KEY POINTS

  • Brock Lesnar's net worth is around $28 million
  • He is a former UFC Heavyweight champion
  • Lesnar lost his Wrestlemania fight against Seth Rollins

Brock Lesnar’s net worth is around $28 million. The WWE star has been making the headlines of wrestling events for years and is one of the most popular wrestlers today.

The 42-year-old heavyweight star was the second highest paid wrestler in 2018, per Forbes. He earned $6.5 million that year and only trailed John Cena in the money game. Despite an on-again, off-again relationship with the WWE, he still earned more than other superstars like Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, AJ Styles and Seth Rollins. 

Even at a young age, he already showed great promise. Lesnar had a perfect wrestling record during his senior year at Webster High School with 33–0–0. He then went to the University of Minnesota on a full scholarship. He won first place in NCAA heavyweight wrestling in 2009 and came back the next year to win the title. 

Lesnar was able to translate his success inside the wrestling ring to mixed martial arts’s octagon. Coming from a wrestling background, where critics are saying the moves are scripted, many did not expect Lesnar to become a UFC heavyweight champion. He won the title in 2008 against MMA legend Randy Couture. Lesnar went on defending his title successfully against Frank Mir and Shane Carwin before losing the belt to Cain Velasquez in 2010, according to ESPN.

Known as The Beast, Lesnar turned down a big money move to WWE in 2004 to try out for the NFL. When that did not materialize, he went back to wrestling. Last year, he signed a lucrative 12-month deal to stay in WWE. The Sun reports that the deal will expire sometime around June this year. After losing his belt to Seth Rollins in Wrestlemania, fans expected him to return to UFC for a possible fight with Jon Jones. Money could be one of the factors why talks for the fight never pushed through. After all, Lesnar can double all his earnings from UFC in just a year with WWE. 

The Beast proved he was a winner in his entire career. He managed to be a WWE Champion three times, IWGP Heavyweight Champion in Japan once, the UFC Heavyweight Champion twice, and the UFC Undisputed Champion once, Celebrity Net Worth reported. 

Whenever he fights, the South Dakota native never fails to attract large crowds and fans. His large size and heft combined with legit wrestling skills and respectable striking is a good combination in fighting rings. Lesnar also knows how to sell fights with his trash-talking and showmanship he learned when he was with WWE.

Brock Lesnar Brock Lesnar prepares to fight Mark Hunt during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Getty Images/Rey Del Rio