Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut at WrestleMania 34 on Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Ronda Rousey is an American MMA competitor and judoka who has a net worth of $12 million. Ronda Rousey was born on February 1, 1987, in Riverside County, California. Her mother was the first American woman to win a World Judo Championship. Rousey qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens when she was seventeen and was the youngest judo competitor there.
She went on to become the first American athlete to win two Junior World medals, and then became the first American to win an Olympic medal in Judo, when she won the Bronze at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Early Childhood Life:
Ronda Rousey was born on the 1st of February 1987, in Riverside, California. She has two older siblings, and her mother is a former Judo champion. In fact, Rousey’s mother, Ann Maria De Mars, was the first-ever American to win a World Judo Champion.
Hence, Rousey grew up around Judo and decided to pursue the sport herself as a future career. She suffered from speech impediments when she was young and had issues putting sentences together. Rousey dropped out of high school and began her Judo career.
Rousey is also an actress. She appeared in “The Expendables 3” and “Furious 7” and “Entourage”. On February 28, 2015, Ronda Rousey defeated Cat Zingano with an armlock in 14 seconds. Ronda earned $65,000 to show up, $65,000 for the win plus an estimated $1 million Pay Per View bonus. Between June 2014 and June 2015, Ronda earned approximately $6.5 million in prizes and endorsements.
Rousey first began training Judo when she was 11 years old, and her mother taught her. When she was 17 years old, Ronda qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games, where she was the youngest judoka to compete.
In the same year, she won a gold medal at the World Junior Judo Championships. Rousey went on to win many more medals in the sport of judo; but at 21 years old, she quit the sport to pursue MMA as her new career.
Here are some of the best highlights from Ronda Rousey’s career:
- Beijing Olympic Bronze Medal (2008)
- MMA Debut (2010)
- Professional MMA Debut (2011)
- MMA Bantamweight Champion (2013)
- Professional UFC Debut (2013)
- Hosts Saturday Night Live (2016)
What is Ronda Rousey’s net worth?
Ronda Rousey’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million (£8.4m), according to Celebrity Net Worth. In what turned out to be her final UFC fight, Rousey was paid $3 million (£2.1m) just to turn up.
According to Forbes, Rousey was the eighth highest-paid female athlete in 2015.
In January 2018, Rousey announced that she signed a deal with WWE, more than a year after her last UFC fight, a 48-second loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Though she took huge hits in the 2016 fight, her net worth did anything but, with the Olympic judo medallist receiving a reported $3 million for the comeback bout.
However, the former mixed martial artist has now put her UFC career aside and marked her WWE debut with a dynamite performance at WrestleMania 34, taking part in a mixed tag team match with Kurt Angle against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
How did Ronda Rousey make her money?
Rousey claimed in 2015 that she was the highest-paid UFC athlete, and while most of her money came from her UFC earnings, which included a cut of PPV, that year alone Rousey reportedly earned $3.5 million (£2.47m) in endorsements from Reebok, Monster headphones and Carl’s Jr, among others.
Forbes estimated her UFC 190 fight against Bethe Correia was worth an unbelievable nearly £153,000 ($217,000) per second in revenue. The fight only lasted 34 seconds before Rousey took down her opponent.
If Rousey continues to dominate the ring in WWE, she can look forward to several hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
The WWE says the average wrestlers earn around £352,000 ($500,000) on a yearly basis, but the top players are been rumored to be cashing in millions.
Ronda Rousey Motivational Video:
Favorite Quotes from Ronda Rousey:
“The knowledge that everything good can be taken away at any second is what makes me work so hard.” – Ronda Rousey
“Everyone wants to win. But to truly succeed; whether it is at a sport or at your job or in life; you have to be willing to do the hard work, overcome the challenges, and make the sacrifices it takes to be the best at what you do.” – Ronda Rousey
“Success is the result of hard work, busting your ass every day for years on end without cutting corners or taking shortcuts.” – Ronda Rousey
“I want to be a perfect fighter, and that’s one of those unattainable goals because you will never be perfect. But I can always be close to perfect.” – Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey is one of the most popular, if not the most popular female UFC fighters in the world. In 2018, Ronda Rousey’s net worth is $12 million, making her one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.