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WWE/TNA News: Net Worth of Top 28 wrestlers reported by celebrity website - who followed Rock atop the list?, how do current WWE stars compare to Attitude Era stars?

Sep 6, 2012 - 12:52:27 AM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

A study of today's WWE and TNA payscales indicates the tip-top stars, including part-timers and Attitude Era stars, are worth millions of dollars, whereas mid-card stars & below are not close to the seven-figure range.

This is the findings of a website, Celebrity Net Worth , evaluating the Net Worth of the Top 28 wrestling stars. The list is based on the following criteria: "All publicly available information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties, and endorsements. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager’s fees, agents’s fees, and lifestyle."

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"The Rock" Dwayne Johnson, who Forbes reported earned $36 million between May 2011 and May 2012 mainly due to successful movies, was the top-ranked wrestler on the list with a reported Net Worth of $70 million. Next was "Stone Cold" Steve Austin with $45 million. John Cena took third with $35 million.

Cena topped the list of current, full-time WWE wrestlers who make up the top percentile of WWE salaries. Full-time stars joining Cena on the list were Big Show (#4), Rey Mysterio (#18), C.M. Punk (#20), Randy Orton (#22), Alberto Del Rio (#23), and The Miz (#26).

Also of note is Kevin Nash's Net Worth of $8.0 million ranks just ahead of C.M. Punk's Net Worth of $7.5 million. The list of the Top 28 breaks down in the following ways:

- Current full-time WWE wrestlers: Cena (#3 - $35 mill.), Big Show (#4 - $30 mill.), Rey Mysterio (#18 - $8.5 mill.), C.M. Punk (#20 - $7.5 mill.), Randy Orton (#22 - $6.0 mill.), Alberto Del Rio (#23 - $6.0 mill.), and The Miz (#26 - $5.0 mill.)

- Current part-time/non-wrestling WWE stars: The Rock (#1 - $70 mill.), Stone Cold (#2 - $45 mill.), Triple H (#5 - $25 mill.), Chris Jericho (#7 - $18 mill.), Shawn Michaels (#8 - $17.0 mill.), Undertaker (#9 - $16 mill.), Mick Foley (#10 - $15 mill.), Bret Hart (#11 - $14 mill.), Edge (#12 - $14 mill.), Brock Lesnar (#14 - $12.5 mill.), JBL (#17 - $9.0 mill.), Jerry Lawler (#21 - $7.0 mill.), and Roddy Piper (#27 - $4.0 mill.)

- Current full-time TNA wrestlers: None.

- Current part-time TNA wrestlers: Kurt Angle (#6 - $20 mill.), Sting (#13 - $13.0 mill.), and Hulk Hogan (#24 - $5.0 million resulting in loss of $25 million from divorce settlement).

- Current non-affiliated stars: Goldberg (#15 - $12 mill.), Batista (#16 - $10 mill.), Kevin Nash (#19 - $8 mill.), Ric Flair (#25 - $5.0 mill.), and Chyna (#28 - $1.5 mill.)

The full list from 1-28 is below.

#1: The Rock Net Worth – $70 Million
#2: Steve Austin Net Worth – $45 Million
#3: John Cena Net Worth – $35 Million
#4: Big Show Net Worth – $30 Million
#5: Triple H Net Worth: $25 Million
#6: Kurt Angle Net Worth – $20 million
#7: Chris Jericho Net Worth – $18 Million
#8: Shawn Michaels Net Worth – $17 Million
#9: The Undertaker Net Worth – $16 Million
#10: Mick Foley Net Worth – $15 Million
#11: Bret Hart Net Worth – $14 Million
#12: Edge Net Worth – $14 Million
#13: Sting Net Worth – $13 Million
#14: Brock Lesnar Net Worth – $12.5 Million
#15: Goldberg Net Worth – $12 Million
#16: Batista Net Worth – $10 Million
#17: JBL Net Worth – $9 Million
#18: Rey Mysterio Net Worth – $8.5 Million
#19: Kevin Nash Net Worth – $8 Million
#20: C.M. Punk Net Worth – $7.5 Million
#21: Jerry Lawler Net Worth – $7 Million
#22: Randy Orton Net Worth – $6 Million
#23: Alberto Del Rio Net Worth – $6 Million
#24: Hulk Hogan Net Worth – $5 Million
#25: Ric Flair Net Worth – $5 Million
#26: The Miz Net Worth – $5 Million
#27: Rowdy Roddy Piper Net Worth – $4 Million
#28: Chyna Net Worth: $1.5 Million

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