James George Janos, aka Jesse Ventura, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 15, 1951. He’s a successful professional wrestler and actor and also ventured in the political world as the governor of Minnesota. He has a wife named Terry, and they have two wonderful children.
First and foremost, he also found a life as a Navy SEAL and headed off to Vietnam to fight in the war in the 1970s. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1973 and then worked as a legitimate bodyguard for the band, The Rolling Stones.
In 1975, he was introduced to the world of professional wrestling and was named Jesse “The Body” Ventura. Most of his wrestling career, he was a heel (villain) and wrested against the best in the business. He also wrestled in different wrestling organizations, such as the World Wrestling Federation and the American Wrestling Association. After he put down his wrestling boots, the WWF (currently named WWE) called Jesse up to become a commentator. In 1986, he quit the WWF entirely and had to be treated for his pulmonary embolism. Well, in 1996, he started commentating for World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
After he ended his career in wrestling, he was able to find roles in movies, such as Guardian of the Universe (1991), Predator (1987), and Abraxas (1991). He also starred in big hits, such as Demolition Man (1993) and Batman and Robin (1997).
His foray into politics included becoming the mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota from 1990 to 1994 and the governor of Minnesota from 1998 to 2002.
Throughout his lifetime, Jesse Ventura has power-bombed wrestlers and actors and slammed the door on politics. After his wrestling, acting, and political career, he’s hosted a show on TruTV called Conspiracy Theories. There’s a chance that Jesse Ventura could possibly have another chance to have another television show in the near future.
Jesse Ventura’s net worth is approximately $12 million. He’s earned his net worth as a professional wrestler, actor, radio host, TV host, and as a politician. There’s a possibility his net worth will increase, if he’s able to host another TV show that could possibly start in the near future.