About Andre the Giant
- Fast Facts
Andre the Giant was a French wrestler and actor. Most famous for his size, by the age of 17, he had reached a height of 6’7″ and, as such, began honing his wrestling skills. Later, he moved to the North America and became one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWF. By that time, he had reached 7’4″ and 500 pounds. Unfortunately, his size caused him frequent health problems and he passed away in 1993.
15 years undefeated
41 liters of beer consumed in six hours. This earned Andre the tagline of the “World’s Greatest Drunk.”
$400,000 – Andre’s annual salary (about $2,000,000 in today’s money)
1993 – inducted to WWE Hall of Fame
520 pounds – Andre’s weight upon his death
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