Hulk Hogan, “The Rock” and Ric Flair are just some of the many famous produced by professional wrestling. Known for its violence and unusual characters, this sport has great appeal. The organization like the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), formerly the World Wrestling Federation, earns billions of dollars in revenue. Professional wrestlers can earn little or no wages or salaries of millions of dollars of his work in the ring with the marketing of the product. But there have been some super star wrestlers that reached billions as salary or income because of their fame and style. Before we take the list of Top 10 Richest WWE Wrestlers in 2015 we have to look into the WWE and its salary system for the wrestlers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual salary for athletes and sports competitors at US $ 40,480 in May 2009, with the middle 50 percent earning between US $ 21,760 and US $ 93,710. In comparison, Simplyhired.com shows the average annual salary for professional fighters from US $ 47,000 since 2011.
Some wrestlers make their living out of the prominent organizations such as the World Wrestling Entertainment. An article published in 2007 by Pay scale by a professional wrestler who owns his own company of professional wrestling in the state of Texas and has fought all over the world for business and promoting AAA in Mexico. He claims that the fighters actually lose money in the beginning of their careers and only WWE pay enough to support a family. In recent years, this has changed with the increasing popularity of organizations such as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
Wrestlingwire.com provides a breakdown of salaries of professional wrestling WWE numbers collected in 2000. The report notes that wages could be slightly higher in 2015 since 2011. The basic artists, or those used for television; they can earn between US $ 50,000 and US $ 100,000 per year compared to mid card wrestlers who earn between US $ 250,000 and US $ 500,000 per year. With a television deal of millions of dollars in place and growing popularity, TNA Wrestling has attracted and signed with WWE Superstars Booker T. and Kurt Angle.
Outside the Ring
Most high-profile athletes of professional wrestling can actually make more money out of the ring. The wrestlers like John Cena, Steve Austin and “The Rock” won millions of additional dollars in films. The last Randy “Macho Man” Savage, who died on May 20, 2011, managed to obtain a national support agreement with Slim Jim during his career.
Let’s Take a Look at Top 10 Richest Wrestlers Whose Record Still Sustained
It is known that WWE wrestlers come out ahead by being part of the roster of the most important companies in the wrestling world, but who are the richest super stars who have gone through the company that runs Vince McMahon? Among contracts, sponsorships, advertising and even starring in films such as The Rock and John Cena; wealth of these fighters is measured in millions of dollars. Here it is a compiled list of the 10 fighters who have higher net wealth. These are the 10 richest fighters in history until now:
- Mick Foley – $ 15 million
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- The Undertaker – $ 16 million
The Undertaker would earn $ 16 million for his sensational style in WWE.
- Shawn Michaels – $ 17 million
Better known as Shawn Michaels is a television presenter and American professional wrestler.
- Chris Jericho – $ 18 million
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- Kurt Angle – $ 20 million
Kurt Angle is an American professional wrestler working for wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) since 2006. However, much of his career was spent in the company World Wrestling Entertainment.
- Big Shaw – $ 20 million
Big Shaw is an American professional wrestler, better known as Big Show currently working for WWE. “Big Show” that US $ 1 million earned through 2009
- Triple H – $ 25 million
He is better known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley aka Triple H (HHH sometimes called by fans.) He is an American professional wrestler and actor who is currently working for WWE.
- John Cena – $ 35 million
He is a former bodybuilder, actor, singer and American professional wrestler working for WWE since 2001.
- Steve Austin – $ 45 million
He is an American actor and professional wrestler. Austin has fought in the major wrestling companies such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Wrestling Federation (WWF). “Stone Cold Steve Austin” earned more than $ 6 million in 1999
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – $ 70 million
Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock; is an American-Canadian actor, producer, and professional wrestler. He is the superstar as well as richest WWE wrestler until now. “The Rock”, earned approximately $ 600,000 per year until 2005. This is higher income earning more than $ 1 million a year.