Randal Keith Orton, better known simply as Randy Orton, is a professional wrestler currently working for WWE. Over the course of his 18 years long career, he has become one of the world’ most famous wrestlers. And of course, made lots of money in the process. Today, we’re taking a look at exactly how rich is Randy Orton.
Randy Orton Net Worth – $16 Million
Randy Orton has a whopping net worth of $16 million! As one of WWE’s highest paying superstars, he enjoys lots of fame and wealth, of course. While he is worth as around 160 average American citizens together, he still has a lot of work to do to become rich as The Rock, who is worth $150 million.
How did Randy Orton make his money and wealth?
As you might imagine, Randy made all of his money through wrestling, but we have to start somewhere before getting into that. Orton was born in 1980 in Knoxville, to a family of wrestlers. Although his father, wrestler Bob Orton Jr., advised him against pursuing a wrestling career, Randy still ventured into amateur wrestling.
Early wrestling career
Randy started training at the St. Louis Wrestling Club, where his father taught him everything he knew about wrestling. Around a year later, he was signed by the WWF (which would go on to become today’s WWE) and sent to their developmental training facility.
His first televised match for the WWF was against Hardcore Holly, in April of 2002. He quickly became a fan favorite, and due to some injuries became a ‘heel’. After he recovered, he joined the Evolution, a stable consisted of Ric Flair, HHH, and Batista. The Evolution was one of the most popular and successful wrestling stables in the modern history of WWE. This was also the time that he became known as ‘the legend killer’ because he was feuding with stars such as Shawn Michaels, Rob Van Dam, Mick Foley and Shelton Benjamin.
From there, he would go on to become one of the world’s most famous and best known professional wrestlers. He went through various storylines, including a legendary feud with The Undertaker, aligning himself with Triple H & The Authority, becoming the world’s youngest heavyweight champion, and many, many others. Randy is the current United States Champion of WWE’s Smackdown brand. He played a significant role in WWE for almost his whole career and was paid appropriately, which is why he is now worth $16 million. Orton is a nine-time WWE Champion, four-time Heavy Weight Champion, and one time US Champion. He’s won two Royal Rumbles and was the main headline for dozens of WWE’s PPVs.
While wrestling is by far his biggest source of income, Orton made some money from other gigs too. These include acting (That’s What I Am, The Condemned 2, Countdown) and TV show appearances such as Deal or No Deal.
Randy Orton – Personal Life & FAQ:
Is Randy Orton married?
Randy has been married to Kimberly Kessler since 2015. He has two children, one of which is with Kessler. Previously, he was married to Samantha Speno, but they divorced in 2013. His second child was with Samantha. His current wife, Kimberly Kessler, has four children (one of which is Randy’s obviously). They live in St. Charles, Missouri.
Randy Orton Annual Earnings and Salary in 2018
Randy was last year’s 4th highest paid wrestler, according to Forbes. He made roughly $2.7 million last year alone. The only people who made more money than him were Triple H, Brock Lesnar and of course, John Cena, who earned $9.5 million, topping the list.
How much does he make per fight?
According to some sources, other than his base salary mentioned above, Orton also has a contract which enables him to travel for free, get a share of all PPV event revenues and gets a bonus for high merchandise sales.
Randy Orton House
Randy Orton Car
According to Sportskeeda, Orton has lots of cars, but the one that stands out is his custom Hummer H2. Apparently, it was a gift from The Legacy.