Date of Birth 19 May 1946, Grenoble, Isère, France
Date of Death 27 January 1993, Paris, France (heart failure)
Birth Name André René Roussimoff
Nicknames The 8th Wonder of the World
The Gentle Giant
The French Giant
Height 7′ (2.13 m)
André the Giant Net North: André the Giant was a French professional wrestler and actor who had a net worth of $2 million.
When Andre The Giant challenged Hulk Hogan for the WWF World’s Heavyweight Wrestling Championship of The World at WrestleMania III in 1987, he hadn’t lost a single’s match since 1971. His 3,000 plus winning streak was ended when Hogan picked up the 7 foot tall and 500 pound Giant and body slammed him for the pin. Over 94,000 fans viewed this history making match-up, setting an indoor record which still stands today. Andre also defeated Heavyweight Boxing contender Chuck Wepner in a wrestler vs. boxer match on the under-card of the Muhammad Ali/Antonio Inoki challenge match in Japan. The 6 foot 6 inch Wepner was thrown completely out of the ring.