David Daniel Otunga Sr. was born on 7 April 1980 in Elgin, Illinois USA to a Kenyan father and a white American mother, He is a professional wrestler, actor and lawyer, as of 2015 under contract to World Wrestling Entertainment. Among others, some of his biggest achievements include being a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion and being a runner-up on the NXT’s first season, a television program produced by the WWE. Apart from this, he was also a member of The Nexus and The New Nexus wrestling groups.
Have you ever wondered how rich David Otunga is? According to sources, it is estimated that his overall net worth is $10 million, most of his wealth Otunga has earned thanks to his career as a professional wrestler. Bearing in mind his other professional interests, such as acting and advocacy, his net worth continues to grow.
David Otunga Net Worth $10 Million
Considering that Otunga current main profession, his education and early career is interesting. He finished Larkin High School in 1998 with a perfect 4.0 GPA, and went on to the University of Illinois, where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in psychology. He moved to New York to take a manager’s position at Columbia University’s Cognitive Neuroscience Centre, but then David later graduated from Harvard Law School, passing the Illinois’ bar exam, which led to him joining the Sidley Austin law firm. His acting career began when Otunga was chosen as a contestant on “I Love New York 2”, making it to the finals of the competition, but eventually being eliminated in the penultimate episode. Since then, David has appeared in “The Call”, a 2013 thriller, and had a guest appearance in “General Hospital”. Of course, all these appearances contributed to his net worth.
As far as his professional wrestling career is concerned, it started in 2008, when Otunga joined Florida Championship Wrestling. Two years later, he was competing in season one of the WWE NXT, which resulted in a big success as he won second place, which contributed further to his net worth and proved Otunga as one of the most successful contestants. As previously mentioned, David was one of the original members of “The Nexus”, a group formed among a few rookie contestants from NXT’s season one. The group appeared in “The Monday Night Raw”, a TV sports entertainment program of WWE. While in the group he won the Feud of the Year Award, as well as the Most Hated Wrestler of the Year award, both in 2010, adding to Otunga’s net worth. David has won the WWE Tag Team Championship twice, one alongside John Cena and the other with Michael McGillicutty, a fellow Nexus member. He was also a two-time winner of the Slammy Awards.
In his personal life, David Otunga married actress Jennifer Hudson in 2008, and the couple have a son. In 2012, David brought a Haitian refugee affected by the 2010 earthquake, to the and arranged for him to meet all the wrestlers, in that way fulfilling the young man’s dream.