How often do you watch a wrestling match?
Are you one of those regular watchers who enjoy a good fight with intense anticipation of who will take the glory of winning?
If your answer is yes, then you know the thrill and excitement the game provides to its audience.
The entertainment factor paired with the uncertainty of the player’s fate is what keeps us hooked to the game.
But what’s there for the wrestlers? Do they enjoy being beaten up to death and go home with bruises and cuts?
Obviously not! The wrestlers are in it for the money. And of course, some choose this profession out of pure passion.
But today, we are not talking about passion; we are talking about big money.
So, who do you think has acquired the most sum of money through this risky profession?
Below is the list of the 35 richest wrestlers in the world. Watch out for your favorite ones; you may find them here!
The 35 Richest Wrestlers in the World
35. CM Punk
We are starting our list with the American retired professional wrestler CM Punk who enjoys a net worth of $8 million.
He initially commenced his career as a backyard wrestler in the 90s.
In 2003, he was hired by Ring of Honor and then eventually by World Wrestling Entertainment in 2005.
Moreover, the wrestler held the WWE World Heavyweight Championship three times.
In January 2014, Punk decided to leave the WWE. And now competes in the UFC.
Further, he married WWE Diva AJ Lee in 2014.
34. Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins, a.k.a Colby Daniel Lopez, has an estimated net worth of $9 million.
He is the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion who began his wrestling career in Scott County Wrestling in 2003.
Besides, he used to go by the name Gixx during his initials days of wrestling.
Seth was born on 28th May 1986 in Buffalo, Iowa, and he stands at the height of 6 ft (1.85m).
Next up, we have Kane, a Spanish professional wrestler who has garnered a net worth of $9 million.
He started his career in independent circuits and later went on to join Smoky Mountains Wrestling.
The Spanish wrestler joined the World Wrestling Federation (now called WWE) in the mid-nineties.
He previously went by the name Unabomb, which he later changed to Kane.
Besides, he is the first person to have claimed all WWE titles and is also the third WWE Grand Slam Champion in history.
Further, Kane’s real name is Glenn Thomas Jacobs.
32. John Layfield
John Layfield is a former American professional wrestler who is also a WWE commentator and Fox News analyst.
Famously known as JBL, he has amassed a total net worth of $9 million.
Moreover, John is a 24-time WWE Champion and has won a Triple Crown. He has claimed a Grand Slam title as well.
The former wrestler has gone by nearly a dozen ring names such as Bad Santa, Blackjack Bradshaw, Death Mask, and Johnny Hawk.
John retired from the ring in 2009.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, on 8th August 1967, Sable is a former professional wrestler with a net worth of $10 million.
Additionally, she is also a model and actress who joined the WWE in 1996.
Sable initially left the WWE after filing a lawsuit against them for $110 million because of alleged sexual harassment and unsafe working conditions.
However, she returned to WWE but soon left to spend time with her family.
Further, her acting credits extend to movies like Corky Romano, The Final Victim, and Slaves of the Realm.
And the wrestler has appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine three times.
Also, Sable has modeled for companies including Pepsi, L’Oréal, and Guess?.
30. Pat Patterson
Securing the 30th position on our list is the Canadian-American businessman and former professional wrestler Pat Patterson.
He had a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death in 2020.
Pat made his wrestling debut in 1958 at the age of 17 and was prominently known for being the first-ever WWF Intercontinental Champion.
Besides, he also held the WWF North American Heavyweight Championship and the WWF Hardcore Championship.
Pat came out as gay in the early 1970s.
In 2016, the late wrestler authored the book “Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE.”
29. Kevin Von Erich
Retired professional wrestler Kevin Von Erich enjoys a net worth of $10 million.
Further, he is a member of the Von Erich wrestling family.
His brothers David, Kerry, Mike, and Chris were also wrestlers who have passed away.
Hence, Kevin is the last surviving son of Fritz Von Erich.
Besides, the wrestler was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009 as a member of the Von Erich family.
Kevin now lives in Hawaii with his family and owns an investment business.
28. Diamond Dallas Page
Diamond is a retired professional wrestler with an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Apart from being a wrestler, he is also a motivational speaker, author, and yoga entrepreneur.
He was born on 5th April 1956 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, as Page Joseph Falkenberg.
By the mid-90s, he had established himself as a popular wrestler, and his signature move, The Diamond Cutter, became quite famous.
In 2009, Diamond Dallas decided to retire from the ring.
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27. David Otunga
A professional wrestler, lawyer, and actor- David Otunga has earned a net worth of $10 million.
