The crazy world of professional wrestling is not for the faint-hearted. Over the years, the sport has gained intense following just like any team or sport. Fans are not the only ones who benefit from the game since most of the richest wrestlers have accrued their wealth from the ring.
Professional wrestlers are globally-known for the acrobatic stunts they pull when fighting their opponents on the ring. As you might have noticed, a majority of them are movie stars as well due to their muscular physique. All these acts play a significant role in making wrestlers rich celebrities across the world.
Top 20 richest wrestlers of all time
Who is the highest-paid wrestler in the WWE? Let us take a look at the list of the richest wrestlers and their net worth.
1. Vince McMahon - 2.2 billion
Who is the highest-paid wrestler in the WWE? In the first position of the wealthiest wrestlers ever is Vince McMahon. He is the CEO and the main shareholder of WWE. He is a former professional wrestler who used his status in the wrestling sector to move into different industries.
He serves as a promoter, commentator, and film producer.
- He owns 57% of WWE's Class A common stock.
- He owns a Greenwich Connecticut mansion worth $40 million
- He has a penthouse in Manhattan valued at $2 million.
Other than leading in the list of the richest wrestlers of all time, he was awarded as the Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
2. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) - $280 million
Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as The Rock, falls in the second position in the list of the richest wrestlers in the world Forbes. He is a former professional combatant and an American actor with a net worth of $280 million.
Dwayne followed into the wrestling footsteps of his father and grandfather. He made his debut in the WWF in 1996 and created a name for himself until 2004 when he terminated his career in this sport. Before his career switch, he was a nine-time world heavyweight champion.
In his current career as an actor, he has starred in movies such as The Scorpion King, Be Cool, Gridiron Gang, The Fast and The Furious Franchise, and Tooth Fairy.
3. John Cena - $55 million
John Cena began professional wrestling in 2000, and ever since then, he has had a successful career all through. He is one of the richest wrestlers in the world, with a net worth of $55 million. In his wrestling career, he has had several accomplishments such as 12 World Titles, 2 World Tag Team Championships, and 3 US Championships.
Apart from wrestling, John Cena is passionate about fitness and acting. He has had numerous leading roles in movies like Trainwreck, The Marine and 12 Rounds.
4. Steve Austin - $50 million
Steve Austin is a former professional wrestler with a net worth of $50 million. Austin joined the WWF in 1995 and created his most popular persona as Stone cold Steve Austin or Stone Cold Stunner. In his WWF career, he has won three-time Royal Rumble and six-time world champion winner.
After leaving the WWF, Steve Austin joined the film and television industry with roles in The Condemned and The Longest Yard.
5. Stephanie McMahon - $45 million
The former professional wrestling valet and wrestling player, Stephanie McMahon, falls in the fifth position among the richest wrestlers in WWE. Her net worth stands at $45 million. He owns 2.5% of the WWE shares.
The majority of her net worth is attributed to her wealthy father, who also happens to be the chairman, founder, and CEO of WWE. Stephanie is the wife to Triple H.s
6. Triple H - $ 40 million
In number six on the list of the richest wrestlers, 2020 is American professional wrestler and actor, Triple H. Triple H has grown his fame over the years, and he is famously known for his persona Hunter Hearst Helmsley in the WWE. He has a net worth of $ 40 million.
During his career as a wrestler, he won several titles such as five World Heavyweight Championships and nine WWE/WWF Championships. Recently, Triple H took the job as the Executive Vice President of Talent, where he earns a salary of $2.8 million. With the additional pay, he stands a position of climbing up the ladder of the richest wrestlers.
7. Hulk Hogan - $25 million
Hulk Hogan might not be in the first position on the list of the richest wrestlers, but he is arguably the most famous one of all time. He is a retired professional wrestler with a net worth of $25 million. He gained popularity during his days at the WWF, but after retirement, he became a reality star and actor. He had a famous role in 1982's Rocky III, Thunderlips.
After his divorce, he was on the verge of bankruptcy after losing 70% of his assets to his ex-wife. Hulk managed to gain back his finances, and he re-joined the WWE as the host of WrestleMania.
8. Big Show - $20 million
Big Show is one of the most prominent wrestlers across the world. He is a professional actor and wrestler with a net worth of $20 million. Big Show is 7 feet tall and weighs 441 pounds. He debuted into the world championship wrestling in 1995, where he signed a ten-year contract with the WWE and the WWF in 1999.
As a wrestler, he has won several titles such as WCW World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE United States Championship. As an actor, he has starred in films such as The Water Boy and All The Way.
