Top 20 Richest WWE Stars of 2015
2. Stone Cold Steve Austin ($45 Million)
Stone Cold Steve Austin has been described by Vince McMahon as the biggest draw in the history of pro-wrestling. He revolutionized WWE during the Attitude Era with his no-nonsense, unforgiving, brash Texan red-neck gimmick that is still by far the most intriguing act in the WWE.
According to some reports, Austin earned about $12 million from 1998 to 2001, making him the highest paid wrestler on a per-year basis. The days of stomping on mud holes and walking them dry might be over for the Texas Rattlesnake, but his career in film, reality television and the podcast circuit is keeping him filthy rich.
1. The Rock ($125 Million)
Given the fact that The Rock or Dwayne Johnson (whatever you want to call him) is one of the highest grossing Hollywood actors, it comes as no surprise that his net worth towers over that of every other pro wrestler.
He gave up full time wrestling in 2003 to try his luck in Hollywood. That turned out to be the best career decision in the life of the Brahma Bull. The man hailed as the People’s Champion was the top grossing actor of 2013, with his films bagging $1.3 billion at the box office. His $10 million per film earning rate makes everyone else in this list look like low paid indie jobbers.
No one (and The Rock means no one!) comes close to touching Dwayne Johnson’s wealth. Do you now smell what The Rock is cooking?