Ghanaian-American professional wrestler, Kofi Kingston is a WWE superstar and performs under the SmackDown brand. He is the current reigning WWE champion who also could cash his fame through a professional wrestling stable, The New Day.
Kofi Kingston Bio & Family
The wrestler was born as Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah on 14 August 1981 in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana. His parents, Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah and Elizabeth Sarkodie-Mensah raised him. Kofi went to Winchester High School and then Boston College to complete his education.
The performer stands at a height of 6 feet 0 in (183 cm), and his weight is 96 kg.
Career & Net Worth
The 37-year-old has a net worth of $3 million as a professional wrestler since 2006. He began to train in 2005 and his professional wrestling debut in 2006 for Chaotic Wrestling. In the same year, he got the fortune when WWE signed him in a developmental contract in September 2006.
Some of his WWE career highlights are winning the Intercontinental and U.S. title between 2010 to 2014. He is equally popular among the mass from his professional wrestling stable; The New Day formed in 2014 which consist of Big E and Xavier Woods. However, Kofi had to wait almost 13 years to get a WWE championship match at Wrestlemania 35 in 2019 where he defeated Daniel Bryan.
Kofi Kingston WrestleMania winning moments with The New Day on 8 April 2019 (Picture: Bleacher Report)
Kofi also spends it lavishly after buying a lavish house worth $400,000 in Tampa, Florida in 2009.
Kofi’s Wife & Kids
The athlete spends almost a decade old nuptials with wife, Kori Campfield after exchanging their wedding vows back in 2010. Three years later, they welcomed their first child as a son named Orion Kingsley in 2013. Likewise, the family became four upon the arrival of their second son, Orion Kingsley Sarkodie-Mensah, born on 28 April 2016.
Kofi with wife Kori and their kids in their Halloween costume on 28 October 2018 (Picture: Kofi’s Instagram)
Kofi loves his family, and despite his hectic WWE pay per views and world tours, he has always taken time for his significant other and their kids.
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Some Interesting Facts About Kofi Kingston
- Kofi and his family migrated to the U.S. and settled in the greater Boston area so that he could complete his education.
- In his debut match against Evan Siks for the PWF Mayhem Heavyweight Championship, he lost on 4 June 2006.
- The wrestler has done many pieces of training, including Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines acrobatics with music and dance.
- Kofi has a concave chest which may be possible due to a medical condition termed as Pectus Excavatum.