Professional wrestling is a dangerous sport, but the wrestlers generally do not make a huge amount of money in comparison to the risk they take. Only the top wrestlers make big bucks, while the others in the roster have to contend with average paychecks.
Looking at the top of the roster, few WWE wrestlers have becomes multi-millionaires in a span of 10 to 20 years. They have earned from WWE contracts, endorsement deals, movie productions, and other financial ventures.
Most of them retire below the age of 40, so they need to invest their money wisely to last a lifetime. Here is a list of five WWE wrestlers who made it to the richest list in 2019.
#5 Big Show
Big Show is 7’0″ tall which makes him an intimidating opponent for any wrestler. He has been a multi-time world champion and has used his wrestling career to amass a wealth of $20 million. Besides wrestling, The Giant has also acted in movies Reggie's Prayer, Knucklehead, and other productions, while appearing in TV shows like Figure It Out, The Weakest Link, and other shows. This has earned him even more fan following and another source of income.
His popularity has also earned him huge endorsement deals that has further added to his massive fortune. Big Show can safely retire by investing his fortune in safe investments. As they say, he has earned it.
#4 Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle has been wrestling professionally since 1996 and has wrestled in several promotions including ECW, WWF/WWE, TNA, NJPW, and other independent promotions. He is an iconic performer, playing both heel and face with aplomb. Most of his wealth has come from wrestling contracts.
Angle has also worked in TV shows and movies like End Game, Warrior, The Weakest Link, and other productions. The endorsement deals, entertainment productions, and lucrative contract with WWE have made him the fourth richest person on this list. His estimated net worth is $20 million.