Top 10 World’s Richest Wrestlers 2016: There are different types of sports in the world, and wrestling is one of them. Many people like wrestling very much. It entertains people of all ages and wrestling is different from other sports. Here is a list of Top 10 World’s Richest Wrestlers 2016.
10. Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio comes in the list of Top 10 World’s Richest Wrestlers 2016. Rey Mysterio is a Mexican-American professional wrestler. He was born on December 11, 1974, in California, United States. Rey Mysterio now works for Lucha Underground. He had worked for WWE from July 2002 until February 2015. Rey Mysterio is also famous for his work in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Rey Mysterio was earning $985,000 till February 2015, that time he was in a contract with the entertainment organisation. The main feature is that he gained a bonus of 4% for high merchandise, sales, and accommodations. During a match with Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, Rey Mysterio attack on defender’s head leads his loss his life.
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9. Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler also comes in the list of Top 10 World’s Richest Wrestlers 2016. Dolph Ziggler, is an American professional wrestler, stand-up comedian and actor. Dolph Ziggler was born on July 27, 1980, n United States. He earns $900,000 a year with a three-year contract. Also, it includes travel and accommodation expenses. Now he is signed to WWE on the SmackDown brand. He has received worldwide attention for his outstanding performances. Dolph Ziggler has gained the world Heavyweight title twice and the Intercontinental Championship four times. The notable thing about Dolph Ziggler is his stamina at high-intensity games. He had won many matches and won the 2012 money in the bank and also the sole survivor of Survivor Series elimination matches in the year 2012 and 2014.
Sheamus is one of the richest wrestlers in the world 2016. Sheamus is an Irish professional wrestler and actor. He was born on 28 January 1978, in Dublin. He is signed to American professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he performed well. He is also known as Stephen Farrelly, and he has received worldwide recognition because of his stunning performances. He was worked for European circuit and won two-time International Heavyweight Championship. Now he is the current WWE world champion and earning $1.3 million a year including many other expenses. He signed a contract with WWE industry for the last five years and now he is trying to increase the price value. The main feature about Sheamus is that he is ready to take negative roles because it gives high figure salary.
7. Big Show
Big Show also comes in the list of Top 10 World’s Richest Wrestlers 2016. Big Show is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is also known as Paul Randall Wight, Jr. Big Show signed a contract to WWE, and he has been in WWE from 1999. He currently works on the Raw brand. Big Show started his career in World Championship Wrestling where he was known by the name The Giant. His net worth is said to be around $1.2 million a year with a three-year contract with the world wrestling organisation according to 2015 reports. His salary consists travel, accommodation and a personal tour bus from the WWE organisation. Big Show is the first wrestler to won WCW World HeavyWeight Championship, WWE/F Championship, the ECW World Championship, and the World Heavyweight Championship. Thus, Big Show has been a world heavyweight champion seven times. Big Show is not only famous as a wrestler but also famous in television and Hollywood industry. He is also managed few roles in movies like Star Trek: Enterprise and The Waterboy and in television series like Burn Notice and Royal Pains.
6. Randy Orton
Randy Orton also one of the richest wrestlers in the world. Randy Orton is an American professional wrestler and actor who is signed with WWE, where he is the member of the SmackDown brand. The main thing about Randy Orton is that he is a 12-time world champion such as WWE Championship/WWE World Heavyweight Championship eight times and the World Heavyweight Championship four times, and was the final holder of the World Heavyweight Championship. Randy Orton’s net worth is estimated to be $1.6 million each year with a fie-year contract, includes a percentage of merchandise sales, travel, and accommodation. He is best known for his negative role in the Television industry and also famous for blatant disrespect of veteran wrestlers. He also appeared in a few movies and had many fans. He is the person who buried the Undertaker alive and burned his casket only for him to return later.
5. The Undertaker
The Undertaker is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, and he also comes in the list of Top 10 World’s Richest Wrestlers 2016. The Undertaker was born March 24TH in the United States. The Undertaker has received attention from all over the world just because of his stunning performances. He earns around $2.25 million per year with a five-year contract and works part-time. He has received 7% bonus with merchandise sales, travel, and accommodation and also having a share from PPV in the main event. He has been in WWE industry from 1990. In wrestling industry, he is the longest-tenured performer, and people think that the upcoming performance will be his last fight, but he always comes back to the industry. He has a lot of fans and stands one of the highest paid wrestlers in the world.
4. Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle is an American professional wrestler, actor, and retired amateur wrestler. He is also one among the list of Top 10 World’s Richest Wrestlers 2016. He was born on December 9, 1968, in the United States. He has received many awards including being a two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Champion.He is also worked for NWA, but no one recognised him. He was in a contract with WWE in 1998 and became a star in the wrestling industry. The main feature about Kurt Angle is that he is the only one outside the WWE Federation, won gold in the 1996 Olympics. Angle has received WWE world championship title for six times. He left from WWE and signed a contract with TNA. As a result, he became the highest paid wrestler with the salary of $500,000.
3. Triple H
Triple H is an is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and corporate executive.Triple H also one of the richest wrestlers in the world. He was born on July 27, 1969, in the United States. He is the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events, & Creative of WWE, creator of WWE NXT. Triple H was best known by two names such as “Hunter” and “The King”. He worked in WCW and signed a contract with WWE. He gained worldwide attention through his outstanding performances. He has won 23 world championships including being the WWE/WWF champion eight times and the Heavyweight champion five times. Triple H married to CEO’s daughter, Stephanie McMahon. Now he’s the COO of the company, and his estimated salary is about $1.5 million a year.
2. John Cena
John Cena also one in the list of Top 10 World’s Richest Wrestlers 2016. He was born on April 23, 1977, in the United States. He is an American professional wrestler, and he is not only famous as a wrestler but also famous as a rapper, actor, and reality television show host. He is signed to WWE where he performed on the SmackDown brand. He started his career in the year 1999 with Ultimate Pro Wrestling and had won the UPW Heavyweight Championship the following year. He has received attention from all over the world just because of his stunning performances. John Cena’s net worth is said to be $2.75 million. John Cena is one of the most recognisable faces in the wrestling industry. He actively participates in many public charities and foundations. Cena won WWE world championship a record 15 times and won the United States championship five times.
1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Rock is also one of the richest wrestlers in the world. His salary is said to be around $3.5 million annually. He had created a big name in Hollywood. He is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler. He is signed with WWE. He was a football player for the University of Miami and has won a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team. He is inspired by his father who was also into professional wrestling. He then moved to acting career from 2001, but he came back to the ring recently. Rock is also part of the hit Fast and the Furious movie series. He is also appeared in Journey 2, G.I Joe and Hercules. Rock has won WWE Championship nine times.