Despite being staged, fake, and definitely over the top when it comes to the backstories professional wrestling is a very lucrative industry for those that manage to stay the course and make their way to the top. Those that manage to stay involved for a certain number of years, usually around a decade or more, tend to do very well as they become a common face around the industry whether it’s on the independent circuit or in the big leagues, particularly in the WWE. Wrestlers can make massive paydays if they decide to stick around and be a part of the show in one form or another. Of course, some have split from the show and are still rocking a net worth that’s quite impressive considering that their run with the company is over.
Here are the 20 richest wrestlers in the world as of 2017 (sorted by Net Worth).