One of the most recognizable wrestlers and fighters ever, Brock Lesnar is not only the man behind an extraordinarily successful career as an athlete, but also a very rich man – when it comes to Brock Lesnar, net worth estimates say that the wrestler’s wealth is around $16 million, being one of the richest fighters in the history of MMA.
Brock Lesnar Net Worth - $16 Million
Birth Name - Brock Edward Lesnar
Date of birth - July 12, 1977
Zodiac Sign - Cancer
Birth Place - Webster, South Dakota, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 3″
Profession - Professional Wrestler
Lesnar was born in 1977 in South Dakota and grew up on a dairy farm. He played football in high school and also tried himself as an amateur wrestler. At the age of 17 he enrolled the United States National Guard, but he is color blind, which prevented him from pursuing a military career.
He went to Bismarck State College, where he won a heavyweight championship, then he obtained a scholarship to the University of Minnesota where he continued wrestling and won several titles.
He started his professional career in 2000 and had his debut on television in 2002, in WWF’s Raw. In the same year he became King of the Ring, then he joined SmackDown! and at the age of only 25 he became the youngest ever Champion in WWE. After numerous other victories and spectacular fights, Lesnar left the WWE in 2005 to join New Japan Pro Wrestling and to become one out of the very few American athletes to become its champion.
He also ventured into other sports – he joined K1’s mixed martial arts in 2007, then the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2008. For a while he even pursued football – he played briefly for the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL in 2004. In 2012 he returned to WWE.
Wrestling, martial arts and football are all extremely demanding sports and Lesnar had his share of injuries during his career. As a result, he became addicted to painkillers and alcohol, too. In 2001 he was arrested for receiving steroids, but the charges against him were dropped later on.
Lesnar’s wealth comes almost entirely from his career and activity as an athlete. Despite his success, he currently holds only very few endorsement contracts, so he earns his money with what he does best: amaze his fans and the general public with the unique combination of extraordinary strength and flexibility. His name has become a brand in itself and his image is featured on several UFC and WWE video game covers.
His life is featured in a WWE video entitled Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain and in 2011 he published his autobiography entitled Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination and Survival.