He began his career in 2009 by wrestling for Florida Championship Wrestling.
Further, David has held the WWE Tag Team Championships twice, once each with John Cena and Michael McGillicutty.
Also, he was named the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year in 2010.
Moreover, he is an immensely talented individual who has amazing academic achievements.
David graduated from the University of Illinois and later moved to New York City to become a laboratory manager at Columbia University’s Cognitive Neuroscience Center.
Then he graduated from Harvard Law School and went to work at the Sidley Austin law firm.
As an actor, David has appeared in the 2013 film The Call.
David is married to Jennifer Hudson, with whom he shares a son.
26. Andre the Giant
Andre the Giant was a French professional wrestler and actor whose real name was André René Roussimoff.
He had garnered a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death in 1993.
Andre stood at the height of 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) and was born on 19th May 1946 in Grenoble, France.
The French wrestler was a one-time WWF Champion and a one-time WWF World Tag Team Champion.
Further, his signature moves were the bearhug, big boot, body slam, chokehold, forehand chop, headbutt, knife-edged chop, and multiple turnbuckle thrusts.
As an actor, Andre is best remembered for his role in the film The Princess Bride, where he portrayed Fezzik, the giant.
25. Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns is a professional wrestler who enjoys a net worth equal to $12 million.
Besides, Roman is a member of the legendary Anoa’I wrestling family, who has held the WWE World Heavyweight Championship three times.
Additionally, he held the WWE Tag Team Championship and the United States Championship as well.
In 2014, the wrestler was named Superstar of the Year.
Further, he announced his break from professional wrestling in October 2018.
The reason was he was being diagnosed with leukemia, a disease he had previously battled, but unfortunately, it returned.
24. Daniel Bryan
American professional wrestler Daniel Bryan has an estimated net worth of around $12 million, making him one if the richest wrestlers in the world.
Not to forget, this is a combined net worth with his wife, Brie Bella, who is also a fellow wrestler.
Initially, he used to go by the stage name American Dragon.
Daniel has won the WWE Championship four times and has also held the World Heavyweight Championship once.
Further, Daniel was born on 22nd May 1981.
23. Brie Bella
Brie Bella, a.k.a Brianna Garcia-Colace, is an American professional wrestler who enjoys a net worth of $12 million. Therefore, she is one of the richest wrestlers in the world.
Further, this is a combined net worth with her husband, Daniel Bryan.
Brie was born on 21st November 1983 in San Diego, California. She has a twin sister named Nikki Bella.
Brie and Nikki wrestle as the Bella Twins and have appeared on both the WWE and international circuits.
The duo made their in-ring debut as the Bella Twins on 15th September 2007.
22. Eric Bischoff
Michigan native Eric Bischoff is an occasional wrestler who is also a professional wrestling booker.
Not only that, he is an entrepreneur, television producer, and on-screen personality.
Thanks to his multiple sources of income, he has garnered a total net worth of $12.5 million, making him one of the richest wrestlers in the world.
Eric is significantly known for serving as an Executive Producer and then later as President of World Championship Wrestling.
Also, he is known for being the General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainment’s Raw brand.
In 2006, he authored an autobiography called “Controversy Creates Cash,” released under WWE Books.
21. The Miz
A television personality who turned into a professional wrestler- The Miz- has an estimated net worth of $14 million.
His real name is Michael Gregory Mizanin, and he was born on 8th October 1980 in Parma, Ohio.
The Miz initially became popular through the MTV reality shows “The Real World: Back to New York” (2001) and “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” (2002–2005).
Later, he participated in “WWE Tough Enough” in 2004 and finished as a runner-up.
In 2006, the Miz began his professional wrestling career.
Further, he is a Triple Crown Champion who has headlined several WWE main events, including 2011 Wrestlemania.
The Miz is married to a fellow wrestler Maryse Ouellet.
20. Mick Foley
Mick Foley is a former professional wrestler who has amassed a net worth equal to $14 million and is one of the richest wrestlers in the world.
Besides being a wrestler, Mick is an actor, author, and comedian as well.
He joined World Championship Wrestling in 1991 and later signed with the World Wrestling Federation in 1996.
Moreover, Mick has won three WWF Championships, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, and 11 tag team titles.
The wrestler stands at the height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m).
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19. Maryse Ouellet
The net worth of Maryse Ouellet, a Canadian professional wrestler, is expected to be around $14 million.
The wrestler is also a manager, actress, and model.