9. Mick Foley - $18 million
Superstar Mick Foley, a retired professional American wrestler, is the ninth richest wrestler with a net worth of $18 million. Mick began joined World Championship Wrestling in 1991. He signed with the World Wrestling Federation in 1996.
In his career as a wrestler, he has won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and three WWF Championships. Mick Foley decided to try his luck in writing and acting after his retirement.
10. The Undertaker - $17 million
Mark William Calaway, commonly known by his wrestling name The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler with a net worth of $17 million. He joined wrestling in 1984, and since then, he has won seven world championships.
Undertaker invested the money he earned from wrestling in real estate and a charitable organization named The Zeus Compton Calaway Save the Animal Fund. The organization focuses on the provision of financial support to large dogs. In 2010, he married Michelle McCool, a former pro wrestler.
11. Jeff Jarret - $15million
Jeff Jarret is an American-born professional wrestling player with a net worth of $15 million. As a wrestler, he has won numerous awards, such as the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, WWF Intercontinental Championship, and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. In 1993, he became a member of the World Wrestling Federation.
12. Bill Goldberg - 14 million
Bill Goldberg is a retired professional wrestling player and footballer. He is one of the three men who have ever won the world championship for both the WCW and the WWE. He has a net worth of $14 million.
He stands as the first unbeaten world champion in the professional wrestling history. After his retirement, Bill Goldberg has been taking part in numerous charitable and welfare organizations. He is an advocate for animal welfare, and also helps kids diagnosed with cancer in the hospitals near him.
13. Dave Bautista - $13 million
The 13th richest wrestler is known as Dave Bautista, with a net worth of $13 million. Bautista is a professional mixed martial artist, American actor, and pro wrestler. During his career in wrestling, he has been a six-time world wrestling champion who took home the World Heavyweight Championship awards four times.
As an actor, one of his most notable roles was Drax in the 2014 film dubbed Guardians of the Galaxy.
14. Eric Bischoff - $12.5 million
Eric Bischoff is an American wrestling player who also happens to be a man of various talents. Bischoff is a pro wrestling book agent, entrepreneur television producer, and TV personality. He is famously known for his roles as the President and Executive Producer of World Championship Wrestling.
Before he joined wrestling, Bischoff owned a successful landscaping business and also competed as a pro kickboxer. Currently, he has a net worth of $12.5 million, making his number fourteen in the list of the richest wrestlers of all time.
15. Roman Reigns - $12 million
Roman Reigns is an American-born professional wrestling player from Florida. He is one of the richest wrestlers of all time, with a net worth of $12 million. During his time in wrestling, he has had several achievements, such as winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship three times, the Royal Rumble, among many other tournaments.
In 2008, he announced the unfortunate news on leaving wrestling as he was battling leukemia.
16. Randy Orton - $11 million
Randy Orton is an American-born professional wrestler who has a net worth of $11 million. As a wrestler, he has won numerous awards, such as eleven WWE championships. He became the youngest wrestler ever to take home the World Heavyweight Championship award.
Randy Orton has also made headlines as the WrestleMania XXV act together with several other pay-per-view events.
17. David Otunga - $10 million
David Otunga is an American professional wrestler with a net worth of $10. Otunga is a man of different qualifications as he is an actor who appeared in the film dubbed The Call in 2013. He is also a qualified lawyer with a degree from Harvard Law School.
He joined wrestling in 2009 for Florida Championship, where he won the title of the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year in 2010. He is the husband of renowned singer and actress, Jennifer Hudson.
18. Seth Rollins - $9 million
Seth Rollins is a WWE World Heavyweight Champion with a net worth of $9 million. Before becoming part of The Authority, he debuted in WWE in the Shield team. During the 2015 WrestleMania, Seth won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship title.
19. Sting - $ 8 million
Steven Borden, commonly known as Sting, is an American professional wrestling player as well as a 15 times World Heavyweight Champion winner. WWE gave him the title of the greatest superstar. The award came as a result of his incredible achievements as well as his numerous victories in the game.
Throughout his wrestling career, he has had a total of 25 championships, and in 2016, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
20. Kevin Nash - $8 million
The last person in the list of the richest wrestlers in the world is Kevin Nash. He has a net worth of roughly $8 million. Kevin has been in the sport for more than a decade. He has had some of the richest wrestling contracts.
Nash won the WCW Heavyweight Championship five times, and several other tag team championships. In 2010, he retired from wrestling and made appearances on Magic Mike and The Longest Yard.
Some individuals get lots of money from professional wrestling, even though it is a risky game that involves injuries. The majority of these richest wrestlers are people who have stayed in this sector for a long time.
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