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Christopher Michael Benoit was born on 21 May 1967, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Margaret and Michael Benoit. He was a professional wrestler, best known from holding multiple titles through his career, but also notorious for killing his wife and son, then committing suicide in 2007.

A noted wrestler, how rich was Chris Benoit? Sources state that Benoit had earned wealth of over $500,000, his net worth accumulated during his wrestling career which began in 1985.

Chris Benoit Net Worth $500,000

Benoit’s family moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada during his teenage years. He began his career as an amateur wrestler and bodybuilder, and eventually started to train with Stu Hart, enrolling in the acclaimed training facility of the Hart family, “Dungeon”, in 1985. Later that year he turned pro, joining Hart’s Stampede Wrestling promotion.

The following year Chris won his first title, the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship, and went on to win four International Tag Team and three more British Commonwealth titles during his time with Stampede. His net worth started to rise.

In 1989, he joined New Japan Pro Wrestling, wearing a mask and using the names Wild Pegasus and Pegasus Kid. The following year he won his first major championship, the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, and went on to win the Best of the Super Juniors tournament twice, the Super J-Cup Tournament, the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship and several other regional championships. All contributed to his wealth.

Benoit then briefly wrestled for World Championship Wrestling, and then returned to Japan. In 1994 he joined Extreme Championship Wrestling, where he became known as ‘Crippler Benoit’, after he broke another wrestler’s neck. In 1995, he returned to the World Championship Wrestling, taking his division’s championship, and soon becoming a member of the reformed Four Horsemen, a popular wrestling squad along with Ric Flair, Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman. Despite attaining great success and fame while with the squad, Benoit left it a few years later.

Although WCW refused to acknowledge his WCW World Heavyweight Championship title, World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment acknowledged it, and Benoit soon joined the company. He formed a foursome called The Radicalz and shortly after became the Intercontinental Champion at WrestleMania 2000. He was then drafted into WWE’s SmackDown, where he won the 2004 Royal Rumble, earning a title shot at WrestleMania XX. He would eventually win the World Heavyweight Championship and Tag Team tournaments, becoming a wrestling star in the process, and boosting his net worth considerably.

Benoit later won the United States Championship on “Smackdown”, then in 2007 he was drafted back into the ECW, as part of the 2007 WWE Draft, and was scheduled to fight for the ECW World Championship. However, he didn’t appear due to a family emergency.

Shortly after, Benoit, his wife and their seven-year-old son were found dead at their house in Atlanta. Reportedly, he strangled his wife and son, and hanged himself the following day. It was later revealed that he had been suffering from severe brain damage, an advanced form of dementia.

The brilliant wrestler, who made a name for himself all over the world in promotions such as NJPW, CWA, ECW, WCW and WWF/E, held 22 titles, was a two-time world champion, WWE Triple Crown Champion and WCW Triple Crown Champion. He has been considered as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. This enabled him to achieve a worldwide fame, numerous awards and a considerable fortune.

When it comes to his personal life, Benoit was married twice; his first marriage was to Martina Benoit, with whom he had two children before their divorce in 1997. He married Nancy Sullivan, who was previously married to wrestler Kevin Sullivan, in 2000, and the couple had one child together before the tragic ending.

