Magnificent and a powerful wrestling icon, Dusty Rhodes had received a wealth of $3 million. He made most of his fortune with his appearance in multiple careers viz. entertainment production, wrestling management, broadcasting, etc.
He began his pro career in the 1970s when he completed in various pro wrestling leagues around the country, but he reached peak fame after taking on the persona of Dusty Rhodes, aka the American Dream. By 1989, he was practically a household name. That’s when he signed with WWE (then known as WWF) and began wearing his famous yellow and black polka-dot ensemble.
After completing his career as a wrestler, he worked as a backstage scriptwriter and producer for WWE NXT. As a matter of fact, all his followers identify him best as a fun-loving generous character, who battled The Million Dollar Man. He also launched a wrestling family. His two sons, Dustin and Cody, fight in the WWE under the stage signatures Goldust and Stardust respectively.
During his course, he overcome over 50 showdowns spanning multiple promotions, including NWA, WCW. What is more, he was given the Most Popular Wrestler award three times (1978, 1979, 1987) by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. He made some appearances on television series like Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup (1988), Saturday Night’s Main Event (1989), Paradise Park (1992), Burke’s Law (1994) and more. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007. He has died, reportedly as a result of kidney failure in 2015.