Richest WWE Wrestlers – Who Owns the Game?

Probably you don't know, but WWE exists since 1953, and up to this date it is still a money-making show popular across the whole globe. Of course, in the last two decades, it became an even bigger profit machine thanks to the internet and the huge global technical improvements. Today we have prepared the top 10 richest WWE wrestlers оf all time for you.
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Top 10 Richest Wrestlers in WWE – Quick Listing

It is a fact that most of the top 10 richest wrestlers in WWE are superstars from the last several decades. After the global digitalization, it became way easier to make money from entertainment because the available audience became way bigger than before. Despite that, several of the all-time legends made millions even before the millennium. Check the top 10 richest wrestlers in WWE, and then we will say a few words for each superstar separately.

Top 10 Nickname Debut Net Worth in Millions
1. Dwayne Johnson The Rock 1996 $350
2. John Cena The Champ 1999 $55
3. Steve Austin Stone Cold 1989 $45
4. Paul Michael Levesque TrippleX 1992 $40
5. Terry Eugene Bollea Hulk Hogan 1977 $25
6. Brock Lesnar The Beast Incarnate 2000 $22
7. Kurt Angle Wrestling Machine 1998 $19
8. Mark William Calaway The Undertaker 1987 $17
9. Paul Donald Wigh The Show 1994 $15.5
10. Christopher Keith Irvine Chris Jericho 1990 $13.9

Dwane Johnson – The Rock

Name: Dwayne Johnson
Date of Birth: 2nd of May 1972
Debut: 1996
Other Occupations: Hollywood Actor, Script Writer, Professional WWE Wrestler, American Football Pro Player, Personal Fitness Trainer, Producer, Businessman
Net Worth: $350+ Million
Active WWE Wrestler: No/Occasional Appearances

We believe that no person on the planet doesn’t know of the legendary Dwane “The Rock” Johnson. At his early ages, he tried to launch a professional American Football player career but without success. Then he switched to WWE wrestling where he became a superstar and where his career as an entertainer started. Back then nobody was able to predict that Dwayne Johnson would become so famous and also the richest WWE wrestler of all time.

In his WWE career, he was eight times WWE champion and thanks to that and the magnificent show he was performing, the first movie offer came along. The Mummy Return (2001) is the first movie role that he took, playing the scorpion king. He did so well that they immediately set in motion in 2002 a movie dedicated entirely on that character called The Scorpion King.

From then on his career as a movie star exceeded the expectations of the Hollywood critics. Yes, but the public adored him and he was wanted in almost every production at that time. In 2003 he played in The Rundown, in 2004 – Walking Tall, in 2007 – The Game Plan and many others in the following decade.

After that, he joined the Fast and Furious production, which delivered an enormous amount of money to his account, allowing him to take the first place in our top 10 richest wrestlers in WWE. Up to this date, he is more of a movie star than a WWE wrestler, because he shows only occasionally on the WWE show. Don’t leave with a wrong impression, he is not retired from the sport yet. His net worth nowadays is equal to over $350 million which makes him the richest WWE wrestler of all time.

Superstar John Cena

Name: John Felix Anthony Cena Jr.
Date of Birth: 23rd of April 1977
Debut: 1999
Other Occupations: Pro Wrestler, Professional WWE Wrestler, Hollywood Actor, Bodybuilder, Rapper, Businessman
Net Worth: $55 Million
Active WWE Wrestler: Yes

In second plate of our top 10 richest WWE wrestlers is one of the most famous WWE superstars of the last 20 years, John Cena. His debut was in 1999, but he became more famous after he won his first titles in 2004 and 2005. Similar to The Rock, John Cena was adored by the public, and he made his way to the top of the game very quickly. That led him to many movie offers starting with The Marine in 2006 and many more later on. Yes, but his appearance on the big screen was not that appreciated and liked by the public compared with that of Dwane Johnson.

On the other side, John Cena showed another artistic side of his or the rap music passion with the release of his rap album in 2005. He showed the public that he could rap even freestyle quite well. John Cena is still in the game, still wrestling for WWE and still a superstar. He successfully made a brand out of his name, releasing like clothing products on the market, which made him also a businessman.

