Jeremiah Peniata Fatu is best known to be from Anoa’i family of Samoan wrestlers, with his father Rikishi, and twin brothers Jey and Jimmy being top WWE professional wrestlers. Jeremiah’s father Rikishi (Solofa Fatu Jr.) holds the record of one-time Intercontinental Champion, two-time World Tag Team Champion, and one-time WWE Tag Team Champion. Rikishi was honored with the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.
His twin brothers Joshua Samuel Fatu (Jey) and Jonathan Solofa Fatu (Jimmy) fight under the professional wrestling team tag The Usos. Currently, they are signed to WWE and hold the title of Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions.
Jeremiah Peniata Fatu’s Family Background
Born on August 30, 1986, Jeremiah is the third son of Rikishi and Talisua Fuavai-Fatu. Her father was born Solofa Fatu Jr. on October 11, 1965, in San Francisco. He was brought up in the Sunnydale Projects in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood, with his mother Solofa Fatu Sr. and father Elevera Anoa’i Fatu. Rikishi attended Balboa High School where he placed in wrestling. After recovering from a drive-by shooting in 1982, in which he was severely wounded, Rikishi was sent out of the state to live with her brothers Afa and Sika Anoa’i. There is began training to become a professional wrestlers.
Jeremiah has five siblings including Score Benz, Joshua Samuel, Jonathan Solofa, Jeremiah Peniata, Thavana Monalisa, and Joseph. Joshua Samuel and Jonathan Solofa play WWE as Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso on the Smackdown brand, while Joseph signed to the NXT 2.0 brand as Solo Sikoa.
Jeremiah Peniata Fatu’s Career
Beginning his career as a wrestler, Jeremiah’s father Rikishi worked as Prince Alofa, a high-flying babyface for Gino Brito and Dino Bravo’s Lutte Internationale promotion in Montreal in 1985. He along with his cousin Samula Anoaʻi formed The Samoan Swat Team (Samu & Fatu) to play for World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico. They defeated Invader I and Invader III to win the title of WWC Caribbean Tag Team Champions in November 1987 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. In August 1988 the duo defeated Kerry and Kevin Von Erich to win WCWA World Tag Team Championship. In September 1988, The Samoan Swat Team beat “Hollywood” John Tatum and Jimmy Jack Funk to grab WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship. They thrashed Michael Hayes and Steve Cox to defend their World Tag title. Rikishi joined WWEin 1990 as Headshrinkers.
In June 2009, Jeremiah’s brothers Joshua Samuel Fatu and Jonathan Solofa Fatu started their professional wrestling career with the tag team The Usos.
Jeremiah Peniata Fatu’s Family Net Worth
Unlike his brothers, Jeremiah has been away from professional wrestling. He will certainly inherit his father’s net worth which is equivalent to $2 million. Earned an annual salary of $100,000 during his career’s peak, the Samoan American wrestler lives a decent life with his family in his house in Poinciana, Florida. With a wealth of $2 million each, Jeremiah’s older brothers Jimmy earns a salary of around $200k per year. Jimmy’s twin brother Jey is also known to have a net worth of about $2 million, and earn an annual salary of $250,000.