The world of WWE, or World Wrestling Entertainment, is a crazy one! Thanks to one of the most eclectic groups of superstars, it’s easy for fans to get swept up in the drama of it all!
And because of that, and because of how popular the WWE has been over the last several decades, it has become a very lucrative business. And now the best of the best are rolling in the dough. And some of WWE’s biggest names have even transitioned into some of Hollywood’s biggest stars as well.
So in this list, we are ranking 11 of the richest wrestlers of the last year! Is your favorite WWE athlete on this list?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dave Bautista has a net worth of $16 million! Now, that’s a lot of money. Bautista first entered the WWE in 2002 where he remained until 2010. He then took a hiatus to take a stab at acting and is now very successful in Hollywood! Since leaving the WWE in 2010, Bautista has made a number of returns to the ring.
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Similar to Bautista, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Big Show is also worth $16 million! He, too, has been successful in wrestling and acting. Big Show even had his own self-titled sitcom on Netflix! Sadly, it was not renewed for another season. But that’s okay, he’s been in plenty of successful movies!
According to Sports Keeda, The Undertaker is 56 years old and worth around $17 million! The Undertaker had a very illustrious career in the WWE that spanned three decades from 1990 to 2020 when he retired. Heck, he was in the WWE in it was the WWF!
As Celebrity Net Worth reports, Chris Jericho is worth roughly $18 million! Not only is Jericho one of the most well-known wrestlers, but he’s also a rather successful entrepreneur, singer, podcaster, and actor! Talk about a Jack-of-all-trades!
According to Sports Keeda, one of the richest wrestlers is Brock Lesnar’s net worth, as of 2020, stands at $22 million! Wow! Formerly a mixed martial artist, Lesnar was also a professional football player before becoming one of the most well-known wrestlers in the WWE. He also holds the title for longest reigning WWE Universal Champion!
Who runs the world? Women! Stacy Keibler comes in at number five on the list of the richest wrestlers and she’s also our first female! Right now, she is worth $25 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Like Jericho, Keibler is also more than just a wrestler, she’s also an actor, dancer, model, and singer!
According to Wealthy Gorilla, Hulk Hogan is worth a whopping $25 million as well! But that wasn’t always the case just several years ago. As The Things reported, following the end of his 24 years marriage and the subsequent divorce, as well as his lavish lifestyle, Hogan lost most of his WWE fortune. Prior to that time in his life, Hogan was once worth $30 million. Thankfully, he’s recovered mostly since.
Someone who is still worth $30 million, thought, is Steve Austin! Stone Cold originally began his “Stunning Steve Austin” for the WCW, it wasn’t until 1995 that he signed with the WWE, then the WWF, changed his name to “Stone Cold Steve Austin” and his career really took off!
Also on the list of the richest wrestlers, John Cena really needs no introduction and that is probably why he is worth a crazy $60 million. From being one of the biggest WWE wrestlers to one of the biggest names in Hollywood, Cena is living the sweet sweet life!
Also living the sweet, sweet life is another wrestler turned actor and entrepreneur, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. He is worth a staggering $400 million! I mean, wow, that is incredible! But believe it or not, he’s not the richest wrestler.
The richest wrestler is this guy! Of course, you can’t forget about the richest of the richest wrestlers, and that is the majority shareholder and CEO of the WWE, Vince McMahon, who was also a wrestler himself. He is worth, get this, 1.6 billion dollar!
So there you have it, 10 of the richest wrestlers from the WWE! Are you shocked by just how much some of these athletes turn actors and entrepreneurs make? Who is your favorite WWE star?
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people's lives.
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