Real Name/Full Name Eric Scott Esch
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Butterbean
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 3 August 1966
Age/How Old: 57 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 182 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 193 Kg
In Pounds – 390 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Unknown
Mother –Unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: Unknown
College: Unknown
Religion: Non-religious
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Libby Gaskin
Kids/Children Name: Brandon, Caleb, Grace
Profession: Boxer, Kick-boxer, mixed martial artist and wrestler
Net Worth: $600 thousand
Last Updated: June 2024

Butterbean is a well-known American former boxer who changed his passion for Kickboxing and MMA before retiring. He tried his luck to become a professional MMA wrestler, though it was in vain, for he lost his first match against Genki Sudo. He became a professional boxer whose stint worked on Toughman Contest. He is also a television personality who appeared in various reality shows.

Well, how well do you know about Butterbean? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Butterbean’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Butterbean to date.

Biography and Early Life

Butterbean is known by birth as Eric Scott Esch in Atlanta, Georgia, on 3rd August 1966. His family relocated to St. Johns, Michigan, at the age of 4 years old. During his childhood, he went through a difficult moment after his mother passed away at the age of eight years old. In school, he was bullied constantly by other pupils because he was fat.

His friends dared him by entering a nearby Toughman Contest, with training in Bay City, Michigan, while he was working on the floors manufacturing houses at the Southern Energy Homes plants in Addison, Alabama. He came first and began fighting them as a way of disciplining them.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Butterbean in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Butterbean’s age is 57 years old as of today’s date 15th June 2024 having been born on 3 August 1966. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 182 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 390lbs in Pound and 193kg in Kilograms.


Eric is not much open about his educational background. He hasn’t given any details concerning the level of education he attained and reached. Even the schools he attended aren’t revealed, and that makes him much secretive towards his education.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Butterbean has been married to his long-time friend and lover Libby Gaskin. Together they have been blessed with three children, namely; Grace Esch, Caleb Esch and

Is Butterbean Gay?

He is not gay. He has a straightforward sexual orientation. Also, he is a married man to a long-time friend known as Libby Gaskin. They have been blessed with three children together. Eric loves his family, and it lives a happy life together.

Professional Career

Butterbean began his career in fighting on the Toughman Contest which was held in Arkansas during his early 90’s and later, he went on to achieve a five-time World Toughman Heavyweight Champion with a record of 56-5 with 36 Knockouts. His name “Butterbean” came. He was forced to work on a diet where he had to eat chicken and butterbeans so as to win the Toughman 400 pound [181kg] weight.

During that session, he was helped by his personal trainer Prozay Buell. He did his debut after knocking out Tim Daniels by decision in Alabama. He was later adopted a cult following and was called the “King of the 4 Rounders.”

Esch transitioned to professional boxing following a successful stint on the Toughman contest scene and went on to capture the World Athletic Association heavyweight and IBA super heavyweight championships. There, he combined fight record and martial artist at 97P 24P 5 with 66 knockouts and 10 submissions.


Butterbean has achieved and received much in his career. He has gathered a number of awards which include, The IBA Super Heavyweight Champion, The Pro Wrestling Syndicate Heavyweight Championship, and the WAA World Heavyweight Championship, among many more.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Butterbean in 2024

Butterbean Net Worth
Butterbean Net Worth

Butterbean has fought several significant matches throughout his career where he has a net worth of around $600 thousand as of 2024. He has gained all through his career, where boxing has played a great role in raising his net worth. He has a lavish lifestyle which has been influenced by the good money he earns.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • During his school days, other pupils used to bully him because of being very mat, which made him go through a hard time.
  • Her mother died while still a young boy and was raised by his father alone \

Butterbeans is one of the most significant figures of the boxing world and is highly acknowledged and remembered for his contributions. His dedication, determination, and hard work in his passion are recognized and appreciated by many people. As for now, he isn’t active in his career though what he contributed has brought a great impact on his life. He also has an organization promoting events and charity too.

Society recognizes him as a man of respect and support. He is an inspiration to many people all over the world.


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