- Richest Athletes › Wrestlers
- Net Worth:
- $4 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Mar 20, 1959 (64 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- 6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
- Wrestler, Actor, Author
- United States of America
What is Sting's Net Worth?
Sting is an American professional wrestler and former bodybuilder who has a net worth of $4 million. Sting earned fame and fortune as a 14-time world heavyweight champion and is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling, although he is most known for his time in WCW. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
Steve Borden was born on March 20, 1959, in Omaha, Nebraska, and was raised in Southern California. He played basketball and football in high school before turning to a career in bodybuilding. Borden once owned a Gold's Gym health club. Before he had any interest in professional wrestling, he took in a WWF event in Los Angeles where he saw Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, The Iron Sheik, and The British Bulldogs, and the rest is history.
Before he was hailed an icon, Borden was part of Team USA (one of the team members was Ultimate Warrior) for Memphis-based wrestling company, Continental Wrestling Association, using the name Flash. Team USA became The Blade Runner and was then with Universal Wrestling Federation. Changing his name to Sting, Borden was the one to watch after he fought Ric Flair at the Clash of Champions in the late eighties. Soon Borden claimed his first NWA title. By the nineties, Borden became the "face of WCW."
Borden has claimed the NWA World Heavyweight Championship twice (the second time in TNA), the WCW World Heavyweight Championships six times, the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship twice, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship four times and WWA World Heavyweight Championship once – making him the only person to hold all titles during his career. Sting has also held several other titles including the NWA World Television Championship, the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship twice, the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship twice, the WCW World Tag Team Championships three times (with Lex Luger, The Giant, and Kevin Nash), the TNA World Tag Team Championship with Kurt Angle, and more.
After years of loyalty to WCW and hesitancy to join WWE based on the organization's creative usage of former WCW stars, he finally wrestled for WWE but suffered a neck injury against Seth Rollins in his sole WWE pay-per-view. He announced his retirement when he headlined the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
Achievements & Accolades
For his achievements, Borden was named the greatest superstar in WCW history by WWE and Pro Wrestling Illustrated named him the "Most Popular Wrestler of the Year" four times, a record he shares with John Cena. He is a member of the TNA Hall of Fame, and during his career has held a total of 26 championships. In 2016, Sting was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame and the WWE Hall of Fame.
Borden married his wife, Sue, in 1986. They had two sons together, Garrett Lee and Steven Jr., and a daughter, Gracie. Steve and Sue divorced in 2010, and Borden married Sabine in 2015.
Borden was an admitted anabolic steroid user in the 1980s and became a born-again Christian in August 1998.
In January 2013 Borden and Sue paid $375,000 for a home in Santa Clarita, California. Today the home, which sits on 2 acres, is worth around $1 million.