William “Refrigerator” Perry Net Worth

William “Refrigerator” Perry Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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William Anthony Perry Wiki Biography

Born William Anthony Perry on the 16th December 1962, in Aiken, South Carolina USA, ‘The Fridge’ is a retired American Football defensive lineman, who spent 10 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), playing for the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles. He also played for the NFL Europe team the London Monarchs in 1996, before retirement.

Have you ever wondered how rich William Refrigerator Perry is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Perry’s net worth is just $10,000; his net worth decreased over the years, due to his health problems and several failed business ventures.

William Refrigerator Perry Net Worth $10,000

From a young age, William struggled with his size, being 200 pounds when he was only 11 years old; due to his size, he was often criticized and ridiculed, and received the nickname refrigerator later when he was in college, which followed him throughout his career in the NFL. He went to Aiken High School, where he not only played football, but also ran track, played basketball, and competed in the shot putt.

After high school he received a scholarship to attend Clemson University, where he focused primarily on football, playing for the Clemson Tigers under head coach Danny Ford. He had a successful college career, earning first-team All-American honors in his junior year, while in his first year he won the national championship with the university.

After his successful years in college, William declared for the 1985 NFL Draft, and was selected as the 22nd pick overall by the Chicago Bears. In his first season, William appeared in all 16 games, nine of which were starts, including winning the Super Bowl with the team, however, he was forced out of his natural position due to a dispute between defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan and coach Mike Ditka. However, he stayed in the Bears until 1993.

After his stint with the Bears ended, William joined the Philadelphia Eagles, but didn’t have much success in the two years he had spent there, and as a result, he joined the NFL Europe Team, the London Monarchs, for which he played one season, before deciding to retire.

Mostly due to his size, William also started a fighting career; he appeared at WrestleMania 2 as a part of the battle royal event back in 1986. Then in 2000 he participated in the toughman boxing competition, but lost to Bob Sapp. He also featured in the Celebrity Boxing event two times, losing to basketballer Manute Bol on both occasions.

William made several TV appearances, firstly in 1986 appearing as himself in an episode of the TV series “The A-Team”. He subsequently appeared in “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (2005-2010), then as himself again in the TV film “Windy City Heat” (2003), and also in the short film “Rein: The Rejuvenator” in 2009, all of which increased his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, William has been married to Valerie since 2007. Previously, he was married to Sherry Broadwater from 1982 to 2004; the couple had four children, before divorcing.

Starting in 2008, William has had severe health problems; in June that year, he was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome, a chronic inflammation disorder of the peripheral nerves, spending a month in hospital the following year as his health deteriorated. He also gained even more weight, in January 2016 weighing 425 pounds, subsequently receiving treatment for diabetes. He is now in wheelchair and lives in his father’s house. Also, he is taken care of by his younger brother, and one of his former teammates. William lives off a social security disability check, and disability money that he receives from the NFL, as a part of the NFL program that helps former players in need of assisted care. Most recently, he was admitted to hospital with a leg infection so severe that amputation was a possibility .

Due to his deteriorating health and the cost of treatments, William had put his Super Bowl ring on auction, and it was bought out by a 10-year child and his mother for $8,500, with the 10-year old returning the ring to William. However, he has auctioned it again as he was in dire need of money.

Full NameWilliam Perry
Net Worth$10,000
Date Of BirthDecember 16, 1962
Place Of BirthNewark, New Jersey, United States
Height1.88 m
Weight152 kg
ProfessionFootball player
EducationSeton Hall University
SpouseValerie Perry (m. 2007), Sherry Ann Broadwater (m. 1982–2004)
ChildrenSherria Perry, William Perry, Latavia Perry, Norie Shanta Perry
ParentsHollie Perry, Inez Perry
SiblingsMichael Dean Perry, Robert Perry
MoviesCollege Football Legends: Vol. 1, College Football Legends: Vol. 1
1Gap-toothed grin
1Even when I was little, I was big.
1WWE Hall of Famer.
2Has a small firm in the construction industry in Aiken, South Carolina, USA [2000]
3In 1986, Hasbro made a special action figure of him for their "G.I. Joe" line. But he was never once featured in the "G.I. Joe" TV show or comic book.
4Played his college football at Clemson University.
5Played both offensive and defensive tackle in high school. Weighed 270 lbs. and ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash as a ninth grader. Also played high school basketball and could dunk despite being only 6' 2" and weighing 270 lbs.
6Became the first interior lineman to score a touchdown in Super Bowl history in Super Bowl XX in 1986 when he lined up at fullback and took a handoff. Bears would often use him that season as a blocking back near the goal line.
7Played college football at Clemson University.
8NFL defensive lineman with the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles.


Rein: The Rejuvenator2009ShortTim
The Fantastic Two2007TV Mini-SeriesFridgie Bear
Windy City Heat2003TV MovieWilliam Perry (as William 'The Refrigerator' Perry)
The A-Team1986TV SeriesWilliam Perry
The WWF's Grand Slams1986VideoWilliam Refrigerator Perry
Jimmy B. & André1980TV MovieDerrick


30 for 302016TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2010TV SeriesHimself - Fantasy League Player / Himself
According to Jim2009TV SeriesHimself
Top Chef2008TV SeriesHimself
Paula's Party2007TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006TV Series documentaryHimself
WrestleMania 222006TV SpecialHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2006TV SeriesHimself
Lingerie Bowl2006TV Special
Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge2004TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Boxing 22002TV SpecialHimself
The Man Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Toughman2000TV MovieHimself
They Think It's All Over1996TV Series
NFL on FOX1994TV SeriesHimself - Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Tackle
NFL Monday Night Football1985-1994TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle / Himself - Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Tackle
TNT Sunday Night Football1990-1994TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle / Himself - Philadlephia Eagles Defensive Tackle
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1987-1993TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle / Himself - Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Tackle
The NFL on NBC1990TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle
The NFL on CBS1990TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle / Himself - Chicago Bears Tackle
WrestleMania 21986TV SpecialHimself (as William 'Refrigerator' Perry)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XX1986TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Right Defensive Tackle
1985 NFC Championship Game1986TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle
The Bob Hope Christmas Show1985TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHimself
1985 NFL Draft1985TV MovieHimself - 22nd Overall Pick
The Super Bowl Shuffle1985Video shortHimself - The Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew (as William 'Refrigerator' Perry)

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The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA2006Video documentaryHimself
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology - Vol. 12005VideoHimself

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