Ric Flair is inarguably one of the best wrestlers of all time. At a time when the American wrestling landscape was divided into separate territories, Ric was the NWA World Heavyweight Champion a record eight times. He defended the championship all over the world in countries such as Mexico, Australia, Japan and South Korea.
Working through various wrestling territories at that time, Flair was known for his extravagant lifestyle that was funded by the sizeable sums of money that he was being paid. Hence. reading about Ric Flair’s net worth should be interesting.
Ric Flair’s net worth is estimated to be at a whopping $5 million US Dollars. Flair is an 8 time NWA Champion, 2 time WWE champion and 6-time WCW champion. He has also won other championships such as the All Star Pro Wrestling Championship, All Japan Pro Wrestling Championship, and the Central States Wrestling Championship.
Ric Flair net worth – $5 million
Flair is a two-time Hall of Famer, inducted for his individual achievements in the business in 2008 and as a part of the Four Horsemen in 2012.
A local Minnesota kid, Flair embarked ion his wrestling journey in the AWA. Flair began training under the organization’s notoriously tough promoter Verne Gagne, adhering to the style of his idol, Dusty Rhodes. Flair looked to create his own move set and glittering gimmick throughout the 70s.
Flair’s popularity continued to increase during the 80s as he engaged in compelling feuds with wrestling greats such as Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, Harley Race and Kerry Von Erich. At the same time Flair was being noticed for his colorful gimmick.
He would walk down to the ring in expensive robes and appear in vignettes to showcase his lavish lifestyle that had the best cars, the best women, private jets and all the booze that money could buy. He would became know for characteristic phrases like ‘Stylin and Profilin’, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man”, and his characteristic ‘Woo!’.
He continued to travel around the globe, wrestling for a few more years before entering into the Vince McMahon run World Wrestling Federation in 1991. ‘The Nature Boy’ was the biggest name is professional wrestling at that time alongside Hulk Hogan, and the two looked certain to clash at WrestleMania.
That plan did not pan out, however, but Flair did work with Hulk Hogan in a few matches. Flair also set up feuds with ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper and Randy Savage.
Flair’s last match in the WWE was at WrestleMania XXIV against long-time friend Shawn Michaels. The two put up an amazing match and a stellar finish where Shawn said, “I’m sorry, I love you” and ended Flair’s three and a half decade long career with a Sweet Chin Music.
Flair received a standing ovation from all present at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando. The send off continued the next night on RAW, where after a powerful and emotional farewell speech by the Nature Boy, Triple H led a number of people from Flair’s past such as Ricky Steamboat, and the Four Horsemen to the ring to bid farewell to Ric.
In a rare instance, even the Undertaker broke character to pay tribute to the legend’s career.
After a hiatus from active wrestling, Flair joined Total Non stop Action Wrestling (TNA) and was employed by Dixie Carter. He made his TNA debut on January 4, 2010 and went on to create a new stable called Fortune that was drawn along the lines of the Four Horsemen.
It is reported that during the last year of his stint in TNA, Dixie Carter reportedly paid Flair almost $35,000 a night.
Flair then rekindled ties with the WWE and was heavily involved in affecting decisions of important title matches during Charlotte’s reign as Divas/Women’s Champion. Ric even played an important role at WrestleMania 32 when he prevented Sasha from breaking the pin as Charlotte pinned Becky for the win.
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