Richest AthletesWrestlers
Net Worth:
$4 Million
Jan 3, 1952 (72 years old)
Fort Bragg
5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Commentator, Announcer, Wrestler, Professional Wrestling Referee, Restaurateur, Actor, Television producer
United States of America
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What is Jim Ross' net worth?

Jim Ross is an American wrestling commentator, referee, and restaurateur, who has a net worth of $4 million. In the mid-70s, Jim Ross was working for Tri-State Wrestling, then Mid-South Wrestling. In 1986 Mid-South Wrestling became the Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF). The following year, Jim Crockett Jr, owner of the most successful NWA territory at the time, bought the UWF and Ross went to work for Crockett. Jim Crockett Promotions was bought by Ted Turner in 1988 and renamed World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Ross worked for WCW from 1988 until the beginning of 1993. He currently works for All Elite Wrestling. From the early 90s through the early 2000s, he served as a commentator, host, and announcer for the World Wrestling Federation. He then continued these roles with Raw from 2002-2008, and Smackdown from 2008 to 2010. He also wrestled sporadically, and was often featured in various story lines as either the friend or foe of particular wrestlers.

Early Career

Jim Ross began his career in professional wrestling in the mid-1970s, working for various regional promotions. His talent and passion for the sport caught the attention of wrestling promoter Bill Watts, who hired him as an announcer for Mid-South Wrestling. Ross's commentary skills quickly gained recognition, and he soon became an integral part of the promotion, earning the respect of both fans and wrestlers.

WWE Stint and Attitude Era

In 1993, Ross joined World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he would achieve widespread fame and recognition. His tenure coincided with the industry-shaking Attitude Era, during which Ross's voice became synonymous with the electrifying moments and unforgettable matches that defined the era. Ross's iconic calls, such as "Stone Cold! Stone Cold!" during Steve Austin's rise to stardom, elevated his status as one of the most beloved wrestling commentators of all time.

WrestleMania and Special Appearances

Throughout his career, Ross had the privilege of calling numerous WrestleMania events, including some of the most memorable matches in the history of the showcase of the immortals. His contributions to the grandeur of WrestleMania solidified his status as an essential part of the event's legacy. In addition to his commentary duties, Ross made special appearances in various storylines, often becoming an instrumental character in WWE narratives.

Jim Ross Net Worth

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Executive and Coaching Roles

Outside of commentary, Ross took on various executive and coaching roles within WWE. He served as the Head of Talent Relations, playing a vital role in the development and recruitment of new talent. Ross's eye for talent and dedication to nurturing future stars helped shape the next generation of WWE superstars. His keen insights and mentorship continue to be highly regarded in the wrestling community.

Post-WWE Career and Podcasting

After parting ways with WWE in 2013, Jim Ross continued his contributions to the wrestling industry through his popular podcast, "The Jim Ross Report." The podcast allowed Ross to share his wealth of knowledge, engage with fans, and provide unique perspectives on the ever-evolving world of professional wrestling. Ross's insights and interviews with wrestling legends have made his podcast a must-listen for fans worldwide.

Legacy and Hall of Fame Induction

Jim Ross's immense contributions to the wrestling industry were recognized when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007. His induction highlighted his impact on wrestling commentary and his unwavering dedication to the sport. Ross's legacy as a commentator, executive, mentor, and wrestling enthusiast continues to inspire aspiring commentators and wrestlers alike, solidifying his place as a true legend in the world of professional wrestling.

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