Pro wrestling is a lot like other performing arts; it’s not really considered a sport by many people, but that doesn’t mean participants don’t work hard for each and every show.
WWE wrestlers might seem to be paid well, but they are considered independent contractors who are paid depending on attendance numbers, merchandise sales, and pay-per-view match purchases.
Because their travel expenses are not covered, many wrestlers spend a good portion of their annual salary in order to cover expenses. In spite of this fact, many current and former WWE entertainers are still millionaires.
Here is a list of the wrestlers who are the wealthiest.
10. Mick Foley – Net Worth: $15 million
So what did he do shortly before his retirement from the WWE in 2000? He wrote a book! His book Have a Nice Day was published in 1999, debuted at number 3 on the New York Times’ Bestseller list, and moved to the number 1 slot a month later.
In addition to being a published author, Foley also performs stand-up comedy. With how many stories he has, it’s really no surprise.