popularly recognised by his ring name Kane was born in Torrejon de Ardoz in Spain and grew up near St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Northeast Missouri State University and earned a degree in English Literature. As a young kid, Glenn loved to play basketball and football. In 1995, he married Crystal Maurisa Goins, and the couple has two daughters.
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Jacobs began a career in professional wrestling in the year 1992. For three year, he appeared on various wrestling associations and promotions like the United States Wrestling Association, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi and the World Wrestling Council using different ring names including Angus King, Bruiser Mastino, Diesel, Doomsday and Unabomb.
In 1995, Jacobs joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and played with different ring-names up until 1997, when he finally repackaged himself as Kane, the monstrous younger half-brother of The Undertaker with whom Jacobs team as The Brothers of Destruction.
He became a pivotal component after defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin and won the WWF Championship in 1998. Following his appearance as Kane, Jacobs became a prominent wrestler throughout the late 90s and early 2000s. He continued to compete in the world championship for the next 20 years. He has signed to WWE on the Raw Brand.
Throughout his career as a wrestler, Kane’s achievements are sky level. Few of the noteworthy ones are three-time world champion, 12-time world tag-team champion, ECW Champion, World Heavyweight Champion, 2-time intercontinental champion and 2010 Money in the bank winner.
The other titles include Feud of the Year, Most Hated Wrestler of the year, SMW Tag Team Champion, WWF Hardcore champion, Gooker Award and many others. Kane holds the record for cumulative Royal Rumble eliminations at 44.
Films and TV Shows
A fierce wrestler within the ring, Glenn Jacobs is also involved in various other ventures outside the ring. Jacobs has appeared in few films including See No Evil, Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, MacGruber and Countdown. He made an appearance in one episode of the TV series Smallville and appeared in a recurring role in a web series The JBL and Renee Show.
Glenn Jacobs always thought about the career opportunities in which he can engage himself into after retirement from wrestling. He, along with his wife started an insurance company, The Jacobs Agency in Tennessee.
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Jacobs hosted a podcast titled The Tiny Political Show from March 2007 to March 2008.
He appears as Kane in video games including WWF War Zone, WWF Attitude, WWF WrestleMania 2000, WWE 2k18 and many others.
Jacobs works as an insurer, and he and his wife own an Allstate agency in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is also a member of Free State Project and is actively involved in libertarian politics and in 2017 he officially announced that he would be running for the major seat of Knox County as a Republican.
Kane Net Worth
Kane’s net worth is around $9 million. His annual salary from wrestling ranges between $1 million and $1.5 million. The three-time world wrestling champion earns majorly from his wrestling career and also from other ventures like acting, video games, endorsements and from his insurance business.
House and Cars
Glenn Jacobs lives in his house in Dandridge, Tennessee. Jacobs and his wife obligated to their insurance business and found it difficult to commute from Jefferson which was an hour’s drive to Tennesse. And thus, in 2015, he sold his 6,924 sq ft house at Jefferson City for $800,000.
Also, people have spotted him in his Smart ForTwo Prime car.
Kane also earns a good sum from his endorsement deals. He is a contributor to LewRockwell.com
Kane involves in philanthropic activities now and then. In 2002, Kane appeared on a special WWE episode of The Weakest Link and won in the final round against Bubba Ray Dudley. The money earned was donated to St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
Thanks to Glenn Jacobs, who appears as Kane for all the entertainment he has provided for the past many years. It can’t be easy to find a household without a WWE fan and Kane, who portrays as the half-brother of The Undertaker has remained a favourite for many. His signature Chokeslam never fails to bring the goosebumps to anyone who’s watching the match. We wish him the best in his next endeavours.
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