Net Worth: $3B
You don’t have to be a fan of wrestling to recognize Vince McMahon. The man has a current net worth of around $3 billion due to his being involved in several aspects of the entertainment world. McMahon is the head honcho that oversees the entirety of the WWE, where he has been since 1989.
Aside from his business within the WWE, McMahon also helped to launch the World Bodybuilding Federation, and in 2017 he started his own production company, Alpha Entertainment. Unfortunately, he has been wrapped up in numerous sexual harassment (among other) claims over the past several decades. McMahon has several mansions spread out across the country, including a $40 million home in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Net Worth: $500,000
X-Pac, born Sean Waltman, started his career as The Lightning Kid, and first signed with the WWF in 1993. Throughout that decade, however, he found himself struggling with using drugs and alcohol after a neck injury, which hindered his ability to get in the ring. Then, in 1998, he signed with the WWF under his new name, X-Pac. Waltman has remained very active within the WWE until earlier in 2019.
In April 2019, at WrestleMania 35, Waltman made the announcement that he would be performing in his final match that day. He did make sure to include some stipulations for WrestleMania and TakeOver matches. In 2016, the wrestler launched his own podcast to talk about what’s happening in the world of professional wrestling.
Net Worth: N/A Michael Jones, or Virgil, debuted with the WWF in the mid-80s as Ted DeBiase’s bodyguard and personal assistant and stayed with the organization for about ten years before moving on to the WCW. In 2010, he returned only to be publicly embarrassed and immediately fired by his old teammate in the ring. Virgil still makes an appearance every now and then on the independent circuit.
After things fizzled out for him in mainstream wrestling, Jones fell upon hard times and lost nearly all of the money he’d made over the years. Some reports even surfaced of him selling his autographs at subway stations, which led to the viral “lonely Virgil” meme that still floats around the internet today. His last match was in 2017, at the Blackpool Tower Circus in the UK.
One Man Gang
Net Worth: $50,000
George Gray, or The One Man Gang, started out his career in pro wrestling as Akeem the African Dream. Luckily, the WWF changed it to the name that stuck, but it wouldn’t necessarily save his career. Gray is considered semi-retired and still makes the occasional appearance in the ring.
In 2016, his Louisiana home was destroyed during the major floods, and he lost nearly all of his belongings. He launched a GoFundMe in hopes of being able to replace what had been wiped out but was unable to raise the amount that he really needed. The former athlete took on a job as a prison guard, but severe issues with his back forced him to retire.
Net Worth: $9M
Kane started wrestling in the early 90s with a couple of independent companies before joining up with the WWF in 1995. It wasn’t until '97 that he earned the name Kane, and it stuck. Even if someone hasn’t watched a single wrestling match in their life, they’ve most likely heard of Kane. The former wrestler, whose name is Glenn Jacobs, has made a name for himself in several different industries.
Aside from being a three-time world champion and 12-time tag team champion, Kane also had a successful career in both acting and politics. He found himself playing the creepy axe murderer in "See No Evil" and returned for the film’s sequel a few years later. In 2018, he was elected as Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. He has an estimated net worth of nearly $10 million, and it’s only going to keep rising!