Famous wrestler New Jack passed away on May 14th, 2021. Let’s take a look at the life of the ECW star, from his net worth to family.
New Jack was notoriously known in the wrestling world for his extremely violent style. During his performances, he often brought out a trash can full of weapons into the ring and had scars on his forehead from making his own head bleed during wrestling matches.
Who is New Jack?
Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, New Jack was born Jerome Young.
New Jack grew up in a very tumultuous household. He was the youngest of five children and witnessed a lot of violence growing up.
By the looks of his Instagram page, New Jack was a father-of-three. A Vice report from 2020 states that New Jack had at least five children.
New Jack’s relationship with one of his sons was reportedly strained due to him being unable to accept him going into drag according to Vice in 2020. New Jack’s 27-year-old son is drag queen Washington Heights.
What was New Jack’s net worth?
New Jack didn’t have an easy start in life. He went to prison in twelfth grade for armed robbery and aggravated assault. He went on to become a bounty hunter.
Inspired by 1991 movie New Jack City, New Jack went into wrestling with his debut performance in 1992. In 1995 he moved into Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).
He was a part of wrestling tag teams, Gangstas and The Gangstanators from 1995 – 1998.
New Jack was wrestling all the way until 2016 when he was 53 years old. Although Grantland reported in 2015 that New Jack retired at 50 years old.
Given New Jack’s professional wrestling career, we could assume that he would have accumulated a healthy net worth over the years. As per Celebrity Net Worth, New Jack had a net worth of $3 million.
Meet New Jack’s wife on Instagram
New Jack passed away on May 14th, 2021 from a heart attack at the age of 58. He left behind his wife, Jennifer Young, and their children.
The ex professional wrestler had an IG following of 23k (@newjack187).
His wife, Jennifer, is on Instagram @jenjack83.