Chris Jericho is a famous Canadian-American wrestler, businessman, actor, singer, media personality as well as author. He is best known for his wrestling career and association with WWE, WCW and other extreme wrestling federations. Currently he is in a contract with the New Japan Pro Wrestling.
He has won several championships and other titles in wrestling. He is acknowledged to be the first wrestler who won World Championship and WWF titles by defeating Cold Stone and The Rock in 2001. He earns most of his money from wrestling, WWE and its brands he is associated with, acting, singing and other business ventures. His current net worth is reported to be $18 million.
Christopher Keith Irvine popularly known as Chris Jericho was born in 1970 in Manhasset, New York. His father’s name was Ted Irvine and he was a famous NHL hockey player. His father was a great and excellent player and represented New York Rangers.
He has a sister as well who nowadays works as a music teacher. He attended his school and then went to study creative communication at Red River College in Winnipeg. Once his father took him to watch a local AWA event matches and that was the time he got interest in wrestling. He was impressed by the skills of Owen Hart, Shawn Michaels and other wrestlers.
After that Chris went to get his training and worked on his fitness to become a world class wrestler. His initial steps in this regard were to become a member of the ring crew for the Keystone Wrestling Alliance promotion. There he had the opportunity to get training and essential tips and points from the famous wrestlers. That training was inevitable for him and it helped later as well. In order to pursue his passion in wrestling, he decided to be more serious.
In this regards, Chris joined the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling at the age of 19. He met Lance Storm on his very first day in the school. The school had famous and experienced wrestlers to help out and train the newbies. He was trained under the supervision of Ed Langley and Brad Young. There came a time when he was able to make his wrestling debut. After two months of training, he played his first wrestling match in 1990 at Moose Hall in Ponoka.
After winning ECW World Television Championship New, started getting fame and popularity. He also got the attention of World Championship Wrestling. He made his debut on WCW per-per-view show in 1996. He was able to make his debut and public appearance in Japan Pro-Wrestling in 1997. He lost two early matches but then he went to win and become the championship. He got into a contract with WWE in 1999 and after that he has won several awards, titles and championships.
The wrestler also loves acting and he appeared in few movies. He is really an amazing author too. Apart from wrestling, he has a few business ventures and appears in TV shows as well that helped him increase his net worth.