Further, her net worth is a combined net worth with her husband, The Miz.
Maryse signed with the WWE in 2006, after which she competed in the WWE Diva Search.
Besides, she has won the WWE Divas Championship twice.
And she was ranked as the #9 female wrestler in 2009 in the PWI Female 40.
As a model, Maryse won Miss Hawaiian Tropic Canada in 2003.
Edge is a retired Canadian professional wrestler who enjoys a net worth of $14 million and is one of the richest wrestlers in the world.
He commenced his professional career by wrestling mainly in North American independent promotions in the 1990s.
In 1997, he signed a developmental deal with the WWF (now called WWE).
He has won over 30 championships, including 11 world championships and five Intercontinental Championships.
Also, Edge has appeared in the 2000 fantasy film Highlander: Endgame.
In March 2012, the wrestler was officially inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Further, the real name of Edge is Adam Joseph Copeland.
17. Jeff Jarrett
Jeff Jarrett is a third-generation wrestler who has a net worth of $15 million.
The wrestler was born on 14th July 1967 in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and initially worked for his father Jerry Jarrett’s Continental Wrestling Association in 1986.
Jeff used to serve there as a referee. Then, in April 1986, he officially debuted as a wrestler.
Jeff was trained by his father, Jerry, and Tojo Yamamoto.
Moreover, he held the WCW World Heavyweight Champion four times and NWA World Heavyweight Champion six times.
Also, he won the WWF Intercontinental Champion six times.
16. Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista takes the 16th position among the richest wrestlers in the world as he has an estimated net worth of $16 million.
Apart from being a wrestler and mixed martial artist, Dave is also known for his acting credits in various movies.
His most popular role is in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, where he portrays the character of Drax.
Dave was born as David Michael Bautista Jr. on 18 January 1969 in Washington, DC.
Further, his height extends to 6 ft 5 in (1.98 m).
15. Bill Goldberg
Bill Goldberg, a.k.a William Scott Goldberg, is a former professional football player, wrestler, and current actor.
Goldberg has a net worth of $16 million, making him one of the richest wrestlers in the world.
Moreover, Bill is one of the three men to have been world champions of the WWE and the WCW.
Also, he holds the record for the longest undefeated stretch of wins in professional wrestling with 173 wins.
He is married to stuntwoman Wanda Ferraton, and they have a son together.
14. Big Show
Paul Donald Wight II, better known as Big Show, is an American professional wrestler and actor.
The net worth of Big Show is calculated to be around $16 million.
The wrestler began his professional career in 1994, and he quickly caught the audience’s attention through his resemblance to Andre, the Giant.
Due to his acromegaly- a condition suffered by Andre too- Paul was promoted as the son of Andre, the Giant.
Further, Paul stands at the height of 7 ft (2.134 m).
In 2010, the wrestler landed his first lead role in a comedy movie called Knucklehead.
13. The Undertaker
The Undertaker is a famous American professional wrestler who enjoys a net worth of $17 million. The wrestler is one of the richest wrestlers in the world.
His character has 2 contrasting gimmicks, namely the Deadman and the American Bad Ass.
The Undertaker began professional wrestling in 1984 and became a member of the WWE in 1990.
He is best known for “The Streak,” a string of 21 straight victories at WWE’s “WrestleMania.”
Further, he was born on 24th March 1965 in Houston, Texas. And his real name is Mark William Calaway.
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12. Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels has amassed a net worth of $17 million over the course of his wrestling career.
He wrestled in the WWE for nearly 30 years before finally retiring in 2010.
Shawn held numerous titles, including a record eleven Slammy Awards.
Additionally, he became the world champion four times.
His signature moves include Arm trap cross face, Figure-four leglock, Skin the cat, etc.
Shawn was born on 22nd July 1965 in Chandler, Arizona.
11. Chris Jericho
Canadian-American professional wrestler Chris Jericho has garnered a net worth of $18 million, making him one of the richest wrestlers in the world.
The wrestler is also a musician, actor, author, and host.
His full name is Christopher Keith Irvine, and he was born on 9th November 1970 in Manhasset, New York.
Chris worked for the WWE from 1999 to 2018.
Besides, he was the first-ever Undisputed WWF Champion when he beat Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock on the same night in 2001.
Also, he was the fourth WWE Grand Slam Champion. And held the WWF Championship, WCW World Championship, and the World Heavyweight Championship (3 times).
Not to forget, he holds the record as a nine-time Intercontinental Champion as well.
