Bret Hart Biography
The five-time WWF World Heavyweight, Bret Hart is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, writer, and actor. He is best known by his ring name “The Hitman.” A member of the Hart wrestling family and a second-generation wrestler, Hart has been credited with changing the perception of North-American professional wrestling in the early 1990s by bringing the technical in-ring performance.
As of 2019, Bret Hart has amassed an estimated net worth of $14 million. He devoted 7 years for writing his autobiography; “Hitman: My Real Life In The Cartoon World of Wrestling” and was a #1 bestselling author in the US, UK, and Canada.
Bret Hart’s Net Worth is $14 million as of 2019! Know His Salary, Income, Earnings, Business
As of 2019, Bret Hart enjoys an impressive net worth of $14 million. Not to mention, most of his wealth is generated through his wrestling career. In addition, he earns additional income as an actor and a writer.
Besides, Hart is the founder and part owner of the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League, which definitely adds decent value to his net worth.
As per the sources of 1995, he made $9 million as salary from WCW Monday Nitro (for three years). He also pocketed $2,500,000 from his three-year contract with WCW in 1997.
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Hart took home $4,000 and $15,000 from WrestleMania II & III in 1986 and 1987 respectively. In 1989, he earned $10,000 as a salary from Summerslam.
Who is Bret Hart’s wife? Know His marriage, Wedding, Children, and Personal life
The 61-year-old, Bret Hart is currently living with his longtime wife, Stephanie Washington. He has married thrice in his lifetime.
CAPTION: Bret Hart with his wife, Stephanie Washington, and children
He first tied the knot with Julie Smadu on March 25, 1960. The couple welcomed their first child, Jade Michelle Hart on March 31, 1983. The following year on August 11, their second child Dallas Jeffery was born.
Similarly, they had their third child, Alexandra Sabina Hart on May 17, 1988, and fourth child, Blade Colton Hart on June 5, 1990, respectively.
CAPTION: Bret Hart with his first wife and children
Did you know, the four hearts on the right thigh of his tights signify his children, as do the four dots following his signature? Unfortunately, Bret and Julie separated in May 1998. However, the former couple had several brief reunions over the next 4 years. Eventually, on June 24, 2002, they divorced just hours before Hart suffered his stroke.
Later two years on September 15, Hart married an Italian woman named Cinzia Rota. Nevertheless, the two could not carry their marital affair well and ended divorcing in 2007 after failing to agree on where they should live.
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On July 24, 2010, Bret again married to Stephanie Washington. His third and current spouse, Stephanie is originally from San Francisco who graduated with a Bachelors in history from San Francisco State University in 2005. In addition, she holds a BA in criminal justice from Mount Royal College in 2013.
CAPTION: Bret Hart with his current and third wife Stephanie Washington
Besides, Hart’s father, Stu Hart, died on October 16, 2003, aged 88. Further, he is the grandfather of four grandchildren.
When was Bret Hart born? Know his Early Life, Siblings
Bret Sergeant Hart was born on July 2, 1957, in Calgary, Alberta, to an athletic family. He spent most of his childhood in the Hart family mansion owned by his father, Stu Hart, and mother, Helen Hart.
Hart grew up with his eleven siblings Owen Hart, Bruce Hart, Diana Hart, Smith Hart, Keith Hart, Dean Hart, Ross Hart, Georgia Hart, Wayne Hart, Allison Hart, and Elizabeth Hart. Hart holds dual citizenship of Canada and the United States. At the age of 4, his first work in wrestling involved pulling out the lucky number out of a metal box.
Bret Hart Wrestling Career
In 1976, Bret Hart began working for his father’s Stampede Wrestling promotion in Calgary. He gained the most prominent experience in his early career. In August 1984, Hart was acquired by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
CAPTION: Young Bret Hart
Hart made televised WWF debut on August 29, 1984, teaming up with the Dynamite Kid in a tag team match.
Bret was voted “WWF Superstar of the Year” in 1993 by fans as well as the greatest wrestler of the year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated readers. Trained by Stu Hart, Mr. Hito, and Kazuo Sakurada, Hart is 5 times WWF World Heavyweight Champion.
For the information, Bret is 2 times WWF Intercontinental Champion, 2 times WWF Tag Team Champion with his brother in law, Jim ‘Anvil’ Neidhart and won the first ever WWF King.
Bret Hart Writing and Acting Career
Bret Hart’s autobiography titled Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling was released on October 16, 2007. He started writing the book with Marcy Engelstein, his longtime close friend and business associate in July 1999. He helped the forewords to Roddy Piper’s autobiography, In The Pit With Piper.
In 1994, he played a prison inmate in “Natural Born Killers” and appeared in “Lonesome Dove,” from 1994 to 1995 playing Luther Root. Hart has made numerous televised appearances including “The Simpsons” in 1997 and the “Honey I Shrunk: The Kids TV series”, “The Adventures of Sinbad”, “Big Sound,” and “The Immortal.”
Bret Hart Age, Height, Weight
- Age: 61 years as of 2019
- Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Star Sign: Cancer
- Billed Height: 6 feet (1.82m)
- Billed Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
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