Net Worth: $3M
The Ghanaian-American professional wrestler Kofi Kingston has been proving that anything is possible for nearly two decades. Kingston debuted in the ring in 2005 and went from being an unknown jobber to becoming a four-time WWE Tag Team Champion, a three-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, and most recently, an impressive five-time WWE Champion.
Nowadays, his career with the WWE is far from over, as Kofi is currently a mentor for other upcoming wrestlers and regularly appears as a commentator on shows like “RAW” and “SmackDown.” Outside of wrestling, Kofi continues to support social justice movements by using his platform to raise money for charities and organizations.
Net Worth: N/A
Bull Nakano was a pioneering wrestler who achieved a remarkable amount during her career in the WWE. She wrestled against some of the biggest names in the industry, including Alundra Blayze and The Rock. Her most notable championships include the All-Pacific Championship and the WWE Women’s Championship, although it was her incredible in-ring ability that made Bull one of the greatest female wrestlers ever.
After she retired in 1997, she spent much of her time coaching wrestlers and giving back to charities while keeping an active presence on television. Recently, Bull Nakano attended Wrestle Kingdom 15 as part of Tokyo Sports’ Lifetime Achievement Award — a well-deserved accolade.
Ron Simmons (Faarooq)
Net Worth: $3M
Ron Simmons's career was anything but normal. He rose from humble beginnings to become a two-time College All-American, two-time Pro Bowl nose tackle, and WCW World Champion. After making his professional wrestling debut in 1986, he soon became known as “Faarooq” in the WWE. His no-nonsense style brought a fierce edge to the landscape of professional wrestling, which eventually led to him becoming a WWE Hall of Famer.
After retiring in 2009, Simmons has kept busy with projects such as developing gaming apps and business opportunities that promote physical health and well-being.
The Iron Sheik
Net Worth: $500K
Even if you’re not a wrestling fan, you’ve probably heard of The Iron Sheik. Born Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri in Tehran, Iran, he was the first Iranian world champion in multi-discipline combat after debuting in 1973. He later became hugely popular during his time as the most ferocious villain wrestling had ever seen. He even challenged Hulk Hogan at one point!
Nowadays, the Sheik remains an important part of the wrestling community, albeit in a more comedic role. His social media is always full of outrageous opinions and hilarious anecdotes that fans love to hear. Even in his 80s, there never seems to be a dull moment when it comes to the Sheik.
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
Net Worth: $1M
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat is a true WWE icon. Debuting in 1976, he enjoyed a career that spanned three decades, earning him recognition as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. His partnership with Ric Flair in the 1980s provided some of wrestling's most memorable moments, and his matches against Randy Savage were unforgettable.
Currently retired from WWE, Ricky still stays active in the wrestling scene; most notably, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009 and serves as a guest coach at WWE Performance Centers around the country.