Full NameChris Benoit
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthMay 21, 1967[1] Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedJune 24, 2007 (aged 40) Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
Height1.8 m
Weight99.8 kg
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler
SpouseMartina Benoit(m. 1980s–1997), Nancy Benoit(m.2000 – 2007, death)
ChildrenDavid Benoit, Daniel Christopher Benoit, Megan Benoit
ParentsMargaret Benoit, Michael Benoit
SiblingsLaurie Benoit
AwardsWCW World Heavyweight Champion, World Heavyweight Champion in WWE, Future Legend Award (2002), WCW United States Heavyweight Champion (2007), WWE Triple Crown Champion, WCW Triple Crown Champion, Royal Rumble winner (2004), Intercontinental Champion at WrestleMania (2000)
MoviesSharpshooter(1998-2007), Bridging dragon suplex (1992-1998), Crippler Crossface (2008), Back body (2009), WWE: Armageddon (2002), WWE: Summerslam (2007)
TV ShowsWrestleMania XX (2004), WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role (2000), WWF Raw (2002), WWE Aftershock (2005)
1Trademark move: Three Amigos (Combination of three vertical suplexes)
2Trademark move: Backhand Chop
3Trademark move: Snap Suplex
4Trademark move: Rolling German Suplexes
5Finishing move: Diving Headbutt
6Finishing move: Sharpshooter
7Finishing move: Crippler Crossface (Crossface hold)
8Finishing move (as Pegasus Kid and Wild Pegasus): Second Rope Tombstone Piledriver
9Trademark move: High Speed Powerbomb
10Trademark move: Lariat
11Trademark move: High Lift Belly-to-Back Suplex
12Trademark move: Gutwrench Suplex
13Trademark move: Dragon Suplex
14Trademark move (as Pegasus Kid and Wild Pegasus): Top Rope Diving Leg Drop
15Trademark move (as Pegasus Kid and Wild Pegasus): Top Rope Gutwrench Suplex
16A missing upper tooth gave him the infamous nickname "Toothless Aggression," a parody of the famous WWE line "Ruthless Aggression."
17Trademark move: Multiple German Suplexes (a chain of 3 or more German suplexes)
18Wrestling finisher move "The Swandive Headbutt"
WCW Monday Nitro (1995)$550,000 (a year)
1Prove me wrong!
2I am the greatest technical wrestler in the history of the WWF!
1After his death an autopsy showed he had the brain capability of an eighty five year old man with dementia.
2Shared his birthday with his wife Nancy.
3Won the World Heavyweight Championship in the Main Event of WrestleMania XX (a Triple Threat Match) when he forced HHH to submit to the Crippler Crossface. [March 2004]
4Beat Chavo Guerrerro to retain his United States Championship at Armageddon. [December 2006]
5Defeated Triple H at Vengeance 2004 (with help from Eugene) to retain the World Heavyweight Championship and defeated Triple H once again in a 60- Minute Iron Man Match on RAW (7/26/2004) with the help of Eugene once again. [July 2004]
6Will defend his U.S. Title against Orlando Jordan on the first episode of Friday Night Smackdown. [September 2005]
7Lost the World Heavyweight Champsionship to Randy Orton at Summerslam 2004 when Orton hit Benoit with the RKO. [August 2004]
8Still Heavyweight Champion. Will face Kane at Bad Blood for the Heavyweight Championship. [May 2004]
9Has just left Smackdown. He is now wrestling on Raw! [January 2004]
10Is still wrestling on WWE SmackDown!, being one of the top superstars today. [January 2004]
11Is scheduled to face Orlando Jordan at Summerslam for the US title. [August 2005]
12Will defend his championship against another Evolution member Randy Orton at Summerslam 2004 August 15th in his home country at The Air Centre in Toronto. [August 2004]
13Defeated Triple H in a 1 hour "Iron Man" match (with the help of Eugene). [July 2004]
14Has been entered into the 2004 Royal Rumble match, although SmackDown GM Paul Heyman has forced him to enter at the dreaded number 1. Nevertheless, he is a favourite to win the match. [January 2004]
15Drafted to SmackDown! as the first draft pick of the 2005 WWE Draft. [June 2005]
16Defeated Triple H and Shawn Michaels in an Final Encounter Triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Title at the RAW pay per view Backlash in his home city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [April 2004]
17Will be going on to be in the Main Event at WrestleMania XX after winning the 2004 Royal Rumble [January 2004]
18He is back wrestling in WWF (E). Just lost the IC title and is now wrestling on Smackdown. [September 2002]
19Won Royal Rumble, will face Triple H for the World Championship at Wrestlemania 20. [January 2004]
20Defeated Orlando Jordan at Summerslam in 25 1/2 seconds to win the US title. [August 2005]
21Defeated Kane to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. In another match, he and Edge failed their attempt to win back the World Tag Team Championship against La Resistance when they were disqualified [June 2004]
22In June 2007, Chris Benoit (I)', murdered his son, Daniel Christopher Benoit, and second wife, Nancy Daus-Sullivan, before committing suicide.
23A clip of Bret Hart applying his Sharpshooter finishing hold on Benoit appears in the opening credit sequence of every episode of Malcolm in the Middle.
24Considered for the part of Wolverine in "X-Men" (2000), pitted against Sabertooth, played by wrestler Tyler Mane.
25Was born in Montreal, Quebec before moving with family to Western Canada.
26Grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, Edmonton's suburb.
27Won United States Champion-belt from Mr.Kennedy via Crippler Crossface in his Smackdown re-debut 2006.
28He made sports entertainment history at the 2005 SummerSlam, when he defeated Orlando Jordan for the US Championship in just 25.5 seconds - the fastest US Championship victory in the celebrated 20 year history of the prestigious title.
29In the summer of 1995, Benoit received a WWE try out match against Owen Hart in Youngstown, OH, but was not offered a contract.
30Former WCW Television Champion.
31Former WCW Tag Team Champion.
32Benoit feuded with Kevin Sullivan, resulting in many falls count anywhere matches.
33Entrance music was 'Whatever' by Our Lady Peace.
34In the WCW, he was a member of the last Four Horsemen along with Dean Malenko, Ric Flair and Steve McMichael.
35Lost a tooth when he was pretending to wrestle with his dog as a kid. The dogs face hit him on the jaw, which knocked the tooth out. He never had a tooth inserted, because he though he would lose it again, when he started his wrestling-career.
36Played football in high school as defensive end.
37His last name is pronounced French style as "ben-wah".
38Became known as the Canadian Crippler after breaking the neck of extreme wrestler Terry Brunk a.k.a Sabu while wrestling for ECW.
39Notable Title Wins Include: Stampede International tag team titles (4); Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title (4); WWF/UWA World Light- Heavyweight title; Super J Cup Tournament winner; ECW World tag team titles; WCW TV title (3); WCW World tag team titles (3); WCW US title (2); WCW World Heavyweight title; WWF Intercontinental title (4); WWE Tag Team title; WWE World Heavywieght title; WWE World Tag Team titles
40Trained by Stu Hart. Chris Benoit would work all week, then drive 185 miles south, from his Edmonton home, to Calgary, to the Hart House. After 6 months of the grueling training, Benoit made his debut for Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling.
41Was defeated in the finals of the tournament to crown the first WCW Cruiserweight Champion
422004 WWE Royal Rumble Winner
43The second man to enter #1 and win the Royal Rumble (Shawn Michaels was the first), but now holds the record for being in a Rumble match the longest (over 61 minutes, former record holder was Ric Flair with almost one hour, while Shawn Michaels Rumble win was 48:37)
44Eddie and Benoit went to SmackDown in late 2002, where Benoit stayed ever since. He won the Tag Titles with Kurt Angle at No Mercy 2002, and wrestled in a MOTY contender against Angle at Royal Rumble 2003 for the WWE Title.
45In June 2001, he suffered a severe neck injury that kept him out for exactly a year. He returned on a Raw in his hometown of Edmonton, and joined forces with Eddie Guerrero and Ric Flair.
46He 'won' the WWF Title on two occasions, once at Fully Loaded and once at Unforgiven 2000. However, both times the decision was over-ruled, and he is still yet to win the WWF/E title officially.
47He joined the WWF in January 2000, as a member of the Radicalz with Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko. He became the Intercontinental Champion at WrestleMania 2000.
48Since then, Benoit has feuded with A-Train, Eddie Guerrero, and A-Train again. He is now on the brink of a big feud with Brock Lesnar, the current WWE Champion, and made him tap out to the Crippler Crossface at Survivor Series 2003, and again on a preceeding SmackDown.
49Chris Benoit held the WCW World title for less than a day. Because he left, with three others, he was forced to forfeit the title.
50When he began wrestling, he wrestled as "Dynamite" Chris Benoit, as a tribute to the Kid. He also began using the Diving Headbutt, one of the Kid's trademark moves.
51Idolized the Dynamite Kid, Tommy Billington growing up.
52Had a son David from a previous relationship, and a daughter Megan from his ex-wife.
53Underwent major neck surgery in July 2001 after a wrestling match with "X-Pac" where he suffered a botched "X-Factor."
54Former member of WWF team "The Radicalz".
55Former member of the WCW Revolution.
56Wrestled in Japan under a mask as The Pegasus Kid. After losing to Jushin "Thunder" Liger in a match, he unmasked himself as part of the stipulation. Shortly afterwards, he called himself Wild Pegasus.
57Because of how often he defended his WWF Intercontinental Title, Chris Benoit has been called the "fightingest" Interconinental Champion in WWF history.
58Professional wrestler.
59Held WCW TV Title a couple of times, WCW Tag Title a few times and recently won the US Heavyweight Title
60Nancy had their first child together on Febuary 25, 2000, a son named Daniel Christopher Benoit.


