Mark Jerrold Henry, celebrated as Mark Henry or Markswoggle, is an American professional wrestler, Olympic weightlifter, powerlifter, and strongman. He was born on June 12, 1971 at Silsbee, Texas, United States and holds an American nationality. He was the second child of Ernest and Barbara Henry. He grew up together with his elder brother Pat. He is also the cousin of Kevin Henry, a former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end.
Mark was into weightlifting since his childhood. In his freshman year at Silsbee High School, he was able to squat 270 kg which made him make a record of ‘the world’s strongest teenager” by Los Angeles Times. He was also 3-time Texas State Champion with state and national records. He is also the U.S National Powerlifting Champion in 1995 and won the gold, silver and bronze medals at Pan American Games. He has won numerous titles and awards for his extreme talent in this field.
Mark started his career in wrestling in 1996 where he competed against Jerry Lawler on World Wrestling Federation ring. He is entitled with various nicknames such as ‘The Silverback’, ‘The King of the Jungle’, ‘The World’s Strongest Man’, and so on.
Mark was very close to his mother. His father died due to the complication of diabetes when he was 12. Later, at the age of 14, he himself was diagnosed with dyslexia. His mother supported him a lot throughout his childhood and career. Henry was devastated when his mother died.
Moving on to his personal life, Mark is a happy married man with his spouse Jana Henry. Though, it is not his first marriage. He was once married to Jana Mckissick before. They got divorced in 1992 however; the reason for their separation is still a mystery. Mark & Jana Mckissick had a son from their marriage named Jacob Henry. Apart from this, there is no any news about him having any past or current girlfriend or affairs. Mark & Jana Henry are also blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Joanna Henry. Currently, the couple and their children live together happily at Austin, Texas.
There are no any rumors and controversies about Mark Henry. He was a very gentle and problem-free man. Though, there are various brand used by Mark, there is no particular brand preferred or used by him. He can be seen engaged in various charity games and events.
Mark Henry has an estimated net worth approx. of $5 million and enjoys a very good salary of around $1 million per year. He has an amazing height of 6 ft. 3 in. with the body weight of 190 kg.
To know more about Mark Henry, he can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief bio on him.
Last modified: January 18, 2016
Published on: January 18, 2016
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