Michael Buffer's Net Worth

Last Modified Dec 09, 2022 05:50 GMT
NameMichael Buffer
Catchphrase “Let's Get Ready To Rumble”
Michael Buffer's Net Worth (2022)Approx $400 Million
Age (2022) 76 years (born November 2nd 1944)
Residence Southern California
Marital Status Married
SpouseChristine Buffer
Sources of WealthRing Announcer and Brand Endorsements
Height1.83 m

Check out all the details of Michael Buffer's Net Worth below.

Michael Buffer's net worth
Michael Buffer's net worth

Michael Buffer, or “MC,” is an American ring announcer for professional boxing and wrestling. Apart from the sports mentioned above, Buffer has also announced other prestigious sports events like the Stanley cup Finals, NBA Finals, Grand Prix, and many more. His trademark catchphrase, “Let's get ready to rumble,” has become a monumental spot before fights.

After using the phrase for the first time in 1984, he trademarked it in 1992. Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard said Buffer’s voice before the fights was something he always cherished -

“When you introduce a fighter, it makes him" Actually, Bruce and I never met until I was 49 years old, so there's a long story there." want to fight,’

Michael is also the half-brother of UFC announcer Bruce Buffer. However, this fact was unknown to both of them. In an interview with Fighthub, Michael says he didn’t even meet Bruce till he was 49 years old.


"Bruce and I never met until I was 49, so there's a long story there."

What is Michael Buffer's net worth in 2022?

According to Celebrity net worth, Michael Buffer’s net worth is around $400 million. While his salary per match differs from fight to fight, he is reported to earn between $25,000 and $100,000.

Michael Buffer Net Worth
Michael Buffer with Bruce Buffer.

People seem surprised when they know of his net worth; however, Michael has been brilliant in handling business. Trademarking of the catchphrase - “Let’s get ready to rumble '' was a pivotal moment in his career.

In an interview with BT Sport, brother Bruce revealed that he was the one that realized the opportunity and presented the idea of trademarking to Michael -

“I realised he hadn’t trademarked and had no t-shirts or hats, so I started getting passionate about this and had aspirations of becoming an announcer because I always enjoyed being on stage and talking in front of people,”
“I told Michael ‘I want to make you richer than you ever dreamed and hopefully myself in the process but I want to become your manager and partner."
“And we agreed, but I told him I’m going to have to give up everything I have and quit with the money I have in the bank and I’m going to go for it."
“That was then and we’re here today and I’m still his manager and partner. We have a fantastic relationship and I love my brother very much.”

Apart from Boxing and Wrestling, he has appeared in various TV shows and films like Rocky V, Harlem Nights, Dumbo, Mad About You, and many more.

Michael shares his net worth with his current wife, Christine Buffer, and two children he has from his previous marriage.

Also, Read the Net worth of Michael Buffer's brother Bruce Buffer.

What are Michael Buffer's earnings from trademark and video games?

Michael's extravagant earnings from video games are because he, along with his brother, was smart enough to trademark his catchphrase. The video game “Ready 2 Rumble” was one of his biggest deals. According to Forbes, Michael was paid $100 million by game maker Midway for licensing his phrase permanently.

The trademark phrase was also used for Progressive Insurance, where Michael says, “let’s get ready to crumble.”

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FAQs on Michael Buffer's net worth

Q. How much money does Michael Buffer make for every fight?

According to celebrity net worth, Buffer earns between $25,000 and $100,000 for every fight.

Q. Why is Michael Buffer so rich?

According to Wikipedia, Michael Buffer began obtaining a federal trademark for the phrase in the 1980s, acquiring it in 1992. Consequently, Buffer has earned more than $400 million with the license for his brand. By the late 1980s, Buffer was the exclusive ring announcer for all bouts in Donald Trump-owned casinos.

Q. Who is worth more, Bruce or Michael Buffer?

According to Celebrity's net worth, Bruce Buffer's net worth is around $10 Million compared to Michael’s $400 million estimations.

* Last Updated: December 9th, 2022