He was part of many TV shows where he showed what type of persona he is. He got involved with many charities and noble causes during the years showing what a big heart he has. Thanks to all of that his net worth comes to over $55 million making him the second richest WWE wrestler of all time.

Stone Cold Steve Austin – The Ruthless Rattlesnake

Name: Steve Austin
Date of Birth: 18th of December 1964
Debut: 1989
Other Occupations: Professional WWE Wrestler, Hollywood Actor, Businessman, Producer, TV Host
Net Worth: $45 Million
Active WWE Wrestler: No

Third, in our top 10 richest WWE wrestlers of all time is one of the most ruthless players in the game – the Stone Cold Steve Austin. His career started way before the millennium in 1989 when the show was still WWF, but available only on TV and mainly in the North & South America and the UK. You won’t even believe if we tell you that he was with long blonde hair at the beginning of his carrier when he fought in WCW between 1991 and 1995, then he signed with WWF.

He shaved his hair because it was obvious for everyone that he was slowly going bald and re-branded himself as “Stone Cold Steve Austin”. This is where his real superstar career began because in the following decade he was one of the most adored and hated figures in the sport, famous with his harsh language and ruthless actions. Oh, let’s not forget his beef with Vince McMahon, the owner of the wrestling federation. Also, he became quite famous for his special move called Stone Cold Stunner.

His attitude was to be against everybody and to be a ruthless savage capable of beating anyone, anytime, any place. Probably many of you still remember how our next contender in this top 10 richest wrestlers in WWE, the TrippleX broke his knee and left him in hospital for some time. During his years in WWE, he fought many legends like The Rock, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker and many others.

Due to his personal issues with Vince McMahon and the injuries that he sustained, he left the show as a wrestler in 2003 and kept his appearance as a co-manager of RAW until 2005. From 2006 onwards he was still part of the show but only occasionally. He successfully made a brand out of his name, releasing his own beer and clothing brands. He participated in many Hollywood movies, but none of them were rated as top sellers. Despite all that, his net worth comes to over $45 million.

Tripple X – THE GAME

Name: Paul Michael Levesque
Date of Birth: 27th of July 1969
Debut: 1992
Other Occupations: Businessman, Professional WWE Wrestler, Hollywood Actor
Net Worth: $40 Million
Active WWE Wrestler: Yes

Coming from the same era as Steve Austin, The Tripple X made his debut in 1992 and fought in the WCW until 1995 when he was introduced to the WWF. He made his name in the period between 1995-2005, and became famous with his nickname The Game. He was one of the biggest rivals of Stone Cold Steve Austin and the person responsible for some of his injuries.

In the beginning, he was with long hair, but later on, he shaved his head and totally changed his stage appearance. While some superstars in our top 10 WWE richest wrestlers, like The Rock and Stone Cold, unofficially retired from the sport and moved to other industries Tripple X was active on the ring until 2019. This makes him a true legend and a renegade on the ring of WWE with an overall active career of over 20 years.

He participated in several cinema movies but without any considerable success. In 2010 he was officially made an Executive Senior Advisor for WWE which allowed him to not only to play the game, but also to assist upraising stars in making their way up into the WWE ranking. In 2013 he became an Executive Vice-President of Talent, and his salary increased to $1.5 million. His overall net worth comes to over $40 million.

Hulk Hogan – The Golden Age

Name: Terry Eugene Bollea
Date of Birth: 11th of August 1953
Debut: 1977
Other Occupations: Musician, Professional WWE Wrestler, Hollywood Actor
Net Worth: $25 Million
Active WWE Wrestler: No

This is one of the most famous WWE superstars of all time, one of the wrestlers that made the sport as popular as it is today. Hunk Hogan is the legend of the old times, the classical WWWF (World Wide Wrestling Federation) which later on changed to WWF (World Wrestling Federation). Hogan’s debut on the show was in the distant 1977 when the world was a different place.

It is a fact that since the establishment of the federation in 1953, there is no other wrestling star like Hunk Hogan. He is the second superstar, after the Bruno Sammartino (the biggest star of the 60s) that made the sport that popular and entertaining. The truth is that Hogan had the potential to be even richer than all other stars listed in this top 10 richest WWE wrestlers if the media and the electronics were on such a high level as they are today.