E.C.W.2007TV SeriesChris Benoit
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20072006Video GameChris Benoit (voice)
The Smackdown! Special2005TV MovieChris Benoit
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 20062005Video GameChris Benoit (voice)
The Great American Bash2005TV MovieChris Benoit
ECW One Night Stand2005TV MovieChris Benoit
WrestleMania 212005Video GameChris Benoit (voice)
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW2004Video GameChris Benoit (voice)
ECW: Hardcore TV - Mental!2003VideoChris Benoit
WWE WrestleMania X-82002Video GameChris Benoit
Fully Loaded2000TV MovieChris Benoit
No Way Out2000TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Thunder1998-2000TV SeriesChris Benoit
WCW Starrcade1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW World Championship Wrestling1996-1999TV SeriesChris Benoit
WCW Mayhem1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Monday Nitro1995-1999TV SeriesChris Benoit
WCW Halloween Havoc1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Fall Brawl1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Road Wild1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Bash at the Beach1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW The Great American Bash1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Slamboree1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Spring Stampede1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Uncensored1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW SuperBrawl IX1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Souled Out1999TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW/NWO Superstar Series: Diamond Dallas Page - Feel the Bang!1998VideoChris Benoit
WCW/NWO World War 31998TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW/NWO The Great American Bash1998TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW/NWO Slamboree1998TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW/NWO Uncensored1998TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW/NWO SuperBrawl VIII1998TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW/NWO Souled Out1998TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Starrcade 19971997TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW World War 31997TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Fall Brawl: War Games1997TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Road Wild1997TV MovieChris Benoit
The Great American Bash1997TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Slamboree1997TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Spring Stampede1997TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Uncensored1997TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW SuperBrawl VII1997TV MovieChris Benoit
Clash of the Champions1997/IITV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Starrcade 19961996TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Halloween Havoc1996TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Fall Brawl1996TV MovieChris Benoit
Clash of the Champions1996/IITV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Hog Wild1996TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Bash at the Beach1996TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW The Great American Bash1996TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW Starrcade 19951995TV MovieChris Benoit
Collision in Korea1995TV MovieWild Pegasus
ECW Return of the Funker1995VideoChris Benoit
ECW Double Tables1995VideoChris Benoit
ECW November to Remember1994VideoChris Benoit
WCW Slamboree 19931993TV MovieChris Benoit
WCW SuperBrawl III1993TV MovieChris Benoit
Clash of the Champions XXII1993TV MovieChris Benoit
Clash of the Champions XIX1992TV MovieChris Benoit
Stampede Wrestling1957TV Series 1957


