Kane, aka Glenn Jacobs, has been a household name for 18 years. He is one of the longest serving veterans in the WWE along with the likes of his storyline half-brother, The Undertaker, Big Show, and Mark Henry. The old veterans command respect in the locker room, and no one has anything bad to say about Kane. Before we get into Kane’s net worth, let's take a look at his storied Pro Wrestling career.
Glenn Jacobs first wrestled as Angus King in St. Louis, Missouri, in an organisation known as CSWA (Central States Wrestling Association). He then started being billed as “Doomsday” when he wrestled for United States Wrestling Association (USWA).
He wrestled as “The Christmas Creature” and “Unabomb” in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, where he even held the SMW Tag Team Championships with Al Snow. He was also a USWA Heavyweight Champion.
Interestingly enough, Kane did have one match in WCW, and that was in a losing effort to Sting.
Kane joined the WWE in 1995, and he started off with the gimmick of “Dr Isaac Yankem”, a psychopathic dentist, even having a match with Bret Hart at Summerslam 1995. His next gimmick in 1996 was playing a fake Diesel after Kevin Nash left to WCW.
Bad Blood: In Your House, 1997 was when he made his debut as The Big Red Machine that we know today. He interfered in the first ever Hell In A Cell match between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. He ripped open the cell door, and gave The Phenom a tombstone piledriver, introducing himself to the world.
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Kane was menacing and an absolute monster, instantly becoming iconic, and one of the integral parts of the Attitude Era. He has been through the birth of four different eras – the Attitude Era, the Ruthless Aggression Era, the PG Era, and The New Era.
Kane still wrestles till date, although his appearances have not generally been as frequent in the year 2016. Kane was part of active storylines till 2015, until his reunion with The Undertaker against The Wyatt family that culminated in Survivor Series (an event commemorating The Undertaker’s 25 years in WWE).
In 2016, he was barely active, making very few televised appearances, and doing more house shows, just like fellow veterans The Big Show and Mark Henry. However, since being drafted to Smackdown Live in July, The Devil’s Favourite Demon started appearing more frequently on television, even though he isn’t part of a long-term storyline.
At this stage, Kane is around more to work with younger talent and also to help put them over. This is something that he has done throughout his career, especially during the Ruthless Aggression Era, where he had prolonged feud with then up and coming stars like Edge, who he put over numerous times.
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Being so selfless has had some rewards to it, as Kane is a three-time World Champion with WWE, winning the WWF Championship from Stone Cold Steve Austin, winning the World Heavyweight Championship from Rey Mysterio (cashing in the Money In The Bank), and winning the ECW Heavyweight Championship after squashing Chavo Guerrero in a matter of seconds at Wrestlemania 24.
Kane has gone through multiple gimmicks over the years, removing the mask, putting it back on, being a comedic demon act, being a corporate stooge, and so much more. He has also had an immense number of face and heel turns. However, through it all, he did whatever he was told, and he earned the respect of everyone backstage.
His most prominent feud is perhaps with his storyline half-brother, The Undertaker, whom he has also teamed up with multiple times, being called ”The Brothers Of Destruction”. Throughout the years, he has always been selfless in putting people over.
However, it should be noted that wrestling is not the only world that Glenn Jacobs is involved in. We will get into that. First, let’s find out about Kane’s net worth and his salary
The Big Red Machine has an estimated net worth of $7 million with an annual salary of $1.3 million.
Kane’s net worth – $7 million
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A breakdown of “The Big Red Machine” Kane’s net worth
Regardless of his spot on the WWE card, Kane has always been an integral part of the company. Let’s break down his assets
Kane’s mansion is located in Jefferson city, Tennessee. In fact, it has been on sale for some years now. Right now, it is on sale at a price of $799,000. It was built in 2005 and is 78 Acres. Here is a close up of his house
His house’s details are as follows
3 beds, 3.5 baths
A 4-car garage
Features include a full gym, main level luxury master suite with sitting room & spa-like master, large guest, a solar panel providing reduced utility costs, vault & recreational room with a wet bar in the finished walkout basement, bright sun room, Kayak in-ground pool and relaxing wraparound deck.
The reason that Kane and his wife are selling the big, private house is that it is rather isolated and is also an hour long commute from work. Regarding why he is selling the house, Kane said, “If circumstances were different, we’d stay here for the rest of our lives, but you know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice and men.”
The Devil’s Favourite Demon has multiple ventures outside the WWE. Kane is a well known Libertarian, more on the conservative side. Here is a clip of Kane explaining his political viewpoint:
He is a member of the Free State Project. He generally tends to do the rounds of interviews and podcasts. Kane said that he was considering a run for the Mayoral seat in Knox County as a Republican in 2017, and it would depend on the outcome of the 2016 presidential race. Since a Republican was elected, it is likely to increase his chances of running.
Kane’s main venture outside WWE is that of an insurer. He, along with his wife Crystal own an insurance company known as “Jacobs Insurance Associates, LLC”. The company is based out of Knoxville, Tennessee. Kane is an active member of the Rotary Club, and also widely participates with the organisation “Faith to End Hunger”, which holds annual events to feed the poor.
Kane is very socially active in Knoxville and does a lot more charity work as well.
Here is a list of superstars Kane has crossed paths with, and their net worth
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