The Richest Wrestlers in the World

By on February 28, 2014 in ArticlesEntertainment

Who are the richest wrestlers in the world? For anyone whose parents say you'll never make any money learning to take a folding chair to the face, immediately show them this list. Over the last 30 years, Vince McMahon has turned the WWE, formerly WWF, into one of most popular and profitable sports companies in the world. In the process McMahan has made dozens of wrestlers extremely rich. He also earned himself an astonishing personal fortune. Today, WWE Raw and SmackDown are consistently some of the top ten most viewed shows on cable television, attracting between four and six million viewers each week. WrestleMania XXVIII aired on April 1st 2012 and was the highest grossing event in the company's history with nearly $70 million in pay per view revenues. But who are the richest wrestlers in the world? Which WWE stars are body slamming into a bed of cash every night? Scroll down for the full list of the richest wrestlers in the world…

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***The figures contained in this list were acquired from all publicly available information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager's fees, agents' fees, and lifestyle.***

The Richest Wrestlers in the World:

#1: The Rock Net Worth – $125 Million

It should come as no surprise that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the richest wrestler in the world with a net worth of $124 million! The Rock has transformed himself into a bona fide Hollywood action star with dozens of blockbusters under his belt including Fast Five and The Scorpion King. He is an active philanthropist who has donated millions of dollars to charity. The Rock shows no signs of slowing down, but will he hold this title forever???

#2: Steve Austin Net Worth – $50 Million

Stone Cold Steve Austin is by far one of the most famous wrestlers ever to come out of the WWE and with a net worth of $50 million, he is the second richest. Austin has parlayed wrestling into an acting career that most action stars would kill for. Including roles in The Expendables alongside Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. But who is the #1 richest wrestler???

#3: John Cena Net Worth – $45 Million

John Cena is the third richest wrestler in the world with a net worth of $45 million. Cena is one of the most famous wrestling personalities in the world today thanks to appearances in several mainstream movies such as The Marine. Cena has endorsement deals with several large brands such as Subway, Gillette and Gold's Gym. He's even released a rap album which went platinum, selling over 1.4 million copies.

#4: Triple H Net Worth – $40 Million

Triple H is a 23-time WWE champion who has also happens to be married to Vince McMahon's daughter Stephanie. Triple H's net worth of $40 million is enough to make him the fifth richest wrestler in the world but many believe he is heir to the WWE throne which would automatically fast track him to #1 in a few years.

#5: Big Show Net Worth – $30 Million

In addition to having a very successful wrestling career, The Big Show has appeared in over a dozen television shows and high profile films such as The Waterboy with Adam Sandler. The Big Show's $30 million net worth makes him the fourth richest wrestler in the world.

#6: Kurt Angle Net Worth – $20 million

Before becoming a professional wrestler, Kurt Angle won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic games, another gold at the 1995 world championship and more. Angle has won championships in several different leagues including WWE, TNA and the IWGP. He has also acted in many television shows and movies.

Before becoming a professional wrestler, Kurt Angle won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic games, another gold at the 1995 world championship and more. Angle has won championships in several different leagues including WWE, TNA and the IWGP. He has also acted in many television shows and movies.

#7: Chris Jericho Net Worth – $18 Million

Chris Jericho's superstar twenty year wrestling career has made him one of the most mainstream famous athletes the sport has ever produced. His $18 million net worth makes him the seventh richest wrestler in the world. Jericho appeared on Dancing with the Stars where he lasted for six weeks. He has appeared in several films and television shows and has released two New York Times bestselling books.

#8: Shawn Michaels Net Worth – $17 Million

Shawn Michaels is the 8th richest wrestler in the world in a net worth of $17 million. Shawn Michaels' career spans nearly 30 years, through multiple retirements and comebacks. Today he serves as an ambassador to the WWE.

#9: The Undertaker Net Worth – $16 Million

During his 20+ year career in wrestling, The Undertaker has proven himself as one of the biggest draws in the WWE. Outside of wrestling, he and a business partner own a real estate investment firm and actively raise money for various causes especially relating to animals.

#10: Brock Lesnar Net Worth – $16 Million

#11: Mick Foley Net Worth – $15 Million

In addition to his impressive near 30 year wrestling career during which he won 17 solo world championships, Mick Foley has written multiple New York Times bestsellers  including four memoirs, three children's books and two fiction novels. Today Foley is an active philanthropist and continues to make various WWE appearances.

#12: Bret Hart Net Worth – $14 Million

#13: Edge Net Worth – $14 Million

#14: Goldberg Net Worth – $12 Million

#15: Batista Net Worth – $10 Million

#16: JBL Net Worth – $9 Million

#17: Rey Mysterio Net Worth – $8.5 Million

#18: Kevin Nash Net Worth – $8 Million

#19: Sting Net Worth – $8 Million

#20: Hulk Hogan Net Worth – $8 Million

***Hogan lost an estimated $25 million in his divorce from ex-wife Linda Hogan. Linda was awarded 70% of the couple's liquid assets, a 40% stake in all of Hulk's companies, six luxury cars and millions more in property***

#21: CM Punk Net Worth – $7.5 Million

#22: Jerry Lawler Net Worth – $7 Million

#23: Randy Orton Net Worth – $6 Million

#24: Alberto Del Rio Net Worth – $6 Million

#25: Ric Flair Net Worth – $5 Million

#26: The Miz Net Worth – $5 Million

#27: Rowdy Roddy Piper Net Worth – $4 Million

#28: Chyna Net Worth: $1.5 Million

Bonus:

Vince McMahon Net Worth – $750 Million

The WWE is a publicly traded company with a current market cap of $650 million and Vince McMahon owns a majority of the outstanding shares. His net worth has peaked as high as $1.1 billion but today sits at $500 million. McMahon owns a $40 million mansion in Greenwich Connecticut, a $12 million New York City apartment and a nearly 50 foot yacht named "Sexy Bitch".

Randy Savage Net Worth – $8 Million

Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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