Richest Pro Wrestlers in the World; Vince McMahon,
The Rock, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and The Big Show
News Media: The Richest Wrestlers in the World; Vince
McMahon, The Rock, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and The
Big Show lead the pack; WWE mega success equals financial
Richest Wrestlers in the World...
are the richest wrestlers in the world? For anyone
whose parents say youll never make any money
learning to take a folding chair to the face, immediately
show them this list. Over the last 30 years, Vince
McMahon has turned the WWE, formerly WWF, into one
of most popular and profitable sports companies in
the world. In the process McMahon has made dozens
of wrestlers extremely rich. He also earned himself
an astonishing personal fortune. Today, WWE Raw and
SmackDown are consistently some of the top ten most
viewed shows on cable television, attracting between
four and six million viewers each week. WrestleMania
XXVIII aired on April 1st 2012 and was the highest
grossing event in the companys history with
nearly $70 million in pay per view revenues. But who
are the richest wrestlers in the world?
figures contained in this list were acquired from
all publicly available information including salaries,
real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties
and endorsements. The final net worths come from a
formula that takes out taxes, managers fees,
agents fees, and lifestyle.***
Richest Wrestlers in the World:
The Rock Net Worth $70 Million
#2: Steve Austin Net Worth $45 Million
#3: John Cena Net Worth $35 Million
#4: Big Show Net Worth $30 Million
#5: Triple H Net Worth: $25 Million
#6: Kurt Angle Net Worth $20 million
#7: Chris Jericho Net Worth $18 Million
#8: Shawn Michaels Net Worth $17 Million
#9: The Undertaker Net Worth $16 Million
#10: Mick Foley Net Worth $15 Million
#11: Bret Hart Net Worth $14 Million
#12: Edge Net Worth $14 Million
#13: Sting Net Worth $13 Million
#14: Brock Lesnar Net Worth $12.5 Million
#15: Goldberg Net Worth $12 Million
#16: Batista Net Worth $10 Million
#17: JBL Net Worth $9 Million
#18: Rey Mysterio Net Worth $8.5 Million
#19: Kevin Nash Net Worth $8 Million
#20: CM Punk Net Worth $7.5 Million
#21: Jerry Lawler Net Worth $7 Million
#22: Randy Orton Net Worth $6 Million
#23: Alberto Del Rio Net Worth $6 Million
#24: Hulk Hogan Net Worth $5 Million
lost an estimated $25 million in his divorce from
ex-wife Linda Hogan. Linda was awarded 70% of the
couples liquid assets, a 40% stake in all of
Hulks companies, six luxury cars and millions
more in property***
Ric Flair Net Worth $5 Million
#26: The Miz Net Worth $5 Million
#27: Rowdy Roddy Piper Net Worth $4 Million
#28: Chyna Net Worth: $1.5 Million
McMahon Net Worth $500 Million
Randy Savage Net Worth $8 Million
Dwayne The Rock Johnson Brings His Action-Oriented
Brand to TV: New Reality Show 'The Hero' Poised to
Premiere in 2013 ...
action-oriented film star, and wrestler, Dwayne The
Rock Johnson brings his brand to TV in the TNT
reality competition show, The Hero.
to premier in the summer of 2013, The Hero,
(a working title), pits 10 housemates against one
another in missions that will test their brains,
their brawn and even their morality, TNT says.
Johnson will serve as mentor and executive producer
along with Dany Garcia, his production partner.
network has ordered eight episodes from Ben Silvermans
multimedia entertainment studio, Electus and 5×5
Media, and the show plans to use social media extensively,
seizing on Johnsons 10 million fans on Facebook,
Twitter and YouTube.
will vote each week for the contestant they consider
to be the most heroic.
Rock is the embodiment of The Hero and
an inspirational superstar with an unwavering moral
compass, said Ben Silverman, founder and chairman
of Electus. The Hero will deliver
on his brand as an incredible action-filled series
that test the limits of real people in extraordinary
circumstances while also activating the Rock and Turners
audience with seamless digital and social media tie-ins.
and I couldnt be more excited to enter into
our first official foray in TV production, said
Rock. The Hero speaks to everything I believe
in when it comes to challenging ourselves, to becoming
better people every day and to making the right choices
while growing from the wrong ones. Bridging the digital
and physical world on the small screen in a way thats
never been done before will enable fans to use social
media and on-screen decision making to determine the
fate of the shows contestants, and our goal
is to make each TV moment impactful and exciting.
premise of Hero is bringing together ten "ordinary
people" in one house and then assigning them
"various missions that will test their brains,
their brawn, and even their morality." Social
media will be a strong component of the show. TNT
described the social media aspect.
a unique twist on the reality-competition format,
The Hero will incorporate social media into every
facet of the show, from pre-production and casting
to on-location shooting and live broadcasts. Through
the shows interactive digital platform, viewers
will be able to vote each week for the contestant
they consider to be the most heroic. The series will
also leverage the power of Johnsons enormous
social-media following, which includes more than 10
million fans through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube."
Hulk Hogan to star in new reality show...
Angeles - Hulk Hogan is to star in a new reality TV
show to find the next big British wrestling star.
legendary wrestler is to be a mentor on TNA Wrestling:
British Boot Camp, which will follow the company's
search for a breakout star who can make it in the
series will air in December in the UK. Dominic Wilkins,
acting Director of Challenge TV who will air the series,
can't wait to see Hogan put the hopefuls through their
series will provide entertainment content'
said: "TNA Wrestling has a huge fan base in the
UK and it's great to be able to commission exclusive
original content which cements Challenge TV as the
UK home for TNA Wrestling. This series will provide
unmissable entertainment content which resonates with
six-part series will feature four of the best wrestlers
Britain has to offer competing for a contract with
TNA IMPACT Wrestling.
Hannah and Holly Blossom will be joined by Marty Scrull
and Rockstar Spud as they seek to impress mentors
Hogan and British World of Sport legend Rollerball
Rocco and TNA President Dixie Carter.
to join company's roster
winner will earn a place on the company's roster,
joining the likes of Sting and former Olympic Gold
medallist Kurt Angle on the UK's most-watched wrestling
will also feature on TNA's Road To Lockdown Tour of
the UK and Ireland in 2013, which culminates with
a TV taping at Wembley Arena, London.
Wrestling British Boot Camp marks the first non-game
show commission from Challenge TV since their relaunch
last year, and is the channel's first full commission
with TNA Productions.
*Special thank you to WWE, TNA Wrestling, Pro Wrestling
Torch, Wrestling Inc and Google News for assistance
and references in compiling this news report.