WWE Judgment Day2007TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Backlash2007TV SpecialChris Benoit
Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen2007Video documentaryHimself
WrestleMania 232007TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Hall of Fame 20072007TV SpecialHimself
WWE No Way Out2007TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE One Night Stand2007TV SpecialChris Benoit
Royal Rumble2007TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Armageddon2006TV SpecialChris Benoit
Survivor Series2006TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Cyber Sunday2006TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE No Mercy2006TV SpecialChris Benoit
Summerslam2006TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Judgment Day2006TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Velocity2005-2006TV SeriesChris Benoit
WrestleMania 222006TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Hall of Fame 20062006TV SpecialHimself
WWE No Way Out2006TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Royal Rumble2006TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE New Year's Revolution2006TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Armageddon2005TV SpecialChris Benoit
Survivor Series2005TV SpecialChris Benoit
The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be2005Video documentaryHimself
WWE No Mercy2005TV SpecialChris Benoit
Summerslam2005TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Backlash2005TV SpecialChris Benoit
WrestleMania 212005TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Hall of Fame 20052005Video documentaryHimself
WWE Royal Rumble2005TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE New Year's Revolution2005TV SpecialChris Benoit
Hardcore Homecoming: November Reign2005VideoHimself
Survivor Series2004TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Taboo Tuesday2004TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Unforgiven2004TV SpecialChris Benoit
Summerslam2004TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE: Byte This!2001-2004TV SeriesHimself
WWE Vengeance2004TV SpecialChris Benoit
Hard Knocks: The Chris Benoit Story2004Video documentaryHimself
WWE Bad Blood2004TV SpecialChris Benoit
Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story2004TV Movie documentaryHimself / Pegasus Kid
WWE Backlash2004TV SpecialChris Benoit
John Cena: Word Life2004Video documentaryHimself
Fox and Friends2004TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania XX2004TV SpecialChris Benoit
10 Things Every Guy Should Experience2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Monday Night War: WWE Raw vs. WCW Nitro2004Video documentaryHimself
Royal Rumble2004TV SpecialChris Benoit
Rey Mysterio: 6192003Video documentaryHimself
Survivor Series2003TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE No Mercy2003TV SpecialChris Benoit
Summerslam2003TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Vengeance2003TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Judgment Day2003TV SpecialChris Benoit
WrestleMania XIX2003TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE No Way Out2003TV SpecialChris Benoit
Royal Rumble2003TV SpecialChris Benoit
New Japan Pro-Wrestling 30th Anniversary 1997-19992002VideoHimself
WWE Armageddon2002TV SpecialChris Benoit
Survivor Series2002TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Rebellion2002TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE No Mercy2002TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Unforgiven2002TV SpecialChris Benoit
Summerslam2002TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Vengeance2002TV SpecialChris Benoit
King of the Ring2002TV SpecialChris Benoit
King of the Ring2001TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWF Judgment Day2001TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWF Insurrextion2001TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWF Backlash2001TV SpecialHimself
WrestleMania X-Seven2001TV SpecialChris Benoit
Royal Rumble2001TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWF Rebellion2000TV SpecialChris Benoit
Survivor Series2000TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWF No Mercy2000TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Sunday Night Heat2000TV SeriesChris Benoit
WWF Unforgiven2000TV SpecialChris Benoit
Summerslam2000TV SpecialChris Benoit
King of the Ring2000TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWF Judgment Day2000TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWF Insurrextion2000TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWF Backlash2000TV SpecialChris Benoit
WrestleMania 20002000TV SpecialChris Benoit
WCW World Title Tournament1999TV SpecialChris Benoit
WCW Monday Nitro1998TV SeriesHimself - The Four Horsemen / Himself
ECW Three Way Dance1995TV SpecialChris Benoit
Eastern Championship Wrestling1993TV SeriesHimself (1995)
WCW Worldwide Wrestling1975TV SeriesHimself (1995-1999)
WWE Smackdown!2000-2007TV SeriesChris Benoit / Himself / Himself - Team Angle
WWE Draft Special2007TV SpecialChris Benoit
WWE Raw2000-2007TV SeriesChris Benoit / Himself
WWE: The Ladder Match2007VideoHimself
WWE Saturday Night's Main Event2007TV SeriesChris Benoit

