10 Wealthiest current and former WWE Superstars
WWE has been ultimately responsible for making some of the biggest stars sports-entertainment has ever seen. Although most guys in the business make the majority of their fortunes from wrestling, more and more Superstars, both current and former, are starting to venture into gigs in movies or television.
Some of the guys on this list made the majority of their money in pro-wrestling, but most of the Superstars on this list benefited from crossing over into Hollywood.
Hulk Hogan was the first pro-wrestling star to really cross over into Hollywood and became an icon to fans all over the world, even some of whom weren’t particularly wrestling fans. Hogan brought a brand new audience to Vince McMahon’s product back in the early 80’s after landing a role in “Rocky III” and the company never looked back.
Since then, Superstars such as The Rock and John Cena have followed in Hogan’s footsteps to Hollywood. However, other Superstars have made a name for themselves outside the ring and have become very wealthy. Let’s take a look at the 10 wealthiest superstars, past and present, from the WWE.
*** This list is based on figures retrieved from TheRichest.com and CelebrityNetWorth.com
#10 Shawn Michaels ($17 Million)
The Heartbreak Kid was a mainstay in WWE for almost twenty-five years. In his time with the company, Michaels spent years being one of the top paid Superstars in the business, which would have left him pretty wealthy when his career was over.
However, HBK has stayed very busy since retiring from WWE in 2010. He hosts a television show called ‘Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures’ that airs on Carbon TV, and is based on Michaels and his long-time friend, Keith Mark, hunting big-game animals all over the world.
Michaels also recently tried his hand in the movie business, earning a starring role in the WWE Studios film The Resurrection of Gavin Stone. On top of his time on television and the big screen, Michaels wrote an autobiography in 2015 entitled Wrestling For My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar.
As if all that wasn’t enough, WWE are in talks with HBK that may lead to him becoming a trainer at the Performance Center for his old pal, Triple H.