The prime of Hogan was between 1980-1990, but the truth is that he was participating in many federations during his carrier from the WWF thought AWA, WCW, NJPW and others. Of course, you can imagine that making money out of wrestling was not the same back then and he strived to join every possible stage of action to make a living. Up to this date, he is still active as a superstar, occasionally appearing at the WWE shows but mostly as a hall of famer. His net worth is estimated to over $25 million.

Brock Lesnar – True Fight & Sportsman

Name: Brock Edward Lesnar
Date of Birth: 12th of July 1977
Debut: 2000
Other Occupations: Professional Wrestler, Professional WWE Wrestler, American Football Player, MMA Fighter, Martial Arts Trainer
Net Worth: $22 Million
Active WWE Wrestler: Yes

Brock Lesnar is not only one of the richest WWE wrestlers but also a true fighter who participated in many fighting events and leagues. Some know him as a WWE wrestler, others as a UFC fighter, while others know him as a martial arts trainer. After his amateur wrestling career as a student, he signed up with WWE in 2000.

He became several times WWE champion, and he became the youngest champion of all time, only at 25 years. His passion for fighting sports was evident, and he moved to the NJPW or the New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 2005, then he switched to MMA in 2006. His first real fight was in 2007 against Min-Soo Kim, and a year later he was already signed by the UFC. In the next several years he successfully became UFC champion, but a surgery due to an illness called diverticulitis made him retire from the brutal sport and come back to WWE in 2011.

From then on he achieved several WWE great victories by becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion and then in 2016 he decided to get back to UFC. Yes, but he failed the drug tests, and he was banned from the sport, so he retired from UFC in 2017. He went back to the ring of WWE as the only person in history which became UFC and WWE champion at the same time. Apart from a great fighter and entertainer, he is also known as a martial art trainer. In 2020 his net worth comes to over $22 million which makes him the 6th richest WWE wrestler of all time.

Kurt Angle- Wrestling Golden Medalist

Name: Kurt Steven Angle
Date of Birth: 9th of December 1968
Debut: 1998
Other Occupations: Professional Wrestler, Professional WWE Wrestler
Net Worth: $19 Million
Active WWE Wrestler: No

Kurt Angle is the WWE wrestler known with his wrestling gold medal which he won with a severe neck injury in 1996 at the Summer Olympics. That was one of his selling points when he was on the ring of WWE and the fact that he was continually repeating. He made his WWE debut in 1998, which back then was still WWF. Less than a year later he was already Eurocontinental Champion of WWF, and he held that title for about some time.

He is one of the wrestling stars that were the main rivals of many of the before mentioned superstars like Stone Cold, The Rock and The Game. Later on, after the millennium, he combined forces with the brutal Brock Lesnar. We can’t say that Kurt was one of the fan favourites, but he made his way in the industry and actively fought until 2006 when Vince McMahon released him due to drug issues related to his broken neck issues.

Despite that, he kept his presence on the show but in other forms and not that actively. In the following years, he participated in different wrestling competitions like TNA, where he became a champion again. In 2017 he was announced as WWE hall of famer, he was also pointed as the new general manager of RAW. His net worth nowadays comes to over $19 million.

The Undertaker – A Living WWE Legend

Name: Mark William Calaway
Date of Birth: 24th of March 1965
Debut: 1987
Other Occupations: Professional WWE Wrestler
Net Worth: $17 Million
Active WWE Wrestler: Yes

Well, The Undertake is another huge and legendary WWE superstar and also one of the richest WWE wrestlers. We can consider him as the person who followed Hogan’s legacy and made the wrestling federation even more famous and popular across the globe. Compared with the others in this top 10 richest wrestlers in WWE, the Undertaker did not participated in any sideshows, movies or other entertainment, he is professional WWE wrestler his whole life, and that is what he does for a living.

