Top 20 Richest WWE Stars of 2015
8. Shawn Michaels ($17 Million)
The showstopper, the icon, Mr. Wrestlemania, the Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels has amassed quite a fortune during his unforgettable run with the WWE that spanned over two decades.
There was hardly ever a stage in HBK’s career where he did not earn a considerable annual salary. In fact, the older Michaels got, the more lucrative his contract became. It is safe to say that the man who once posed naked for Playgirl magazine has come a long way since the early days of debauchery and has earned the respect of almost everyone who is associated with pro wrestling (including the random extras he super-kicked for no apparent reason).
7. Chris Jericho ($18 Million)
Does it not surprise you that Chris Jericho has a greater net worth than the Undertaker, Brock Lesnar and Shawn Michaels? Well, when you’re the best in the world at what you do (sorry, CM Punk), you end up being an extravagantly wealthy man.
The Ayatollah of Rock n’ Rolla has had two very successful careers in the wrestling and the music industry. In fact, he is currently touring the world with his band Fozzy, as well as taking part in WWE live events. Moreover, he runs a very popular podcast by the name of Talk Is Jericho, which will keep paying his bills long after the walls of Jericho come crashing down for the final time.
6. Big Show ($20 Million)
When you’re the largest athlete in the world, money will chase you no matter what. People may no longer like this 7 feet tall, 450 pound goliath, but there is no denying the fact that Big Show has been one of the biggest draws in the pro-wrestling industry ever since his days with the WCW as “The Giant.” (Such an uncreative name.)
Show still brings in a “mammoth” salary, and probably uses a big chunk of that money to keep his gigantic body fuelled and energized for delivering vicious knock out blows.