- Net Worth: $4.3 million
- Birthday: May 25, 1985
- Education: Georgia Institute of Technology
Roman Reigns is among the most controversial names in the WWE. His casual arrogance and cocky attitude originally made him a wrestler that people loved to despise, but his highly publicized suspension for steroid use in 2016, coupled with WWE’s recent push to make him one of the faces of the business, has caused extreme division among fans.
He has been dubbed the “Most Overrated” by Wrestling Observer Newsletter, and has twice been voted the “Most Hated Wrestler” by Pro Wrestling Illustrated, a distinction that no other epic character was given.
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Roman Reigns Net Value: $4.3 million
That said, these controversies have done small to decrease Reigns’ success. Since joining the WWE in 2010, Reigns (born Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoaʻi) has amassed a sizable fortune through both wrestling and merchandising. According to Forbes, his estimated net worth is $4.3 million, which now makes him the WWE’s third highest-paid wrestler supporting John Cena and Brock Lesnar.
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1. He is One Of WWE’s Highest Paid Wrestlers
Reigns has been one of the WWE’s biggest earners for a while. He cracked the Forbes list in 2015, when he took in an estimated $2.1 million and placed sixth overall. Reigns’ stage antics and high profile victory over Triple H at WrestleMania 32 doubled his vulnerability, however, and by 2017, the wrestler had jumped up three places in the pecking order, over AJ Styles, Triple H, and Randy Orton.
Forbes also features Reigns’ meteoric rise to his social media presence. The WWE is no stranger when it comes to utilizing the internet as a promotional tool, and the firm has made a huge push as of late to connect with younger audiences. Reigns is a relative newcomer in comparison to WWE veterans like Styles or Orton, and the abundance of followers he’s gathered on Facebook (20 million) and Instagram (2.7 million) have helped out his brand tremendously. His Facebook now sits fifth one of the most popular WWE accounts, a remarkable positioning given that he was not even in the top ten a couple of years back.
That said, Reigns ran into some legal problem in January, when he and 50 others was named as alleged customers of steroid distributor Richard Rodriguez. According to CBS Miami, Rodriguez’s company was worth an estimated $10 million at the time of his arrest. “He is a very down-to-earth person,” the distributor said when asked about Reigns, “However, I decided to take a plea — At the end I’m just trying to clear my name. That’s one of the reasons why I disclosed him.”
Reigns later issued a statement to ESPN that refused all of Rodriguez’s claims.” I have never heard of Richard Rodriguez or Wellness Fitness Nutrition,” he wrote, “I learned from the mistake I made nearly two years ago and paid the penalty for it. Since then, I’ve passed 11 tests as part of WWE’s independent drug testing program.”
2. He is Raised Money For Many Charities
Reigns’ charitable actions have improved with his net worth. The wrestler has given his time and money to several organizations, including “Answer the Call”, an internet charity for New York Police and Fire Widows’. In a 2015 interview with Sporting News, Reigns talked on the value of using his brand to assist those in need. “This is what it’s all about,” he explained, “This is what the platform should be used for… If there’s anything we can do to help, to put a smile on anyone’s face and make anyone’s day better, that’s what we’re here to do.”
Reigns also appeared on the show Dancing with the Knoxville Stars in 2015 to raise money for the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. He then partnered with DoSomething.org to begin a campaign that spoke out against bullying. The effort was dubbed “Bully Text” and watched the wrestler take part in an interactive text game that taught kids how to stand up to bullies and make intelligent real life decisions. Reigns shot lots of PSAs for “Bully Text”, which you can see above. These activities were sufficient to make him a place on the “Most Charitable Athletes” list alongside WWE superstar John Cena.
More recently, Reigns partnered with the popular restaurant chain Jimmy’s Seafood. The restaurant promised that they would contribute $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each like that a tweet containing Reigns received. The effort just ran for 24 hours, according to SportsKeeda, but the wrestler’s likeness (and his retweet) was sufficient to increase over $12,200.