His debut was in the distant 1987, starting as a WCW star and he then moved to WWF in 1990. Quickly he made his way to the top ranks by becoming the youngest WWE champion in 1991 by defeating the glorious Hulk Hogan. He is associated with his half-brother who also took part in the wrestling world – the vicious Kane. As you already know, most of these top 10 richest WWE wrestlers are already retired but not the Undertaker.

Indeed, in 2020 we expect the announcement of his retirement. He will always be remembered with his special finishing move called the Tombstone Piledriver, and let’s not forget the bells that give you chills every time he steps on the ring. The net worth of this legendary giant comes to round bound $17 million.

The Show – The Giant

Name: Paul Donald Wigh
Date of Birth: 8th of February 1972
Debut: 1994
Other Occupations: Professional Wrestler, Professional WWE Wrestler, Hollywood Actor
Net Worth: $15.5 Million
Active WWE Wrestler: No/Occasional Appearances

Another big man in the WWE world is the Big Show. His debut was in 1994 and was part of the WWE show until 2016 when he officially withdraw from the game. His path started in WCW, and later on, in 1999 he was introduced to WWF where he made his way up, gaining popularity with his size and weight.

For a reason, his stage name is The Show because he performed amazingly every time he was on the ring. In 2006 he left the WWE to join the ECW, but later in 2008 he came back to the greatest show ever known. After a long chase of the WWE World Heavyweight title in 2011, he finally took it and lost it almost immediately. Up to this date, he is retired, but still, he appears occasionally on the show as an old-time roller. The total amount of his net worth comes to $15.5 million.

Chris Jericho – Six Time World Champion

Name: Christopher Keith Irvine
Date of Birth: 9th of November 1970
Debut: 1990
Other Occupations: Professional Wrestler, Professional WWE Wrestler
Net Worth: $13.9 Million
Active WWE Wrestler: No

Last in our top 10 richest WWE wrestlers of all time is Chris Jericho or you maybe remember him with one of his special moves – the walls of Jericho. He is another old-time roller whose debut was in the distant 1990, but he went through a long way until he reached the WWE stage. His career started in Japan in 1991, after that moved to a Mexican wrestling show, then the SMW, the WAR, the ECW and of course the WCW. In 1999 he finally made his debut in WWF by competing with named like Chris Benoit, Tripple X and others.

In 2001 he won the WWF Intercontinental Championship after he pinned Chris Benoit. In a matter of facts, Chris and Chris were continually competing for many titles at that time, which made them quite big rivals. During these years many of the superstars were switching between the ECW, WCW and WWF(WWE) and Jericho did too.

His contract with WWE expired in 2005, but in 2007 he returned to the show. In the following several years he successfully won several belts. He disobeyed the recommendations of the WWE in 2010, and he was again removed from the scene, but again re-estated one year later in 2011.

In the last ten years, he switched to several different wrestling championships like the NJPW, IWGP, AEW and others. Of course, he still occasionally appears on the WWE show but not as a full-time wrestler. All these years he was also into music releasing several music albums. His net worth comes to $13,9 million.

Modern Top 3 Richest WWE Wrestlers & Rising Stars

WWE and in general the wrestling entertainment and betting is super popular, especially in the South and North America. Still, due to the technical advantages nowadays there are no borders for the show and all types of online sports betting. The money flow is more significant than any time before, and because of that, there are many new uprising stars during the last two decades. Right now you will get familiar with the top 3 Richest WWE wrestlers of the of this century.

Dave Bautista – The Leviathan

Name: David Michael Bautista Jr.
Date of Birth: 18th of January 1969
Debut: 1999
Net Worth: $13 Million

The truth is that Dave Bautista signed his contract in 1999, but as he is one of the richest WWE wrestlers in the last 20 years, he takes the first place in this chart. For about five years he made his way up into the ranks of WWE by beating many of the well-known wrestlers of that time. In 2005 he won the World Heavyweight Championship which ensured him a good place under the spotlights for several years.

In 2008 due to muscle injury, he was out of the game for about a year. In 2009 he went back in the game but to take a title it took him one year more. In 2010 he became a WWE Champion for a second time, but due to his many injuries he lost it against John Cena and took some time off to recover.

