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Pat Patterson Net Worth, Biography & Lifestyle:
Pat Patterson was a Canadian former wrestler, WWE creative consultant, producer, businessman, and writer. He was best known for being the first WWF Intercontinental Champion and the first openly gay wrestling star. He was also inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame, class of 1996.

At the time of his death, Pat Patterson had a net worth of $10 million. 

In today’s article, we will take a closer look into Pat Patterson’s net worth as well as:

  • Pat Patterson’s early life and childhood; 
  • How he started his wrestling career;
  • His career highlights and achievements;
  • His personal life and relationship;
  • And many more…

Although Pat Patterson had already passed away, his legacy as a legendary wrestler still lives on. We are in awe at how he overcame a lot of obstacles, most especially being an openly gay man in an overtly macho world of wrestling, to become one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

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Named by NBC News as “the first openly gay pro wrestling star,” Pat Patterson is also fondly remembered for his other contributions to wrestling, such as being the first-ever Intercontinental Champion of the World Wrestling Federation and the creator of Royal Rumble Match.

Among his many achievements was winning the NWA Florida Television Championship, NWA Florida Tag Team Championship, AWA World Tag Team Championship, Canadian International Tag Team Championship five times, WWF Hardcore Championship, the first-ever WWF Intercontinental Championship, and a lot more. 

Pat Patterson was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1996.

Join us as we look back on the life and career of Pat Patterson.

Who Was Pat Patterson?

Pat Patterson Quick Overview

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Pat Patterson Net Worth:$10 million
Source of Wealth: Professional wrestling career, writing, and TV career
Spouse/ Relationship: Was in a relationship with longtime partner Louis Dondero
Date of Birth: January 19, 1941 and he was 79 years old
Place of Birth/Nationality: Montreal, Quebec, Canada /Canadian-American
Children: None

Born Pierre Clermont to Simone Lupien and Gérard Clermont on January 19, 1941, the future wrestling superstar was raised in a French-speaking, Roman Catholic family. Prior to entering the wrestling world, he was an altar boy and was even considering becoming a priest before being told that he was too adventurous for the position.

Pat Patterson began his wrestling training at Loisirs Saint Jean Baptiste and made his wrestling debut in 1958 at the Palais des Sports with the stage name “Killer Pat Patterson.” Four years later, he headed to the United States to seriously pursue professional wrestling

Young Pat Patterson

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He first worked for the Big Time Wrestling promotion before being hired to join the Pacific Northwest Wrestling promotion. During his time there, he created the character of an effeminate wrestler, whom he named “Pretty Boy” Pat Patterson.

After his tenure with PNW, in which he won the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship, he was recruited by Big Time Wrestling (San Francisco) promotion’s Roy Shire. He dyed his hair blond and partnered with Ray Stevens to form the tag team The Blond Bombers, which will later be considered by many as the best tag team of the 1970s.

As Lord Patrick Patterson, he won both the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship and NWA Brass Knuckles Championship in 1968. He won another tag team championship in 1972, this time with Rocky Johnson as his partner.  

Pat Patterson next wrestled for Championship Wrestling for Florida promotion, where he also served as a booker. Under the Championship Wrestling for Florida promotion, he won the NWA Florida Television Championship and NWA Tag Team Championship.

Joining the American Wrestling Association in 1978, Pat Patterson once again partnered with Ray Stevens, and as The Blond Bombers, they won the AWA World Tag Team Championship. He also fought for Lutte Internationale promotion and New Japan Pro-Wrestling during his Japan tour.

Pat Patterson made his debut in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1979. Later that year, he became the first WWF Intercontinental Champion. From 1980-1983, he did commentary with Vince McMahon in “WWF Championship Wrestling”.

In 1984, he retired from professional wrestling. Despite this, he continued to wrestle intermittently. Following his final match in 1987, he remained active in the wrestling world, working various backstage jobs such as being road agent and right-hand man to WWF’s Vince McMahon and being an in-ring referee. He also created the Royal Rumble Match. 

After working there for many years, Pat Patterson retired from WWF, now called World Wrestling Entertainment or WWE, in 2004. The following year, he came back to WWE and worked as a creative consultant. He was also one of the regular cast members of the WWE Network reality TV show, “WWE Legends’ House”.

In 2019, he held the record as the oldest person to win a WWE title when he won the WWE 24/7 Championship at 78 years old. He stayed at WWE as an official until his death in 2020.

Pat Patterson was the author of the book Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE.

Personal Life 

Pat Paterson was openly gay. He is cited as the first gay wrestling star. Although wrestling commentator Jim Ross has joked about Patterson’s sexuality, it was neither public knowledge nor acknowledged in WWE storylines until 2014 during the finale of “WWE Legends’ House”.

Pat Patterson met his future longtime partner Louie Dondero in the early 60s while he was working in Boston. The couple was together for forty years until Dondero died of a heart attack in 1998. 


The famous wrestler died of liver failure, which was caused by a blood clot, 23 years later, at the age of 79. Upon his death, many wrestling stars, such as The Rock, have paid tribute to the legendary wrestler.

Pat Patterson

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How Old Was Pat Patterson

Pat Patterson was 79 years old, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Pat Patterson Height & Weight

Pat Patterson was 6 ft 1 in or 1.85 meter (185 cm) tall and weighed 108 kg or 237 lbs.

Other Quick Facts:

  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Smoking/ Drinking: Yes
  • Tattoos: None
  • IMDb Profile Link
Pat Patterson

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How Much Was Pat Patterson Worth?

Canadian-American businessman and former professional wrestler Pat Patterson had a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death.

Pat Patterson Net Worth Year By Year

YearEarnings $
2016$9.5 million
2017$8.9 million
2018$9.3 million
2019$9.7 million
2020$10 million
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Pat Patterson Book

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Accepted: How The First Gay Superstar Changed WWE

Pat Patterson’s memoir written by him and Bertrand Hebert

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