Net Worth: $15M
The Great Khali is known for being a real-life giant, towering over the rest of us puny humans at a whopping 7 feet tall. But his height isn’t the only thing that made him (understandably) feared in the ring. If the ex-wrestler climbed up on the ropes and threw himself on top of you – you had better brace yourself for about 350 pounds of rage to flatten you into a pancake on the mat. Before Khali went into the WWE, he terrified perps working as a police officer.
The wrestler, born Dalip Singh Rana, made his WWE debut in 2006 in an epic SmackDown and retired in 2014. Shockingly enough, before he fully retired, he left temporarily due to an injury to his head that occurred in the ring, but he surprised everyone when he was back just days later to take on three other wrestlers in a tag team match. These days, he teaches future stars of the sport in a school that he launched himself called Continental Wrestling Entertainment. But it seems as though training others gave him the itch to get back in the ring himself, as he did just that in 2017 when he showed up to the Battleground to throw down with Jinder Mahal.
Net Worth: $20M
Big Show, born Paul Donald Wight II, took over the WWE for several years on end. The 7-foot tall pro wrestler has always been named rather aptly, first going by The Giant before changing his name to what he’s known as today. He’s won seven world championships over the course of his career, including numerous World Heavyweight Championships. He’s got an impressive fan base and has headlined a number of huge pay-per-view events.
Perhaps it was foreshadowing when he switched his name to Big Show, but the wrestler has appeared in major films and television shows such as "The Waterboy," "Jingle All the Way," "Psych," and "Burn Notice." He is said to have accumulated a net worth of around $20 million.
Net Worth: $4M
Lita, born Amy Christine Dumas, started her professional wrestling career in Mexico, using the stage name Angelica. She moved back to the United States and signed with the WWE in 2000, where she became a four-time champion over the course of her six-year-long career with the organization. In 2006, she left to pursue her dreams of being a rock star, which started with launching her band, The Luchagors, and she stayed with them until 2014.
The former wrestler has appeared on several different television shows, including "Dark Angel," "Headbangers Ball," and "Fear Factor." She’s also been turned into a character for dozens of WWE video games, like "WWF No Mercy," "WWF SmackDown 2: Know Your Role," "WWF SmackDown: Just Bring It," and "WWF Raw." Dumas is reportedly a vegan and animal welfare activist and has even started her own non-profit organization called A.D.O.R.E (Amy Dumas Operation Rescue and Education). She is also back with the WWE working as a producer.
Net Worth: $14M
Dave Bautista is a wrestler turned mainstream actor who is most recently noted for playing the beloved role of Drax in the "Guardians of the Galaxy films." He started wrestling professionally with the WWF in 2000 and went on to become a six-time World Champion. Batista officially announced his retirement from pro wrestling in 2019. He plans to focus on his mainstream acting career these days.
Aside from "Guardians of the Galaxy," Bautista can be seen in other huge hits such as "The Man With the Iron Fists" and the James Bond film "Spectre. "He’s also appeared in several magazines and on reality shows like "Iron Chef" and MTV’s "Cribs." In 2007, he was wrapped up in a scandal that alleged he and some other wrestlers were using steroids. He released an autobiography two months later that he called "Bautista Unleashed."
Net Worth: $50M
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is another household name that can be recognized even by those who have never seen a single WWE event. That’s because Austin has also created a successful career for himself as an actor/producer and has appeared and helped to put together some major Hollywood hits, including "The Condemned" and "Grown Ups 2."
Several key players in the wrestling industry have called Austin the single most popular figure in the sport of all time. He’s won over 15 championships over the course of his career and even become a 6-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion. He spends his time bouncing back and forth between his two homes in Nevada (The Broken Skull Ranch) and California. The wrestler and entertainment guru has a current estimated net worth of nearly $50 million and counting.