Big Show
Big Show
Celebrated Name: Big Show
Real Name/Full Name: Paul Donald Wight II
Gender: Male
Age: 52 years old
Birth Date: 8 February 1972
Birth Place: Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 2.13 m
Weight: 174 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Bess Katramados (m. 2002), Melissa Ann Piavis (m. 1997–2002)
Children: Yes (Cierra Wight)
Profession: American professional wrestler and actor currently
Net Worth in 2024: $25 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Paul Donald Wight Jr., better known to people by his ring name Big Show is an American wrestler and actor currently working with WWE, and his estimated net worth is million dollars. He started his professional career in World Championship Wrestling in 1995, where he was known by the ring name The Giant. He attended Wichita State University, Kansas.

Maybe you know about Big Show very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Big Show’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Paul Donald Wight Jr. was born on February 8, 1972, in South Carolina. There is not much information available about his family, but as shows from his name, his father’s name was Paul Donald Wight. Paul Jr. has acromegaly, a disease due to the high level of growth hormone in the body. His body structure was very unusual from childhood. In 1990, Paul Jr. underwent successful surgery of the pituitary gland, which slow down the advancement of the disease.

He played basketball and football during his school days at Wyman King Academy in South Carolina. He quit football after his conflict with the team coach. After the schooling, he gets enrolled in Northern Oklahoma Junior College and actively participated in basketball. He also attended Wichita State University, Kansas.

Personal Life

He married Melissa Ann Piavis in 1997. Their relation didn’t last long, and they parted their ways in 2000 and finalized the divorce in 2002. After a few days of divorce, he married Bess Katramados on February 11, 2002. Paul Jr. has two children with Bess Katramados.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 8 February 1972, Big Show is 52 years old as of today’s date 18th May 2024. His height is 2.13 m tall, and his weight is 174 kg.


Big Show signed to World Champion Wrestling in 1995 and used The Giant as a ring name. He defeated Hulk Hogan in his professional debut fight and claimed the WCW World Heavyweight Champion title. After a few days, the title was taken back from Big Show due to the very controversial end of the match. He attempted again to reclaim the title at WW3 but failed, and Randy Savage won the title. Big show reclaimed the WCW World Heavyweight Champion title by defeating Flair.

Big Show then joined New World Order, but he was thrown out of the New World Order due to his conflict with Hogan. After that, he fought against the New World Order and won WCW World Tag Team Championship twice with different partners. In 1998, Big Show and Nash met in the ring, and Nash defeated the Big Show. Nash quit the New World Order and formed his own New World Order Wolfpac. Big Show rejoined the New World Order and opposed Nash and his partners.

In 1999, Big Show signed a ten-year contract with WWF/E. In June 1999, Big Show fought against Undertaker for the WWF Championship title. Undertaker heavily defeated the Big Show and retained the title. They make an alliance together and won the WWF Tag Team Championship twice. Shortly after that, he featured in triple threat match and won the WWF Championship title.

In 2004, he and Eddie met in the ring, and Big Show defeated him for United States Championship. In 2005, he teamed with Kane, and together they won many fights. He left the WWE due to injuries and later rejoined in 2008. In 2014, at Survivor Series, he knocked out Cena, which lead to his elimination. The big show also featured in several movies and video games.

Awards & Achievements

Big Show won so many awards during his professional wrestling career, and some of his most notable awards are listed below.

• Big Show won the Wrestler of the Year award in 1996.
• He twice won the title of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
• He also won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship twice and ECW World Heavyweight Championship once.
• The big show was awarded Andre the Giant Trophy in 2015.

Net Worth & Salary of Big Show in 2024

Big Show Net Worth
Big Show Net Worth

Before getting into figures, let’s have a look at his sources of income. Big Show made most of his wealth from professional wrestling, although he worked in several movies such as The Waterboy, Countdown, and Jingle All the Way.

He also appeared in many television series and video games, and his net worth is $25 million as of May 2024. Big Show, Paul Donald Wight Junior in real life, is a famous American wrestler and quality actor. He is a seven-time world champion and only wrestler to hold the WCW, World Heavyweight, ECW World, and WWE titles. He is a true giant of professional wrestling.


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