|Real Name/Full Name||David Michael Bautista Jr.|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Batista|
|Birth Place:||Washington, D.C. around Arlington, Virginia|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||18 January 1969|
|Age/How Old:||54 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 198 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 6″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 132 Kg
In Pounds – 290 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – David Michael Bautista
Mother – Donna Raye Bautista
|Siblings:||Michael Bautista and Donna Raye Bautista.|
|School:||Wakefield High School|
|College:||Wild Samoan Training Center wrestling school|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Glenda Bautista (m. 1990; div. 1998), Angie Bautista (m. 1998; div. 2006) , and Sarah Jade (m. 2015; separated. 2019)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Keilani Bautista, Athena Bautista, and Oliver Bautista|
|Profession:||Actor, professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and bodybuilder|
|Net Worth:||$20 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Famous for his days as a professional wrestler, Batista is an outstanding actor. He was also once a mixed martial artist, not forgetting to mention a bodybuilder. His ring name was Batista, and his track record says it all. Over the years, the man has won many championships, gained immense fame, and amassed a huge net worth. He also has an interesting side of being a mixed martial artist and a bodybuilder. As of now, his main focus is in acting since retiring from wrestling, and he is quite good at it, one would say.
Well, how well do you know about Batista? If not much, here is what we know about Batista to date.
Biography and Early Life
Dave Bautista, popularly known as Batista, was born in 1969 on 18th January as David Michael Bautista Jr. He was born in Washington, D.C., around Arlington, Virginia, to David Michael Bautista and Donna Raye. His father was a hairdresser. On the other hand, his paternal father was a barber, taxi driver and once served in the Philippine military. For the record, his paternal grandparents were Filipino immigrants.
He has two siblings comprising a sister and a brother, namely Michael Bautista and Donna Raye Bautista. He says that growing up wasn’t a breeze since his life had poverty written all over it. Batista was unfortunate to experience three murders on their home’s front lawn by the time he was 9. Due to the tough childhood, he was stealing cars at the age of 13. He started living on his own when he was 17.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Batista in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Batista’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 23rd March 2023 having been born on 18 January 1969. Though, he is 6′ 6″ in feet and inches and 198 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 290 lbs in Pound and 132kg in Kilograms.
Batista once attended Wakefield High School. At one point, he also joined the Wild Samoan Training Center wrestling school
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
In 1990, Batista and Glenda tied the knot. Following the married, they sired two daughters, namely Keilani Bautista and Athena Bautista, born in 1990 and 1992, respectively. Their forever didn’t come true, and they divorced in 1998. That same year, on 13th October, he entered his second marriage will Angie. It saw him become a father to a son who they gave the name Oliver Bautista.
Not even this one ended differently since they divorced in 2006. Between October 2015 and the beginning of 2019, his wife was a pole dancer, Sarah Jade. They are yet to divorce, but they have been separated since early 2019. Interestingly, he was a grandfather to two boys before he turned 40, courtesy of Keilani.
Is Batista Gay?
As much as Batista is single at the moment, his sexual orientation is straight. For almost a decade, between 1990 and 1998, he was married to a beautiful woman called Glenda Bautista. Even his second wife was a woman, and they were also together for eight years. His next marriage, which lasted for almost four years, was also with a woman, Sarah Jade. Not even once did he ever date a woman.
Initially, Batista worked as a nightclub bouncer, and it didn’t end well since he was arrested for fighting and also served one year of probation. Later, he started bodybuilding but not before working as a lifeguard. His professional wrestling career began in 1999, and the following year World Wrestling Federation (WWF), now known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), signed him. WWE renewed the contract in 2013 but left in June 2014. However, he returned in October 2018 only to retire in April 2019. As for mixed martial arts, he signed with Classic Entertainment & Sports.
His acting debut was in 2006. Some of his notable appearances were in The Man with the Iron Fists, Riddick, Blade Runner 2049, and Spectre. He also portrayed the character of Drax the Destroyer in Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, and Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as its second volume.
So far, Bautista has received several awards. They include the Action on Film Award for Performer of the Year, Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble, and a Nevada Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Cast. He has also received nominations, including Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble and the Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting.
In 2007, he clinched The Baltimore Sun Feud of the Year title. Other similar accomplishments include Wrestler of the Year and Most Improved Wrestler of the Year and clinched the top of the PWI 500 in a single year. Winning the Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) Heavyweight Championship was also commendable.
Upon joining World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Dave Bautista received many championships and also accomplished a lot. Four times, he was in the World Heavyweight Championship. He was also the winner of the World Tag Team Champion thrice, and he shared it with John Cena once and Ric Flair twice.
On two occasions, Bautista also clinched the WWE Championship. Together with Rey Mysterio, he won the WWE Tag Team Championship once. Equally important, he won the Royal Rumble in 2015 and 2014. His induction into the WWE Hall of Fame took place in 2020.
Dave also got into the World Xtreme Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2013. As far as the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is concerned, he was the Most Overrated in 2006 and also won Feud of the Year in 2005 and 2007.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Batista in 2023
As of 2023, Batista’s net worth is approximately $20 million. His career as a professional wrestler contributed significantly to this figure since he has won many matches and several championships and titles. Working as a bodybuilder and a mixed martial artist also made money. Last but not least, he has appeared in many films and television series, which is also an income-generating venture. That’s how Batista has amassed the current net worth.
Not even living in abject poverty stopped Batista from becoming the great person that he is today. On the contrary, he defied all odds, and he is now a great man worth emulating. Besides fame, he also has a considerable net worth making him quite wealthy.