Batista is an American wrestler, actor, bodybuilder as well as martial artist. He is more famous for wrestling career in WWE. The star has also been active in movies and worked as a martial artist trainer and expert. His professional career started as a wrestler in WWE and later on he became actor as well. He is one of the few biggest names in the wrestling industry and that’s because of his talent, skills and amazing performances. He makes most of his fortune from wrestling and movies. His current net worth in 2018 is estimated to be $18 million.
Early Life and Childhood
David Michael Batista Jr was born in 1969 in Washington DC area. His father was a hairdresser and he still works in DC region. His parents got divorced and it affected Batista’s life. He is a self made person who struggled way too hard to become a wrestler and celebrity. After his parents had their divorce, he lived alone and worked to raise himself. He did a number of jobs before joining wrestling industry.
He eventually became a bouncer and worked in a local club. He was then detained and arrested after a fight where he injured his opponent severely. He was condemned to probation for a year. He has also worked as a lifeguard when he was working as a bodybuilder. He has always said that wrestling saved his life and it was WWE sector that helped him live a peaceful and luxury life.
When he entered wrestling, he became a popular wrestler instantly. He possesses amazing skills with robust body that make him a nightmare for other wrestler. And his passion and aggressive nature in wrestling is a kind of plus point that has brought him a number of titles and championship wins.
When it comes to the wrestling career of Batista, it started in 2000 and he retired in 2010. His career is actually divided into two parts- one from 2000 to 2010 and the second is from 2013-2014. He made a comeback but could continue only for a year. But he has more than hundred wins on his name and several championship titles and awards. He was away from WWE for some time and during that period, he signed contracts with Classic Entertainment and Sports in 2010. That was the beginning of his career as a martial artist.
Apart from wrestling and martial arts, he has been a part of few movies. His acting was not bad but that helped him gain a lot of money and increase his net worth. It started in 2013 with the movie Riddix, then Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 and he was also a cast in James Bond film Kickboxer Reboot, Vengeance, Spectre and few others.
When it comes to the personal life of Batista, he married twice in his life. The first marriage was in 1990 with Glenda and the couple had two children but they got a divorce few years later. Again he married in 1998 and it was also a failure.