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Money In The Bank: The Most Successful WWE Superstars Of All Time

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Money In The Bank: The Most Successful WWE Superstars Of All Time

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: WWE) holds a "Money in the Bank" event each year.

Benzinga compiled a list of the 10 wrestlers with the highest net worth estimates, according to the website Celebrity Net Worth.

No matter which performers come out on top, these 10 superstars have no problem paying the bills.

10. Big Show: $20 million

One of the largest performers ever to step in the ring, the 7’0” 383-pound Big Show has a giant sized bank account as well. In addition to his in-ring career, Big Shop has made several Hollywood movie appearances, including smaller roles in “Jingle All The Way” and “The Waterboy” and his first leading role in 2010’s “Knucklehead.”

9. Kurt Angle: $25 million

Angle is a former Olympic gold medalist in amateur wrestling, but was a 2017 inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame as well. Angle officially retired from wrestling this year after his final match at WrestleMania 35.

8. Hulk Hogan: $25 million

Hogan was the biggest professional wrestling star of the 1980s and one the biggest of the 1990s. Over the years, he also dabbled in acting and reality TV and landed a number of lucrative endorsement deals as well.

7. Brock Lesnar: $28 million

Lesnar is the current WWE Universal Champion and is also a former UFC Heavyweight Champion as well.

6. Triple H: $40 million

Paul “Triple H” Levesque still performs in the ring from time-to-time, but he has taken over behind the scenes as the executive vice president of talent, live events and creative for WWE. Levesque is the son-in-law of CEO Vince McMahon, and he and his wife Stephanie are seen as the heirs apparent to current Vince.

5. Stephanie McMahon: $45 million

McMahon is both an on-air talent for WWE and its chief brand officer behind the scenes. McMahon previously served as senior vice president of creative writing and executive vice president of creative.

4. Steve Austin: $50 million

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is one of the most recognizable names in the history of professional wrestling. Austin has been retired from the ring since 2003, but he still hosts the Stone Cold Podcast and makes non-wrestling appearances for WWE from time-to-time.

3. John Cena: $55 million

Cena has been a top star in WWE for more than a decade, although he has taken time off from wrestling in recent years to pursue outside interests such as acting. Cena’s acting credits include movies “The Marine," “Trainwreck,” and the upcoming "Fast & Furious 9" scheduled for release in 2020.

2. Dwayne Johnson: $320 million

If it weren’t for a brief return to the ring to main event Wrestlemanias 28 and 29, younger fans of “The Rock” may only know him as Hollywood’s leading action star. Of all the WWE performers that have attempted to transition to the acting world, Johnson has been the most successful, and his bank account surely shows it.

1. Vince McMahon: $2.2 billion

McMahon took over as CEO of WWE when his father, Vince McMahon, Sr., passed away in 1984. However, Vince Jr. is responsible for consolidating numerous wrestling territories throughout the country and creating the global, publicly-traded entertainment juggernaut of World Wrestling Entertainment that exists today.

And he’s pocketed a dollar or two in the process.

This article was updated on Aug. 8, 2019.

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