Archive Footage

WWE: Batista - I Walk Alone2009VideoChris Benoit
WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary 1999-20092009VideoChris Benoit
WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42008Chris Benoit
WWE: Twist of Fate - The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story2008VideoChris Benoit
The Fifth Estate2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Bigger Stronger Faster*2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hannity & Colmes2007TV SeriesHimself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2007TV SeriesHimself
Geraldo at Large2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Morning America2007TV SeriesHimself
Scarborough Country2007TV SeriesHimself
Today2007TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2007TV SeriesChris Benoit Pegasus Kid
WWE Smackdown!2005-2006TV SeriesChris Benoit
WWE: The History of the WWE Championship2006VideoChris Benoit
WWE Velocity2005TV SeriesChris Benoit
The Rise & Fall of ECW2004Video documentaryHimself
WWE Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches2003VideoChris Benoit
WWE: Raw Tenth Anniversary2003VideoChris Benoit
WWE: Stone Cold Steve Austin - What?2002VideoChris Benoit
Extreme Championship Wrestling: Hardcore History2001VideoChris Benoit
Kurt Angle - It's True! It's True!2000VideoChris Benoit
Chyna Fitness: More Than Meets the Eye2000VideoChris Benoit
WCW Thunder1999TV SeriesHimself
WCW Monday Nitro1996TV SeriesChris Benoit
ECW Enter Sandman1995VideoChris Benoit
WCW World Championship Wrestling1991TV SeriesChris Benoit The Pegasus Kid

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