Have you ever wondered that how much money wrestlers are making and what’s their worth? Today we look at the Top 10 Richest Wrestlers in the world. These wrestlers are making a nice amount of money whether they are retired or active. All of them have worked very hard to reach where they are today. They put their bodies on the line for the sake of our entertainment. So, we must appreciate their hardship and commitment to their career. Without further ado, here are the top 10 richest wrestlers in the world today.
10. Mick Foley ($15 Million)
Mick Foley is a retired wrestler who has made $15 million in his wrestling career. He is also an author, actor and comedian. This multi-talented hardcore wrestler has achieved greatness in the ring and who can forget the classic Drop from the Top of the Cage by the hands of Undertaker. Mick started wrestling in 1983 and retired in 2013. He was inducted into WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. He has won WWE Championship 3 times, Hardcore title 1 time and Tag Team Championship 8 times.
9. The Undertaker ($16 Million)
The Undertaker is one of the best Gimmicks in the history of WWE. Real name Mark Calaway, he is the holder of the undefeated streak at Wrestlemania of 21-0. He debuted in 1984 and still wrestling part-time in WWE. The Undertaker usually wrestle at Wrestlemania and is yet to be defeated. He is one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of wrestling and one of the nicest and well-respected too. Standing 6’10” and weighing over 300 pounds, Mark Calaway has made $16 million in his professional career. The Undertaker has won World Heavyweight Championship (3 times), WWF Hardcore Championship (1 time), World Tag Team Championship (6 times) and WWE Undisputed Championship (4 times).
8. Shawn Michaels ($17 Million)
“The Heart-Break Kid” Shawn Michaels comes in No. 7 on the list of richest wrestlers by making $17 million in WWE. One of the greatest wrestler in the world, he earned the nickname “Mr. Wrestlemania”. Shawn debuted in 1984 and announced his retirement in 2010. He has won every title in wwe and accomplished a lot in his career. He was inducted into WWE Hll of Fame in 2011. Shawn Michaels had great feuds with Chris Jericho, HHH, The Undertaker, Cena, Stone Cold and Bret “The Hitman” Hart.
7. Chris Jericho ($18 Million)
“Y2J” Chris Jericho is one of the most charismatic wrestlers in wwe. Making his debut in 1990, he has won World Heavyweight title 3 times, Intercontinental title 9 times and Tag Team Titles 7 times. Jericho had one of the coolest debut in wwe. Chris is also a businessman, author and musician having his own Band “Fozzy”. At the time of the writing of this article, Jericho is taking a break from the world of professional wrestling and pursuing other interests. He still has lot left in his tank and can come back anytime. He has earned over $18 million in his career.
6. Kurt Angle ($20 Million)
“The Wrestling Machine” Kurt Angle is one of the finest technical wrestlers you”ll ever see. He has won Gold Medal in Olympics 1996 with a Broken Neck. He debuted in wwe in 1998 and left wwe in 2006. He joined TNA in 2006 and still wrestles there. Kurt has had great rivalries with Big Show, HHH, HBK, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Cena and Brock Lesnar. He has won TNA World Heavyweight Title 5 times, WWE Title 4 times, WWE World Heavyweight title 1 time and King of the Ring 2000. He has made over $20 million in his professional wrestling career.
5. Big Show ($20 Million)
Standing at 7 feet tall, “Big Show” Paul Wight has made $20 million in his career. He debuted in 1995 and still performs in wwe. Known as “The Giant”, he has won ECW Title 1 time, WCW World Title 1 time, World Heavyweight Title 2 times, WWE Title 2 times, Hardcore Championship 3 times and Tag Team titles 8 times. Big Show has won the hearts of the people with his sheer size and amazing athletic ability.
4. Triple H ($25 Million)
Triple H is the current COO of the WWE. He wrestles part-time in WWE and married to the Daughter of Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon. He has achieved a lot in ring including WWE Title 8 times, World Heavyweight Title 5 times, King of the Ring 1997, Intercontinental title 5 times and Tag Team Titles 3 times. He was also a member of two very popular wrestling factions, “Evolution” and “DX”. He has had various nicknames like “The Connecticut Blueblood”, “King of Kings”, “The Cerebral Assassin” and “The Game”.Triple H has earned over $25 million in his career.
3. John Cena ($35 Million)
John Cena is one of the most controversial wrestler in the history of WWE. Making his debut in 2002, he has won every thing in WWE including WWE Championship 11 times, World Heavyweight Title 3 times, 2 Royal Rumbles, Money in the Bank 2012, US Title 3 times and Tag Team Title 4 times. He has had memorable feuds with Edge, HBK, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, The Rock, HHH, JBL and CM Punk. Cena is the face of the WWE right now and has made over $35 million in his career.
2. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin ($45 Million)
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is one of the coolest wrestlers of all time. He was the founder of the “Attitude Era” and had great feuds with Vince McMahon, The Rock, HHH, Shawn Michaels and Kane. One of the most popular wrestlers ever, has has won WWE Title 6 times, Tag Team titles 4 times, King of the Ring 1996, 3 Royal Rumbles (1997, 1998 and 2001). Stone Cold was inducted into WWE Hall of Fame in 2009. He has also appeared in Hollywood movies including The Longest Yard, The Condemned, The Expendables, The Package and Grown Ups 2. Due to his insane popularity and impressive legacy, he has made over $45 million.
And the Richest Wrestler in the World is….
1. The Rock ($70 Million)
“If you smell What the Rock is Cooking..!”. The Rock is the richest wrestler of all time. He has made over $70 million in his career. The Rock debuted in wwe in 1995 and has won WWE Championship 8 times, World Heavyweight Title 2 times and Tag Team Titles 5 times. The Brahma Bull is known for his catchphrases and charisma. He left wwe in 2004 to pursue his career in Hollywood and look where he’s today. Dwayne Johnson is one of the hottest and top-grossing stars in Hollywood today and his films in 2013 made $1.3 billion. He has starred in Be Cool, Walking Tall, The Scorpion King, Get Smart, Faster, Snitch, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Pain & Gain and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The Rock made his return to wwe in 2011 to host Wrestlemania XXVII. He later faced John Cena at Wrestlemania 28 and defeated him. Rock won the WWE Title from CM Punk and dropped it to Cena in a rematch at Wrestlemainia 29. He has had great feuds with Stone Cold, Cena, HHH, Big Show, Mick Foley, Goldberg, Y2J and Brock Lesnar. The Rock is not retired from wrestling yet and we may see him in wwe soon.