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Bill Goldberg Net Worth and Salary

What is Goldberg worth?
What is Goldberg worth?
Rohit Nath
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Modified 02 Sep 2019
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Bill Goldberg made his long-awaited return to WWE and the fans could not have been more excited about it. He arrived back on Raw a month before Survivor Series to a hero's reception, and except Minneapolis(Brock Lesnar's hometown), he was received as a hero, including Toronto, where many feared he would be booed after accidentally causing the end of Canadian legend Bret Hart's career. 

To everyone's shock, Goldberg squashed Brock Lesnar in just 1 minute and 26 seconds. His return was indeed met with great response, and Toronto and the entire world was shocked at his squash of the man who is the one in the 21-1. Goldberg signed a contract extension prior to his Survivor Series match, and the squash was used as a catalyst to extend the storyline between Goldberg and Lesnar. He is now the Universal Champion and is expected to drop the title to his arch nemesis at WrestleMania 33.

Goldberg has always been open about wanting to be a role model to the kids, and his comeback saw him say that the kids need a superhero to look up to which he intended to be. The younger kids will have seen Lesnar steamroll through the entire WWE roster, thus earning him a plethora of new and younger fans. The legend made his name in WCW after fluttering back and forth in the NFL and being cut off by the Carolina Panthers. In WCW, Goldberg made his reputation as an unstoppable monster. 

Also read: Brock Lesnar’s net worth and salary

He was first spotted by Lex Luger and Sting powerlifting in a gym. Perhaps due to his immense physique, Luger urged Goldberg to try pro-wrestling. Despite the fact that Goldberg was not a fan, and also that his heart was still in football, he saw pro-wrestling as a good alternative to football, and also a good way to earn to fulfill other goals of his. Not long after that, he started training at the WCW power plant, their training facility.

Goldberg and his catchphrase "Who's next?" quickly got over with the fans, and he became one of the most popular stars on the entire roster despite his comparatively much shorter tenure. That is why, despite just five years as a professional wrestler, he is still an extremely iconic name and a big name draw. back in WCW, he was the top babyface for a while and a huge draw. You can go to old WCW matches of his and see the reactions that he got, and that tells the whole story as to just how over he truly was. It can almost be used as a model as to how to get certain big men over. However, Goldberg had his own special aura to him, something that simply could not be or cannot be replicated. 

Also read: Chris Jericho’s net worth and salary

 

Nostalgia may be one thing, but his aura still remains today, and that is what made the crowds in various parts of the United States and in Toronto. And it will likely be one of the main things that puts him into the Hall Of Fame someday

 

Goldberg’s Net Worth is estimated to be, $14 Million. His annual salary is estimated to be $1,647,059 according to networthtomb

Goldberg's Net worth has increased over the years. Let's take a look at the increase over the last 3 years.

2015$14,000,0002014$12,173,9132013$11,200,0002012$8,000,000

His earnings over the course of these same years are as follows:

2015-16$1,894,1182014-15$1,647,0592013-14$1,432,2252012-13$1,098,0392011-12$890,302

In his WCW stint, for the first 3 years, his fixed annual salary according to his contract was $2,500,000 a year minus bonuses and merchandise sales. From his fourth year, he earned upwards $3,500,000 a year minus bonuses and merchandise sales.

 

Goldberg’s WCW payroll.
Goldberg’s WCW payroll.

Let's compare Goldberg's Networth to some fellow pro-wrestlers

 

Name of Wrestler

Net Worth

Brock Lesnar

$16 million

Triple H

$25 million

Batista

$10 million

Chris Jericho

$18 million

Kevin Nash

$8 million

The Undertaker

$16 million

Stone Cold Steve Austin

$45 million

Chris Benoit

$1.1 million

 

There are little to no stories of Goldberg politicking backstage in WCW. WCW was known as a sea of sharks backstage with heavy politicking. Goldberg was one of the most pushed characters and superstars in the company, going on a long undefeated streak(thought he legitimacy of the numbers on the streak have been questioned for a long time). Regardless

In his WCW stint, for the first 3 years, his fixed annual salary according to his contract was $2,500,000 a year minus bonuses and merchandise sales. From his fourth year, he earned upwards $3,500,000 a year minus bonuses and merchandise sales.

There are little to no stories of Goldberg politicking backstage in WCW. WCW was known as a sea of sharks backstage with heavy politicking. Goldberg was one of the most pushed characters and superstars in the company, going on a long undefeated streak(thought he legitimacy of the numbers on the streak have been questioned for a long time). Regardless

Goldberg has made an estimated $8,941,609 from 6 of his movies alone. He also makes around $366,013 a year from sponsorships and endorsements.

It is not known how much he has made from his stints as a commentator for MMA promotions World Fighting Alliance(WFA), K-1 Dynamite USA and EliteXC, but he definitely would not be working for peanuts.

Also read: Triple H’s net worth and salary

He is set to return to WWE very soon for a one-off against Brock Lesnar, that will either take place at Survivor Series this year in Toronto, Canada, or next year in Royal Rumble which will take place in San Antonio, Texas, in the legendary Alamodome stadium, which WWE has been promoting as a return 20 years in the making.

It does seem logical to have the match at the Alamodome as they are trying to break the 1997 record held there by themselves of 60,525. If they hold the bout as a special attraction there, it would definitely help to put “butts in seats” as the old saying goes.

 

Goldberg's Car collection

Goldberg has a raving passion for cars, particularly classic ones. His love for cars are almost equivalent to his love for his wife and child, according to him. His very first car was the 1976 Trans Am.

Goldberg's dream was to own a garage filled with the coolest cars that he had ever come across as a kid. That was the reason he worked so hard.

19 cars

He bought a property years that already has a house with very small four-car garage. It didn’t suit his needs so he converted the property into a 6,800-square-foot garage/weight room.

His daily driving car is the 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty.

Here is a list of his cars, which are primarily American muscle cars

1959 Chevy Biscayne

1965 Shelby Cobra Replica

1966 Jaguar XK-E Series 1 Convertible

1963 Dodge 330

1969 Dodge Charger

1967 Shelby GT500

1968 Plymouth GTX(two of them)

Back in 2013, he had been restoring one of them for 5 years. He originally bought it for $20,000, and after restoration it is estimated to be worth up to $100,000

1970 Plymouth Barracuda

1970 ½ Camaro Z28

1968 Super Stock Dodge Dart Replica

1970 Pontiac GTO

1970 Boss 429 Mustang

1970 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV

1968 Yenko Camaro

1970 Dodge Coronet

1969 Chevy Blazer Convertible

1973 Super-Duty Trans AM

1967 Mercury Pickup Truck


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Published 13 Oct 2016
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