WWE Superstars earn millions of dollars as they work for the world's top pro wrestling promotion, but who is the richest on the roster in 2021?
Working for WWE allows wrestlers to get much worldwide exposure. Besides their salaries, several superstars have other sources of income. While some wrestlers advertise products on social media and other platforms, others get acting offers in movies and TV series. Some superstars also have their own businesses.
WWE Vince McMahon is the richest person in WWE with a net worth of 2.1 billion dollars. However, he is no longer an active wrestler. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are also on the top ten list of the richest WWE Superstars. Nonetheless, they are not considered active wrestlers as they are currently focused on their managerial roles.
The first currently active wrestler on the roster comes at number 18 on the list of richest WWE Superstars.
Here are the top five richest WWE Superstars on the roster in 2021.
#5. WWE Superstar Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins is one of the best WWE Superstars on the roster today. He is also one of the richest. Rollins has accomplished much since signing for WWE nearly 11 years ago. He has won many championships, including four world titles. He is currently active on SmackDown.
The SmackDown Savior is the fifth richest WWE Superstar on the active roster today. He has a net worth of nine million dollars. Rollins' net worth has increased a lot since last year. His net worth in 2020 stood at an estimated total of over 4 million dollars.
Rollins recently qualified for the Money in the Bank match after defeating Cesaro two weeks ago on SmackDown. On the latest episode, he defeated Big E, King Shinsuke Nakamura, and Kevin Owens in a fatal four-way match.
The Architect will enter the Money in the Bank match this Sunday, hoping to capture the briefcase for the second time in his career. He won the Money in the Bank contract for the first time in 2014.
Rollins successfully cashed his contract at WrestleMania 31 during the match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar to win the WWE World Heavyweight title.
#4. WWE Superstar Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy is a legend in WWE. He has entertained the WWE Universe for many years and continues to do so on Monday Night RAW. The Charismatic Enigma has many achievements in WWE, either as part of the Hardy Boyz tag team or as a singles competitor.
His list of accomplishments includes winning three world titles, five Intercontinental belts, eight tag team championships, and many more. Hardy is the fourth richest WWE Superstar on the active roster today.
He has a net worth of 12 million dollars. Although he earns an annual salary of 2.06 million dollars, his income is not limited to his wrestling career. The former WWE Champion is also a singer-songwriter, painter, and musician. Over the years, Jeff Hardy has composed several albums.
The Charismatic Enigma is currently going through a rough patch on Monday Night RAW. Out of his last ten matches, he has only won two. Hardy's last victory came against Cedric Alexander on the June 14 episode.
Hardy will not compete in the Money in the Bank pay-per-view after losing a battle royal three weeks ago on RAW. Riddle won the battle royal on behalf of Randy Orton to receive a chance to fight Drew McIntyre and AJ Styles in a last chance Money in the Bank qualifying triple threat match later that evening, which The Scottish Warrior won.
#3. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is The Tribal Chief and the top guy on SmackDown. However, he is not the richest superstar on the current active WWE roster.
Reigns is the third richest WWE Superstar on this list. He has a net worth of 12 million dollars. He earns an annual salary of five million dollars from WWE, but he has other sources of income, too. The Head of the Table has private investments worth $2.2 million. He also appeared in two movies over the past few years.
Roman Reigns has dominated SmackDown for nearly a year now. He captured the Universal title when he defeated The Fiend Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman at Payback in August 2020. Since then, he has defended his title against several superstars, including Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, Cesaro, and Rey Mysterio.
The Tribal Chief has also defeated Daniel Bryan and Edge at WrestleMania 37 to retain the Universal Championship. Now, Edge is back on SmackDown to chase Reigns' title. The two superstars will go head-to-head at Money in the Bank for the championship.
#2. WWE Superstar The Miz
The Miz has spent nearly 15 years in WWE, in which he proved himself to be one of the most entertaining superstars of all time. Although the 40-year-old earns a million dollars less than Roman Reigns in annual salary, he is richer.
The Miz has a net worth of 14 million dollars. The most must-see WWE Superstar is not just a pro wrestler but also an actor and a television personality. He currently stars in a USA Network reality show called Miz & Mrs, which follows his life with his wife Maryse and their children. He also hosts a game show titled Cannonball on the same network.
Over the past few years, The Miz has starred in four parts of The Marine action movies. He also starred in Santa's Little Helper in 2015.
The former WWE Champion recently suffered a major setback when he tore his ACL during his zombie lumberjack match against Damian Priest at WrestleMania Backlash.
Despite his injury, The Miz continues to appear on Monday Night RAW. He accompanies John Morrison to the ring in a wheelchair. Nonetheless, it is not yet clear when he will return to in-ring competition.
#1. WWE Superstars Edge
Edge returned to SmackDown a few weeks ago to challenge WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns for the title. They will square off at Money in the Bank.
While Reigns comes in at number three on this list, his opponent at Money in the Bank is the richest active WWE Superstar today. Edge has a net worth of 14 million dollars. The Rated R Superstar is an accomplished wrestler who has won many championships in WWE, including 11 world titles, and is now aiming for his 12th.
Edge, whose real name is Adam Copeland, has also acted in several movies and TV series. His most recognized acting role came in the award-winning TV series Vikings.
The Rated R Superstar retired from pro wrestling in 2011 due to injury. A year later, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. In the years that followed, Edge made a few sporadic appearances on WWE TV before making a full return to in-ring competition last year at the Royal Rumble.
Following his return, Edge feuded with Randy Orton before sustaining an injury. After another six months of absence, The Rated R Superstar came back to win the 2021 Royal Rumble and challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal title.
Edge competed for the title in a triple threat match against Reigns and Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 37 but failed to capture the championship as The Tribal Chief came out victorious.