Wealthiest wrestlers of all time: Back in the day during what was known as the territory system in North American pro wrestling, wrestlers traveled around the United States and even all over the world when such opportunities arose in order to further their careers and also to make as much money as possible. Performers such as Terry Funk, Dusty Rhodes, Harley Race and even Ric Flair did not aspire to be movie stars who were featured in major films and even television programs.
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They were wrestlers first and foremost, and it was in that business where those individuals made their names and their fortunes above anything else.
Times have changed and for the better in many ways for men and women who venture into the wrestling industry, thanks largely to World Wrestling Entertainment. WWE is now a multimedia conglomerate that has ties in the worlds of movies, television and even music. Top WWE stars are featured in shows that air on cable television and on the WWE Network, and some are even able to eventually take what they learned from wrestling and become superstars all on their own. That has been the case for the wrestler-turned-actor who is known as “The Most-Electrifying Man in Sports and Entertainment.”
Note: These values are estimated per the supposed amounts of money that these individuals have made in and outside of the wrestling business.
25. Kevin Nash: $8 million net worth
Mainstream wrestling fans were first introduced to Kevin Nash during his days as Diesel in the World Wrestling Federation. Nash cashed in on a big payday when he and friend Scott Hall joined World Championship Wrestling in 1996, and the man known as “Big Sexy” and “Big Daddy Cool” has also worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Outside of wrestling, Nash has had multiple movie roles that have also netted him some impressive amounts of cash. Those heading out to theaters in the summer of 2015 can see Nash perform in the film Magic Mike XXL.