10. Bella Twins
Arriving on the 10th position on our list are the Bella Twins: Brie Bella and Nikki Bella.
The duo has a combined net worth of $20 million.
Both twins are former Divas Champions; Nikki was the longest-reigning Diva, whereas Brie only held the title once.
Further, the duo was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021.
Besides wrestling, Brie and Nikki have appeared in many film and television productions.
Equally important, they have their own YouTube channel, wine label, and clothing lines.
Also, the twins have a podcast of their own.
9. Stacy Keibler
Stacy Keibler is an American model, actress, and former professional wrestler with a staggering net worth of $25 million. Keibler is one of the richest wrestlers in the world.
Her huge net worth is mainly through her marriage to internet technology executive Jared Pobre.
Further, the wrestler/model was born on 14th October 1979 in Rosedale, Maryland.
And her height extends to 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m).
8. Kurt Angle
American professional wrestler Kurt Angle commenced wrestling at the age of six while he was in elementary school.
Kurt has accumulated a total net worth of $25 million through his more than a decade-long career.
Kurt has won multiple wrestling honors, including winning the 1987 Pennsylvania State Wrestling Championship during his senior year of high school.
He also won the Division 1 Wrestling Championships in college.
In addition, he has won the 1988 USA International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles Junior World Freestyle Championship.
Not to forget, he won a Bronze Medal at the 1992 World Cup, a Silver Medal at the 1995 World Cup, and a Gold medal at the 1995 World Championships.
Besides, he won the Gold again at the 1996 Olympic Games.
7. Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan, a.k.a Terry Gene Bollea, is an American wrestler and reality television star with a net worth of around $25 million.
His net worth estimate includes his Gawker.com settlement.
The settlement was initially $140 million but was later reduced to $31 million before taxes.
Hulk was born on 11th August 1953, and he stands at the height of 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m).
6. Steve Austin
Retired professional wrestler Steve Austin has been able to garner a net worth of $30 million. Steve is one of the richest wrestlers in the world.
Apart from being a wrestler, he is also an actor and producer.
Steve was born on 18th December 1964 in Austin, Texas, as Steven James Anderson.
But he later changed his name to Steven James Williams.
Steve was trained by Chris Adams, Tony Falk, etc.
Besides, he is a six-time world champion and has also won three Royal Rumbles.
5. John Cena
John Cena enjoys a whopping net worth of $60 million.
The famous wrestler made his WWF debut in October 2000 in a SmackDown match.
Moreover, John has won twelve World Titles, three US Championships, and two World Tag Team Championships.
John was born John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. on 23rd April 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts.
4. Triple H
American professional wrestler and actor Triple H acquires the fourth position on our richest wrestlers in the world list.
He has a tremendous net worth of $150 million.
However, his net worth is a combined net worth with his wife, WWE heiress Stephanie McMahon.
Triple H is also known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley and has won many titles, including 9 WWF/WWE Championships and 5 World Heavyweight Championships.
Further, he has served as the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events, and Creative at WWE since 2013.
Also, he is the founder of NXT, an offshoot WWE brand.
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3. Stephanie McMahon
The third richest wrestler in the world is Stephanie McMahon, whose net worth is estimated to be around $150 million.
She is an American corporate executive, former wrestling valet, and wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment.
The wrestler’s net worth is a combination of her and her husband’s net worth, but Stephanie is responsible for most of the couple’s wealth due to her holdings in WWE’s common stock.
Moreover, Stephanie owns somewhere around 2.5% of the WWE.
She was born on 24th September 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut, to the world-famous McMahon family wrestling dynasty.
Her father, Vince McMahon, is the founder, chairman, and CEO of the WWE.
2. The Rock Dwayne Johnson
Popular actor and former professional wrestler The Rock, a.k.a Dwayne Johnson, is the second richest wrestler in the world.
He enjoys an enormous net worth of $400 million.
The Rock commenced his wrestling career in 1996 and continued to stay in the ring until 2004.
Over the course of his career, the Rock won the World Heavyweight Championship nine times.
1. Vince McMahon
The CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, Vince McMahon, is the richest wrestler in the world.
The net worth of Vince is about $1.6 billion as he holds the majority of shares of WWE.
He is also a wrestling promoter, commentator, and film producer.
Further, Vince owns 28.7 million shares of WWE’s stock.
And he owns class B shares that control 80% of WWE’s voting power and roughly 37% of the company’s total outstanding shares.
Moreover, he has a mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, worth around $40 million, and a Manhattan penthouse worth $12 million, to name a few.