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Jacques Roussimoff

Jacques Roussimoff is a French celebrity sibling. Jacques Roussimoff is the brother of André René Roussimoff, famous by his ring name André the Giant.

Early Life and Childhood

Jacques Roussimoff’s date of birth and other information regarding his early life. However, he was born to Boris Roussimoff (father) and Mariann Roussimoff Stoeff (mother). He has four siblings, and one of them includes André René Roussimoff. Jacques Roussimoff was born on 19 May 1946. As a child, Andre displayed symptoms of gigantism. He joined the workforce, contrary to popular legend after finishing school at 14.

Jacques Roussimoff – Career

There is no information related to his career or professional work. However, he is known for his work on Biography (1987), and Andre the Giant (2018).

However, talking about his brother André’s career, he was a professional wrestler and actor. He stood over 7 feet tall. That’s why he was also called “The Eighth Wonder of the World”. He began his career in 1966 when he relocated to North America in the year 1971.

Likewise, from 1973 to the early-1980s, he was booked by World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWF) as a roving “special attraction” who wrestled for promotions throughout the USA, as well as in Japan for New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Similarly, during the 1980s wrestling boom, he became a mainstay of the WWF.

And, Jacques Roussimoff and his pair, Bobby Heenan, headlined WrestleMania III in 1987. And in 1988, Andre defeated Hogan to win the WWF Championship his sole world heavyweight championship, on the first episode of ‘The Main Event.’  He left the WWF in the early 1990s and he wrestled primarily for All Japan Pro-Wrestling until his death.

Andre the Giant

Caption: His brother Andre the Giant’s picture. Source: Wikipedia

Besides wrestling, he was popular for appearing in the 1987 film ‘The Princess Bride.’ Andre passed away on 8 January 1993 due to congestive heart failure in his sleep at a Paris hotel. Then, he became the first inductee into the newly created ‘WWF Hall of Fame’ after his death. Later, he was a charter member of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Moreover, the latter describes him as being;

“one of the most recognizable figures in the world both as a professional wrestler and as a pop culture icon.”

Jacques Roussimoff – Personal Life

Sadly, the information regarding Jacques Roussimoff’s personal and dating life is not available. Therefore, his information is not available on the internet. He has kept his life away from the public for sure. However, speaking of his brother’s personal life, he has only one kid named Robin Christensen from his relationship with Jean Christensen.

Body Measurements

Jacques Roussimoff has not shared his body stats publicly either. Therefore, nothing related to Jacques is available on the internet. So, now, talking about Andre, he is 7 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 236 kilos. There are no other details.

Social Media

Unfortunately, both of them were not available on social media platforms as it was rarely available at the time.

Jacques Roussimoff – Net Worth 2024

As there is no information about Jacques Roussimoff’s career, it is unknown about his earnings. However, speaking of his brother, Andre’s net worth and earnings, Andre was mentioned in the 1974 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-paid wrestler in history at that time. Therefore, he earned US$400K in a year during the early 1970s.