Nik Wallenda, an American acrobat, is notorious for performing daredevil tricks on high wires with no safety nets. He has nine Guinness World Records to his name, including becoming the first person to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. In 2019, he performed another high-wire act in New York City’s Times Square, this time on a tightrope.
Wallenda was born on January 24, 1979, in Sarasota, Florida, United States. His birth country is the United States, and his zodiac sign is Aquarius. Along with his niece, Lijana, he is a seventh generation member of the aerialist tribe, The Flying Wallendas.
Salary, Net Worth, and Income:
Wallenda has 25 generations of performers in his family, so he was born with the genes for acrobatics and daredevil stunts. He is a seventh-generation member of The Flying Wallendas, an aerialist tribe. He had an interest in upholding the family tradition since childhood, and at the age of 13, he walked his first tightrope. He built a seven-person pyramid on a high wire with his family in 1998.
Nik was part of the first eight-person high wire pyramid in 2001, and he continued to compete with his family until 2005. He broke the Guinness World Record for the highest (135 feet) and longest (76 meters) high wire trip on a bicycle in 2008. Wallenda and his family will remember the year 2012 for paying tribute to his great-grandfather, Karl, by walking between the towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel. The feat was accomplished by Karl, who was killed in the process and was one of Wallenda’s childhood heroes.
In June 2012, he conquered Niagara Falls by successfully walking on a tight rope and setting a new Guinness World Record. His other notable accomplishments include a high wire walk across the Grand Canyon and two popular tight rope walks, one with a blindfold and the other in the steepest tight rope walk between two buildings at Skyscraper Live.
Wallenda and his girlfriend, Lijana, attempted another high-wire walk in New York City Times Square in 2019. All of these life-threatening daredevil stunts brought him not only fame but also money. Wallenda has a net worth of $4 million, according to Celebrity net worth.
Married Life With Wife, Erendira Vasquez:
In 1999, Nik proposed to his partner, Erendira Vasquez, while walking on a 30 foot high wire in Montreal. After completing the 7-man pyramid act in front of 25,000 people, he proposed.
Nik and Erendira married in the same year, with close family and friends in attendance. Nik is the father of three beautiful children as of 2019.
Parents, siblings, and family:
Nik Wallenda was born into an aerialist family, to Delilah and Terry Wallenda. His great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, made the balancing act without nets popular in the 1920s, and his family has been circus performers since 1700. Lajina, his younger sister, was with him during his childhood.
Height and Weight:
The 40-year-old high-wire artist works out every day to stay in shape for the daredevil activities. However, no information about his body measurements is available.
|Real Name||Nikolas Wallenda|
|Birthday||24th January 1979|
|Birthplace||Sarasota, Florida, USA|
|Parents||Delilah Wallenda and Terry Troffer|
|Net Worth||$4 million|