Michael Buffer Net Worth
Michael Buffer net worth: Michael Buffer is an American boxing announcer and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $400 million. Michael Buffer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 2, 1944. He is best known for being one of, if not the, greatest ring announcer for boxing and wrestling matches of all time. He began his career as a ring announcer in 1982 after trying his hand at several other careers including acting and modeling. Buffer became world-famous when he developed his signature catch phrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" which kicks off all major boxing events. It has brought him fame and incredible fortune especially after Michael shrewdly moved to trademark the phrase. The video game company Midway reportedly paid Buffer $100 million to license to the phrase in perpetuity for the video game "Ready To Rumble". Not bad for a wanna-be actor turned boxing announcer. In total, Buffer has earned $400 million from trademark licensing alone during his career. Michael has a half-brother Bruce Buffer who is an announcer for UFC. Buffer served as the exclusive ring announcer for boxing events held at casinos owned by Donald Trump in the late 1980s. He announced many main events of pay per view events for World Championship Wrestling. Buffer has appeared in many films and TV series including Creed, Grudge Match, America's Next Top Model, The Bold and the Beautiful, 2012, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Rocky Balboa, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Ready to Rumble, The Simpsons, Rocky V, and more.
How much does Michael Buffer make to say "Let's get ready to rumble"? Depending on the match, Buffer typically earns between $25,000 and $100,000 every time he utters those five famous words. On a handful of extremely rare occasions, Buffer has been paid $1 million.