The world of Wrestling has entertained several generations throughout the years. With such a rich and long history, many people have spent their entire careers in the ring. Among them, some wrestlers remain fan’s favourites with their charisma and professionalism. Wrestler Shelton Benjamin perfectly fits the criteria.
With his debut in the WWE universe in 2002, Shelton has bagged several titles under his name in his career and is still actively participating in matches on the SmackDown brand. He is popular among the fans with the name 'The Gold Standard.'
Career And Net Worth
Shelton Benjamin had a long and successful career in the wrestling world. With a huge fanbase and popularity, his net worth is certainly a question that hits the fan’s curious minds. Well, Benjamin’s net worth was estimated to be $2.3 million in 2015. But, as of 2019, the updated data on his total fortunes have yet to emerge.
Digging on Shelton's career, his passion for athletics could be seen from an early age. The young Shelton claimed the title of heavyweight champion for two consecutive years at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, where he received his pre-college education.
After high school, he enrolled in Lassen Community College located in California. There, he won the titles for wrestling (1996 NJCAA Champion) and track (Junior Champion in 100 m race) and later transferred to Minnesota for his graduation.
Shelton worked as an assistant coach in Minnesota. He trained the reigning wrestling team including future WWE star Brock Lesnar, who was on his career startup. Who knew that he and his student would team up later in Ohio Valley Wrestling and win the tag-team gold title under the name 'Minnesota Stretching Crew.' This exposure led to his debut in the WWE franchise in December of 2002, and the rest is history.
His significant achievements can be shortly covered with titles like one-time WWE United States Champion, three-times WWE Intercontinental Champion, two-times WWE Tag Team Champion, and two-times ROH Tag Team Champion.
Shelton is a married man and a proud father. His wife’s name and the exact count of his children are not known, but his tweets surely hint his family details.
His firstborn child is Kanya, who is a high school graduate of the year 2017. The overjoyed Shelton tweeted the graduation ceremony with a sweet picture. His “not-married” tweets from 2011 suggest that the wrestler had tied the knot somewhere between 2012 and 2016.
Apart from that, somewhere in 2013, fellow wrestler Mia Yim was rumoured as his then-girlfriend. The two cleared the dilemma via their social media and hinted to the audience that they were just friends.
Shelton denying about his relationship with Mia Yim (Photo: Shelton's Twitter)
They both clearly stated on their tweets that they were not even remotely thinking of dating each other.
Wrestler Shelton Benjamin was born on the 9th of July, 1976 and grew up in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The 44 years old hunk stands at a towering height of 6 feet 3 inch and weighs 111kgs.
Looking at Shelton’s social media shares, one can easily say that the WWE superstar shares a special bonding with his parents. His mother’s name is Carolyn Benjamin, Washington. She, along with Shelton’s father, brought up Shelton and three other siblings in Orangeburg. Sadly, the wrestler lost his father on the 8th of April, 2018. The sad news was made public via Shelton’s Instagram the next day.
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Talking about his mother, actress Thea Vidale momentarily portrayed the mom character for Shelton during his 2006 WWE journey. She was also his manager at that time. Thea later left the company after she was sexually harassed by someone whom she described as “perverted middle-aged man.”