Meanwhile, he became a Hollywood superstar after he took several roles in major productions like the Guardians of the Galaxy, which helped him accumulate high income. He returned to the WWE in 2014 and left it again in 2016 after turning down a WrestleMania offer. In 2018 he returned for the last time to the stage of WWE to announce his official retirement from the sport a year later. At the end of 2019, he was introduced as one of the 2020 WWE hall of fame. Thanks to his wrestling and movie career his net worth comes to over $13 million.

Randy Orton – The Viper

Name: Randal Keith Orton
Date of Birth: 1st of April 1980
Debut: 2000
Net Worth: $11 Million

Probably you have heard about Randy Orton as John Cena’s long term rival. His debut was in 2000 as he signed a contract to go to the WWF/WWE training camp called OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling). In 2002 he made his first fight for WWF which was about to become WWE as we know it today. In the next several years he proclaimed himself as “The Legend Killer” after taking some of the big names in the game like Chris Benoit, The Undertaker, Mick Foley and others. He became quite famous for his brutal style and vicious style of fighting.

He became a champion in 2004 and again in 2007, but he was also taken out of the game several times because of injuries and different surgeries. In 2009 he was named the Superstar of The Year after taking The Undertaker. In the last decade, he is still present to the sport and still one of the top-selling and richest WWE wrestlers. He is still only 40 years old, and there is a long way ahead of him, so we can only wait and see what the Legend Killer will achieve. Up to this date, his net worth comes to $11 million and increasing.

Roman Reigns – Leakee

Name: Leati Joseph Anoaʻi
Date of Birth: 25th of May 1985
Debut: 2010
Net Worth: $10 million

Roman Reigns is the WWE superstar of the last decade. His debut was in 2010 in the FCW and two years later in 2012, he entered the WWE Championship. In 2013 he made quite a bold move by attacking The Rock, John Cena and Ryback which gained him some publicity. For several years he became super popular and loved by the fans of WWE. In 2015 he became WWE Heavyweight Champion for the first time. In 2016 he was suspended because of positive drug tests, but shortly after he was not only allowed to play, but he won the US Championship by beating Rusev.

At the end of 2018, he announced that since 2007 he had suffered from leukaemia and for 11 years he had fought the illness and its remissions. In 2019 he returned to the show advising that the sickness was again in remission and he could continue fighting. Up to this date, he is still part of the show despite all the personal struggles and the world’s condition in 2020. For a new star, he accumulated the amazing net worth of $10 million for only ten years.

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FAQ

We went through so many details that even if you are a genius, you will probably have at least one additional question. Therefore, for your convenience, we gathered the most frequently asked questions about the top 10 richest WWE wrestlers of all time and placed them here so you can take advantage of them. Take a look at them, and if you want to explore any of the answers in detail, do not hesitate to hit the link button.

💰 Who is the richest WWE wrestler?

As you can see the first place in our top 10 richest WWE wrestlers of all time is taken by the one and only Dwane "The Rock" Johnson. In the last decades, he became not only wrestling but also a Hollywood superstar which brought a large amount of income to his account.

♾️ Who is the oldest WWE wresrtler?

Well, this is a difficult question because retirement in this sport does not always mean no more appearances on the show. From our top 10 richest wrestlers in WWE the oldest superstar is one of the first people who made this sport as famous as it is today. This is the legendary Terry Eugene Bollea known as Hulk Hogan.

⚰️ Which top 10 richest WWE wrestler we can consider a legend?

A tricky question again! Well, it really depends on the era because many of them could be considered legends for their generation. The before mentioned Hunk Hogan is a legend, but the one after him is definitely the vicious Undertaker". He took Hogan's legacy and made WWE even more famous than before.

🤼 Who is the WWE fans favourite wrestler after 2000?

We can take under consideration many names starting with The Rock, Stone Cold, Randy Orton and others, but because of his good attitude and cool outfit, we will say John Cena. He is the star that gained huge popularity across WWE fans all around the world in the last 20 years.

🆕 Who is the lastest most richest WWE wrestler?

Many new stars continuously improve their fan base, but for sure the latest richest WWE wrestlers is Roman Reigns. His debut in WWE was in 2012 and ever since his popularity is only growing despite all the struggles that he faced in the last ten years.

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