Bill Goldberg is now known as a powerful wrestler, but as an adolescent, he had his eye on another sport – football. He started as a footballer and played for a handful of NFL clubs until an injury to his pelvis meant he would quit and switch to another sport. Today, he is known for his famous wins against some of the biggest names in the wrestling world, including Chris Jericho. Read how it turned out for him…
Bill Goldberg Bio (Age)
William Scott Goldberg was born on 27 December 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has a Jewish heritage, which meant that he had to go through the Jewish ritual, the bar mitzvah, at the age of thirteen. His parents are Jed Goldberg, a Harvard graduate who is both a gynecologist and obstetrician, and Ethel Goldberg, a musician (his mother plays the violin) and gardener. He is the last child of the family. He has three siblings, two older brothers named Steve and Michael Goldberg, and one older sister named Barbara Goldberg.
He attended Thomas Edison High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, he went to the University of Georgia where he earned a degree in psychology. Although Bill Goldberg is now known as a wrestler, football was his first love as he fell in love with football at a very young age. Bill Goldberg played high school and college football. His impressive high school play earned him a college football scholarship to the University of Georgia, where he later played for the Bulldogs (the University of Georgia football team).
Bill Goldberg is living large with an estimated net worth of $14 million. When we say “lives large scale”, is that exactly what it is, or how else can you explain his car collection? Goldberg is a car enthusiast and he owns quite a few of them, about 25 in all. His fleet includes a 2011 Ford F-250, a Mustang Boss 429, a 1966 Jaguar XK-E, a Shelby Cobra 427, a 1959 Chevy Biscayne, a Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible, and a 1970 Pontiac GTO, to name a few.
After college, Bill Goldberg was selected in the 1990 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams with the 302nd overall selection (11th round). In his professional football career, he should also play for the CFL Sacramento Gold Miners and the Atlanta Falcons. In the 1995 season, he was also on the roster of the Carolina Panthers, although he never played for them.
After an injury that ended his career, he would leave the NFL without any performance. And even though he was satisfied to have played in the NFL at all (a lifelong dream), he regretted not having achieved anything in the game he loved so much. He ventured into the world of wrestling in 1997 after the idea was suggested to him during rehabilitation after his injury.
Goldberg fought in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1996 to 2002, All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) from 2002 to 2003, before joining World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for a year in March 2003, battling star names such as Chris Jericho, The Rock, and Triple H. In 2018 he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. In 2005 he took a short break from WWE and worked in the mixed martial arts (MMA) where he was a commentator.
Family – Wife, Son
Goldberg is married and seems very happy with his choice of spouse if you can take the pictures they put on the Internet as a clue. He married Wanda Ferraton, a stunt double, on April 10, 2005. He met Ferraton when he was on set for the movie Santa’s Slay. Their union was blessed with a son – Gage.
What is Bill Goldberg’s Height? Weight
Bill Goldberg is a giant of a man. As a wrestler, his physique is intimidating and could terrify an opponent even before the wrestling match begins. His height is stated at 1.93 m (6 feet 4 inches), while his weight is stated at 129 kg (285 lbs). His neck measures 36 cm (14 inches), his eyes are gray and his head is bald. His height is 50-36-18, all in inches (chest waist-biceps).
Other Facts About Bill Goldberg
- Bill Goldberg lost his father to the cold hands of death in 2006.
- His mother, Ethel Goldberg, who is a gardener, created an award-winning orchid which she named after her husband Goldberg.
- His older brother Michael Goldberg, who is still in the family, owns a music club in Colorado.
- Because of his love for animals, he became a spokesman for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), a course that took him all the way to the United States Congress.
- His role model is Hulk Hogan, and he has been a special guest at Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
- He has a podcast called “Who’s Next With Bill Goldberg” where he talks about his career and other celebrities while the phone lines are open for his fans.
- He has appeared on several TV shows, including Donald Trump’s reality series The Celebrity Apprentice, in which he appeared in 2010 but only survived to episode 6.
- Goldberg was the proud owner of the largest mixed martial arts facility in the USA, which was located in Atlanta, Georgia until it was closed down.
- Bill Goldberg has also starred in about 10 movies, an impressive number for someone who is not a full-blooded actor. He was part of the star-studded WWE film The Longest Yard (2005) directed by Adam Sandler, which featured other WWE stars including Steve “Stone Cold” Austin, Kevin Nash, and also The Great Khali.