Look at any of the list that include the richest wrestlers of all time, and you probably won't be surprised to realise that the great majority is America-born. Wrestling is simply one of those things that's tightly tied to American culture. From the very beginning of World Wrestling Entertainment, it became clear that American wrestlers were some of the best and most successful.
That doesn't mean, of course, that the only great wrestlers out there were all from the United States. In truth, many other talented people managed to take their career to the next level, and amass some serious fortunes. Are you curious to see what are the ten richest wrestlers outside of America? Then keep reading!
10 Dynamite Kid
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Thomas Billington, or the Dynamite Kid as he was professionally known, is the first British wrestler to make an appearance on this list. He began his professional career in the mid-70s, and he soon showed that he was pretty much about to be one of the best European wrestlers of all time.
It was unfortunate that injury struck him precisely before the mainstream interest in wrestling started booming, thus keeping him from achieving even more success. Despite this tragedy, the Dynamite Kid still managed to rack up an estimated net-worth that sits between $100,000 to $1 Million, according to Celebs Trend Now.
9 William Regal
Yet another professional English wrestler, William Regal has been active in the field since the early '80s. He had a prolific career that expanded through the World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Federation, only ending in 2014, when Regal was already forty-six years old.
Nowadays, William Regal uses all the knowledge he acquired as a wrestler to recruit young and new talent for NXT. Even though he didn't manage to harness as much fame as other fellow non-Americans, he still made quite a name for himself. And quite a few bucks, considering his net worth is believed to sit between $100,000 and $1 Million, according to Celebs Trend Now.
This Switzerland-born wrestler is currently signed to the WWE, but his professional career began in the year 2000, and has been quite the sight ever since. Born Claudio Castagnoli, Cesaro currently resides in Orlando, Florida, but he already had the attention of the fans long before he was officially introduced in the United States.
Cesaro is amongst one of the most appealing and interesting wrestlers to watch on television, making him not only a strong athlete but also a solid entertainment. He's been fighting professionally for almost twenty years, which, according to Gossip Gist, has granted him a net worth of 1.7 million...so far!
Miroslav Barnyashev, or Rusev as he is known in the ring, is a Bulgarian wrestler than didn't begin his career until relatively late. He first began wrestling in 2008, after moving to America to pursue his dream. Only a couple of years after landing, Rusev was already signed with the World Wrestling Entertainment.
He's been with the company for almost a decade now, and his popularity amongst fans and audiences only come to show that Rusev's career will likely keep going strong in the upcoming years. For someone who's been fighting for only eleven years, having a net worth of $1 million, according to Height Line, is definitely something to brag about.
Dave Finlay was born in Northern Ireland, and even though he's already retired, he still remains one of the most prolific European wrestlers in History. Much like other fellow wrestlers in this list, Finlay began his professional career in the 1970s, and he kept it going well into 2012.
The most impressive part about Finlay's career is that he wasn't until he was in his forties that he finally joined the WWE. He's still with the company, having worked both as a trainer of younglings and a backstage producer. He's love for the game still lives, and it isn't likely to die anytime soon. With a net worth of $2 Million reported by Players Wiki, we can't really blame him for it.
3 Trish Stratus
This Greek-Canadian beauty is the one and only non-America woman wrestler to make it to this list. However, it's quite the stunt to be able to rank at number three, and that's all due to Stratus' incredible talent. She was signed with WWE in 2000, and she only retired this year, shy of a two-decade-long career as a wrestler.
Trish made sure to harness her fame to get into other ventures, which include a prolific modeling career, several appearances as a television host, and quite a bit of charity work. She also owns a Yoga studio and is an inspiration to many female wrestlers out there. Thanks to all of this, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Trish accumulated a net worth of $6 Million.
2 Wade Barrett
English-born Wade Barrett is quite the wrestling star in his own right. Having begun his career back in 2004, he was a part of the WWE for a decade, from 2006 to 2016. Born Stuart Alexander Bennett, Wade was also a bare-knuckle boxer before he even became mainstream famous.
Barret has also dabbled a little bit in acting and remained a part of the wrestling word as a commentator and General Manager. All in all, his actual career on the ring might not have been the longest, but it surely was one of the most profitable. Short of his fortieth birthday, Celebrity Net Worth reports that Wade Barrett has an estimated net worth of $7 Million.
The second Irishman in this list is also the richest of them all. Born Stephen Farrelly in 1978, Sheamus had been wrestling since 2002 in Europe when he was signed by the WWE in 2006, a company he's been with ever since. Curiously enough, before being a wrestler, Sheamus worked in Information Technology.
But it soon became more than obvious his true calling was in the ring. He can brag about being the most famous and prolific non-American wrestler in the entire history of the WWE: Which, of course, comes with its perks - according to Players Wiki, Sheamus' net worth clocks in at a staggering $8 Million!