Top 10 Wealthiest Pro Wrestlers of All Time - TheRichest
Geege Schuman stashed this in Sport
Why is Hulk Hogan not in the Top 10???
Poor Hulk. As a result he is merely rich, not super rich.
Most of The Rock's money comes from Hollywood, right?
Yes, the smart ones have second and third careers.
Not quite a Renaissance Man, but
"The first Canadian to crack the list, Chris Irvine, better known as Chris Jericho, #7, is a multi-talented individual. Not only has he had a 20-year wrestling career, including 29 championships, but he is a New York Times Bestseller and author of ‘A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex’, the lead singer of the rock band ‘FOZZY’, host of the game show “Downfall” and was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. He can really do it all."
and #10, cover boy Rick Foley:
"He was the king of hardcore, having some of the industry’s most brutal matches, and he did it under multiple personas; Cactus Jack, Mankind and who could forget Dude Love? Well, if you ever read Mick Foley‘s work, maybe he can. That’s right, I said read. Foley was the first ever professional wrestler to hit the New York Times Bestseller list. Have a Nice Day was published in 1999, shortly before Foley’s retirement as a full-time wrestler in 2000. In fact, his book debuted at no.3 and was the no.1 bestseller a month later. He’s continued to write since then, and he has also taken up a career in stand-up comedy."
Basically, the most successful wrestlers used wrestling as a platform to build reputation so they could make real money through other media.