Jake Hager

Jake Hager - Updated Jan 2023

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Updated On December 30, 2022

Jake Hager is a professional wrestler and mixed martial artist from the United States. Moreover, Jake Hager is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He is also well-known for his career in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Jack Swagger.

Early Life

Donald Jacob Hager Jr. best known by his ring name Jake Hager was born on March 24, 1982, in Fargo, North Dakota, in the United States of America. According to his birth date, he is 40 years old and holds American nationality.

Moreover, he has a birth sign of Aries ad he believed in Christianity by religion. He belongs to American-White and is currently resident in Tampa, Florida. He has not revealed any information about his parents or siblings and childhood life to the media.

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Caption: Jake Hager’s childhood photo (Source: Instagram)


Talking about his academic career, he attended the University of Oklahoma as a 2-sport athlete, participating in both football and wrestling. He was the third-string defensive lineman behind eventual NFL players Tommie Harris and Dusty Dvoracek.

Later in his sophomore year, he quit playing football and focused only on wrestling. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance there in 2006. Following graduation, he planned to work for a business in Dallas, Texas, but instead joined WWE after they gave him a contract on the day he was supposed to begin.

Jake Hager – Net Worth 2022

From his wrestling career, he has earned a huge sum of money. Moreover, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2022. His main source of income is his wrestling career, and he is satisfied with his earnings. He is currently enjoying a lavish lifestyle. His exact salary and earnings are currently unavailable.

Professional Career

Talking about his professional start, Jake Hager signed a deal with WWE in the middle of 2006 and began as “Jack Swagger” He won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship twice, the ECW Championship once, and the United States Championship once when he was a member of the company.

After deciding to pursue a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career, he departed the business in 2017. He joined Bellator MMA in 2017. On January 26, 2019, he competed in his first professional match, defeating J.W. Kiser at Bellator 214 by arm-triangle choke in the first round.

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Caption: Jake Hager during a wrestling match (Source: Instagram)

On May 11, 2019, at Bellator 221, he faced T.J. Jones in his second fight with the promotion, which he won by arm-triangle choke in the first round.

He presently has a 3-0 record and is unbeaten. Before joining AEW in 2019, he continued to perform as a wrestler for various promotions, notably Lucha Underground as Jake Strong, where he held the title of last Lucha Underground Champion.

In March 2019, Jake Hager published the first issue of his biographical comic book series, “You Don’t Know Jack: The Jake Hager Story” with Squared Circle Comics.


In his wrestling career, he has earned several awards and recognitions. He has won 5 Star Wrestling Championship (1 time), Dynamite Award (2 times), All-Star Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (2010), FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time), FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time), IWR Heavyweight Championship (1 time) are some of his recognition and honors.

Other achievements include the Lucha Underground Championship (1 time), Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Championship (1 time), ECW Championship (1 time), World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), WWE United States Championship (1 time), Money in the Bank (2010), and Ranked Number 18 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2009.

Relationship Status

In  December 2010, Jake Hager married his beautiful wife, Catalina White. Professionally, his wife, Catalina is a well-known model, actress, and singer. Firstly, they started dating each other in 2009.

With the marriage, the couple has two children; a son named Knox Stribling Hager and a daughter named Presley Pearl. The family is happy and currently residing in Tampa, Florida, USA.

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Caption: Jake Hager with his wife, Catalina White (Source: Meidilight)

On February 19, 2013, he was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi, during a SmackDown filming. He was accused of driving under the influence and in marijuana possession. Moreover, he was released from custody following his arrest and was scheduled to appear in court on March 12, 2013.

He was then set to stand trial in Mississippi on June 25, 2013. Later, he was fined $500 and sentenced to six months probation, with his two-day prison term postponed, when the marijuana allegation was dismissed.

Body Measurements

Jake stands 6 feet 9 inches and weighs around 125 kg. Moreover, this wrestler has light brown eyes with green eyes. He has a fit physique, a tall frame, and spiked hair. His additional physique measurements are still unknown. Overall, he has a fit figure and a nice attitude.

Jake Hager – Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 324k followers. Likewise, there are more than 923.9k followers on Twitter and he is not active on Facebook.