Nik Wallenda, an American acrobat, is well-known for daredevil stunts with high wires without the use of safety nets. He holds a total of nine Guinness World Records for his top wire performances and the first person to walk over Niagara Falls on a tightrope. In 2019, he pulled out another high wire performance when he stepped on a tightrope in New York City’s Times Square.
Wallenda was born in Sarasota, Florida, the USA, on 24th January 1979. His nationality is American, and his star sign is Aquarius. He is the seventh generation member of the aerialist family, The Flying Wallendas, along with his sister, Lijana.
|Real Name||Nikolas Wallenda|
|Birthday||24th January 1979|
|Birthplace||Sarasota, Florida, USA|
|Parents||Delilah Wallenda and Terry Troffer|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Wallenda was born with the genes of acrobatics and daredevil stunts, as he has 25 generations of performers in his family. He is the seventh generation member of the aerialist family, The Flying Wallendas. Since his childhood, he had interests in following the family tradition and made his first tightrope walking at a mere age of 13. In 1998, he performed with his family, a seven-person pyramid on a high wire.
In 2001, Nik was a member of the first eight-person high wire pyramid and performed with his family until 2005. In 2008, he set the Guinness Record for the highest (135 feet) and longest (76m) high wire ride on a bicycle. The year 2012 was memorable and honorable of Wallenda and his family as he paid tribute to his great-grandfather, Karl, by walking between the towers of Condado Plaza Hotel. The feat was performed by Karl, which killed him and one of the inspirations for Wallenda since his childhood.
He triumphed over Niagara Falls in June 2012 when he successfully walked on a tight rope and set another Guinness World Record. His other notable achievements include high wire walk across Grand Canyon, Skyscraper Live where he attempted two successful tight rope walks, one tight rope walk with a blindfold, and the other in the steepest tight rope walk between two buildings.
In 2019, Wallenda attempted another high wire walk in New York City Times Square with his sister, Lijana. All these life-threatening daredevil events earned him fame as well as money. As per Celebrity net worth, Wallenda has a net worth of $4 million.
Married Life With Wife, Erendira Vasquez
Nik proposed his wife, Erendira Vasquez, most romantically while walking on 30 feet high wire in Montreal in 1999. He proposed in front of 25,000 people after completing the 7-man pyramid act.
Nik and Erendira married the same year, and the ceremony had close family relatives and friends. As of 2019, Nik is the father of three beautiful children.
Family, Siblings, and Parents
Nik grew up in the aerialist family to parents, Delilah and Terry Wallenda. His family has been circus performers since 1700, and his great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, made the balancing act without nets famous in the 1920s. He shared his childhood with his sister, Lajina.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
The 40-year-old high wire performer trains every day to maintain his physique for the daredevil events. However, details on his body measurements are not available.