Goldust Biography

( 1969 - )
March 4, 2019
First published on:May 18, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Goldust

Date of Birth: 1969, April 11
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Name Dustin Patrick Runnels
Birth Place Austin, Texas, United States
Famous Name Goldust
Father Dusty Rhodes
Mother Sandra Runnels
Net Worth Around $ 400,000
Salary $1 Million
Nationality American
Currently Working For WWE
Currently Married Yes
Married to Ta-rel Roche
Divorce Terri Runnels and Milena Martelloni
Children Dakota Avery from Terri Runnels
Boyfriend No
Tatto(s) No

Dustin Patrick Runnels or famously known as Goldust is an American professional wrestler who currently performs under renowned wrestling promotion, World Wrestling Entertainment in its Raw brand. Apart from competing for the WWE, he also has performed for several wrestling promotions such as Championship Wrestling from Florida, World Championship Wrestling as well as Total Nonstop Action and several other independent wrestling promotions.

He also has competed for Japanese wrestling promotion, All Japan Pro Wrestling in 2007 and has won several championships in his nearly three decades wrestling like winning the Intercontinental championships three times, nine times Hardcore Champion as well as winning the tag team titles in multiple occasions.

Net worth and Salary of Goldust

As of 2019, Goldust' net worth is estimated over $1 million. According to the source, his annual salary competing in WWE is $400,000. He also receives an additional amount for merchandise sale. In 2017, he earned  $550,000 as annual wage and might have received more as bonus and merchandise sale.

Year Salary
2015 $725,000
2016 NA
2017  $550,000
2018 $400,000 + Merchandise sale

It was revealed that his annual salary which he earns from performing for WWE in 2015 was $725,000.

Goldust’s Personal Life

A second generation superstar Goldust also has a sister, Kristin  Runnels Ditto, a former cheerleader of Dallas Cowboys.

He married his first wife, Terri Boatright in 1993 better known as Terri Runnels in the WWE, where she served as a manager in his second run with the WWE.

CAPTION: Dustin Runnels & his daughter SOURCE: Pinterest

The couple has a daughter, Dakota Avery born in 1994. The pair got divorced on 18 October 1999.

Goldust later married a woman named Milena Martelloni on December 18, 2002, and the pair got split and later on divorced in 2003.

He is currently married to his third wife, Ta rel Roche with whom he wedded on June 22, 2012.

Goldust’s Childhood and Early Career

Goldust is of American nationality. He was born to mother, Sandra Runnels, and father, Dusty Rhodes in Austin, Texas, USA. He is the half-brother of another famous wrestler Cody Rhodes who also knows n for his time at the WWE from 2007 to 2016.

He started his professional wrestling career with the Florida based wrestling promotion, Championship Wrestling from Florida by defeating Bob Cook on 13 September 1988.

Goldust later won his first major singles titles by beating AI Perez for the Florida Heavyweight Championship on May 23, 1989.

He then joined fellow wrestling promotion, World Championship Wrestling and went on to capture the WCW United States Championship twice, six man tag team championship as well as World Tag Team championship in two separate occasions.

Goldust also competed for famous wrestling promotions like Total Non-Stop Action and All Japan Pro Wrestling.

Goldust‘s WWE Career

His most probably well-known tenure is for working for World Wrestling Entertainment. Goldust started his first run with the company in the 1990s where he wrestled under the ring name, Dustin Rhodes.

He defeated Ted DiBiase in the December 1990 in his televised debut and left in 1991 after 1991 Royal Rumble with his father, Dusty Rhodes.

His most memorable run came in 1995 in his second run, when he used his most famous ring name Goldust and made his WWE debut against Marty Jannetty in In Your House 4 PPV on October 22, 1995, in a winning effort.


Goldust won his first major singles title in WWE by defeating Razor Ramon at Royal Rumble 1996  to win his first Intercontinental championship.

He, later on, had a feud with the likes of Triple H, Randy Orton and formed tag team partnership as well as winning the tag titles with wrestlers like Booker T as well as his brother, Cody Rhodes.

He was in his fifth run with the company and took part at the WWE PPV in Saudi Arabia at the Greatest Royal Rumble Match where he competed at that night 50 men royal rumble and was eliminated by Bobby Roode in the match.


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