3. He Often Appears On Commercials & Talk Shows
Reigns has parlayed his wrestling celebrity into numerous profitable television appearances. He left his talk show debut on Conan in 2015, and followed it up with stints on ESPN First Take and Good Morning America, where he drew in plenty of new fans. His natural charisma and comedic timing mesh nicely with the talk show format, and hint at a possible future in Hollywood, similar to his cousin, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
When asked about his acting prospects on the Turnbuckle Weekly Podcast, Reigns told host Chuck Carroll that he is “Willing to try anything and gain a little experience in anything.” He went to state: “Is it something that is a big goal of mine? I can’t say that it is right now because I’m so caught up in WWE. [I’m] trying to be the face of this company and the top guy and have the WWE World Championship.”
As of 2018, however, Reigns’ acting profession is composed mainly of WWE specials and advertisements. He starred in a popular Snickers ad in 2016, playing a shy version of himself that regains his confidence and turns ferocious after eating one of the candy bars.
Reigns has also appeared in a PSA created by the Department of Health and Human Services. Meant to concentrate on the bond between fathers and their children, the PSA sees the wrestler playing dress-up and having a tea party with his daughter, Joelle Anoa’i. You can see it.
4. He Has An Expensive Vehicle Collection
Reigns’ and his family currently live in Tampa, Florida. Little is known about the size or cost of their house, but there have been a number of reports on their expensive vehicle collection. According to SportzKidda, Reigns has an Range Rover that is estimated at $80K, a Mercedes Benz SUV estimated at $40K, and a Toyota Fortruner estimated at $50K. The wrestler’s most prized automobile, however, and the one which landed him on The Sportster’s”15 Most Expensive Cars Owned By WWE Stars”, is the Lamborghini Huracan. The luxury car allegedly cost Reigns a whopping $241, 945.
Reigns’ interest in automobiles has led him to attend various motor shows across the nation, such as the Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama this past March. According to The Oakland Press, Reigns and fellow WWE wrestler Charlotte Flair were invited as special guests, along with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and “Car Crazy” sponsor Barry Meguiar.
Reigns’ other hobbies include soccer, which makes sense given his early success as a college player. He made a full-ride scholarship to Georgia Tech at 2003, and went on to have professional stints with the Minnesota Vikings, the Edmonton Eskimos, and the Jacksonville Jaguars from the Canadian Soccer League.
In an interview with USA Today High School Sports, Reigns discussed how hard it had been to make decisions based on money. “It was such a stressful decision and there was so much riding on it,” he explained, “It’s tough when you’re trying to look four to eight years in the future and figure it all out as a young 17-year-old kid… It just is what it is.”
5. He Earns 5% Of His Main Event PPV Revenue
Additionally to his annual WWE salary, Reigns earns up to 5percent of the primary Event PPV sales where he’s a competitor. Excluding Cena and Lesnar, that are guaranteed $500K per Main Event, Reigns’ deal is the most lucrative among busy WWE wrestlers. This is logical, given the large numbers he has managed to draw previously.
Based to Forbes, Reigns’ look at WrestleMania 32 broke the WWE attendance record previously set by Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant in 1987. He brought in a whopping 101, 763, whereas Hogan and Andre only managed 93, 173. This percentage will certainly come into play with WWE’s upcoming Money In the Bank, as Reigns is scheduled to fight Jinder Mahal at a singles game.
Reigns’ contract also stipulates he get a bonus in case he wins a title game. This is important to note given the rumors surrounding him and WWE’s recent winner, Brock Lesnar. While Lesnar managed to defend his title at WrestleMania 34, many still think he’s being ushered out so that Reigns can take over as winner in the not too distant future. The “Rumor Roundup” section of Cage Side Chairs went up to to report that Lesnar recently added battle dates to his contract, so that “Reigns can win the title in Saudi Arabia in front of a more receptive crowd.”
If these rumors turn out to be true, that Reigns will not just have a belt, but a handsome bonus also.
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