Nik Wallenda Biography – Nik Wallenda Wiki & Wikipedia
Nik Wallenda is a high-wire walker and the seventh generation of The Flying Wallendas. He started tightrope walking when he was 2 years old.
On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Nik and his sister Lijana Wallenda successfully crossed a 1,300-foot-long wire, strung between two skyscrapers in Times Square — both wearing safety harnesses as required by New York City. Nik and Lijana started on opposite ends of the wire, Lijana at Times Square 2 and Nik at Times Square 1. They met in the middle and continued to the opposite ends. To do this, Nik had to pause until Lijana could reach him. She then sat on the wire as Nik stepped over her.
Nik Wallenda Age
He was born on January 24, 1979 in Sarasota, Florida, United States.
Nik Wallenda Wife
Nik has been married to his wife Erendira Wallenda since 2000; Erendira is an aerialist. In 2015, Erendira appeared on Say Yes to the Dress to pick out a dress for her vow renewal with Nik. According to People, she revealed during the episode that he proposed in 1999 “on a wire in front of 32,000 people.”
Nik Wallenda Children
Wallenda and his wife, Erendira, have three children together: Yanni Wallenda, Amadeos Wallenda, and Evita Wallenda.
Nik Wallenda Parents
Nik’s parents are Terry Troffer and Delilah Wallenda.
Nik Wallenda Family
According to his website bio, “For Nik, every walk is an expression of honor to his great grandfather, the legendary Karl Wallenda who brought the Wallendas to America for The Greatest Show on Earth. During the depression era, his crowning achievement was the seven-person chair pyramid: four men standing on a wire as two pairs with two more men standing on their shoulder bars holding a woman sitting, then standing on a chair at the top of the pyramid.”
Karl died in March 1978 at the age of 78, during a high wire walk in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is not the only family member the Wallendas have lost in a high wire accident: according to CBS News, Karl’s sister-in-law fell to her death in 1945. Karl’s son Mario was paralyzed in a fall.
Nik Wallenda Net Worth
Nik has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
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