John Layfield Bio | Wiki
John Layfield (Full Name: John Charles Layfield) is an American television personality, businessman, and retired professional wrestler presently working at Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel as a financial commentator.
He is famously recognized for his ring name John “Bradshaw” Layfield (abbreviated JBL). Furthermore, John is the Senior Vice President at Northeast Securities. John was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2020 during the 2021 ceremony on the 37th week of WrestleMania.
John Layfield Age | Birthday
He was born on November 29, 1966, in Sweetwater, Texas, in the United States of America. John is 57 years old and celebrates his birthday on November 29 every year.
John Layfield Height
He is above average stature. John stands at a height of 6 ft 6 in (approx. 1.98 m).
John Layfield Family
He was born and raised in Sweetwater, Texas under the loving care of his loving parents Lavelle and Mary. His father was a minister. John holds an American nationality by birth but belongs to the white ethnicity.
John Layfield Wife
Presently, he is in a happy marital relationship with his beautiful wife Meredith Whitney. Meredith is a successful businesswoman. They have been living under the same roof since they were wedded on February 11, 2005, in Key West, Florida. Previously, John was in a romantic relationship with Cindy Womack for 9 years before officially separating in 2003.
John Layfield CNBC
In 2004 John joined CNBC as a contributor. Later that year in June during a house show in Munich, Germany John did several Nazi salutes while goose-stepping around the ring in an attempt to draw heel heat. However, this kind of action was illegal in Germany leading to John being fired.
John Layfield Fox
Soon after leaving CNBC he relocated to New York City and was hired at Fox News Channel, where he still works to date as a financial commentator. John also joined Fox Business Network (CNBC rivalry) as a business commentator.
John Layfield Book
Other than being a retired professional wrestler, television personality, and businessman, John is also a part-time author and published his first book “Have More Money Now” in 2003. In his book, John shares tips on how to acquire money by saving and investing. His book is made up of 224 pages and was published by Gallery Books publishers.
John Layfield Wrestler
He is a popular retired professional wrestler recognized for his ring name JBL. He became recognized during the Attitude Era when he was a three-time WWF Tag Team Champion with Ron “Faarooq” Simmons. In 2004, John won the WWE Championship and held it for 280 days.
In 2009, just before his retirement, he won the Intercontinental Championship title, therefore making him the 10th Grand Slam Champion and 20th Triple Crown Champion in WWE history. On March 3, 2020, it was publicly announced that would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of WrestleMania 36 week, unfortunately, it was put off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was finally inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2020, during WrestleMania 37 weeks.
John Layfield vs John Cena
His very first match against professional wrestler John Cena was at WrestleMania 21, where he lost his WWE Championship which he held for ten years. Later on April 28 in an elimination match, JBL defeated Big Show, Booker T, and Kurt Angle, therefore earning himself a rematch for the WWE Championship.
He again lost to Cena at Judgment Day in an “I Quit” match. His first championship bid after returning was a match against Randy Orton and proceeded to a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match at Backlash which included John Cena and Triple H. Unfortunately, he was eliminated in his first match against John Cena. JBL eventually defeated Cena at The Great American Bash in a New York City Parking Lot Brawl.
John Layfield Bermuda
After retiring from professional wrestling he felt confined living in New York City, therefore relocated to Bermuda where he soon built a home. While living there, he noticed predominantly black-on-black violence in the local violence.
In 2011 he created Beyond Rugby Bermuda, a nonprofit organization that provided alternatives to gangs. As of February 2017, it had recruited more than 400 boys and girls. Currently, he is the global ambassador for Beyond Sport working alongside Desmond Tutu and Tony Blair.
John Layfield Salary
It is obvious that he is rewarded a large sum amount of income from working as a financial commentator at both Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. John’s average salary is $98,670 annually.
John Layfield Net Worth
From his extravagant lifestyle, it is evident to all that he has accumulated an admirable amount of fortune from his profession as a wrestler, businessman, and media personality. John’s average net worth is $9 million.
How Old Is John Layfield
He was born to his loving and caring parents on November 29, 1966, in Sweetwater, Texas, in the United States of America. Therefore, John is 57 years old.
How Much Is John Layfield Worth
It is evident that he has garnered a reasonable amount of wealth over the years. Therefore, John’s average net worth is $9 million.
Is John Layfield Married
Yes. John married his wife Meredith Whitney in 2005. His wife is an American businesswoman and the founder of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group. Previously, he was married to Cindy Womack.
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