T 7. The Big Show: $20 million net worth
Paul Wight was a hit right out of the gates in WCW as “The Giant,” having one of the best rookie campaigns in 1995 that you will ever see from any pro wrestler. It was a thought that he would be the signing that would forever change the “Monday Night Wars” when he joined the WWE in 1999, but it took some time and also a demotion to developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling before Show found his feet in his new home. Show has since largely been a mainstay on WWE television for the better part of a decade, and his flips from heel to babyface and back to heel have made for some intentional comedy.
T 7. Kurt Angle: $20 million net worth
There will, when all is said and done, be a serious case to be made for Kurt Angle being the greatest wrestler to ever work in North America. Angle made a name for himself when he won a gold medal in wrestling at the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, but it was in the WWF where he truly began earning his wealth as a professional wrestler. The man known as “The Wrestling Machine” has put together instant classic matches in both the WWE and TNA Wrestling, and the hope is that he will be able to put on one final great contest inside of a WWE ring before he calls time on his active career.